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English tailoring meets Italian taste

From 19th – 23rd October, Italian brewery Menabrea and bespoke tailors Henry Herbert will bring a taste of true continental style to the streets of London, as they launch Brewspoke: an online service allowing men and women to have their own store-bought suits and shirts professionally fitted for free (http://www.menabrea.co.uk/in-the-know/brewspoke-from-menabrea-a-perfect-fit/).

Win a new Bellroy wallet

I’m a fan of the Bellroy range of wallets, I make no excuses for it. Their range of quality leather, pocket slimming wallets will revolutionise how you view wallets and all the things you carry. Minimalist is something I think of when trying to describe them, but actually they are perfectly full featured. Bellroy wallets are very simply clever.

Dapper fun at the Jim Clark Weekend

Club Lotus in partnership with The Jim Clark Trust and in association with Country Clothing retailer A Hume are hosting The Jim Clark Weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic 1965 season, during which he won his second Formula One World Championship, the Indianapolis 500, the Formula 2 Championship, and the Tasman Championship. The celebration will take place in Duns, Scottish Borders, on 16-17 May (2015).


Woman Crush Wednesday and it’s hashtag #WCW has been revitalised by Mayfair-based PR agency JPR Media Group, run by Jessica Patterson with a philosophy to make Woman Crush Wednesday a celebration of successful and inspirational women from the worlds of business, fashion, entertainment, and media, and to honour their contribution to society and to the empowerment of women.

Why are glasses overlooked?

For a long time I thought I had perfect vision, but a routine visit to the optician has meant I now join the 69% of Britons who wear glasses. So why is it we spend less time choosing a pair of glasses than we do buying a suit? I had never thought about it, but a call with a very interesting glasses designer has opened my eyes to a whole new world (I make no excuses for the pun, but better get it out of the way early).

Jacket Required AW15: Rise of the gent

Here is my round up of the best from Jacket Required AW15. I would traditionally shy away from the menswear trade shows, simply because for a long time, high fashion and niche trends have ruled where I would prefer updated, current evolution of classic tailored style. Thankfully with the resurgence of the modern gentleman over the past couple of years, times are changing and I like to keep abreast of current developments.