When to wear a tie: Personality and opportunity

February 19th 2024

At Pitti Uomo back in January I took the opportunity to wear mostly tailoring and ties - the two outfits shown above and below. And it felt great. I know there are traditionalists who see me as the antithesis of this, as I’m rarely pictured w...

When to wear a tie: Personality and opportunity

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It says in the text Joshua?...

TiesFebruary 19th 2024

Gaziano & Girling’s new factory

September 16th 2013

The new Gaziano & Girling factory in Kettering is taking shape, and it’s a wonderful thing to see. An old Loake factory, where they used to do their bottom stock, it backs onto the Church’s closing facility. In fact, the whole bu...

Gaziano & Girling’s new factory

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Lovely building. Reminds me of the original Saatchi Gallery....

ShoesSeptember 16th 2013

How to buy quality shoes

August 12th 2013

“If you want to know if a guy is well dressed, look down.” So said US columnist George Frazier back in the 1950s, and his words have never been more true. Men who spend too little on their shoes end up with flimsy things that look old ...

How to buy quality shoes

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I think it's unlikely it means anything about quality Simon - if they were seconds or something, they'd have to indicate that. I'd imagine it's just a special order by the store, and the price difference is mostly exchan...

ShoesAugust 12th 2013

How my grandfather dressed

August 30th 2012

My grandfather, JFN “Bill” Wedge, was born in 1921 and worked his whole life for Barclays Bank, interrupted only by serving as an officer in the Navy during the Second World War. He retired in 1981. During those years he didn’t spen...

How my grandfather dressed

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Thank you Robert, I'm so pleased you liked it that much...

StyleAugust 30th 2012

Reader question: Starting a new job

April 13th 2009

Zenith: I need to expand my wardrobe for a new job in London. I own a light charcoal, faintly blue-pinstriped French Connection suit, and a solid beige Ted Baker suit, but need: A traditional navy-blue single-breasted suit A trusted location to take ...

Reader question: Starting a new job

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Hey Lambert, The really good MTM we write about, and lower level bespoke, will be towards the top of that range but better quality than Kiton and I would have thought much less expensive. My personal recommendations woul...

Reader questions - ShoesApril 13th 2009

A few new gems at Leffot

April 2nd 2009

Leffot, the shoe store I described as “a gem in New York” almost a year ago now, is going from strength to strength. Back then it had only been open a month and was still finding its feet. Now it is expanding its offering (quite impressiv...

A few new gems at Leffot

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When I saw this it made me want to go out and buy five pairs of shoes immediately....

ShoesApril 2nd 2009