A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part One: Repr...

April 10th 2024

By Manish Puri Imagine a Venn diagram with three rings representing quality cloth, construction and design. If you buy an item of clothing that sits in one of those rings you’re still doing better than half the landfill-peddled-as-fashion you&...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part One: Repr...

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Ah. Yes that is certainly smarter - sorry, hadn't seen the image. The colour of the indigo makes that difference as well though, as does the single pocket and so on...

ShirtsApril 10th 2024

The Casual Style Guide – come to the launch...

March 1st 2024

In two weeks time, on March 14th, we will be holding a launch party in London for our new book, The Casual Style Guide , written by myself and photographer Jamie Ferguson. The party, at Clutch Cafe, will run from 6-8pm and the books will be availab...

The Casual Style Guide – come to the launch...

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Thanks Matthias. There will be some extracts of the book published, but I'm not sure we will do a digital version I'm afraid. We do like producing something physical that readers enjoying browsing and keep around as a re...

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Mr Vintage Fayre: Bringing vintage menswear toget...

September 29th 2023

This past Sunday was the second installment of ‘ Mr Vintage Fayre’, a new vintage-shopping event in London. The first one was back in April, and was by all accounts a success (I couldn’t attend unfortunately, weekends being always ...

Mr Vintage Fayre: Bringing vintage menswear toget...

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Worne London perhaps? They only do pop-ups though...

September 29th 2023

The state of independent menswear in the UK

May 22nd 2023

By Lucas Nicholson. With the closure this year of the Oi Polloi shop in Manchester by its owners, JD Sports, it felt like it was an appropriate time to talk about the state of independent menswear stores in the UK. This is something of a passion of...

The state of independent menswear in the UK

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Another sad loss recently is Hanon Shop in Aberdeen. Reading the last few pages of comments on their TrustPilot page is like reading the condolences on someone's death notice. A great shop, with a great selection and gre...

May 22nd 2023

Rayon shirts, and tucking in or out 

August 1st 2022

I ’ve been interested in rayon shirts recently, perhaps as I’ve been dressing a bit more casually and would like an alternative to linen. However, I’ve found it hard to find the perfect model. Usually the collar is the issue - this...

Rayon shirts, and tucking in or out 

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Will try it! Thank you...

ShirtsAugust 1st 2022

Reader profile: Cedric

June 17th 2022

Cedric works in the art world, and as such is rarely formal. But he retains an interest in tailoring, has childhood memories of going to Huntsman, and is even talking to Fred Nieddu about his first bespoke. He also has a depth of interest in Americ...

Reader profile: Cedric

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I know what you mean Leif. I would say that, at least in my context, it's more swinging towards the seventies when done well, as basically no one does. If the fit and cut are done well, and perhaps there's a little extra...

Casual clothing - JacketsJune 17th 2022

Double denim – in new Anthology tweed jacket

January 19th 2022

Denim shirts can often be the saviour of classic menswear - adding an obvious casual, even democratic touch to tailoring . But when should you wear a denim shirt with jeans? When put on what is sometimes snidely, sometimes admiringly, referred to a...

Double denim – in new Anthology tweed jacket

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Have you tried Bryceland's Hal? That might work well for you. There's more space on the thighs but still with a nice taper...

Denim - JacketsJanuary 19th 2022

Clutch chinos review: Soundman, Pherrows, Warehou...

November 29th 2021

  This is the latest in a series of articles we are doing on well-made chinos. You can see the previous articles on a contents page here , and listed on the right of this article (on a desktop). Rather than look at one pair that I own, to...

Clutch chinos review: Soundman, Pherrows, Warehou...

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No problem, thanks for the swift reply....

Casual clothing - TrousersNovember 29th 2021

Blouson, chore, or leather jacket? An exercise in...

June 7th 2021

Three years ago, I wrote an article called ‘ Five paradigms of casual clothing ’, which attempted a rough division of informal men’s clothing into different styles. It was an interesting exercise. The categories were necessarily ve...

Blouson, chore, or leather jacket? An exercise in...

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Oh good...

Casual clothingJune 7th 2021

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

April 30th 2021

1. Drake’s bright-red suede chore jacket £1195 I’ve been asked a few times over the years about these suede chore jackets from Drake’s. Personally I tend to prefer blouson styles, and chore coats in cottons, particularly vint...

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

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Casual clothing - JacketsApril 30th 2021

My favourite outfits

March 12th 2021

In our recent article ' Outfits that I got wrong', a reader commented that he would be interested in the opposite post. Not outfits I got right - hopefully there are lots of those - but ones I got the most right, or I like the most. Perhaps, those t...

My favourite outfits

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The Galway just about, the Ambleside yes with the storm welt etc...

StyleMarch 12th 2021

How jeans can be altered

January 29th 2021

One of the big disadvantages of jeans over tailored trousers is their inability to be altered. It means that, over the years, they’re less able to adapt as you change shape. And given that a key appeal is their longevity - that in fact, jeans...

How jeans can be altered

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I don't think it's the biggest thing in the world, but at the same time I would always want mine chain stitched. It affects the fading over time as well...

DenimJanuary 29th 2021

The tucked-in T-shirt

October 30th 2020

When I was a teenager, nothing seemed more sad or old than wearing a T-shirt tucked into trousers. Granted, the style of the day was loose, grunge-inspired clothing, with oversized flannel shirts and baggy knitwear. But it was also a question of pe...

The tucked-in T-shirt

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Faded red would be my first suggestion, then lighter or more purple blues - basically ones that are made to look like faded blue but that's interpreted different ways. But I wouldn't do that many more than that, or at le...

Casual clothingOctober 30th 2020

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give t...

October 16th 2019

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade. Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it&rs...

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give t...

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Workwear is a nice area, like duck canvas, French blue cotton. But they're hard to find as they tend to wear through quite quickly (also always too short for me!)...

StyleOctober 16th 2019