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/).
As a suit aficionado, my suits are either from a tailor, or a premium brand. When UK High street retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) offered me one of their new range of check suits to review, I had to confess that they would not have had them on my shortlist of go to places to buy a suit, but they convinced me I would be surprised. Did they convert me? Read on…
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.
Introduction to Thomas Mahon and his tailoring company English Cut, and the journey a watch blogger took when ordering two made to measure suits.
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.
With 450 years of combined tailoring expertise, it comes as no surprise that anything made by Gieves and Hawkes is created with military precision. The company’s flagship home in the oldest Georgian building in London’s most stylish street, is a fitting personification of this heritage brand: it is quintessentially English – and this is not something that money can usually buy.
Formal wear in the winter is simple; with plenty of options for sumptuous, luxurious fabrics, beautifully tailored bespoke three-piece suits and crisp cotton shirts, the last thing you’ll think about is overheating in the office. But once the spring arrives and temperatures start to soar, dressing formally can become a problem, and you might find yourself dreading everything from the morning meeting to your cousin’s wedding.
Mention Moss Bros and you’d be forgiven for automatically thinking of the word “hire”. Certainly, this is the association most of us are likely to make, and it’s hardly surprising considering the company formally began its hire service more than a hundred and seventeen years ago.