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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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The Tie Bar: Do You Need One?
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Tie bars first came to prominence in the 1920s when the modern day straight tie came into fashion. They are typically made of metal and an inch or two long and are used to clip your tie to your shirt. 

On the fence about whether you need one? We’d like to change your mind. 

We think a tie bar can be a very useful accessory for three key reasons.

One: because they serve a very practical purpose 

If you’re the kind of gentleman who often finds his tie out of...

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A Guide to the Best Summer Friendly Fabrics

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Warm weather can be more of an inconvenience than a pleasure if you’re not wearing appropriate seasonal fabrics. Luckily, there are a wide range of lightweight fabrics that are both smart and comfortable.

As a general rule of thumb, natural fibres are a better choice in the summer than man made fibres. This is because natural fibres are more breathable than their artificial counterparts: making them far better suited for promoting airflow on warmer days.

If you’re thinking about investing in your summer wardrobe, here is...

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Ask the Tailor: What do Super Counts Mean?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re lifting the lid on super counts, what they are and what you need to know about them.

Ever heard the term super counts in relation to wool and wondered what it meant? We’re here to give you the lowdown. 

What are super counts?

Super counts, sometimes referred to as S numbers or worsted count, is a type of thread count. It is used as a way to...

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Style Inspiration from Pep Guardiola
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When we’re looking for style icons, the football pitch is rarely our first port of call. However, Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has changed that. This is a man who knows how to work a suit both on the sidelines and off. 

Guardiola is the current manager of Manchester City. He’s an ex footballer himself and was regarded as one of the best players of his generation during his time at FC Barcelona. In addition to managerial record that includes more than twenty championship wins, Guardiola...

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How to Dress for a Wedding: 2017 Edition
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We are fast approaching wedding season. For most of us, this means that at least one of our summer weekends will be taken up with the activity of being a wedding guest.

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that weddings are important occasions. This importance is reflected in the myriad of dress codes, style guides and unwritten rules that relate to what we must wear to attend them.

We’re sorry to break this to you, but dressing well for a wedding isn’t always...

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A History of Pinstripes
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There are few patterns more classic than the pinstripe. A look this iconic needs little explanation: whether in grey on black, grey on grey, cream on navy or pastel on cream, pinstripes are a simple pattern that will make a big impact.

Ubiquitous on shirts, suits, waistcoats, overcoats, socks and ties, pinstripes have the rare quality of being truly timeless. Though they’ve been popular amongst British gentlemen for more than two hundred years, pinstripes still manage to look perfectly contemporary.

There are two rival stories about how pinstripes gained a...

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Five Quick Tips for Looking Cool in a Suit
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The humble suit can achieve a range of looks. Our bespoke tailoring inspiration ranges from traditional style icons such as Fred Astaire and the Duke of Windsor all the way to less polished figures such as James Bond, Don Draper and Luther.

Whatever look you’re trying to achieve, most stylish gentleman generally have one key thing in common. What are we talking about? They all look seriously cool in a suit.

Do you want to do the same? No problem. Below we’ve shared five quick...

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Ask the Tailor: Should I Commission a Two or Three Piece Suit?

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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re asking whether you should commission a two or three piece suit.

A suit consists of two or three pieces. The jacket and the trousers are necessary parts of the whole, but whether or not you choose to add a waistcoat is up to you. 

Most modern suits do not come with a waistcoat as standard. Whether for the office, weddings, parties or events, most gentlemen feel that...

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How to Choose Cufflinks
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Cufflinks are a vital accessory to any dress shirt. Not only are they practical, they also offer a key opportunity to flaunt your style. 

These tiny accessories can have a huge impact on the overall success of your outfit. Get them right, and they can add a flash of personality to your tailoring. Get them wrong and you risk undermining the rest of your look.

Like a lot of great fashion pieces, cufflinks originated in France. They were developed in response to a practical need:...

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