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 in specially from Spain, Ital...

Summer outfits at the Huntsman dinner 2018

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Very nice to see so many people who had travelled to the event and yet managed to look so elegant; a great deal of the effort to achieve this is not always immediately obvious....

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. P...

The perfect wedding suit

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I'd do the micro myself, the other is a little sporty...

Style - WeddingsMay 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 commisioining, the fittings, and...

Gieves & Hawkes made to measure

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Hi, OK, that makes more sense, but even so Savile Row tailors don't do much made to measure either - they do full bespoke. Or were you using that to describe both MTM and bespoke? (Article on the difference here.) Sorry ...

WeddingsSeptember 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 southern resort fashions ...

Two summer combinations, flannel and linen

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A nice light grey goes with white or cream. What do you think of cream and Chestnut spectators?...

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 of your blog and I’ve lo...

Two questions on wedding attire

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Simon, As always, thank you for your thoughtful and helpful advice....

Style - WeddingsJanuary 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. I am looking at either a bla...

Reader question: A suit for my wedding

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Thank you, Simon. Much appreciated!...

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 the default attire at a wedding ...

Sporty, monochrome wedding

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Style - WeddingsJuly 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 tie with flip flops to Hawaiia...

A flamboyant wedding

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Good idea. As always, thank you for your speedy response and guidance. -Jack...

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 will probably feel a little unde...

The contradiction of wedding dress

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I don't know actually, sorry. I have an old Tom Ford one I got in a sale years ago, but I haven't seen one around for a while...

Style - WeddingsMay 26th 2008