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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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Style Inspiration from Rami Malek
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If you don’t know the name Rami Malek yet, we suspect you soon will do. This multi award winning actor has appeared in TV dramas including Mr Robot, 24, The War at Home and The Pacific and films such as the Night at the Museum trilogy and Twilight. It’s fair to say, too, that even bigger things are in the pipeline for Malek. In November last year it was announced that he has been cast as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Acting...

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Ask the Tailor: Do I Need a Ticket Pocket?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re covering the issue of ticket pockets: do you need one?

If you’re not au fait with the proper names for suit pockets, the small usually-flapped pocket just above the main hip pocket on the right hand side of a jacket is called the ticket pocket.

Ever wondered why it’s there? This useful little pocket actually has a very interesting history. It first appeared on the jackets...

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How to Store Out of Season Tailoring
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The wardrobe minimalists among us probably have abundant space to store their clothing year round. A perfectly put together capsule wardrobe takes up minimal space and doesn’t require seasonal pruning.

Most of us, however, do not fall into this category. We must confess that we love quality menswear too much to limit ourselves to a particular number of pieces! The upside of this is that we can thrill in an abundance of beautifully put together tailored outfits… the downside is that we have to find somewhere...

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Fourteen Quotes About Style to Dress By
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The question of style and what makes it has been puzzling designers and followers of fashion for a very long time, possibly ever since the invention of clothes. 

Some lucky individuals are born with a sense of style so innate that it just seems to drip off them. Most of us, however, have to learn about our own personal style through a process of trial and error. 

If you’re one of the majority and are still perfecting your personal styling brand, we think you’ll appreciate the fourteen quotes we’ve curated...

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Ask the Tailor: How Long Should a Proper Fitting Take?
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Each month we ask our expert tailors to address one of your most frequent questions. This month we’re talking about fittings. How long should a full fitting take?

You don’t need us to tell you that every tailor is different. If you’ve ever purchased a piece of bespoke menswear, you’ll know that the personality and expertise of the tailor will have a big impact on both the experience and the garment you receive at the end of it.

What shouldn’t differ, however, is how...

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