Sorry, Steven Hitchcock

The (55) bespoke tailors I have known

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I haven't noticed mine to be any hotter than a normal welted suede loafer, no. If you've got bear ankles, that's 10 times as important. You will find them stiff though, at least for a while. And need invisible socks.

Interview: John Happ of Alden, and the danger of fashion

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Simon, As to the question asked by Nestor regarding the one tailor that you would use for the rest of your life, your response was: " It would be very hard, but right now yes, I think it would be Ciardi followed by Steven." Please…

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Hi simon I live in Singapore where it is very humid and hot. As such, I often only wear loafers (B&L, carmina, C&J) mostly in suede without socks, not even invisible ones. I have been planning to get a cordovan loafer from alden but am…

Interview: John Happ of Alden, and the danger of fashion

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Lloyd, I have to jump in here because I have a similar shape. There are some real misnomers kicking around about ‘The Drape’ cut. Skinny guys sometimes like it because they think that it gives them an impression of upper body strength - they want…

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This is a very interesting topic indeed. One thing I always find is how much more luxurious fabrics look on women. Naturally a silk blouse looks nicer than a cotton mens shirt, but even with stuff like linen trousers, they just seem more luxe on…

The unexpected inspiration of Ralph Lauren womenswear

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Thanks. I'd be interested in how the trousers work - that would be the piece I'd worry about on its own. In terms of look, keeping a crease, and longevity

Nicola Cornacchia grey summer suit: Review

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Des is now working from home (Pontefract) and still very much active.

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I hear good things about Sims and MacDonald, and their prices are very affordable (you can even pay by installments). At least you'd be getting proper bespoke. There's also a Greek tailor in Gray's Inn Road where quite a few barristers go.

Nicola Cornacchia grey summer suit: Review

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One of my most versatile suits is a navy 3 piece in heavy hopsack. The waistcoat only gets used a couple of times a year, but comes in handy for weddings and similar events. And the jacket has enough texture to work well as a…

Nicola Cornacchia grey summer suit: Review

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Great. Thank you.

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

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Exactly, yes Vinay. They are much better in a casual core wardrobe like that

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

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Hi Vinay, Yes, if we define casual as working with jeans, for instance, then our finest merino knitwear would certainly be too smart. However, most other knitwear would be good - in merino, shetland, cashmere, lambswool etc. Just not as fine a gauge. And if…

Men need a core casual wardrobe

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Hi Simon, Thanks for the informative and interesting article. In terms of navy crewneck knitwear suitable for a casual wardrobe, do you have any recommendations? Would something like your finest knitwear be too fine gauge to work in a casual wardrobe environment? I presume you…

Men need a core casual wardrobe

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Thanks Simon. I assume that is why you recommended white and grey Sunspel (cut and sew) t-shirts as part of your core casual wardrobe (April 2019 article) alongside your bespoke Levi's, chinos, blue oxford/denim shirts and navy crewneck knitwear. It seems as though they are…

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I can't remember, sorry Shem

Bryceland’s: Sawtooth shirt review and range overview

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Varese and Sartoria Vergallo is with the train from Zürich just 3 hours away...

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Thanks Simon can you recall if you were more of an m or l in that. I'm a size 40 in the sawtooth which I think is similar to you

Bryceland’s: Sawtooth shirt review and range overview

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I think the thing you will give up most, by ordering bespoke anything online, is fit. The product should be otherwise the same. So it depends how much you are buying for fit (rather than craft, style, customisation etc). And, perhaps it's worth going for…

Simone Abbarchi – finished bespoke shirt

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I wear an 8.5E usually David. And it's a good question

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I don't know anything about them currently Karthik. They were bought out by Patrick Grant a few years ago, were made a fuss of for a while, and now are rarely heard of. Personally, I don't know anything that would recommend them above one of…

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They were RTW from Paul Stuart I'm afraid.

Getting dressed: Tan jacket and green linen trousers

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Thanks James. That does sound like it will be hard! London or New York would be equally fine. They would both have a full range of tailors there or travelling there. The only difference with New York is you would have to plan your timing…

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I don't. A lot of it has been sold or given away - I am not a collector. If you want to see how I store what I do have, there is a post on it here.

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