Charvet ties: the cost of choice

February 12th 2014

The cost of variety is rarely appreciated by consumers. Among all the things that make up the price of a piece of clothing – materials, labour, rent, tax, marketing, R&D – the waste implicit in a broad range is hardly ever conside...

Charvet ties: the cost of choice

The cost of variety is rarely appreciated by consumers. Among all the things that make up the price of a piece of clothing – materials, labour, rent, tax, marketing, R&D – the waste implicit in a broad range is h...

Socks and underwear - TiesFebruary 12th 2014

The Dandy Store

November 8th 2010

[Note: The Dandy Store has been bought by Mes Chaussettes Rouges, who can be found here] Apparently, men in France wear appalling socks. I thought the standard in the UK was low, and the US probably worse, but according to Michel Porteneuve and Jea...

The Dandy Store

  [Note: The Dandy Store has been bought by Mes Chaussettes Rouges, who can be found here] Apparently, men in France wear appalling socks. I thought the standard in the UK was low, and the US probably worse, but accordi...

November 8th 2010

Segun Adelaja: A tailor in an emporium

February 24th 2010

Segun Adelaja knows the industry. The day we met we ended up talking for a long time about the expansion of small brands like Berluti, their raw materials and supply chains. About what happens when a small company is bought out and how you manage qua...

Segun Adelaja: A tailor in an emporium

Segun Adelaja knows the industry. The day we met we ended up talking for a long time about the expansion of small brands like Berluti, their raw materials and supply chains. About what happens when a small company is bou...

February 24th 2010