Fast fashion is - whether we agree with it or not - a large part of clothing today. Retail chain products of the likes of Cotton On, H&M and Zara are seen on people around the nation every day. With the prevalence of fast fashion and the negative connotations that come along with the word such as environmental disrespect and poor quality as the cost of a cheap garment, the question begs to be asked: can you get good clothes from these stores?
After contemplating the thought for some time - and saving up - I have finally commissioned my first tailor-made suit. In this post I will share my experience in the first step of the process with Knightsman and a few thoughts on stepping into the world of custom suits.
Today I want to share a great documentary I have watched recently. It is produced by Sartorial Talks (the YouTube channel of the Parisian Gentleman blog). The channel consistently delivers engaging, high quality content and I thoroughly enjoyed this piece in particular; full of insights, history and elegant charm.
Backpacks and other over the shoulder bags are very popular ways of carrying your things, thanks to the practical nature of them. They are a staple of young people's accessories. The familiarity means both are popular choices among men entering the professional workforce. Unfortunately, this means they are often worn over suits and blazers; a sure-fire way to ruin the jacket quickly.
The dapper biker aesthetic has been popularised in recent times by the advent of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, a charity event where men and women dress in their Sunday best and go for a group motorcycle ride for charity. Some awesome styles are seen all around the world in the participants, and it is a vibe I really like.
I came across a YouTube video recently where the guys from Netflix's Queer Eye gave a makeover to the husband of a People magazine writer, and it really drove home an important point. The recipient of the makeover was a handsome man, who had absolutely no thought of himself that way. He was a man who had no self-confidence when it came to his appearance, even though he could - and should.