Coloured summer jackets: Final Anderson & Sh...

July 29th 2022

How do I feel about orange? This linen looked more like a terracotta red when it was a swatch, but let’s face it, it’s orange. Fortunately I rather like it. Strong colour isn’t normally my thing, but when I do wear it, I prefer the...

Coloured summer jackets: Final Anderson & Sh...

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It's the two-ply high-twist wool from Drapers, in the Ascot bunch. They are the trousers from this suit...

JacketsJuly 29th 2022

Retrospecs gold, Chapal sheep, Informale twill, L...

September 18th 2019

So, there was a pair of Retrospecs sunglasses. From the 1930s - originals, as all Retrospecs are. In rolled gold, not the cheaper-looking gold plate. Filigree work around the frame - all of which is different for each tiny batch. Perfect fit. But I ...

Retrospecs gold, Chapal sheep, Informale twill, L...

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No problem Stanley, and I hope you get many years of happy wear out of it...

Casual clothing - Glasses and jewellerySeptember 18th 2019

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

August 30th 2019

  When I travel, my default these days is a blouson over shirt and trousers. It makes a nice switch from tailoring during the working days – perhaps a little more comfortable, but more importantly just a change that feels as good ...

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

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Hey Eoghan, My first question is, have you tried ironing the collar of the cotton tee? That might help a lot to put it back into shape. In general, yes wool is going to be better, but there are other factors as well unfo...

StyleAugust 30th 2019

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

August 2nd 2019

I’ve been short-sighted since I was young, and as a result have always worn glasses. Even when I switched to contact lenses as a teenager, I continued to have glasses as an alternative, both for style and health. Once you start to become inte...

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

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I've used titanium rimless glasses by Austrian company Silhouette for years and have been very happy with them. The whole glasses, including lenses, weigh only 9 grams. Because they are rimless and so light I forget I'm ...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 2nd 2019

Indigo, navy and natural: A summer combination

June 11th 2018

I’ve always liked indigo in tailoring, and find navy a good partner for it. The deep indigo of this linen shirt from D’Avino, for example, is significantly quietened by the navy blazer over the top, and makes that top half a story...

Indigo, navy and natural: A summer combination

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No, I think if you're going to have a brimmed summer hat, this is a good one to go for. Less traditional and more versatile generally...

Glasses and jewellery - ShirtsJune 11th 2018