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Gieves and Hawkes

Posted: July 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm   /   Style, Suits, The Professionals

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 […]

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Summer Tailoring: How to Smarten up without Feeling the Heat

Posted: July 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm   /   Style, Suits

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 […]

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How to shave with a Cut throat razor

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 8:06 am   /   Grooming, How To...

Regular readers will know I am an advocate of using a straight razor, and I am also a big fan of Bluebeards Revenge, the UK Grooming company. What you might not know is a couple of years ago, I got my first straight razor from the Bluebeards, or more specifically a shavette. It was that […]

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Hire Power – Moss Bros

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 11:05 am   /   Style, Suits, The Professionals

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. However, over the years, the company has done far […]

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Personal stylist and shopper – Thread.com review

Posted: June 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm   /   Featured, Style, The Professionals

Online personal stylist services that also provide a shopping experience are starting up all over the place, so does Thread.com have what it takes to compete with the very best? For those who read my review of The Chapar will know I am a fan of online personal stylists and shopping. As a concept it is a very […]

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Backstage during men’s fashion week

Posted: June 3, 2014 at 10:24 am   /   Archive, Style

The men’s fashion weeks are coming soon in Milan, London and Paris presenting the Spring-Summer collection for 2015. I do love those stressing days running from a show to another, from a location to another, from a city to another. It is definitely a tiring work but still exciting. My name is Amandine, I am […]

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The key to mastering the perfect fit

Posted: June 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm   /   Featured, Style, Suits

What does good fit really look like? Since writing the article Your clothes don’t fit you! I have been inundated with questions on what good fit actually looks like. Sounds simple enough, but since we are such diverse shapes and body types, finding a way to convey this was always going to be tricky. That […]

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Tailoring secrets – Alterations

Posted: June 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm   /   Featured, Shirts, Style, Suits

Although the pinnacle of men’s style, not everyone can afford to visit a gentleman’s bespoke tailor. So how do you make sure your clothes fit you perfectly? Buy from the high street and visit an alterations tailor to turn a garment that fits you well into a garment that looks like it was made for […]

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