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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Have you seen the discussion about this above in the comments Vik? If not maybe do a page search for 'shoes'...

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 hadn't thought about it Tony, no, as the selection didn't change that much this year, but it's a nice reminder of how interesting these pieces can be. Trousers hardly ever change, so seem more boring, but I can see how...

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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Dear all, I would like to praise Ciro and Andrea Zizolfi. Firstly, this is subjective but I believe they have a great house style, more traditional Neapolitan than modern meaning that the jackets are a bit longer and pro...

Jackets - ShirtsDecember 10th 2018