August 2010

Essential autumn clothing: tweed, Fair Isle knitwear and wax jackets

August 10, 2010

With summer fast drawing to a close it’s time to start thinking about autumn clothing. It’s nice to see that traditional British fabrics and clothing are continuing their recent upsurge in popularity, especially cold-weather wear. Here are a few essential items to see you through the coming months.

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Summer office wear: light blue and khaki

August 8, 2010

August, and in fact most of the summer season in Tokyo might be too hot for suits, but it’s perfect for light blue button-down shirts and cotton khaki trousers:

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Seersucker: not just for Southern lawyers and dandies

August 7, 2010

In this, our first guest post, ABC Neckties blog editor Michael Carper guides us through some of the more unusual ways to wear that most quintessentially American of summer fabrics: seersucker. Easter marks the beginning of the seersucker season, when the bold pull out textured cotton suits and jackets for weddings and less formal occasions. […]

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The case for handwritten letters

August 3, 2010

We live in an age where most of written (or should I say typed) communication is electronic. Even when we do receive a letter in the post from a friend or colleague it is likely to have been typed on a computer and printed out. Receiving a handwritten letter is a rare event indeed, and […]

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