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Friday, May 31, 2013

Colors And Style of Men’s Belt

Men’s Belt Basics:  Belt Colors
Leather should always match leather.  That rule stays with you in dress and casual wear:  brown leather shoes go with a brown leather belt, and black with black.  Glossy belts should be paired with highly-polished shoes; matte shoes go with matte belts.  If you’re wearing casual shoes that aren’t made of leather, you have more freedom to work with.  Cloth shoes can be paired with cloth belts of a different color.
Rare animal patterns can be very expensive, but should still be considered casual wear.  A very high-quality ostrich-skin belt is too ostentatious for a business setting (but can be very sharp-looking out on the town).  Snakeskin and other reptilian patterns are eye-catching options as well — just keep in mind how much attention you want being drawn to your midsection.  That’s where people’s eyes will be going if the belt is the most distinctive part of the outfit.  The same holds true for brightly-colored belts of more conventional materials.

Men’s Belt Basics:  Styles of Buckle
There are a few common ways of approaching the basic task of holding your pants up.  Most belts fall into one of these styles:
  • Buckles with a tongue:  the belt slides through a loop of metal, and a metal tongue is slipped through a hole in the belt to pin it down.
  • Buckles with a hook:  a flat metal (or plastic) plate is attached by slipping a hook on the back of the buckle through the front of the belt.
  • Buckles with a sliding latch:  the belt slides through a metal latch, inside which a vertical peg presses the belt into place.
  • Braided belts:  use a basic tongue buckle, but the belt is made of a woven leather braid rather than a flat piece of leather with punched holes.  The tongue can slip between any two strands.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Handmade Custom Vests

Waistcoats (or “vests” in good American English) haven’t been this in style for decades. Seersucker linen vest
Perhaps the recession made us all a bit more serious, and many of the guys out there who hoped to be boys forever decided to grow up.
Or perhaps we all just decided to think a bit more about history and a bit less about what was new, when future prospects seemed to dim.
But while vests have come back in style, attractive, interesting, and idiosyncratic vests are still absent from the stores.
1920s Style Vest
You can find a basic vest, but can you find a vest that someone spent some time designing?
We can design and make a one-of-a-kind vest that is completely designed to fit your body and your life.1920s Boardwalk Empire Vest
Victorian Melton VestOur waistcoats are drawn from the history of fine men’s dress but propelled forward into modern life through taste, judgement, and a selection of the best modern materials.
Our goal when we design is to take details from greatest pieces crafted over the past centuries and renew them by placing them in the context of contemporary life.Navy Victorian Vest
The white seersucker vest with the stand-up collar, wide lapels, and silver buttons, for example, is almost identical in style to a vest from the 1700′s that is in the V&A museum.
But when made up in the right fabric, with just the right proportions it does not look out of place at a summer picnic or garden party.
The most distinct detail on this vest is the forward sloped shoulder seams, that wrap the linen backs of the vest over onto the front.
Western VestThe grey pinstripe vest is cut extra long for a slim early 1920′s look and is inspired by the same period in which the show Boardwalk Empire is set.Pinstripe Western Vest
The heavy navy blue melton vest was inspired by a book on Victorian explorers of the Nile region that I had been reading and all of the wonderful paintings of the explorers.
I wanted a vest that I would be able to wear for work without getting destroyed with pockets that could hold all of my gear, and this was the result.
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The vest is lined in cotton twill and is self-backed  —the perfect vest for working with your hands or repairing machinery.
The two Western style vests in the listing were designed in a similar frame of mind.  It is easy enough to find a Western style vest, but hard to find one that doesn’t seem like a costume.
With Austro-Hungarian Military Buttons
The heathered brown wool vest was designed for a 1950s style wedding in Hawaii, and I wanted something that would be both retro and Western but with a completely different sensibility than you would find if you were going line dancing.  
The grey pinstripe vest is almost identical.  Here, the Western yoke almost disappears into the pattern of the stripes.
This vest was also made for a wedding, but this one here in Colorado.  The fabric is an extremely breathable, open weave, tropical wool.
The dark grey vest with silver buttons has an early 20th century cast.  The buttons are vintage Austro-Hungarian military buttons and the front fabric is a mix-stripe flannel wool.  The result is a hip and youthful vest that draws on the well of history.
The wool windowpane vest pictured was made for a wedding in South Africa and is paired with a pair of trendy low-rise pants that we crafted and a Liberty print skinny tie that we made.  A beautiful plaid is ideal for an outdoor summer wedding (where black should generally be avoided).
The last few pics show some shots from my own wedding (and you can expect to see more of these pics soon).  When we design and make all of the pieces for a wedding (vests, shirts, hats, jackets, pants, dresses, ties, etc), the results are amazing.  Handmade Vests and Waistcoats
(Feel free to check out our women’s store for more pictures of our dresses:
The picture of the bride and her father shows a brown gabardine vest with a green embroidered collar.  The groom’s father is shown in an off black vest with brown pinstripes (made from superfine wool) with brown wool pants, and a green cotton sateen shirt.  His vest is cut with a breast pocket that sports a cotton print pocket square.
The groomsman (in white) sports a silk matka vest with duppioni on the collar, welts, and back.  And the groom (in greens and browns) is wearing a suit that is cut from an Italian wool sateen.
All of these vests are just samples of our work.
Contact us by email ( and we will get to work designing a vest just for you.  You tell us a bit about yourself, and we will send you sketches and swatches until we find the perfect fabrics and style for your events and the life that you lead.
We make vests for customers all over the world.  So wherever you are we can deliver to you

