Have you ever noticed that some jackets look better on you than others, even with the same measurements? Perhaps you’ve had a jacket at some point that has issues with tightness around the top buttoning point, even though the measurements say that everything should be correct. Or, a you’ve bought a regular length jacket off the rack that makes you look a bit short for some reason. Chances are that any of these issues – especially if they’ve arisen from a contemporary off the rack jacket – are caused by a button stance that is too high. Continue reading Jacket Button Stance: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?
Ever noticed that sometimes a shirt with a pocket looks good, and other times it looks bad? It’s because there’s a rule of thumb for when you should – and when you shouldn’t – have a pocket there. Continue reading When Should Your Shirt Have a Breast Pocket?
See what happened at the first fitting for my Knightsman suit. Continue reading Knightsman Suit Commission Update
What was that thing? It was the king. The one thing that matters more than anything; the fabric, the construction, anything else.
Fit. Continue reading I Binned (Almost) My Entire Tailored Jacket Collection…
Pairing ties and pocket squares is an art that – when executed well – provides a wonderful playground for self-expression in an otherwise uniform outfit. Making a good combination of patterns and colours seems a very daunting task to many men (I get questions about it regularly!), but it is actually a rather simple undertaking that boils down to one thing: harmony. Continue reading How to Put Together A Great Tie and Pocket Square Combo
The rugby shirt has been a part of many people’s casual wardrobes as far back as the 1980s, enjoying a wave of mainstream popularity in the 1990s when well-known designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren caught onto the trend and included the rugby in their collections. The popularity waned somewhat in recent years; however the last couple of seasons have seen rugby tops making a big comeback, with the last couple of years seeing them out in force. Continue reading The Resurgence of the Rugby Shirt