The new suit isn’t something your grandfather would readily understand. But it is something he might well have wanted to wear.
It’s a negligence in dress, albeit a studied one. It’s being effortlessly nonchalant, as though you really don’t care about your clothes at all.
Formalwear may be more open to interpretation these days, but rules is still rules, and respect – for other people, for the conventions of the situation – is respect.
Not all shirts are created equal. These are the brands that will have you looking the business in the boardroom.
Do you wear the full gamut of trousers on offer, or have you found yourself stuck in a legwear rut?
A brief compendium of the Italian companies that have had the greatest influence specifically on menswear.
It’s more about being a leader in your own life, rather than seeking to lead others.
Did we mention that you should never wear three-quarter length trousers? Like, never. Never-ever-ever.
The time-tested guidelines which, if respected, help ensure that any man is dressed as well as possible – regardless of his own unique pizzazz in the wardrobe department.
It may perform superbly, feel distinctive and look great, but is a mohair suit really worth supporting such an unethical production process?
Avoid the consternation on a Friday morning.
If ever something in the male wardrobe was mis-named it’s the loafer. It is, after all, the hardest working shoe around.
A foundation garment for the way we dress on a daily basis – which is incredible in itself, given that the style is, in effect, largely unchanged since the 1890s.
The suit seems to sort itself. It’s what you choose to wear with it – designed to express something, like a personality – that’s the real conundrum. And often that boils down to your shirt and tie.
Now that plus-fours have been dumped in the sartorial dustbin of history, does any phrase in the dictionary of dressing up come so loaded with class connotations as “sports jacket”?
A black-tie event should be as sartorially simple as donning one’s pyjamas.
Seersucker – a fabric almost exclusively identified with high summer.
By most accounts, the Oxford cloth button-down shirt (or OCBD for short) should be one of those garments too loaded with negative connotations to ever be cool.
Finally, some answers.