What I pack when I travel

July 19th 2017

As I return from two summer trips - one for a week in Florence, the other a week in Naples - it seems a fitting time to run through what I pack for trips such as these. I know readers have asked about it in the past. Of...

What I pack when I travel

As I return from two summer trips - one for a week in Florence, the other a week in Naples - it seems a fitting time to run through what I pack for trips such as these. I know readers have asked about it in the past. Of...

Accessories - BagsJuly 19th 2017

Summer colours: Tobacco and tan

May 12th 2017

Shades of tobacco and tan are one of the loveliest things to wear in the Summer. As the weather warms up, I've put together three outfits here - all somewhere in the 5 to 7 formality range - that illustrate this. Th...

Summer colours: Tobacco and tan

Shades of tobacco and tan are one of the loveliest things to wear in the Summer. As the weather warms up, I've put together three outfits here - all somewhere in the 5 to 7 formality range - that illustrate this. Th...

Casual jackets - Casual wearMay 12th 2017

Cavalry twill for trousers

March 22nd 2017

Finding the right material for odd trousers - those worn with sports jackets rather than suits - is not easy. The kind of smooth, worsted cloths you're used to wearing as part of a suit are too sleek and formal. Many c...

Cavalry twill for trousers

Finding the right material for odd trousers - those worn with sports jackets rather than suits - is not easy. The kind of smooth, worsted cloths you're used to wearing as part of a suit are too sleek and formal. Many c...

Tailoring - TrousersMarch 22nd 2017

Harris Tweed waistcoat, Richard James

January 9th 2017

Although we discussed last week that the fit of a jacket is the most important - and flattering - part of tailoring, a waistcoat is in some ways the most satisfying. Of all the tailored garments, it is the one that sit...

Harris Tweed waistcoat, Richard James

Although we discussed last week that the fit of a jacket is the most important - and flattering - part of tailoring, a waistcoat is in some ways the most satisfying. Of all the tailored garments, it is the one that sit...

Casual wear - TailoringJanuary 9th 2017

Richard James bespoke tailoring

August 12th 2016

Richard James are an interesting name in bespoke tailoring. Better known for ready-to-wear suits and various accessories, they’ve actually had a bespoke operation since they set up – in a small shop at 31 Sa...

Richard James bespoke tailoring

Richard James are an interesting name in bespoke tailoring. Better known for ready-to-wear suits and various accessories, they’ve actually had a bespoke operation since they set up – in a small shop at 31 Sa...

Jackets - TailoringAugust 12th 2016

How bespoke tailors work

March 7th 2012

Henry Poole cutter Craig Featherstone marks out my Prince-of-Wales suit Last week a reader asked me who the various people were in a bespoke tailoring house, and it occurred to me that this is one area I have never offer...

How bespoke tailors work

Henry Poole cutter Craig Featherstone marks out my Prince-of-Wales suit Last week a reader asked me who the various people were in a bespoke tailoring house, and it occurred to me that this is one area I have never offer...

Finding a tailor - TailoringMarch 7th 2012

Drake’s finally gets its own store

May 9th 2011

I know the Boris Bike stations around Old Street pretty well now, such is the number of times I have hopped on a bike near my office and ridden up to the Drake’s factory on Garrett Street. It’s only a 20-minu...

Drake’s finally gets its own store

I know the Boris Bike stations around Old Street pretty well now, such is the number of times I have hopped on a bike near my office and ridden up to the Drake’s factory on Garrett Street. It’s only a 20-minu...

Shirts and tiesMay 9th 2011

Livery at Henry Poole

January 26th 2011

The way Keith tells it, in the late eighties the Royal Household had a decision to make. The livery of the Household and Royal Mews was in pretty poor shape. It had largely been made in 1902 (for the coronation of Edward...

Livery at Henry Poole

The way Keith tells it, in the late eighties the Royal Household had a decision to make. The livery of the Household and Royal Mews was in pretty poor shape. It had largely been made in 1902 (for the coronation of Edward...

TailorsJanuary 26th 2011

Inspiration above propriety

October 30th 2009

At the press launch of Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave a few week ago ( pictures and report here) there was quite a variety of menswear on display. Eric himself was wearing a splendid windowpane-check grey suit and gold tie...

Inspiration above propriety

At the press launch of Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave a few week ago ( pictures and report here) there was quite a variety of menswear on display. Eric himself was wearing a splendid windowpane-check grey suit and gold tie...

StyleOctober 30th 2009

Sharp suits launch event

September 30th 2009

Last night saw the launch of Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave, at the Richard James store on Savile Row (as well as a parallel event at Norton & Sons across the road exhibiting the new E Tautz line for family and friend...

Sharp suits launch event

Last night saw the launch of Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave, at the Richard James store on Savile Row (as well as a parallel event at Norton & Sons across the road exhibiting the new E Tautz line for family and friend...

Suits - TailoringSeptember 30th 2009

The indelible influence of the Teds

April 27th 2009

I’ve been learning about the Teddy Boys. Most interestingly, about how they were the first working-class movement to alter the course of men’s style. And gave formal tailoring a much-needed kick up the arse. ...

The indelible influence of the Teds

I’ve been learning about the Teddy Boys. Most interestingly, about how they were the first working-class movement to alter the course of men’s style. And gave formal tailoring a much-needed kick up the arse. ...

StyleApril 27th 2009