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 …

Doing The Write Thing

Pens. We all use them, and even in a world that is becoming evermore reliant on computers, iPad’s, iPhone’s, the web and email, to my mind, receiving something that is hand written is still held in a higher regard than from any of the forementioned. And quite rightly so. There is still nothing nicer than …

Freshen Up

When you hear doom and gloom like this, its no surprise that freshening up the wardrobe with a new suit or jacket - well it can probably wait, right? So here’s the thing… It’s true. Men have smartened up their act in recent years. This has been down to a combination of wanting to give …

150th Anniversary of the Tux

BURLINGTON ARCADE CELEBRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TUXEDO Exhibition: 10th – 22nd September   London’s stunning Burlington Arcade is hosting an exhibition celebrating the 150th Anniversary of The Tuxedo. The ‘Little Black Jacket’ exhibition, in collaboration with London College of Fashion (LCF), will be exhibited in Burlington Arcade from 10th – 22nd September and showcase heritage pieces from renowned Tuxedo wearers …

Made By Hands Of Britain

I know, I know, it’s September and far too early to be thinking about Christmas. But…. I was asked if I’d write about a site called MadeByHandsOfBritain.com which is a celebration of products made here in the UK, and I am more than happy to do so. As the years have gone by, companies have …

Fin’s For Him

There’s something quite reassuring when you come across a brand that fits with who you are, as opposed to you feeling a need to fit with the brand. For those of us who wear the suit, shirt, and tie combo during the week, black leather shoes are the final ingredient. But what about the evening …

PM Steps into the Sun

People in the public eye get a hard time don’t they? After all, they’ve put themselves out there, gained some success through luck, talent and perseverance, and what happens? When they get it wrong, the rest of us throw virtual tomatoes at them – particularly the press. Mr Bean or that other politician...?  When you’re …

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 …