With the recent cold snap that has descended on the UK, I decided to put together a tailored outfit designed for all your seasonally-transitional needs. To help me with this, Jack Wills decided to offer me one of their new Bloomsbury suits to use in my outfit. So with the mercury slowly falling and the sun getting lower, I hit the streets of London to see how my new look stood up against the UK’s somewhat temperamental weather
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Summer tailoring has always been something of a problem for me. Often it takes bold use of colour, accessories and clever detailing to create an outfit that looks effortlessly dapper and suitable for the summer season. Fortunately, with the help of Hawes & Curtis, I had the opportunity to create three different tailored looks for summer that only use one suit but incorporate different elements and accessories for different styles. You can see them below and leave a comment with your feedback on the outfits.
You can also check out the full Summer Tailoring Style guide Hawes & Curtis created based around this shoot, to purchase the outfits or any of the individual items used. View Post
A topic that rarely makes its way to the surface when men’s style is discussed is the underwear you choose and how it can complement your figure and overall look. For many men, including myself at one stage, it’s often a thought that is never truly taken seriously with most men electing to buy something based on value rather than comfort and especially not style. However, today I wanted to look into the importance of men’s underwear, what you should look for (in terms of quality and style) when you buy it and get some opinions from other stylists/bloggers on the topic in general. View Post
Good style is all about investing in quality and, somewhat sadly, this is rarely the cheapest option available to the average consumer. Locally manufactured fashion items usually come at a premium due to the increased labour and material costs and so budgets for shopping lose a lot of their strength when you start buying for quality rather than for the sake of cheapness. It’s a question I’m often asked and, if I’m honest, it can be difficult to ease the pain. However, there are a few easy ways to help improve your purchasing power by reducing the cost of your retail therapy. So I’ve listed 4 below that are minimum stress/maximum reward strategies for getting a last second discount before you buy. View Post
Until recently, I’d always been somewhat apprehensive about wearing suede due to its reputation of being difficult to care for and easily damaged. However, in the last year or so my collection of suede items has increased drastically and, with it, the amount of time I’ve spent researching suede care and repair guides. Suede is, by no means, the easiest fabric to look after and in fact is something of a labour of love. If you want it to last, you do have to put in the hours with it, regularly maintain the exterior and protect it from a variety of elements. With that in mind, I’ve put together 5 tips on caring for suede to keep you and your items looking sharp. View Post