Double-breasted flannel suit – with pink an...

December 26th 2016

I know I've written about green and pink a few times before. I could find one old post with a little flower illustration, but there must be more. Perhaps it's the fog of Christmas food and wine clouding my mind. In any case, it bears repeating that...

Double-breasted flannel suit – with pink an...

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May I ask the cloth used in this commission?...

Hanks and scarves - StyleDecember 26th 2016

If you only had five ties – a capsule colle...

October 26th 2015

Readers often ask for ‘capsule collections’ of types of clothes – shoes, suits, ties etc. There are many reasons such a list is useful. It can point to the ‘essentials’: those things that provide t...

If you only had five ties – a capsule colle...

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No worries. Shibumi makes a longer length, 160cm I believe. Also places like Marinella do bespoke - and might do some longer lengths too. They recently opened a new store in London...

TiesOctober 26th 2015

Suit, Shirt, Tie 1: Pink and green

August 24th 2011

One of my favourite colour combinations is pink and green. The pink here is pale, too pale perhaps to be portrayed accurately in the photo, but it provides a subtle field of colour for green to play on. The green tie, from Neapolitan maker Isaia, is ...

Suit, Shirt, Tie 1: Pink and green

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Thanks, yes love those pale pink Oxford cloths...

Shirts - StyleAugust 24th 2011

Confusing seven-fold ties

October 26th 2009

A seven-fold tie doesn’t necessarily have seven folds anymore. That isn’t because of corporate marketing and shortcuts (though the ‘VII fold’ from a certain manufacturer might qualify for that description). Rather, different w...

Confusing seven-fold ties

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It depends what you mean by quality. It takes more time, silk and perhaps skill to make a seven fold, but the materials and methods are the same. There's no objective benefit, it's just a nice artistic object...

TiesOctober 26th 2009