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Men Suits--Custom Tailored

Every suit that we make is unique and made for an individual client.
We don’t have 5 or 10 or even 500 designs.  Prohibition Era Suit
For every suit that we make, we start with the client and his own sense of style.
We ask him where he will wear the piece.
How often he will wear it.  How much he wants to stand out or blend in.
We ask him what kinds of motions he will be making, whether he will be dancing or reaching across a desk or sitting on a barstool with his jacket buttoned.
Wedding Pinstripe SuitCrimson Paisley LiningAnd then we mine the rich history of menswear for details from the past that can be dragged into the present and recreated to fit within the thick context of his individual life.
We do not set out to create something new.
Action Back JacketBut the distinct individuality of each human person gives birth to newness.  1930s Style Pinstripe Suit
But this newness is never merely superficial or contrived.
It is instead filled with meaning; it carries its past within it; it is purposeful.
This post showcases some of our unique recent pieces.
Many of the pictures show a black pinstripe suit that we made recently. 
This suit combines details from many eras to create a suit that is perfect for business, pleasure,—and getting married in.
The fabric is a gorgeous wool twill with bright white stripes.
Mod Navy SuitMany of the details of the piece are borrowed from more sporty and casual suits of earlier eras.  Slim Lapels Suit
The pleats in the back above and below the back belt on the suit give the suit an “action back”.
This keeps the suit feeling slim while allowing for lots of extra movement in the back when driving, operating a mouse, or shuffling papers around on a desk.
The hip pockets are hacking flaps, which make for easy entry and comfortable slouching, but they are further accessorized with buttons which help to contain items of importance when the jacket is tossed upon a bed.
The shapes of the pocket flap and the cuffs are in one of the more interesting and distinct nineteen teens/early 20s styles and give the pieces a slight aura of dandyism despite the business-like orientation of the pieces.
The jacket and the vest are cut with peak lapels and are single breasted.  Like all of our “1909 Bespoke” suits, this jacket is finished with hand pick-stitching and distinctive vintage handwork tacks.
We also made the shirt, tie, and the tropical wool wedding gown shown, and always enjoy the chance to make as many pieces as possible for a special event or performance.
Daytime Formal Wear SuitThe next suit is almost completely different.  This piece, cut from a more finished black and navy basketweave tweed, is an utterly fitted “Mod” piece that has more of a 1960s look to it.Tan Herringbone Suit
This jacket is styled with a wide upper collar but narrow lapels.  It has traditional hacking flap pockets with a ticket pocket and is finished with crowsfoot tacks on the pocket flaps and a simple handworked buttonhole on the lapel in navy.
Double Breasted Herringbone Formal VestThe jacket has 2-button functional cuffs sewn with 30 ligne horn buttons for a more Mod look.
These buttons, like the buttons on the jacket, are a brown, rather than navy horn, all of which adds to the deliberate retro look of the piece.
The pants are slim “boot cut” low-rise pants with L-shaped jean pockets.  This detail gives the suit a sporty look and allows for a highly fitted seat.
L-shape pockets are also excellent for holding your keys versus standard slash pockets should you decide to take a rest on the grass.
The third suit (a tan herringbone flannel) is a unique take on daytime formalwear.  With this piece we wanted to do something that had the formality of a tuxedo but would work for daytime and outdoor events.
Grey Pin Stripe SuitWe wanted something that felt a lot more modern than a morning coat, but still felt pretty traditional. The design combines some Gatsbyesque 1920s details with a “space-age” 1960s look.
The lapels on the vest are made from a silk duppioni in cream, and the handworked boutonnière on the jacket is in a slightly contrasting tan.  The pockets have an angle-cut hacking flap.
The result is what we think of as “Garden Party” formal.
The next suit is in a classic silver pinstripe wool.  It is “tropical weight” with a dry hand.  All of this makes for a piece that is highly breathable.
The customer was looking for a suit for traveling, and a quite matte fabric like this has excellent wrinkle resistance.3pc Pinstripe Suit in Silver
The pants are based on a favorite pair of boot cut jeans that the client mailed to us.  This allowed us to get the ideal fit that he wanted and to make sure that the piece looked good with his cowboy boots.
Although some books on “dress etiquette” prescribe a vest that always covers the pant waistband, we went with a Western cut for this that would prominently display the client’s belt buckle in the notch of the vest hem.  The jacket also has cuffs, which are easily rolled up when feeling hot.
The final suit in this listing is cut from a gorgeous 2-ply wool pinstripe.
Navy Pinstripe 3pc SUitThe client wanted a suit that would work for business but also a suit that didn’t feel stuffy or basic and could be worn for special occasions.
The style that we ended up designing is a classic 2-button business suit, but with a Mod-style angled cutaway hem and pointed flap pockets.
This pocket style was found on many early 20th century sportswear jacket styles and on some Western and 1970s styles.
Incorporating a flap like this into a modern suit creates a piece that utterly resists the look of an “stuffy old man” business suit, while otherwise retaining the classic and traditional look.
If you are considering a suit, please drop me a line via email ( and we can talk more.  
All of these suits are “muslin fit.”  Which means that we cut and sew cotton mock-ups of the suit and mail these to you to try on.  You send us your feedback and also digital pics; and we analyze the pictures to achieve a great fit that matches your personal send of style.  We make the majority of our suits for clients that are outside of Colorado and often outside of the US—But we love local clients as well.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

