Denim and tailoring

October 31st 2014

The crossover between denim and tailoring is an interesting one. The appeal is perfectly understandable: like tight fits, short jackets or bracelets, it reflects a desire to undermine the conservative preconceptions of suiting. The execution, howev...

Denim and tailoring

  The crossover between denim and tailoring is an interesting one. The appeal is perfectly understandable: like tight fits, short jackets or bracelets, it reflects a desire to undermine the conservative preconceptions o...

DenimOctober 31st 2014

Levi’s final bespoke jeans

April 11th 2014

I’ve been wearing in my Levi’s bespoke jeans gradually over the past few weeks, and the raw denim is settling in well. For those unfamiliar with raw denim, it is favoured by those passionate about indigo twill for the way it mould...

Levi’s final bespoke jeans

I’ve been wearing in my Levi’s bespoke jeans gradually over the past few weeks, and the raw denim is settling in well. For those unfamiliar with raw denim, it is favoured by those passionate about indigo twil...

Denim - StyleApril 11th 2014

Levi’s bespoke jeans – the making

March 26th 2014

  This is the second part of this series, looking at the making of bespoke jeans in the Levi’s Lot No.1 service. Read about the commissioning, background and pricing here. The process of cutting bespoke jeans is not that dissimilar...

Levi’s bespoke jeans – the making

  This is the second part of this series, looking at the making of bespoke jeans in the Levi’s Lot No.1 service. Read about the commissioning, background and pricing here. The process of cutting bespoke jeans ...

DenimMarch 26th 2014

Levi’s bespoke jeans

March 19th 2014

A reader recently asked me about what jeans I wear. The answer is largely Albam; I’ve found the British company’s product to wear well, while the raw Japanese denim is good for getting a nice fit and a personal patina. I’ve also tri...

Levi’s bespoke jeans

A reader recently asked me about what jeans I wear. The answer is largely Albam; I’ve found the British company’s product to wear well, while the raw Japanese denim is good for getting a nice fit and a personal patin...

DenimMarch 19th 2014

Three good, three bad

November 15th 2013

I don’t often write negative things about brands. There are so many great things to write about, and I generally prefer to simply not cover them than write something negative. Perhaps, as Spanish readers suggested at a seminar in Madrid las...

Three good, three bad

I don’t often write negative things about brands. There are so many great things to write about, and I generally prefer to simply not cover them than write something negative. Perhaps, as Spanish readers suggested ...

Casual jackets - DenimNovember 15th 2013

How to wear T-shirts, jeans and much else

September 3rd 2013

I write about why casual clothing is complicated, so much more so that suits and ties, in my latest column on We Are The Market, which you can read here. There is also now a nice homepage with links to all my previous articles, including the sockless...

How to wear T-shirts, jeans and much else

I write about why casual clothing is complicated, so much more so that suits and ties, in my latest column on We Are The Market, which you can read here. There is also now a nice homepage with links to all my previous ar...

Denim - StyleSeptember 3rd 2013

Jeans with a shirt and tie

July 25th 2012

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Jeans with a shirt and tie

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Denim - StyleJuly 25th 2012

Innovation in denim at Rapha

June 29th 2011

I’m always interested in innovations in fabric, and one of the excuses for featuring my favourite cycling brand – Rapha – is that they are constantly pushing boundaries here, whether on wool, leather (both of which I&...

Innovation in denim at Rapha

I’m always interested in innovations in fabric, and one of the excuses for featuring my favourite cycling brand – Rapha – is that they are constantly pushing boundaries here, whether on wool, leather (b...

DenimJune 29th 2011

Get your jeans altered

December 13th 2010

Few people get their jeans altered, even if they would do so with a suit or dress trousers. A few reasons spring to mind. It may seem incongruous to try to perfect the fit of such casual trousers. It may be assumed that the designers of jeans know wh...

Get your jeans altered

Few people get their jeans altered, even if they would do so with a suit or dress trousers. A few reasons spring to mind. It may seem incongruous to try to perfect the fit of such casual trousers. It may be assumed that ...

DenimDecember 13th 2010

Two very different jackets and jeans

November 4th 2008

When a jacket-and-jeans combination works well, it is one of the most stylish outfits a man can wear, successfully bridging the casual and the formal, and merging the best elements of both. It is, however, hard to get right. As mentioned in a previou...

Two very different jackets and jeans

When a jacket-and-jeans combination works well, it is one of the most stylish outfits a man can wear, successfully bridging the casual and the formal, and merging the best elements of both. It is, however, hard to get ri...

Casual jackets - DenimNovember 4th 2008

An Englishman in New York: Cardboard jeans

April 9th 2008

It’s not much fun wearing cardboard trousers. But it’s worth the pain. This time last year I bought a pair of jeans from Jean Shop on West Broadway, New York. A friend had recommended the place to me, but to be honest I was largely taken ...

An Englishman in New York: Cardboard jeans

It’s not much fun wearing cardboard trousers. But it’s worth the pain. This time last year I bought a pair of jeans from Jean Shop on West Broadway, New York. A friend had recommended the place to me, but to be hones...

DenimApril 9th 2008