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Salvatore Ambrosi trousers – review

February 29th 2016

I began the process of having trousers made by Salva (-tore Ambrosi) just over a year ago. Since then I’ve had two pairs made - in fresco and flannel - and while the quality of the product has been good, the process ha...

Salvatore Ambrosi trousers – review

I began the process of having trousers made by Salva (-tore Ambrosi) just over a year ago. Since then I’ve had two pairs made - in fresco and flannel - and while the quality of the product has been good, the process ha...

Oxford - ShoesFebruary 29th 2016

Edward Sexton long, grey overcoat

January 25th 2016

Last summer, Edward Sexton and I were sitting in the gardens of the Four Seasons hotel, Florence. It was a beautiful evening. Warm, with a light breeze, scattered groups sitting at the tables and wandering across the law...

Edward Sexton long, grey overcoat

Last summer, Edward Sexton and I were sitting in the gardens of the Four Seasons hotel, Florence. It was a beautiful evening. Warm, with a light breeze, scattered groups sitting at the tables and wandering across the law...

OvercoatsJanuary 25th 2016

Heurtault umbrellas, Paris

December 21st 2015

“The opening of the umbrella should sound like a car door,” said Michel Heurtault, looking me meaningfully in the eye. I didn’t get the connection immediately, but he slowly pushed the umbrella open, and as it lock...

Heurtault umbrellas, Paris

“The opening of the umbrella should sound like a car door,” said Michel Heurtault, looking me meaningfully in the eye. I didn’t get the connection immediately, but he slowly pushed the umbrella open, and as it lock...

Accessories - UmbrellasDecember 21st 2015

Cifonelli bespoke suede jacket

October 23rd 2015

One area that fascinates me – perhaps more than any other – in my writing is the overlap between formal tailoring and more casual dress.If it is possible to retain the beautiful craft aspects of bespoke tailoring in ...

Cifonelli bespoke suede jacket

One area that fascinates me – perhaps more than any other – in my writing is the overlap between formal tailoring and more casual dress.If it is possible to retain the beautiful craft aspects of bespoke tailoring in ...

Casual jackets - Casual wearOctober 23rd 2015

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury – foreign bespoke

October 19th 2015

If you're looking for a good bespoke suit in London, there aren't many English options between £1000 and £3000 or so. Most are closer to the £1000 make and finish, but simply charge twice as much. An interesting op...

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury – foreign bespoke

If you're looking for a good bespoke suit in London, there aren't many English options between £1000 and £3000 or so. Most are closer to the £1000 make and finish, but simply charge twice as much. An interesting op...

TailorsOctober 19th 2015