5 Reasons To Have A Military Wedding

1.  You have earned the right – simply put, this one of the perks of serving your country.
You may not get paid well, you may get shipped to a hostile land for 18 months, and you may have to have the same haircut for 20 years……..but you can dress like a future king on your wedding day.

2.  It sets the tone for the wedding – Weddings are naturally fun events, but when military uniforms are introduced into the mix they act as a catalyst and heighten the feelings and emotions.  Solemn moments are more reflective –  joyous moments are more joyful.  Perhaps it’s how the uniforms (and the history they represent) remind us that all that is beautiful and earthly is fleeting.  And that’s why we should cherish every moment with our good friends and family.

3.  It puts you on equal footing with the bride – Most grooms, especially in the pictures, play second fiddle to the bride.  When you wear your uniform, don’t be surprised when you start to become the person everyone wants a picture with.  The infusion of color, great fit, and classic lines shaped over centuries will make your outfit something everyone wants to have a picture with.  All you have to do is just smile!

4.  You save money – A large cost for many grooms and groomsmen are tuxedo rentals or the buying of new suits that actually fit.  You already own your uniform so no need to spend more there – assuming your groomsmen are service members as well they have the same luxury.  An added benefit is that your dress uniform should fit reasonably well thanks to inspections, you being in great shape, and military regulations requiring a form fit.  In fact for many men their dress uniform is the best fitting garment they’ll ever own (unless they go custom).
5.  You get to pull out a sword – I don’t need to elaborate on this point.  Anytime you can wear a sword and use it, outside of combat, makes for a memorable event.
A few points worth considering
Medals – If you’re newly commissioned or enlisted, chances are you have very few if any.  Don’t worry about it.  I personally love the look of a clean uniform without the fruit salad.
Swords – Be courteous of others and the institutions you’re interacting with.  Some churches do not allow swords inside – respect this and work around it.
Wearing your military uniform to a wedding as a guest – unless it is a military wedding where other uniformed men will be present, I advise caution in wearing your uniform and suggest you wear a suit.  Although you have earned the right to wear your uniform, the event you’re attending isn’t about you and a gentleman  isn’t out to steal the limelight from the bride and groom by displaying his medals and colors on another person’s big day.  Instead wear a well fitted classic wedding suit that subtly displays your masculine physique.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

We *Don’t* want to wear: Your Dress Shirt

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Surprised? I know. It seems these days you can’t shake a stick without hitting a TV commercial or magazine ad featuring a woman wearing a man’s white dress shirt (and presumably nothing else), buttoned just high enough and stopping just low enough. But you know what? I have no interest in wearing a man’s dress shirt, and I don’t know of any of my girlfriends who do either (though maybe we’re just not Sex & the City-level comfortable with that kind of talk). The starched collars don’t exactly scream comfort, and besides, we already have a nighttime option from your closet; see “Your t-shirt” above.

A reaction to all this sartorial subterfuge could be to get mad or annoyed. Women’s closets are already stuffed with clothes; do we really need to borrow yours to round out our wardrobe? Not really, but I suggest you go easy on your wife or girlfriend the next time she nicks your favorite (fill in the blank). Women love wearing their man’s clothes, almost any of them, but it’s not like she’s going to stretch them out. And if you’re lucky, she’ll wash what she wore, and even fold it so you don’t have to.
What’s more, and you probably know this already – I hope you know this already – it’s not so much about the perfect fit of your intramural football team t-shirt, it’s about it being YOUR intramural football team t-shirt. Us ladies can get possessive too. Wearing your clothes is a way to mark our territory…sartorially.

6 Pieces Of Clothing Women Want To Steal From You

This is a guest post from my friend Megan over at Style Girlfriend - visit her blog for more men’s style advice from a woman’s perspective!

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When it comes to clothes, women act like magnets around the closets of stylish men.
We seem to be attracted to what you’re wearing through some strange, unexplained force of nature.
What was hanging in your closet, flung on your bed, on you even – whoosh – she’s suddenly got on and is heading out the door.
This clever vanishing act your female companion performs on the contents of your wardrobe can happen at any time, to nearly any article of clothing. The sweater you wanted to wear to work today? Sorry, it’s crumpled at the bottom of one of her purses (not the one she’s carrying now, of course) because she borrowed it a week ago at the movies. The sweatpants you were planning to wear to bed? She’s already got ‘em on.
So what are the clothing items most women want to steal?
Here is a quick hit list of the 6 clothing items your lady is most likely to swipe.

1. Your Light-Weight Jacket

We just need to run to the store for a minute, and yours slides on so easily over whatever we have on. Even better? How dainty we look when we’re wearing it. …Right? Don’t you think we look dainty? (Hint: this is a great time to say we look dainty)

2. Your T-Shirts

Where do I even begin? Which t-shirt? Every t-shirt. The best? Your oldest t-shirt. I close my eyes and daydream about the wonderfulness that is a guy’s t-shirt on my torso. You’ve spent years artfully beating the crap out of the tees in your dresser drawer, and I’d like to thank you for that on behalf of womankind. Now please let us put one on so we can snuggle next to you on the couch and watch a movie.
Tip to try: The next time your lady love stays over, have the t-shirt you know she likes the most waiting – clean and folded – for her.

3. Your Hat

Oh man, do girls ever love stealing hats from guys. The first hat I ever stole was a trucker hat from a guy friend who I just happened to be completely in love with my freshman year in college. (In my defense, my college years coincided with the short window in time when trucker hats were still cool) I wore that thing everywhere and was all too happy to tell people who it really belonged to. This love affair with men’s hats is universal. Winter beanies, snapback caps, fedoras of particularly small-domed men – none are safe from a woman’s grasp.

4. Your Favorite Sweaters

Now we’re talking. There is nothing a woman likes more than a comfortable sweater, and nothing’s more comfortable than a sweater two sizes too big. The chances of clothing robbery increase with quality level. Polyester blend? Perfectly safe in your closet. Cashmere or merino wool? If you’re really attached to it, you might want to hide it somewhere high up.

5. Your Suit Coat

Is there anything prettier than a girl in a fancy dress with her man’s jacket draped around her shoulders? Trick question, the answer is no. No there isn’t.
Tip to try: On your next date night out, make a point to wear a blazer, even if you usually never dress up. At the slightest hint of a breeze, offer it up. Even if she doesn’t need it, she’ll appreciate the gesture.

6. Your Hooded Sweatshirt.

While you may find us more attractive when we’re wearing more form-fitting clothes, I hope you don’t mind how much us ladies love wearing your oversized activewear. Your alma mater’s hoodie, the one with the grease stains on it and tear in the elbow? We would wear that thing to church if we could. Thank you, by the way, for breaking it in so well for us. A good hoodie is such a find that females will stoop to stealing any one they can find – boyfriend, brother, co-worker – no man’s sweatshirt is safe.
Tip to try: Wear yours over to her house, then leave it when you go. She’ll love smelling like you the rest of the week (or til she decides to wash it).

Friday, May 17, 2013

Steps to Take to Insure a Good Product

Finding a good tailor is the biggest step toward getting the custom suit you want. But there are a few things you can do to help make sure the finished product is exactly what you want the first time around:
  1. Find a Specialist.
    Different tailors make different products. Their skills aren’t identical. If you’re having a pair of trousers made, don’t go to someone whose business is primarily in jackets, overcoats, and suits — sure, he makes trousers as part of the suits, but his focus and expertise is clearly in upper-body tailoring. Look for someone who specializes in the item you’re buying.
  2. Send a Sample.
    You’ll be giving your tailor detailed measurements, but go one step further — pay the extra shipping to send him or her a similar garment that you already own and that fits exactly the way you like. This becomes a “block pattern” that the tailor can use as a check against his own construction. Go ahead and take some pictures of the garment and measure it yourself before you send it — that way the two of you can discuss what you liked about the old garment in detail as the process goes forward. (Note: It may also be helpful to label the sample garment clearly with your name, so that it doesn’t get lost in a shuffle of clothing.)
  3. Start with One Garment.
    Resist the temptation to do a package deal until you’re sure of your tailor. It’s worth paying for two rounds of shipping to have one suit, shirt, pair of trousers, etc. made and try it on before ordering more. Once you know you like the tailor’s work, absolutely buy in the most cost-effective packages you can — most will discount on bulk orders, as well as shipping them together to save costs there — but be sure you do like it before paying for a half-dozen pieces of clothing.
These are simple, common-sense steps that are easy to follow.
If you stick to them, long-distance tailoring is nothing to be afraid of. And for a man with limited local options, it might just be the best clothes-shopping experience you’ll ever have.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A good “all-weather” Jacket Needs To Be Several Things

close-detail-fabric-waxed-cottonA good “all-weather” jacket needs to be several things: waterproof, obviously, but also lightweight, breathable, and warm.
Traditional waxed cotton jackets solve the warmth problem by quilting.
Quilted “pockets” in the construction can hold either air or extra padding, depending on how warm the jacket is meant to be. The thinnest, lightest versions, most similar to the Gore-Tex and other “shell” styles we see in outdoor and camping stores, forgo the quilting altogether, using a single layer of thick cotton fabric instead.
Breathability is a natural advantage of cotton. The waxing limits it to some extent, but air still flows much more freely than it can in a synthetic jacket. Waxed cotton jackets tend to be much less stifling than those made from nylon, PVC, or other synthetic materials.
Weight is the primary disadvantage of cotton jackets, particularly if they do soak through and become wet.
There’s little that can be done to reduce the weight, though the best jackets are made from high-quality Egyptian or other long-staple cotton that provides strong, lightweight cloth (think of a very fine dress shirt — it’s the same material, woven thicker).

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Why You Want to Wear Cardigan Sweater

More Style for Your Buck
Let’s talk style first.
The cardigan opens down the front instead of pulling over the head, meaning it can be worn open or closed.
Open it functions a lot like a jacket in the way it frames your torso but gives a softer, more casual shape.
Good cardigans will give a little taper at the waist to flatter your figure the same way a suit coat does.
Closed, the cardigan has a little more visual texture to it but works just fine as a regular sweater would.  You can wear it under a sports jacket, over a dress shirt and necktie, with jeans or with dress slacks, and so on.
Between the two ways of wearing it you’re looking at something that can be an outer layer, a jacket, a surrogate waistcoat, the bottom layer under a sport coat, and — in warmer weather — just an accent draped over your shoulders.
That’s a lot of use from one piece of clothing.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Large Inventory, Average Selection

Walking into the store we were impressed by the wide selection of suits.  The walls and racks were covered with men suits and sports coats.  There were even separate sections with long suits for people like us with longer arms.  This was easily one of the largest inventories of suits we’ve seen in a retail store.  However, the numerous offerings were not very diverse in terms of fit and color.  If you want a black, dark grey, or dark navy suit, this is a great place to shop.  Men’s Wearhouse is not a great place to shop for a light navy or light grey suit.  Similar to the limited color selections, we also noticed most of the suits were cut in a traditional fit (there were few modern options).  This means the suit jackets extended further down the torso than modern suits, and tended to have larger lapels, wider misections, and thicker shoulders.  Tailoring can help to account for some of these issues, but we find it’s nice to start  out with a slim fit while shopping (if that’s your personal preference).  That way the suit doesn’t have to be tailored as much and this helps reduce the overall price.  The materials selection was fairly diverse; the majority of the suits were made of cotton, wool, worsted wool, and linen.

One of the problems we personally experienced at the store was the lack of separate suit jackets.  The majority of the jackets were part of a suit and included pants and sometimes a vest as well.  We were searching for suit jackets we could wear as sports coats and had little luck finding options in our sizes.  Not only that, if a jacket came with pants you had to purchase the whole set.  As far as sizes go, Steven is usually a 38L and there were less than a dozen individual jackets in that size to look at.  Matthew tends to be a 42L, and despite the larger selection there were approximately 5 individual jackets for him to examine.  The large inventory with regard to other products helps make up for some of this shortfall.  There were 3 tables filled with silk ties (no cotton or knit ties though), and the colors and pattern selections were fairly conservative (a lot of greys, blues, reds, and golds).  All in all, the inventory was huge for the size of the store, but the styles and selections of the products seem to indicate the store was geared towards an older clientele.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Natural Shoulder

Fear not, this is not an umpteenth political listing for the European elections (that gave way to the arrival of strange, to say the least, listings such as “Cannabis without borders” and the likes), nor an association of butchers up in arms to defend the shoulder of organic lamb. It is rather tailors across Europe that have joined forces to defend and promote the so-called natural shoulder.
To complement yesterday’s post on the “war of shoulders” raging in Italy, here is a EUROPEAN selection (in parallel with current events) of the bespoke labels most representative of this style which is, contrary to widespread beliefs, is far from being exclusive to Italy.
Specifically, three labels are defending the soft shoulder (with little to no padding) tooth and nail: Anderson & Sheppard in England, Knize in Austria and, of course Rubinacci in Italy.
Here are a few gorgeous bespoke creations by these three highly recommended labels (of which Knize, originally from Czechoslovakia but now based in Vienna, is probably the least known)
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An Anderson & Sheppard London window
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A gorgeous three piece SB Knize suit

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bespoke Suit by Yoshimi Hasegawa

There is no denying that among (the few) observers and experts of international masculine elegance, there are still, and to our great dismay, only but a few meaningful feminine voices.
This is why we are particularly glad to introduce a new book by our friend Yoshimi Hasgawa,Japanese author/reporter who we met in Tokyo on June 1st for the screening of La Beauté du Geste. Since then, we have been developing many collaborative projects, including the Japanese version of PG which should be up and running before the end of the year.
Yoshimi’s is a respected and recognized author in both Japan and England, where she lives half of the year, for her articles in masculine press on prestigious labels such as Harris Tweed or Aran (the famous knit label of the eponymous Islands), and for books including The Purveyors to the Royal Household: The Lesser-known World of Royal Warrants (Eikoku oshitsu goyotatsu shirarezaru roiyaru waranto no sekai) published by Heibonsha.
Yoshimi’s latest offering about Savile Row, A Glimpse into the World of English Tailoring explores 11 bespoke tailoring shops representative of all trends currently sweeping the Row, from the most traditional to the most modern, from the most conservative to the boldest: Richard Anderson, Anderson & Sheppard, Dege & Skinner, Ede & Ravenscroft, Timothy Everest, Gieves & Hawkes, Huntsman & sons, Norton & Sons, Henry Poole, Spencer Hart and Walsh & Jefferies.
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Beyond the obvious refinement in the matter, this splendid coffee table book also stuns with very original and high level photography work made in partnership with London photographer Edward Lakeman. The beauty of the photographs alone could rather easily justify purchasing the book even without knowledge of Japanese.
But add the efforts made by Yoshimi and her publisher to provide an English translation for the chapter on military tailoring and the presentation of each label, the book becomes a must for anyone interested or passionate about the wonderful world of bespoke. Here is the link to the Japanese Amazon where Savile Row, a Glimpse into the World of English Tailoring can be bought for 36 euro, not including shipping.
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