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It is said every bespoke tailor has its own signature tailoring style, which has been developed by years and years of - experience, knowledge, and their artistic creativity.

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As soon autumn arrives, so thoughts start turning towards warmer clothing. There is a fabric that has been used for at least the last century that should be addressed, especially as it has seen a bit of a resurgence since certain period dramas on television (Peaky Blinders) for example have had an impact on tastes when it comes to tailoring.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:44

The Khaki Experiment and The Chino Cinch

OK, the title of this article could be mistaken for the ludicrous title of a mid twentieth-century pocket book novel. You know the ones that you could pick up from a newspaper stand for about twenty five cents in the US back in the day. You know, when working men would read a book for entertainment?

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When it comes to discussing the most-loved big-screen musicals of all time, it is fair to say that Grease is most definitely the word.

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Thin Ice is a novel by British character actor Alan Ford (23rd February 1938, London). Known to many as Brick Top from Guy Ritchie’s iconic crime caper film Snatch (2000),

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In case you somehow hadn’t heard, the Oscars rolls around this Sunday, and for an actor, there’s no greater recognition for a performance than winning an Academy Award, which has celebrated the year’s best films since 1929.

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Coming clean, he told the world why he was robbing the bank that day. Citing that through his wife’s suicide attempt over not having a woman body he had resorted to robbing a bank to provide for it.
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“Nobody would ever rob a bank to give a guy a sex-change operation, that’s why they made a movie about it”
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Saturday, 05 October 2013 16:53

Sammy Davis Jr (1925 - 1990)

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Many believe his larger than life stage performances were related to Sammy’s secret desire to be liked and to overcome prejudice. He finished his army days in the entertainment section traveling across the US, gorging himself on the joy of being liked. He looked for haters in his audience and gave his performances an extra burst of strength and energy to make them acknowledge him as an entertainer. Back in Civy Street he perfected his performances

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© Words Dennis Munday. Ronchi Dei Legionari, Gorizia, Italy

When the ‘pint’ sized Mickey Rooney died on April 6, 2014, it was truly the end of an era. Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920, the son of vaudeville performers Joe Yule and Nell Carter. He first appeared on stage as part of the family act, at the age of 17 months, playing a mouth organ. They were divorced when Rooney was seven, and when his parents separated in 1924, his mother took
him off to Hollywood.
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