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Style Inspiration from Eddie Redmayne
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Today we’re taking style inspiration from an Oscar winner who’s played such diverse roles as Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables, Professor Stephen Hawking in A Theory of Everything and Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

We’re talking, of course, about British actor Eddie Redmayne. 

In addition to being a multi award-winning actor (including GQ’s Best Dressed Man 2015), Redmayne has the added talent of looking great in traditional tailoring. Perhaps it’s confidence, perhaps it’s something he learnt during his modelling career or perhaps it’s...

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Why Shirts Matter
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Looking good in bespoke tailoring isn’t all about the suit itself. The accessories you choose to wear with it will have a huge impact on the overall success of your outfit.

The most important of these accessories is the shirt. 

Shirts form the base of any good tailored outfit. Think of the shirt you choose as the foundation of your suit. A hasty or half-hearted foundation is never a solid start. Taking care over your shirt choice will give your outfit a much stronger foundation...

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How to Turn Heads in a Statement Suit
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There comes a time in the life of most gentlemen when they want to really make a statement with their clothing. This may line up with a big event such as a wedding or award ceremony, or it may just be in response to a wardrobe full of classic black, grey and navy tailoring.

Whatever the reason, trust us when we say there’s no need to shy away from the idea of a statement suit.

What counts as a statement suit?

The good news here...

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Style Hacks to Improve Your Look
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At Mullen & Mullen we believe in the power of great style. When you look good, you feel good; and that’ll give you the confidence to take on the world in whatever way you see fit. 

If, like us, you’re always on the hunt for subtle ways to improve your look, keep reading. We’ve gathered together fifteen quick style hacks that will elevate your outfit and keep you looking sharp. 

Here goes:

1. Never fasten the bottom button of your jacket.

2. Unbutton all buttons...

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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. 

Not sure where to start? Below is...

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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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