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The hero of Winter dressing will always be the overcoat. Warm, luxurious and thoroughly practical, a beautifully tailored overcoat gives any wearer an air of stature and style.

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According to The Rake ‘London shoemaker Wildsmith is credited with creating the first modern loafer in 1926 for client King George VI, in response to the stuttering regent’s request for a bespoke casual shoe he could ‘loaf’ around his country houses in. A beefier ready-to-wear rendition suitable for outdoor use was soon put into production, and the style was quickly emulated by many more of Britain’s gentlemen’s shoemakers.’

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When you do some research on the Pea coat you find some different origins. Probably, like with many things that people independently of each other, they have had the same idea or at least quite similar ideas to solve a problem.

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Corduroy, is it the marmite of fabrics? Some love it for its texture and wearability. Some hate it because it is a fabric associated with the old fashioned stereotypical style of Geography teachers, pensioners, and those considered to be out of step geeks.

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There are some accessories that have a gravitas that elevates a persona a little. It’s not an essential item, and as we begin to move towards a cashless society, so they are becoming rarer, and generally only used by the wealthy who like to flaunt their wealth, and use cash to pay tips, and for other items where cash is the favoured currency.

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Turtlenecks have been a staple item of western wardrobes for many a year now.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 14:50

A Link To The Past – A Brief History About Cufflinks

We sometimes forget the impressive history behind some elements of fashion and style. From the earliest evidence of woven fabrics, bone embroidery needles and shell jewellery, to the overhaul of manufacturing methods in the Industrial Age. Embellishments have evolved, and some styles have fared better than others, and have proven to remain for centuries.

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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 15:45

When it Rains, It Pours - The Return Of The Mac

You see them on the sharply dressed in movies, you see them on disheveled Detective’s, and they have become an enduring staple of the City Gent. Spies have worn them, as have Gangsters. I am of course talking about the raincoat. Or more specifically The Mac.

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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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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:36

Bermuda Shorts – A Legacy That Has Not Been Lost

As we have been going through a heatwave, I felt it was only right that I address a style of garment, that comes out every time the temperature increases, and it becomes practical to wear them. That garment is of course Shorts. Now, for this article, I decided to focus more specifically on Bermuda shorts.

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