Ballantyne/Berk cashmere available again

October 2nd 2016

UPDATE: Original article published in 2013 The article in the bottom of this post was originally published in September 2013, when Berk in the Burlington Arcade was closing. Ballantyne, the factory, was shutting down and Berk was the last retai...

Ballantyne/Berk cashmere available again

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In general they don't. There certainly have been many through history that have been able to make very good money from it though. No idea why Ripense does. I'd conjecture he has other money....

KnitwearOctober 2nd 2016

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

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 them to wear a suit, yet a jacke...

The modern man needs a good blazer

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I'd look to a lightish weight wool, say 9-110z, or a wool/cashmere mix around that weight...

StyleAugust 17th 2011

Sharp facts

November 25th 2009

Every time I read a book on men’s style, I underline facts I don’t know. Over the past few years, the number of underlinings in my books (and magazines) has got mercifully less. Fewer defaced volumes on the shelf. But with Eric Musgrave&r...

Sharp facts

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Alright, you've sold me. Ordered a copy and another for a friend for Christmas. Wonderful photo of Eden. It has me pining for a Lords hat, although I suspect that it will look as poorly on me as a Homburg....

November 25th 2009