Black corduroy suit from Zizolfi/Pommella: Learni...

June 19th 2023

In my continued exploration of all things the colour of mourning, I commissioned this black-corduroy suit from Pommella (trousers) and Zizolfi (jacket) last year. The logic seemed sound: if black is going to work in tailoring, I’d consistentl...

Black corduroy suit from Zizolfi/Pommella: Learni...

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Nice! Thanks, yes that does look good. Not too far away from muted pinks and purples...

SuitsJune 19th 2023

The jackets I picked for winter

October 20th 2021

A couple of weeks ago, when our little Indian summer here in the UK came to an end, I started the process of switching my wardrobe around for colder weather. I keep winter sweaters, roll necks, coats and heavy tweeds stored in the attic, and slowly...

The jackets I picked for winter

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I had my colours done years ago, but to be honest I can't remember. As we discussed here, I'm not sure it's that useful On picking five, have you seen the articles on that subject in the Wardrobe Building guide?...

JacketsOctober 20th 2021

Being yourself: How to dress like Gianluca Miglia...

July 21st 2021

  Scrolling through the swathes of social media, I recently came across the image below of friend Gianluca Migliarotti – the filmmaker and co-founder of Pommella and PML . For me, it encapsulated everything I love about Gianluca&rs...

Being yourself: How to dress like Gianluca Miglia...

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So I love the green trousers. So much so that I have commissioned a pair myself. But I have just seen him on Instagram in a pair of lemon/ acid yellow trousers. They look amazing. What do we think? Too much? Or quirky an...

July 21st 2021

What are the best knitwear colours under tailoring?

January 20th 2021

This question about knitwear worn on its own (without a shirt) came up twice recently - once in a comment about polo-collared knits (above) and once in a reader question about roll necks. So it feels like it deserves its own post. Anyone that has w...

What are the best knitwear colours under tailoring?

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I think it might be good to try some darker trousers, yes...

KnitwearJanuary 20th 2021

Ciro Zizolfi bespoke tweed jacket: Review

December 10th 2018

Now and again, a bespoke commission is almost seamless. At every fitting, you like the look of the jacket and almost nothing seems to be needed on the fit. Just as importantly, the tailor delivers what they say they will: the jacket is always ready ...

Ciro Zizolfi bespoke tweed jacket: Review

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You could wear it every day and it would do better than something finer and lighter, definitely. Still nice to give it a break now and again though...

Jackets - ShirtsDecember 10th 2018