Savile Row

Savile Row was built between 1731 and 1735 as part of the development of the Burlington Estate and is named after Lady Dorothy Savile, wife of the 3rd Earl of Burlington. Initially, the street was occupied by military officers and their wives; William Pitt the Younger was an early resident. Irish-born playwright and MP, Richard Brinsley …

Pocket Science

Fieldy’s top five: Have two on you. One for show and one to blow. They are not old fashioned. They show an awareness for attention to detail. Let them complement the colours you are wearing, not absolutely match and mirror. Wear them! So you’ve mastered folding your underpants? Learnt how to pack your t-shirts? Even …

Looking after your shoes

Fieldy’s top five: Good shoes illustrate style and attention to detail. When buying, think of them as an investment. It’s a false economy to buy cheap. Use shoe trees to maintain their shape. With a new pair, let the polish soak into the leather for 24 hours before buffing the leather. Never store your shoes …

What to wear: For Black Tie

Fieldy's top five:- Consider a very midnight blue cloth for the suit. It will appear darker than black.- Wear a real bow tie and avoid the ready tied versions.- Only wear a cummerbund with a single breasted jacket.- Always wear a double cuff shirt.- Make sure the cufflinks correspond coherently with your studs if wearing them.CODE …

What to wear: To a Funeral

Fieldy’s top five: ·       Be simple. Be respectful. Be smart. ·       Some funerals will request not to wear black, but for the majority it’s all about being conventional and understated. ·       Wear a dark suit. It needn’t be black but is should be dark. Navy or charcoal grey will look very smart.  Remember to keep …

What to wear: To an Interview

Fieldy’s top five •    Invest in a new interview outfit •    Look like someone who already works there •    Go white shirt and safe tie •    Pay great attention to grooming – hair etc •    Get objective feedback from others FIRST IMPRESSIONS It takes a further ten impressions to make up for one bad impression. …

What to wear: To a Wedding

Fieldy’s top five: When choosing a suit for a wedding choose a plain suit. If you’re likely to go to a host of smart weddings in the next couple of years, consider buying rather than hiring a morning suit. It will work out cheaper. For your shirt and tie, if not going white, focus on …

Jermyn Street: The home of British shirting

In 1664 Henry Jermyn, Earl of St. Albans and former Ambassador to Paris and The Hague obtained a grant of Crown land from Charles II to develop a residential neighbourhood in the area known as St James's Field. Henry Jermyn, c. 1604-January 1684 St. James's Square was the first development undertaken by Henry Jermyn.  Near …

Ties: The do’s and do knots

Walking to work in London, it amazes me how little people care about what they look like as they turn up to the office each day. I want to talk ties with you… I’m of the opinion that if you’ve decided to wear one, then wear it! Don’t just let it hang like a dead …