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Ask the Tailor: How Can I Prolong the Life of My Tailoring?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’ve got some tips on how to prolong the life of your bespoke tailoring.

There are two key reasons why you’ll want to ensure your high end tailoring lasts as long as possible:

  1. Because it’s likely you love your one of a kind clothing and want to be able to keep wearing it for many years to come.
  2. Because bespoke tailoring can represent a significant investment and you’ll...

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How to Nail the Tailored Christmas Party Look
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When it comes to dressing for a Christmas party, we think there’s really only one option: traditional tailoring. Dressing well will ensure you stand out from the crowd for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.

The other benefit of keeping your party wardrobe traditional is that it makes choosing what to wear for each occasion far easier. 

There’s no need to worry about what might work and what might not: a well fitted bespoke suit will always work perfectly. In fact, the only real consideration...

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Preparing Your Wardrobe for the Festive Season
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The month of December can be an intense one; it has a habit of taking over our social calendars while playing havoc with our wallets, our physiques and our wardrobes. 

If you’ve got a busy festive season on the horizon, now might be the time to start to prepare. We think mid-November is the ideal point to prepare your wardrobe for the parties ahead.

Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a handy four step guide.

Step one: evaluate what you have

The first...

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Accessorising a Suit for Winter: How to Get it Right

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The great thing about winter is that it gives style mavens like us a lot more scope for adding accessories to our look. 

From overcoats to hats, scarves and gloves: you can use seasonal accessories to a double advantage by ensuring you choose pieces that will keep you feeling warm and looking sharp.

Want to make sure you get it right this winter? Here are a few nuggets of style wisdom to see you on your way.

Don’t overdo it

As a general rule, when it...

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Ask the Tailor: Should I go Single or Double Breasted?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re talking jacket style: should you opt for single or double breasted?

There are many decisions to make when it comes to designing your perfect tailored jacket. One of the major ones is whether to choose a single breasted or double breasted style.

Single breasted suit jackets have one row of buttons to the front. In a double breasted jacket, the front is cut to overlap in...

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Let’s Talk About Dinner Jackets
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In a world where so many are turning away from the traditional, we think there’s something very special about embracing tried and tested dress codes. This is particularly key at this time of year, as the party season is just up ahead.

A true gentleman always dresses correctly for the occasion. In our opinion, formal dinners, parties and balls should always call for a dinner jacket.

Dinner jackets are different to standard suit jackets in a few ways:

  1. They have a luxe satin...

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How Many Pieces Would be in the Ideal Capsule Wardrobe?
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The capsule wardrobe is a popular concept. We can certainly see the attraction of having a minimalist wardrobe populated only with the very best bespoke tailoring. The idea of a capsule wardrobe is that everything is a hundred percent your style, is of the very best quality and is the perfect fit. Also key is that all pieces within a capsule wardrobe should be complementary; everything in there can be worn with everything else. 

In reality, very few clothing collections could truly be described as...

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Style Inspiration from Ryan Reynolds
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Style inspiration sometimes comes from somewhat unexpected sources. We’re well used to looking to oscar winners, James Bond films and costume dramas for tailoring inspiration, but what about an actor who is best known for his roles in rom-coms and comic book adaptations?

Step up Ryan Reynolds. The star of films such as The Proposal, Definitely Maybe, Blade: Trinity and Deadpool really knows how to work a suit. 

Earlier this year, GQ named Reynolds as one of their 13 Most Stylish Men in the...

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A History of Mens Scarves
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Knitted or woven, wool or silk; the humble scarf has a rather more illustrious history than you may imagine! Rather than simply being a practical item of clothing to keep your neck warm in winter weather, scarves have been worn for two millennia for reasons of style, practicality and military necessity.

One of the earliest uses of scarves was in Ancient China. There, knotted neck scarves were worn by the military. They had a fairly practical purpose: different colours of scarf represented different ranks....

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Ask the Tailor: What Do I Need to Know About Linings?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re talking linings. What do you need to know?

Bespoke menswear isn’t just about how you look: it’s also about how you feel. We want you to look great in your tailoring… but we also want to ensure you feel confident and, most importantly, comfortable.

The type of lining you choose will have a big impact on how comfortable your made to measure tailoring is. It will...

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