Ivy Style today: The Symposium video, New York

October 30th 2019

Last week's Symposium in New York was hugely enjoyable. There were over 200 enthusiastic people in the audience (standing room only) and I think the speakers were perfect. Alan Flusser gave the historical background on Ivy style (having lived it him...

Ivy Style today: The Symposium video, New York

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By the way, if you want an explanation from Alan on why he dresses this way today, it can be found here: https://alanflusser.com/musings-from-alans-desk/alan-flusser-style...

Style - VideoOctober 30th 2019

New York bespoke tailors – Updated

January 29th 2019

This is a fully updated version of our post from January on the bespoke tailors in and around New York. The contributions of readers were extremely helpful, particularly those that had used tailors personally, as this is an area with a lot of misinf...

New York bespoke tailors – Updated

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Thank you. Yes most of them don’t come to NY....

January 29th 2019

My top 10 books

November 29th 2012

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 564 3217 EMII 26 6 3950 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Below is a list of my favourite books on menswear, just in time for Christmas, in rough order. There are some noble exclusions, including Eric Musgrave, Bernard ...

My top 10 books

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I don't really know any good ones I'm afraid. Partly this is because casual clothing admits of less analysis, it's more trend-driven...

StyleNovember 29th 2012

Blue and brown suit combinations

July 18th 2012

Talking to Alan Flusser in New York recently got me thinking about all the old colour combinations he describes in Dressing the Man. And the leaflets he had scattered about the shop expanded on a few of those – in particular, and close to my he...

Blue and brown suit combinations

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Agreed: More specifically, Tan with Navy, lighter blues with brown. (One could go into all the nuances of both colours!) Of the first two Flusser examples, the first is slightly less colour-schemed; saved by the pocket s...

Style - SuitsJuly 18th 2012

Review and launch party: Sharp Suits

September 29th 2009

Today is the launch party for Eric Musgrave’s new book, Sharp Suits. It’s being held at Richard James’s premises on Savile Row – the proprietor also lending an introduction to the book. Sharp Suits itself is a very welcome add...

Review and launch party: Sharp Suits

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SuitsSeptember 29th 2009

Are you pretentious or not? Take the test

March 5th 2009

On more than one occasion in the past, I have been accused of being pretentious in the way I dress. Presumably, that means those people think I was pretending to be something I was not. Sometimes, whether accused of it or not, that may be true. After...

Are you pretentious or not? Take the test

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"To thine own self be true And it must follow as the night the day That thou cans't not be false to any man." Or,more importantly, yourself ....

StyleMarch 5th 2009