What to wear in the Summer

There's something rather British about talking about the weather. If we're not complaining that it's too cold and wet, and how we wish we could ditch this country and live a better life in the sun,  chances are by the summer we're complaining that it's far to hot! Why are we never satisfied?! What to wear …

YOUR questions, MY answers

I wanted to take a moment to answer some of your questions. Keep them coming! (james@jamesfield.com) Q:      Can you talk me through what kind of jacket a man should opt for according to his body shape? A:        There is one thing that is vital – that the jacket fits – whatever body size you are.  With …

Why go Bespoke?

Firstly, bespoke comes with a warning. It is incredibly addictive. If you have spent years buying off the peg, unless you are extremely lucky, the chances are there is probably something that isn’t quite right. It might be the width or length of your sleeves. It might be the length of the jacket. It might …

Your Wardrobe’s New Year Revolution

  2015. A year yet defined, but soon enough the talk will be all about those New Year’s resolutions. Quit smoking. Quit drinking. Exercise more. Eat less. Learn something new. Now, I’m not going to sit here tapping away telling you how to do or why you should do any of those things, but what I …

London Collections: Men visits The Cabinet War Rooms

Some seven decades after it was used as Winston Churchill’s tactical hub, The Cabinet War Rooms were once again buzzing with people. But how very different it was this time around. What an extraordinary setting and a brilliant one at that to host Savile Row, which demonstrated why it remains the godfather of destinations to …

Choosing a Suit – Your jacket style

  Choosing a jacket style, whether it is a casual, sporting, or suit is straight forward. Going the bespoke route is a whole load easier still because you have the benefit of your tailor giving you his or her expertise – ensuring you go for the best style to suit you. A Savile Row tailor …

Cool Wool

Wool in the summer? Why would you? It sounds uncomfortable doesn’t it? It’s like having a cup of tea on a hot day, why would you? In fact having a cup of tea is known to cool you down. Why? Because as you warm up inside, blood vessels on the surface of your skin dilate. …

Choosing a Suit – Cloth weight

So you need a suit. It needs to be smart, functional, fit for purpose, and, oh yes, needs to make you look and feel like a film star. It’s a straight forward 'ask' really. Isn’t it? When you buy Bespoke or Made to Measure, the tailor’s job is to make you look a million dollars, …

Choosing a Suit – Your trouser style

When you wear your suit you’d be right in thinking that the first thing people will notice is the jacket. But your trousers really are important too. Badly cut trousers will make the difference between a reasonable suit and a great suit. The rise Generally speaking, trousers in Ready to Wear (RTW) are cut with …

Choosing a Suit – Cloth type

When you’ve got to grips with what weight you want a suit to be, the next step is colour and pattern. Suits are made in a variety of fabrics, but most commonly from wool. The two main yarns produce worsted (where the fibres are combed before spinning) and woollen (where they are not). These can …