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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Cashmere Hats and Gloves

Cashmere. Has it made it to your wardrobe? Maybe it’s your scarf, your jumper, or a proportion of your overcoat? Cashmere is collected during the spring moulting season when the goats naturally shed their winter coat. In the Northern Hemisphere, the goats moult as early as March and as late as May. Cashmere wool fibre …

Tweed All About It

I remember when the mere mention of tweed conjured up thoughts of being stuffy, boring and old fashioned. Something that was reserved for the next generation. But both smart and practical, for me, Tweed has since become something that should be making an appearance in every man’s wardrobe.   The original name of the cloth was …