Our Autumn/Winter Top 10, 2018

October 10th 2018

  A reader commented on the last instalment of this list that it shaped his whole season’s shopping. No pressure then. Many of the ranges will feature in other coverage later in the year – particularly the ones I’ve alr...

Our Autumn/Winter Top 10, 2018

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Casual clothing - HatsOctober 10th 2018

How I filter fashions

August 1st 2018

Fashions sweep through the world of classic menswear on a fairly regular basis – no matter how permanent we think our tastes and styles are. I find it pays to consider each carefully, and then over time decide which of three camps it falls int...

How I filter fashions

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Great framework. This does require some patience with a capital “p”, which guys on either end of the style conscious continuum may lack. And now, to answer your question: I tried wide leg work trousers. Firm dismiss....

StyleAugust 1st 2018

Hong Kong: A sartorial shopping guide

May 14th 2018

Hong Kong has long been a centre for international commerce, driven by its location as a port and later by its strategic importance to the British Empire. When it was handed back to China in 1997, the city retained its vibrancy and international fl...

Hong Kong: A sartorial shopping guide

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I'm looking for information about Asha's Tailors & Clothiers, which was at 1B Carnarvon Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. I have a mid-century woman's two piece black silk suit with that label, any information would be most ...

May 14th 2018

The fashions of classic menswear

March 16th 2018

Although we sartorial enthusiasts aspire to style that lasts decades, not seasons, I think it's important to recognise the fashions we still follow. While we shun band T-shirts or 'ugly' trainers, we are still strongly influenced by our peers and th...

The fashions of classic menswear

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Nothing is really timeless - they go up and down over the decades just as lapel widths increase and decrease. But I like a slightly higher gorge, as it flatters the shoulders rather than the chest. And the absolute key i...

March 16th 2018

Best-dressed man 2018: Ethan Newton (or, how to d...

January 31st 2018

Best-Dressed Man of the Year: Ethan Newton Runners up: Andreas Weinas Yukio Akamine Noboru Kakuta Bruce Boyer   Our Best-Dressed Man of the Year is Ethan Newton, founder of Bryceland’s Co – the store in Tokyo and now in Hong...

Best-dressed man 2018: Ethan Newton (or, how to d...

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Hi Christopher, Might I suggest Brooks Brothers or J. Press, or O'Connell's in Buffalo, NY? Brooks Brothers sells shirts off the rack that would definitely fit you, also suits and trousers in yr sizes. It is my understan...

StyleJanuary 31st 2018

Ambrosi ready-to-wear trousers

April 28th 2017

Last year, while in Japan at Bryceland's, Salvatore Ambrosi offered me two pairs of his new ready-to-wear trousers to try. Regular readers will remember that the bespoke trousers I had from Ambrosi the previous year suffered from consistency issues....

Ambrosi ready-to-wear trousers

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Yes it should be able to be corrected by letting out the hips a little, but it’s hard to give concrete advice remotely...

TrousersApril 28th 2017

Retailers Symposium: The discussion

January 18th 2017

During my lifetime, there has been a steep fall in the quality and range of menswear retail around the world. Designer brands have expanded aggressively; independent multi-brand shops have closed; and department stores have often lost direction, fil...

Retailers Symposium: The discussion

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For me, Mike is just describing the competitive environment There will always be room for something that is new, different and better. Much more difficult for the Indie is how you sustain the business. A classic example ...

January 18th 2017

Ethan Newton’s Tokyo store – Brycelan...

November 4th 2016

I was quite intrigued to see Ethan Newton’s Bryceland's store in Tokyo when we visited a few weeks ago. In particular, how he is presenting his view on tailoring and how that mixes with the more casual americana side. The tailoring is essentia...

Ethan Newton’s Tokyo store – Brycelan...

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A vintage backpack, and a collaboration Brycelands did years ago with Frank Clegg, using some vintage cloth....

Bags - Casual clothingNovember 4th 2016