Buying your business shirts: Part 1

We all wear them and for most of us there are two ways of buying them. You will either buy a little cheaper, being carefree about the life span you can expect from them. Or you buy shirts that are a little more expensive but be happy in the knowledge that with care they will …

Morning dress

If you have just got engaged, firstly congratulations, secondly your new wife-to-be may already be in wedding planning mode so with this in mind if you are unclear on what wedding attire to wear on your wedding day here’s a guide to the perfect dress code for the Groom… And yes, it’s worth thinking about …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …