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Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:26

The Winter Hero: From The Chesterfield to The Crombie

Written by Jason Disley

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.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:17

From Loafing Around to an Iconic style: A history of The Loafer

Written by Jason Disley

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.’

Thursday, 05 November 2020 12:06

In The Navy– The Pea coat/Reefer Jacket and Bridge Coat

Written by Jason Disley

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.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:10

The Origins of Paisley, Ancient Babylon, and Indulgence

Written by 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.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 14:22

Enter the MAMIL

Written by Chris Clark

I guess it was inevitable. I’d long resisted the urge and I blame no one, but COVID. If the dreadful virus hadn’t struck and rendered the whole country impotent earlier in the year, I’d never have succumbed.

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