The 1-6 suit rating system

May 11th 2015

My interview with Jonathan Clay last week went down well with readers – perhaps because he’s not the kind of person that would normally be interviewed. As the supplier of Italian ready-made suits, he sees a...

The 1-6 suit rating system

My interview with Jonathan Clay last week went down well with readers – perhaps because he’s not the kind of person that would normally be interviewed. As the supplier of Italian ready-made suits, he sees a...

Suits - TailoringMay 11th 2015

First Harrod’s video on suits and style

October 4th 2013

The film was made to coincide with the made-to-measure events coming up at Harrod’s. You can see the other video with Richard James here....

First Harrod’s video on suits and style

The film was made to coincide with the made-to-measure events coming up at Harrod’s. You can see the other video with Richard James here....

Suits - TailoringOctober 4th 2013

The modern man needs a good blazer

August 17th 2011

Men wear fewer suits today, as we all know. But they retain the need for a jacket, if only to appear smart or professional. Two of my friends, a doctor and a teacher, are particular examples. Their jobs do not require th...

The modern man needs a good blazer

Men wear fewer suits today, as we all know. But they retain the need for a jacket, if only to appear smart or professional. Two of my friends, a doctor and a teacher, are particular examples. Their jobs do not require th...

Style - TailoringAugust 17th 2011

The hand of the artisan

October 29th 2010

After long gestation, The Rake magazine has finally launched its coffee-table book, Hand of the Artisan: The Soul of Italian Luxury. It is a tour through 17 different Italian manufacturers, heavily illustrated with hands...

The hand of the artisan

After long gestation, The Rake magazine has finally launched its coffee-table book, Hand of the Artisan: The Soul of Italian Luxury. It is a tour through 17 different Italian manufacturers, heavily illustrated with hands...

October 29th 2010

The commissions of Timothy Everest

September 27th 2010

Timothy Everest is a beast of many parts. A tailor who began his career sketching designs for Tommy Nutter, lauded at one point as a saviour of Savile Row alongside Ozwald Boateng and Richard James, he now keeps a deligh...

The commissions of Timothy Everest

Timothy Everest is a beast of many parts. A tailor who began his career sketching designs for Tommy Nutter, lauded at one point as a saviour of Savile Row alongside Ozwald Boateng and Richard James, he now keeps a deligh...

TailorsSeptember 27th 2010

The details of Pal Zileri Sartoriale

January 18th 2010

Italian brands like Canali, Corneliani, Zegna and Pal Zileri all place a lot of emphasis upon the family ethic of their production and the hand-made nature of their suits. At least with the highest label, such as Zegna&r...

The details of Pal Zileri Sartoriale

Italian brands like Canali, Corneliani, Zegna and Pal Zileri all place a lot of emphasis upon the family ethic of their production and the hand-made nature of their suits. At least with the highest label, such as Zegna&r...

TailoringJanuary 18th 2010

A short talk with Andrea Perrone

October 23rd 2009

I’ve been a fan of Brioni co-CEO Andrea Perrone’s personal style ever since issue 2 of The Rake. Perrone was the cover star, part of a feature on Brioni and wearing a checked sportscoat with a dark cardigan, ...

A short talk with Andrea Perrone

I’ve been a fan of Brioni co-CEO Andrea Perrone’s personal style ever since issue 2 of The Rake. Perrone was the cover star, part of a feature on Brioni and wearing a checked sportscoat with a dark cardigan, ...

StyleOctober 23rd 2009

The Rake is now online

May 9th 2009

The Rake is simply the best magazine for classic men’s style out there. It is only three issues old, and already it has featured the history of Brioni, a technical explanation of the seven-fold tie and an analysis ...

The Rake is now online

The Rake is simply the best magazine for classic men’s style out there. It is only three issues old, and already it has featured the history of Brioni, a technical explanation of the seven-fold tie and an analysis ...

May 9th 2009

Charvet and Brioni: Mass producers

March 19th 2009

The most relied upon measures of luxury today are the materials used in a garment and how much manpower went into it. The second of those measurements might not be as straightforward as you think. True bespoke is done by...

Charvet and Brioni: Mass producers

The most relied upon measures of luxury today are the materials used in a garment and how much manpower went into it. The second of those measurements might not be as straightforward as you think. True bespoke is done by...

Shirts and ties - TailoringMarch 19th 2009