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Ask the Tailor: What's best, a zip or button fly?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re talking trouser flies. Should you opt for a zip or a button closure?

Perhaps more than any other part of a suit, the type of fly fastening you opt for is generally a pretty personal decision. Most gentleman have a well-defined preference and it’s very difficult to answer the question of which is better without taking these preferences into account.

However, we’ve done our best! Below...

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Five Ways a Good Tailor Can Change Your Outlook on Life
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The traditional men’s tailor has been a key part of British culture since the early 1800s. Today, visiting a tailor has become a luxury rather than a necessity. There are a wide range of ready to wear suits available on the high street at a full spectrum of price points. 

Professional gentlemen no longer need to visit a tailor in order to be properly attired for work… and yet, huge numbers still do.

Why? Because we tailors are offering more than just clothing. Find a good...

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Do Office Style Rules Change in Summer?
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During the heat of July and August, many office-based professionals find it difficult to know exactly what to wear. Usual office attire can be uncomfortable in particularly high temperatures, especially in workspaces where air flow is poor.

There are, of course, ways to swap out key components of your professional tailoring for cooler versions. Wearing a lighter cotton and linen-mix suits will make a big difference, as will opting for white 100% cotton shirts.

However, there is a bigger question at play here. When the...

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Suits on the Beach: How to Look Sharp on Holiday
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Despite the pun in the title, we’re not really advocating that you should wear a suit on the beach. For one thing: bespoke tailoring plus sand is not an ideal situation! That being said, we do believe it’s possible to look sharp and well put together even on holiday.

They key to getting this right is to be intentional with your holiday packing. Choosing your clothing wisely will help you to continue to look stylish throughout your time away. 

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Ask the Tailor: How Often is Too Often for Dry Cleaning?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re addressing the issue of dry cleaning. How often is too often?

It’s only logical to want to take the best care of your tailoring. This is especially true when it’s bespoke, as you’ll want to ensure it lasts you well for years to come. One of the most important ways we do this is by ensuring our suits are professionally dry cleaned regularly. 

Though dry cleaning...

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How to Have a Stylish Summer

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Many gentlemen find that summer is the trickiest season for looking their best. A lot of usually-immovable dress codes are relaxed during this time and it can be difficult to know how to navigate more formal summer events.

Some people may deal with this by giving up on the quest for style all together during this time of year… but this really isn’t necessary. Instead, let’s all pledge to step away from the cut off shorts, the walking sandals and the baseball caps, at the very least during professional events...

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Traveling with Tailoring: the Way to Get it Right
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There are many reasons why you may need to travel with a suit. Perhaps you’re taking a business trip, attending a distant wedding, or simply want to look dapper whilst on holiday. Whatever the reason, before you pack your suitcase it’s worth taking the time to consider the best way to transport your tailoring.

We think bespoke suits deserve extra special care. Perhaps you do too: especially as they generally represent a fair financial investment! Here’s the good news: the better you look after your...

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Suits and Sun Hats: Can it be Done?
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Summer brings with it all manner of style conundrums. When is it all right to ditch the tie? Is it okay to go to work without a suit jacket? And, most confusing of all: is it ever okay to wear a sun hat with a suit?

This last problem is one that we Brits experience on fairly rare occasions, but it can still be very tricky to navigate. When the sun builds up to its full summer heat, many of us feel more comfortable with...

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Ask the Tailor: How do I Decide About Pleats?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re addressing the issue of pleats. How do you decide whether they’re right for you?

To pleat or not to pleat? That is the question. 

One of the major benefits to investing in bespoke premium menswear is that you will be presented with tailoring that’s entirely of your own choosing. The flip side of this, of course, is that you’ll sometimes have to make decisions on style...

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Staying Cool in Traditional Tailoring
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As the weather starts to heat up, many suit-lovers will need to think about making small adjustments to their wardrobe to see them through the summer.

A suit is an excellent year-round outfit, but it will be necessary to make a few concessions to the temperature in order to keep you looking and feeling cool.

What to put away

First things first, there are a few pieces you’ll want to pack away in the wardrobe ready for autumn. This includes any heavy wool suits along with...

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