Wearing a Poppy

The history bit: The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem In Flanders Fields. It refers to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies parts of Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Canadian …

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 …

What to wear: On a Date

Fieldy’s top five: • Important are the shirt and the shoes. • Iron the shirt, not just the collar. • One shirt button is reserved, two buttons is relaxed, and three is awful. • Wear colours that suit and you enjoy. • Shoes, shoes and shoes. Job interviews, weddings, parties. What to wear for these …

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 …