May 2011

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Unstructured navy jacket with gingham shirt

May 27, 2011

My most-worn jacket during late spring and early summer is this unstructured navy jacket. It’s just the thing for when the days are hot but you need to look smarter than your average salaryman. Remember that gingham shirts need to be toned down with simple, dark-coloured ties. This one is actually a black and medium […]

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Pocket square placement

May 22, 2011

The mere act of placing a pocket square in your top pocket is somewhat dandyish; having it perfectly straight and mathematically aligned – in the TV fold style – is simply too perfect for my liking. For all but the most formal of occasions I like my pocket square to look more like an afterthought […]

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Loafers and the “invisible” sock dilemma

May 20, 2011

May is probably my favourite month in terms of weather. There may be the occasional day or two when it rains buckets, but generally the skies are clear, the days warm and the nights comfortably cool. It’s also the perfect time to bring those suede loafers out of winter hibernation. I don’t like wearing socks […]

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Q: When is a slim-fit shirt not a slim-fit shirt?

May 16, 2011

A: Usually when it’s got a “slim-fit” label. Despite decades of experience few British high street shirt retailers have managed to make decent slim-fitting shirts. Of course, most of them have a slim-fit range of some kind, it’s just that their proportions stretch the definition of the term to breaking point. I can’t help but […]

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The Duke of Windsor and why style isn’t everything

May 11, 2011

If there’s one person who regularly gets a lot of love in the male-style blogosphere it’s the late Edward Duke of Windsor. His unique way with the cloth was truly trend-setting. In fact it’s hard to think of another twentieth-century figure who had a greater impact on classic menswear. I’ve cited him before a few […]

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