Suit style 2: The single breasted

May 27th 2016

This is the fourth article in our Guide to Suit Style. You can see the full contents so far, and browse between them, on the right-hand side of this post. Fitting on a Hardy Amies single-breasted jacket How many buttons should I have on a single-bre...

Suit style 2: The single breasted

This is the fourth article in our  Guide to Suit Style. You can see the full contents so far, and browse between them, on the right-hand side of this post. Fitting on a Hardy Amies single-breasted jacket How many butto...

How to - SuitsMay 27th 2016

Scarf outfits: Solito, Cifonelli, Anderson & S...

January 18th 2016

Several readers asked what I was wearing in the video we produced recently for Begg & Co scarves. So here they are, one by one. In the jacket shots, above: Navy cashmere jacket by Solito. Not a great level of finish, but one of the most u...

Scarf outfits: Solito, Cifonelli, Anderson & S...

   Several readers asked what I was wearing in the video we produced recently for Begg & Co scarves. So here they are, one by one.  In the jacket shots, above: Navy cashmere jacket by Solito. Not a great level of...

StyleJanuary 18th 2016

Nineteen of our squares left… (and the virtue...

December 28th 2015

There are just 19 of our cashmere squares left – the beautiful collaboration we started a few weeks ago with Begg & Co. The colours have sold pretty evenly, with 9 navy and 10 ‘natural’ (pictured above) remain...

Nineteen of our squares left… (and the virtue...

   There are just 19 of our cashmere squares left – the beautiful collaboration we started a few weeks ago with Begg & Co. The colours have sold pretty evenly, with 9 navy and 10 ‘natural’ (pictur...

Oxford - ShoesDecember 28th 2015

The Row’s new clothing – 1. Hardy Amies

October 27th 2014

Over the next few months there is going to be a plethora of ready-to-wear shops opening that are in some way inspired by tailoring. Hardy Amies has just opened; then there’s E Tautz; Kilgour will have a full collection soon; Thom Sweeney ...

The Row’s new clothing – 1. Hardy Amies

  Over the next few months there is going to be a plethora of ready-to-wear shops opening that are in some way inspired by tailoring. Hardy Amies has just opened; then there’s E Tautz; Kilgour will have a full co...

Casual jackets - Casual wearOctober 27th 2014

My top 10 books

November 29th 2012

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My top 10 books

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 564 3217 EMII 26 6 3950 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Below is a list of my favourite books on menswear, just in time for Christmas, in rough order. There are some noble exclusions, inc...

StyleNovember 29th 2012

Fashion shows are vulgar

October 4th 2011

As it is the season for fashion shows, I though a little quotation from Hardy Amies might be appropriate: “Clothes are meant for private living; clothes that produce excitement and applause give the press things to write about but shock the...

Fashion shows are vulgar

As it is the season for fashion shows, I though a little quotation from Hardy Amies might be appropriate: “Clothes are meant for private living; clothes that produce excitement and applause give the press things to...

StyleOctober 4th 2011

The very conservative Sir Tom Baker

February 9th 2011

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Tom Baker makes rock ‘n’ roll suits. After all, that’s what he’s known for, that’s what he is pictured wearing and that’s what you see if you look through his window on D&r...

The very conservative Sir Tom Baker

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Tom Baker makes rock ‘n’ roll suits. After all, that’s what he’s known for, that’s what he is pictured wearing and that’s what you see if you look through his window on D...

TailorsFebruary 9th 2011

The reputation of Smith & Co

July 26th 2010

Following on from my note last week on the history of W Bill, here’s some information gleaned on the history of Smith Woollens. For many, including my tailor, Smith’s is a brand they swear by. Worsteds that are often a little bit pricier ...

The reputation of Smith & Co

Following on from my note last week on the history of W Bill, here’s some information gleaned on the history of Smith Woollens. For many, including my tailor, Smith’s is a brand they swear by. Worsteds that are often...

Cloth - TailoringJuly 26th 2010

The view from the front (Savile) row

February 24th 2010

Today was the first menswear show in London I have ever felt inclined to go to – the collaboration between E Tautz, Gieves & Hawkes and Hardy Amies at the latter’s beautiful premises at 14 Savile Row. Only the second time London ...

The view from the front (Savile) row

Today was the first menswear show in London I have ever felt inclined to go to – the collaboration between E Tautz, Gieves & Hawkes and Hardy Amies at the latter’s beautiful premises at 14 Savile Row. Only the s...

February 24th 2010