Summer outfits at the Huntsman dinner 2018

August 3rd 2018

“The therapy I never knew I needed.” That was how one reader described our reader dinner at Huntsman last year, and this year’s was no different. Ten winning readers came to the event, with four flying...

Summer outfits at the Huntsman dinner 2018

“The therapy I never knew I needed.” That was how one reader described our reader dinner at Huntsman last year, and this year’s was no different. Ten winning readers came to the event, with four flying...

Style - WeddingsAugust 3rd 2018

The perfect wedding suit

May 22nd 2017

It is the time of year for wedding preparations, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share images of my friend Oliver's wedding last year. He is wearing probably my favourite groomsman's outfit. First, the colour. ...

The perfect wedding suit

It is the time of year for wedding preparations, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share images of my friend Oliver's wedding last year. He is wearing probably my favourite groomsman's outfit. First, the colour. ...

Style - TailoringMay 22nd 2017

Gieves & Hawkes made to measure

September 26th 2014

Earlier in the summer my brother-in-law had this suit made-to-measure with Gieves & Hawkes. Normally, I don’t offer opinions on things that have not been made for me, but since I was present at the commisioin...

Gieves & Hawkes made to measure

Earlier in the summer my brother-in-law had this suit made-to-measure with Gieves & Hawkes. Normally, I don’t offer opinions on things that have not been made for me, but since I was present at the commisioin...

Fit - TailoringSeptember 26th 2014

Two summer combinations, flannel and linen

April 21st 2010

The Palm Beach Casino at Cannes February 1936. “This on-the-spot sketch of Riviera resort fashions, quite aside from its obvious decorative ping, has its uses as a check-up on prevailing plage fashions, because our...

Two summer combinations, flannel and linen

The Palm Beach Casino at Cannes February 1936. “This on-the-spot sketch of Riviera resort fashions, quite aside from its obvious decorative ping, has its uses as a check-up on prevailing plage fashions, because our...

Tailoring - WeddingsApril 21st 2010

Two questions on wedding attire

January 13th 2010

It must be the season for planning weddings. Not only did one of my best friends get engaged (congratulations Henry) I had two questions this week about what to wear as a groom. KL: Mr Crompton, I’m an avid reader ...

Two questions on wedding attire

It must be the season for planning weddings. Not only did one of my best friends get engaged (congratulations Henry) I had two questions this week about what to wear as a groom. KL: Mr Crompton, I’m an avid reader ...

Style - TailoringJanuary 13th 2010

Reader question: A suit for my wedding

July 11th 2009

Michael, Atlanta: I’m a long time reader and have greatly enjoyed your posts, and have even more enjoyed applying their message. I’m about a year away from my wedding and am looking to have a suit made for it...

Reader question: A suit for my wedding

Michael, Atlanta: I’m a long time reader and have greatly enjoyed your posts, and have even more enjoyed applying their message. I’m about a year away from my wedding and am looking to have a suit made for it...

Reader questions - SuitsJuly 11th 2009

Sporty, monochrome wedding

July 8th 2009

Here’s a thought on wedding attire. It’s not really traditional and it doesn’t really fit with the rules. In that sense I suppose it is a way to break the rules. Anyway. I’ve written before how th...

Sporty, monochrome wedding

Here’s a thought on wedding attire. It’s not really traditional and it doesn’t really fit with the rules. In that sense I suppose it is a way to break the rules. Anyway. I’ve written before how th...

Style - TailoringJuly 8th 2009

A flamboyant wedding

June 5th 2009

A colleague of mine is going to a wedding this summer, on the beach, with the proscribed dress code of “flamboyant”. Now, a dress code like that has the potential to condone all manner of horrors. From black ...

A flamboyant wedding

A colleague of mine is going to a wedding this summer, on the beach, with the proscribed dress code of “flamboyant”. Now, a dress code like that has the potential to condone all manner of horrors. From black ...

Reader questions - StyleJune 5th 2009

The contradiction of wedding dress

May 26th 2008

Many of those attending a wedding this summer will feel they should have some sort of summery outfit, a linen suit perhaps, or at least something sporty in pale grey. Those who turn up in their dark blue business suit wi...

The contradiction of wedding dress

Many of those attending a wedding this summer will feel they should have some sort of summery outfit, a linen suit perhaps, or at least something sporty in pale grey. Those who turn up in their dark blue business suit wi...

Style - TailoringMay 26th 2008