Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 upda...

July 22nd 2019

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear. Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accordin...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 upda...

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (O...

July 22nd 2019

A Pitti diary: The experience, the brands, the parties

June 19th 2019

Pitti is a long trade show: four full days, when most are usually three. As a result, by Friday everyone is exhausted, with selling, talking, and late dinners. Although it does depend on why you’re there. Most people fall into one of three gro...

A Pitti diary: The experience, the brands, the parties

Pitti is a long trade show: four full days, when most are usually three. As a result, by Friday everyone is exhausted, with selling, talking, and late dinners. Although it does depend on why you’re there. Most people ...

Bags - Casual jacketsJune 19th 2019

Introducing: The Suit-Carrier Holdall

November 9th 2017

Although many of our collaborations have taken a while, this has been the hardest and most time-consuming ever. Perhaps because it is so different, and functionality so important. It is a bag and garment carrier in one - and it is called the Suit-Ca...

Introducing: The Suit-Carrier Holdall

Although many of our collaborations have taken a while, this has been the hardest and most time-consuming ever. Perhaps because it is so different, and functionality so important. It is a bag and garment carrier in one ...

BagsNovember 9th 2017

Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

September 5th 2016

Fans of vintage clothing should love Chapal. They’re using the same leathers, the same linings, the same hardware they supplied to the French and US airforces 100 years ago. When I wrote about fellow French leather-specialist Seraphin earlier ...

Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

Fans of vintage clothing should love Chapal. They’re using the same leathers, the same linings, the same hardware they supplied to the French and US airforces 100 years ago. When I wrote about fellow French leather-sp...

Casual jacketsSeptember 5th 2016

Seraphin leather jackets – factory visit

April 15th 2016

I love visiting factories. Always have done. The Best of British book made use of a lot of factory visits I did in the first five years of the blog – to Corgi, Dent’s, Sunspel etc. And The Finest Menswear in the World was a great ...

Seraphin leather jackets – factory visit

   I love visiting factories. Always have done.  The Best of British book made use of a lot of factory visits I did in the first five years of the blog – to Corgi, Dent’s, Sunspel etc. And The Finest Menswear ...

Casual jacketsApril 15th 2016

Seraphin leather jackets, Paris

March 9th 2016

France is blessed with some of the finest makers of leather jackets in the world. There are very few around Europe that retain their own manufacturing; and of those, most are low-volume makers that stand out for their traditional production method...

Seraphin leather jackets, Paris

   France is blessed with some of the finest makers of leather jackets in the world. There are very few around Europe that retain their own manufacturing; and of those, most are low-volume makers that stand out for the...

Casual jacketsMarch 9th 2016