Jason Disley

Although it was originally called buta or boteh, meaning “flower,” People have seen resemblances to lotus flowers, a mango, a leech, yin and yang, a dragon, and a cypress pine.

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.

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.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 09:45

Weaving A Tale Of Tweed

In recent years, Harris Tweed has achieved cult status having been rediscovered by the fashion industry.

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.

So, as the nation bathes in an Indian Summer, with beautiful sunshine during mid-September, so I take a look at a fashion staple. It doesn’t belong to any particular style, although some style tribes may have appropriated it more than others. There is no doubt though, that at some point all of us will have worn one. Either simply to be cooler in hot weather, or as an extra layer beneath a shirt or sweater. I am of course writing about the simple white t-shirt.

 
There are shoes that stand out, they look good, and do the job. Some are versatile and can be worn both casually and formally. One such shoe is the Brogue. It’s versatility has made it a fashion staple. But, not only that, it has helped spawn other styles that are associated with different aspects of life. Usually sport or leisure, rather than just for work, or the functionality they were originally created for. 
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.

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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