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Asia Tailoring

I’m heading to Asia … should I buy a suit?

As the owner of a made-to-measure, mens clothing business, I probably shouldn’t write this, but I just can’t stop myself. I have been in hundreds of tailor shops around the world (yes, my kids dread walking past tailors when we’re travelling because I just can’t help myself but go in). I go in because I love suiting, and […]

Super 120 Wool Threadcount

Does Super mean it’s super?

Understanding suit fabrics is actually not as complicated as it may seem. When you’re next speaking to a hoity toity shop assistant, there are two key measurements that count. The S number  This is basically a number indicating the fineness of the wool  – the higher the number, the more fine the wool. The S number originated […]

Handmade Men's Shoes Captoe Brown Suade

What’s hot in men’s dress shoes …

Brogues, Oxfords, Derbys, Monks … Here are some quick tips to help you understand the different men’s shoe styles. Closure Styles There are four key closure styles: Oxford, Derby, Monk, and as well as the slip on (boot and loafer). The Oxford (also known as a Balmoral) is a “closed laced” shoe where the shoelace eyelet tabs are […]

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