Drake’s buys Rayner & Sturges

August 9th 2013

I recently had my first opportunity to chat to Michael Hill about his takeover last month, with Mark Cho, of the Rayner & Sturges shirt factory. Rayner & Sturges is the last independent factory in the UK making quality shirts. Other...

Drake’s buys Rayner & Sturges

I recently had my first opportunity to chat to Michael Hill about his takeover last month, with Mark Cho, of the Rayner & Sturges shirt factory. Rayner & Sturges is the last independent factory in the UK making...

August 9th 2013

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...

ClothJuly 26th 2010

A new (dashing) tailor discovered

May 15th 2009

Good tailors for adjustments to suits, trousers and shirts are not always easy to find. There is a raft of pretty poor establishments dotted around London, staffed by dressmakers or general tailors with no specific experience of men’s tailoring...

A new (dashing) tailor discovered

Good tailors for adjustments to suits, trousers and shirts are not always easy to find. There is a raft of pretty poor establishments dotted around London, staffed by dressmakers or general tailors with no specific exper...

May 15th 2009

The butcher’s stripe

May 4th 2009

If you feel like adding a little strength to the stripe in your shirt this summer, the best option is a wider, butcher’s stripe. I can’t stand the multicoloured and multi-width stripes that were fashionable a few years ago – you kno...

The butcher’s stripe

If you feel like adding a little strength to the stripe in your shirt this summer, the best option is a wider, butcher’s stripe. I can’t stand the multicoloured and multi-width stripes that were fashionable a few yea...

May 4th 2009