Warsaw tailors: Zaremba, Kierepka and Gest Moda

Sep 21st 2012

I was in Warsaw for a couple of days last week, a city with a strong shoemaking tradition, a smaller group of tailors and a couple of great glovemakers.It was particularly interesting to learn about how tailoring fared in this area under Communist ru...

Warsaw tailors: Zaremba, Kierepka and Gest Moda

I was in Warsaw for a couple of days last week, a city with a strong shoemaking tradition, a smaller group of tailors and a couple of great glovemakers.It was particularly interesting to learn about how tailoring fared in this area under Communist ru...

Sep 21st 2012

Warsaw shoemakers: Kielman and Januszkiewicz

Sep 24th 2012

There is a far stronger tradition of shoemaking in Warsaw than of tailoring. One manifestation of that tradition is that all the shoemakers – of which there are about five good ones left – make all their shoes by hand. There is no machine work in...

Warsaw shoemakers: Kielman and Januszkiewicz

There is a far stronger tradition of shoemaking in Warsaw than of tailoring. One manifestation of that tradition is that all the shoemakers – of which there are about five good ones left – make all their shoes by hand. There is no machine work in...

Sep 24th 2012

Warsaw glove maker: Czeslaw Jamrozinski

Sep 25th 2012

Of all the places I visited in Warsaw, the one that excited me most was a very small, very unglamorous glove shop. It is run by Czeslaw Jamrozinski. Or rather it is him, for the shop isn’t big enough to hold more than one person, and neither is the...

Warsaw glove maker: Czeslaw Jamrozinski

Of all the places I visited in Warsaw, the one that excited me most was a very small, very unglamorous glove shop. It is run by Czeslaw Jamrozinski. Or rather it is him, for the shop isn’t big enough to hold more than one person, and neither is the...

Sep 25th 2012

Czeslaw Jamrozinski gloves

Dec 3rd 2012

A reader asked me recently what happened to these gloves. I mentioned in the first post on their maker, Warsaw artisan Czeslaw Jamrozinski, that they take around two weeks to make. He wasn't late, but I was: a queue of posts kept on pushing this back...

Czeslaw Jamrozinski gloves

A reader asked me recently what happened to these gloves. I mentioned in the first post on their maker, Warsaw artisan Czeslaw Jamrozinski, that they take around two weeks to make. He wasn't late, but I was: a queue of posts kept on pushing this back...

Dec 3rd 2012

Ascot Shoes 'Kaan' cordovan shoe: Review

Feb 3rd 2020

Last year Karl Chu offered to make me a pair of shoes under his Ascot Shoes label for review.  I had known Karl (pictured below) for a while, but mostly through his hosting of bespoke shoemakers in London - such as Masaru Okuyama - in his old space ...

Ascot Shoes 'Kaan' cordovan shoe: Review

Last year Karl Chu offered to make me a pair of shoes under his Ascot Shoes label for review.  I had known Karl (pictured below) for a while, but mostly through his hosting of bespoke shoemakers in London - such as Masaru Okuyama - in his old space ...

Feb 3rd 2020

Coats, gloves, shirts and jeans: Reflections on bespoke

Jan 7th 2015

  Last year a reader commented - quite rightly - that there is a tendency here to cover freshly received suits/shirts/shoes, but not follow up on them later, when they have bedded in.He was right also to say that this is a deficiency. You alw...

Coats, gloves, shirts and jeans: Reflections on bespoke

  Last year a reader commented - quite rightly - that there is a tendency here to cover freshly received suits/shirts/shoes, but not follow up on them later, when they have bedded in.He was right also to say that this is a deficiency. You alw...

Jan 7th 2015

Ciro Zizolfi bespoke tweed jacket: Review

Dec 10th 2018

Now and again, a bespoke commission is almost seamless. At every fitting, you like the look of the jacket and almost nothing seems to be needed on the fit. Just as importantly, the tailor delivers what they say they will: the jacket is always ready...

Ciro Zizolfi bespoke tweed jacket: Review

Now and again, a bespoke commission is almost seamless. At every fitting, you like the look of the jacket and almost nothing seems to be needed on the fit. Just as importantly, the tailor delivers what they say they will: the jacket is always ready...

Result only found in commentsDec 10th 2018

Introducing: The Sartorial Travel Guide

Jun 26th 2019

UPDATE: The readers' special edition of this book sold out on its first day. It is now only available from the shops listed at the bottom of this page. The standard edition is available in bookshops and will be on the PS Shop in the future too.  Ove...

Introducing: The Sartorial Travel Guide

UPDATE: The readers' special edition of this book sold out on its first day. It is now only available from the shops listed at the bottom of this page. The standard edition is available in bookshops and will be on the PS Shop in the future too.  Ove...

Result only found in commentsJun 26th 2019

J Adler bespoke shoes: review

Jan 23rd 2015

  In Autumn last year, John from J Adler Shoes asked if I would review his bespoke shoes in return for a review. I don’t normally take up such offers, particularly for lower-end shoes such as these, but I was interested in Adler's unusual fit pr...

