Florence: A sartorial shopping guide

April 6th 2016

Florence is best known as a tourist destination in the summer – the Uffizi, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio – and a menswear hub in January and June, when it plays host to the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo. But it has enough ...

Florence: A sartorial shopping guide

   Florence is best known as a tourist destination in the summer – the Uffizi, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio – and a menswear hub in January and June, when it plays host to the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo....

How toApril 6th 2016

How to buy quality perfume

July 17th 2013

If men are scared of colour, pattern and real trousers then they are terrified of perfume. If they sometimes turn to fashion brands for reassurance in their clothing, they do so constantly with fragrance. It is much-misunderstood and misused. B...

How to buy quality perfume

  If men are scared of colour, pattern and real trousers then they are terrified of perfume.   If they sometimes turn to fashion brands for reassurance in their clothing, they do so constantly with fragrance. It is mu...

How to - PerfumeJuly 17th 2013

The Rake online

March 6th 2012

A Stefano Bemer bespoke solePlease remember, loyal readers, that I am now writing every week – indeed, twice a week – for The Rake online, which is expanding into a great source for international artisanal articles. Recently we ha...

The Rake online

A Stefano Bemer bespoke solePlease remember, loyal readers, that I am now writing every week – indeed, twice a week – for The Rake online, which is expanding into a great source for international artisanal ar...

March 6th 2012

Interview: Lorenzo Villoresi, perfumer

February 14th 2012

Read part 1 of this article, introducing the Florentine perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi, here While travelling in Morocco, Egypt, Israel and the Sudan, Lorenzo Villoresi was consistently taken with the essences and spices of the local markets, not just th...

Interview: Lorenzo Villoresi, perfumer

Read part 1 of this article, introducing the Florentine perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi, here While travelling in Morocco, Egypt, Israel and the Sudan, Lorenzo Villoresi was consistently taken with the essences and spices of ...

Perfume - February 14th 2012

Lorenzo Villoresi: master perfumer

February 2nd 2012

Lorenzo Villoresi’s studio does not promise much from the outside. A small suite on the top floor of a building on the south side of the Arno, it is in an old but certainly not glamorous part of Florence. The dusty buzzer is one of six set int...

Lorenzo Villoresi: master perfumer

Lorenzo Villoresi’s studio does not promise much from the outside. A small suite on the top floor of a building on the south side of the Arno, it is in an old but certainly not  glamorous part of Florence. The dusty ...

PerfumeFebruary 2nd 2012

Reflections on Pitti Uomo

January 13th 2012

Pitti is a beautifully set-out trade fair full of brands I love, exhibiting on often lovely stands. But it is still a trade fair. This is a place for sales and negotiation. Friends such as Mats at Trunk Clothiers, Will at A Suitable Wardrobe or Kirby...

Reflections on Pitti Uomo

Pitti is a beautifully set-out trade fair full of brands I love, exhibiting on often lovely stands. But it is still a trade fair. This is a place for sales and negotiation. Friends such as Mats at Trunk Clothiers, Will a...

StyleJanuary 13th 2012

Feedback on the A Suitable Wardrobe store

August 3rd 2011

I wrote almost a year ago how impressed I was with Will at A Suitable Wardrobe setting up a store, to sell his taste and knowledge of European manufacturers to the blog’s readership. Since then the store has grown and I have purchased many thin...

Feedback on the A Suitable Wardrobe store

I wrote almost a year ago how impressed I was with Will at A Suitable Wardrobe setting up a store, to sell his taste and knowledge of European manufacturers to the blog’s readership. Since then the store has grown and ...

AccessoriesAugust 3rd 2011

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...

AccessoriesFebruary 24th 2010