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Style Inspiration from John Legend
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John Legend is a singer songwriter who has collaborated with musicians such as Kanye West, will.i.am, Alicia Keys, Estelle and André 3000. He has won multiple industry awards including an Oscar for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe and ten Grammy Awards.

Legend was born in 1978 in Ohio, USA. He began playing the piano at the age of seven, but didn’t get his musical break until he left college and was introduced to, and signed by, Kanye West. 

Sartorially, John Legend is something of...

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How to Recognise a Quality Tailor
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Choosing to work with a tailor is a big commitment. Not only are you trusting the tailor you choose with your sartorial appearance, you’ll also likely be investing a significant sum of money. 

Whichever way you look at it; before you shake hands and make an agreement, you’ll want to be doubly sure you’re choosing a quality tailor you can trust.

But if you’ve never worked with a tailor before, how do you know what to look for? Here’s our quick crib sheet for how...

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Ask the Tailor: What is a House Style?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re giving you the lowdown on what you need to know about house styles.

If you’re new to the world of bespoke tailoring, you may find yourself coming up against sartorial vocabulary you’re unfamiliar with. 

One of the terms you may find baffling is ‘house style’. After all: doesn’t opting for bespoke tailoring mean that your clothing will be created to your precise requirements?

What is a...

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A History of Sun Hats
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In recent decades, hats have come to be regarded almost solely as a practical item. We wear them   generally only in extremes of temperatures: on the coldest winter days to keep us warm and on the hottest summer days to shade our head and eyes from the sun. 

But it hasn’t always been this way!

Up until the 1960s any self-respecting gentleman would have considered a hat a vital part of his daily attire. Whatever the weather was doing, every man would complete his...

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We Listen to Your Feedback: Net Promoter Score

When making a bespoke suit, it is essential to keep asking questions.

  • What will you wear the suit for? 
  • Which cloths do you prefer?
  • Do you prefer a slim or a classic fit to your suit?

Since May 11th, 2015, we started asking just 1 more simple question.

How likely are you to recommend Mullen & Mullen to a friend or colleague?

Over 484 of you have answered to date (thank you) and it has transformed our business.

What is Net Promoter Score?

The Net Promoter Score® (or NPS, as we'll refer to it in this article) is a deceptively...

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Four Ways to Shake Up Your Footwear Choices
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A large part of looking good in men’s tailoring is about keeping things classic. After all: it’s difficult to go wrong with a beautifully cut suit in a neutral fabric, a white shirt and a pair of lace up Oxfords.

However, that’s not to say that you should never try anything new. Classic is not the same thing as boring! Part of the joy of sartorial experimentation is about pushing the boundaries of style and exploring new wardrobe combinations that work for you.

One of...

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Style Inspiration from James Norton
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James Norton is a Cambridge graduate and RADA trained actor who appears to have been granted the enviable talent of moving seamlessly between stage and screen. He has appeared in television productions such as Grantchester, Happy Valley, and War & Peace, and in films including Belle and An Education.

Though Norton’s CV is particularly impressive, personally we’re more taken by his style credentials. Norton describes his own style as ‘classic.’ He’s particularly into vintage clothing and even used to sell gentlemen’s vintage clothing on his own...

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How to Choose Your First Bespoke Suit
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We believe that your first bespoke suit is incredibly special. Not only will it be perfectly designed, perfectly fitted and perfectly built around you, it also marks something of a watershed moment. 

When you make the decision to go bespoke for the first time, you are choosing to invest in yourself sartorially. By doing this you are signalling, both to yourself and to the people around you, that you believe in yourself. 

Are you thinking about taking the plunge and ordering your first...

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Ask the Tailor: How Many Buttons Should I Choose?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re talking buttons: how many should you choose?

The question of how many buttons you should have on your suit jacket may be more complicated than it first appears. Some jackets have one button, some have two and some have three. Which option you choose will affect the way your jacket looks, fits and hangs. 

The case for one button

One button jackets used to be seen...

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Is it Ever Okay to Not Tuck in Your Shirt?
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The overall success of your look will have almost as much to do with how you wear your clothes as it does what you choose to wear in the first place. 

How to wear your shirt, and whether or not to tuck it in, is a good example of this. Shirts can be a style minefield as they come in so many different fabrics, styles, fits, colours, patterns and shapes. There is also variation in how different people choose to wear them.

One of the...

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