Archive for May, 2011

Umbrellas in the City

Umbrellas, from left to right: black leather crocodile print handle by Fox Umbrellas, £118; stripped cherry handle by Swaine Adeney Brigg, £245; navy with white spots and chocolate leather handle by Drake’s London, £225
The past few weeks have …

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Brand Review: Ignatious Joseph

I daren’t count my shirts. I have so many of them that I have dedicated an entire wardrobe to them – space which, to be honest, I can ill afford – and they hang there not in the happy glory of enshrinement but positively wedged into the space; so…

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The Sartorialist’s Summer Dream

The English summer is a glorious thing. You may scoff, particularly those of you who believe the lie that it only ever rains here. In fact the UK gets a lower rainfall per year than Mexico – we just never know when it’s going to happen. Come summer…

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The Importance of Detail

As infuriatingly cliché as it seems, it is undeniably true; it’s all about the details. You can have the most wonderful ‘blank canvas’ of an ensemble – a beautifully made suit, hand-sewn shoes – but if the details are wrong, or not present a…

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Links: Bryan Ferry, Pair of Shoes, Clothes with a Story…

• One of my favorite contemporary style icons. (gq-magazine.co.uk)
• The joy of buying a pair of shoes. (aheadlongdive.com)
• We need our clothing to be meaningful, with a story to tell. (to-the-manner-born.blogspot.com)
• I love to use Google …

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