Getting an old jacket or blazer altered is usually quicker and cheaper than if you were ordering one made up from scratch, and it is a great way to revamp older garments or vintage finds. Often, a bit of careful altering here and there can do wonders for your tired old blazer.
I got my first straight razor from the Bluebeard’s Revenge, or more specifically a shavette – It was that moment that got me into perfecting what many gentlemen consider the only proper way to shave.
Mixing patterns can be a daunting task. Done well it reveals your sartorial sophistication. Done poorly and you look like you dressed in the dark. So if you’ve just begun [ … ]
For a man to be truly well dressed he should know a variety of tie knots. Each knot has its merits and should be chosen according to the width and [ … ]
There are so many contradictory rules about using colour. One expert declares earth colours should be worn with pale skin, another recommends pastels. These rules are as arbitrary as they [ … ]
A very important part of a gentleman’s style is his smile, and having clean white teeth is essential to maintaining a healthy overall look. Even though I have been working with many gentlemen on what to wear over the years, I had always been nervous about how white my teeth were. I have never had that Hollywood white, Simon Cowell smile, I drank far too much coffee (at least five cups a day) and Red wine was my alcohol of choice. Both are notorious on staining teeth.
Not all men are blessed with the perfect physique, even I need to know how to dress a few lbs lighter. More specifically, I need to dress in a way [ … ]
Every modern gentleman should understand when to dry clean a suit, here is my top tips for deciding when.