J Adler bespoke shoes: review

  In Autumn last year, John from J Adler Shoes asked if I would review his bespoke shoes in return for a review. I don’t normally take up such offers, particularly for lower-end shoes such as these, but I was interested in Adler's unusual fit pr...

Result only found in commentsJan 23rd 2015

An Englishman in New York

Apr 7th 2008

Why does anyone in New York buy ties fully priced? I’ve been here a good seven or eight times in my working life, but the discounts at Century 21 and to a lesser extent Filene’s Basement never cease to amaze me. The ties are carefully arranged i...

An Englishman in New York

Why does anyone in New York buy ties fully priced? I’ve been here a good seven or eight times in my working life, but the discounts at Century 21 and to a lesser extent Filene’s Basement never cease to amaze me. The ties are carefully arranged i...

Result only found in commentsApr 7th 2008

Tortoiseshell and kidskin

Dec 16th 2013

As someone who has spent too much of the past year redeveloping a website, I take my hat off to Will, who has accomplished a much more fundamental redesign over at A Suitable Wardrobe – melding the blog with the ASW store. One of the hardest thing...

Tortoiseshell and kidskin

As someone who has spent too much of the past year redeveloping a website, I take my hat off to Will, who has accomplished a much more fundamental redesign over at A Suitable Wardrobe – melding the blog with the ASW store. One of the hardest thing...

Result only found in commentsDec 16th 2013

Reflections on bespoke: Stoffa, Richard James, Camps de Luca

Jan 1st 2018

One thing readers asked for in our 'We are 10' post was more reflections on bespoke pieces.When covering bespoke, I tend to write both an initial piece giving the background and approach of the maker, and then a fuller review when the piece is ready...

Reflections on bespoke: Stoffa, Richard James, Camps de Luca

One thing readers asked for in our 'We are 10' post was more reflections on bespoke pieces.When covering bespoke, I tend to write both an initial piece giving the background and approach of the maker, and then a fuller review when the piece is ready...

Result only found in commentsJan 1st 2018

The 10 rakish men... have lunch

Feb 26th 2016

  Yes, I know there are 11 in the photo...During Pitti Uomo back in January, Michael Jondral had the lovely idea of gathering together the 10 men that Rake Japan selected as the most rakish in the world. We all managed to make it to lunch at Sosta...

The 10 rakish men... have lunch

  Yes, I know there are 11 in the photo...During Pitti Uomo back in January, Michael Jondral had the lovely idea of gathering together the 10 men that Rake Japan selected as the most rakish in the world. We all managed to make it to lunch at Sosta...

Result only found in commentsFeb 26th 2016

Foster & Son bespoke shoes: Review

Apr 27th 2016

  A few weeks ago I received my final pair of Foster & Son bespoke shoes. The process has, unfortunately, been both good and bad. First, the good. The fitting I had with John Spencer - Foster’s lastmaker - was impressive. The fit around the ...

Foster & Son bespoke shoes: Review

  A few weeks ago I received my final pair of Foster & Son bespoke shoes. The process has, unfortunately, been both good and bad. First, the good. The fitting I had with John Spencer - Foster’s lastmaker - was impressive. The fit around the ...

Result only found in commentsApr 27th 2016

Unstructured casentino coat - Rubinacci x The Rake

Dec 9th 2016

Although some of the products aren't to my taste, I always keep an eye on what The Rake are doing in terms of new collaborations. It's interesting to see a clear vision move through different brands and categories. One that caught my attention rec...

Unstructured casentino coat - Rubinacci x The Rake

Although some of the products aren't to my taste, I always keep an eye on what The Rake are doing in terms of new collaborations. It's interesting to see a clear vision move through different brands and categories. One that caught my attention rec...

Result only found in commentsDec 9th 2016

Marol shirts - coming to London

Sep 29th 2017

In the past year there has been a lot of promotion and discussion of Italian shirt manufacturer Marol - since it was bought into by commodities trader and menswear enthusiast Bo Yang. Next month, readers in London will get a chance to see them in p...

Marol shirts - coming to London

In the past year there has been a lot of promotion and discussion of Italian shirt manufacturer Marol - since it was bought into by commodities trader and menswear enthusiast Bo Yang. Next month, readers in London will get a chance to see them in p...

Result only found in commentsSep 29th 2017

Buy good English shoes

Jan 25th 2012

Good English shoes are pretty much always worth the money you pay for them. Three things reminded me of this in recent weeks. One was a friend’s wedding. After years of buying in the low end of the market, he bought a pair from Crockett & Jones to ...

Buy good English shoes

Good English shoes are pretty much always worth the money you pay for them. Three things reminded me of this in recent weeks. One was a friend’s wedding. After years of buying in the low end of the market, he bought a pair from Crockett & Jones to ...

Result only found in commentsJan 25th 2012