Brown ‘Art du Lin’ suit from Pirozzi and Whitcomb

June 26th 2024

Quite a few people have asked about how the ‘Art du Lin’ linen from Solbiati performs, as it’s become quite a trend across different tailoring brands. Indeed, I hear Solbiati have now largely sold out of a lot of it and there are l...

Brown ‘Art du Lin’ suit from Pirozzi and Whitcomb

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If you don't have anything like this already, I might go for the W Bill, Flynn. My only concern is the jacket working well on its own, so maybe have it in the most casual make you can...

Style - SuitsJune 26th 2024

Introducing: The Art du Lin Harrington

May 8th 2024

A particular linen developed by Solbiati has generated a fair bit of buzz in the last couple of years. Finished with a matte effect and washed to give it an unusually soft feel, ‘Art du Lin’ has become popular with a lot of people who do...

Introducing: The Art du Lin Harrington

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Good question Alex. I'd say probably a blouson in a more waterproof material - say Ventile, or a synthetic. Basically a windbreaker, lots of sailing roots there...

JacketsMay 8th 2024

A guide to wool/silk/linen: Mixes, colours, bunches

May 10th 2023

My Brioni jacket in a cream beige wool/silk/linen Wool/silk/linen blends have been a favourite for summer jackets for many years, although in the UK they only started to be offered about 10 years ago. More recently, English mills have also started ...

A guide to wool/silk/linen: Mixes, colours, bunches

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I wouldn't think the weight would be a problem JP, it could work well for a suit...

ClothMay 10th 2023

A guide to corduroy: Colours, wales, fibres, bunches

November 9th 2022

I’ve been buying and wearing more corduroy in recent years - including the new dark-brown jacket above, from Sartoria Ciardi . I think the reason is that if you’re not dressing for a formal office, worsted is likely to feel out of place...

A guide to corduroy: Colours, wales, fibres, bunches

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The Fox ecru is beautiful, but a little sharp and unusual to really be versatile. I'd rather have a cream cord today probably. Then for something more casual I'd wear chinos...

ClothNovember 9th 2022

The best cloths of Spring/Summer 2019

March 22nd 2019

This is the latest instalment in our series highlighting my favourite new seasonal cloths - providing a heads-up to readers on those that will mostly only be around for six months. It’s interesting to see how the ranges develop. While Cacciopp...

The best cloths of Spring/Summer 2019

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I do understand. No worries. Thanks again Lindsay...

ClothMarch 22nd 2019

A guide to linen bunches

June 15th 2018

This is the second in our series presenting all the cloth bunches currently available for bespoke, summarising what they contain and picking out our favourites. The summaries should help determine which bunches readers need to see, or request. And t...

A guide to linen bunches

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Thank you...

ClothJune 15th 2018

The best cloths of Spring/Summer 2018

April 16th 2018

Great as our Guide to Cloth series is, it deliberately doesn’t recommend specific cloths in specific bunches. This is largely because bunches change regularly (sometimes every six months) and if we did, the Guide would quickly be out of date. ...

The best cloths of Spring/Summer 2018

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It depends a lot on the trouser. With high-twist wools, no. With flannel or tailoring cottons, yes quite a lot...

ClothApril 16th 2018

The Hollywood-top trouser – from Edward Sexton

July 31st 2017

*UPDATE: Edward Sexton have just confirmed they will producing a ready-to-wear version this Autumn/Winter, probably in flannel, price around £600* One of the more unusual bespoke commissions I made over the past six months was these linen trou...

The Hollywood-top trouser – from Edward Sexton

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I wouldn't say so, no. And to be honest I've cooled a little on this style over the years. I think it can look a little period...

TrousersJuly 31st 2017