A green cotton suit?

January 12th 2015

In my review of Spanish tailor Reillo’s cotton suit last week, there proved to be only room to analyse the fit and make. Yet a reader rightly pointed out that green cotton-gabardine is hardly an everyday cloth option. I’ll expla...

A green cotton suit?

  In my review of Spanish tailor Reillo’s cotton suit last week, there proved to be only room to analyse the fit and make. Yet a reader rightly pointed out that green cotton-gabardine is hardly an everyday cloth o...

Cloth - ShoesJanuary 12th 2015

My Christmas list

November 28th 2014

At this time of year I normally do a list of Christmas gift suggestions. Apparently last year a reader took the initiative and left a print-out of the list sitting on a coffee table at home. It did the trick – a couple of the items turned...

My Christmas list

  At this time of year I normally do a list of Christmas gift suggestions. Apparently last year a reader took the initiative and left a print-out of the list sitting on a coffee table at home. It did the trick –...

November 28th 2014

Ollie Trenchard: Style and the Tailor

November 19th 2012

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 394 2248 Euromoney PLC 18 4 2760 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Where do you work? I work at Anderson and Sheppard as an apprentice coat cutter. I’ve been there for just under two and a half years. How did ...

Ollie Trenchard: Style and the Tailor

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 394 2248 Euromoney PLC 18 4 2760 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Where do you work? I work at Anderson and Sheppard as an apprentice coat cutter. I’ve been there for just under two ...

November 19th 2012

Fox Flannel: Factory visit

December 8th 2011

When you approach the town of Wellington over a rolling Somerset hill, you are greeted by a row of chimneys silhouetted against the horizon. This is the outline of the old Fox Brothers facilities, which at its peak employed over 5000 people and prett...

Fox Flannel: Factory visit

When you approach the town of Wellington over a rolling Somerset hill, you are greeted by a row of chimneys silhouetted against the horizon. This is the outline of the old Fox Brothers facilities, which at its peak emplo...

Factory visitsDecember 8th 2011

The Merchant Fox

November 10th 2011

Douglas Cordeaux took over the running of weavers Fox Brothers in 2009, along with his friend and Dragon’s Den resident Deborah Meaden. When he moved down to Somerset, despite high expectations, he was blown away by the manufacturing handwork a...

The Merchant Fox

Douglas Cordeaux took over the running of weavers Fox Brothers in 2009, along with his friend and Dragon’s Den resident Deborah Meaden. When he moved down to Somerset, despite high expectations, he was blown away by th...

BagsNovember 10th 2011

Innovation in denim at Rapha

June 29th 2011

I’m always interested in innovations in fabric, and one of the excuses for featuring my favourite cycling brand – Rapha – is that they are constantly pushing boundaries here, whether on wool, leather (both of which I&...

Innovation in denim at Rapha

I’m always interested in innovations in fabric, and one of the excuses for featuring my favourite cycling brand – Rapha – is that they are constantly pushing boundaries here, whether on wool, leather (b...

DenimJune 29th 2011

Looking forward to the Golden Shears

March 7th 2011

For those that don’t know, the Golden Shears is the Merchant Taylors’ cutting and tailoring competition, which takes place every two years. Entrants, all under 35, are apprentices or students of tailoring. They each have to design, cut an...

Looking forward to the Golden Shears

For those that don’t know, the Golden Shears is the Merchant Taylors’ cutting and tailoring competition, which takes place every two years. Entrants, all under 35, are apprentices or students of tailoring. They each ...

March 7th 2011