Online Sources: Classic Specs, Beaumont Sunglasses
A nifty little American independent for great classic sunglasses.
Maintenance: Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairers, London
A great shoe repairer and retailer. One you can't afford not to know about.
Jermyn Street As It Should Be: Harvie & Hudson
A proper Jermyn Street Shirt for under £50 isn't bad if you ask me. H&H are a classic gents outfitter offering classic English kit. Prices are fair and the service is good, particularly from the old boys.
Made to Measure Suiting at Stephan Shirts: Part 4
Our four part review of made-to-measure suiting at Stephan Shirts concludes with the finished suit.
A Study in Patience and Craft: Interview with Adam Atkinson of CHERCHBI
We catch up with the man behind up and coming British leathergoods and accessories brand CHERCHBI.
Rock 'N' Roll: Archer Adams, Marylebone
A wonderful new independent label providing original high qaulity clothes for those with an independent spirit.
Online Sources: Loveiwear, Shoreditch
When London based Lee Yule contacted me to introduce his website Loveiwear, I kinda new this would be my cup of tea.
Ettinger of London
Despite the fact that they are one of the last hand crafted leather goods makers left in England, you still may not have heard of Ettinger. And that, curiously, is also what makes them so special. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Robert Ettinger to discuss his company and its future plans
Like Father Like Son: Herring Shoes
A great online source. High quality Northamptonshire shoes at resonable prices. Check out Herring's own exceptional value ranges.
Under New Management: Stephan Haroutunian Shirts
I'm more than pleased to report that this business remains in the family, and has been placed into the very best of hands. I cannot speak highly enough of this shop, and I'm pleased to say can continue to do so for some time to come. Indeed, this time I can even show you pictures.
In The Know: Stephan Haroutunian Shirts
Quite simply this is a proper old fashioned shirt maker providing a good quality product and charging a reasonable price for it. £69 for an Egyptian, two-fold cotton, made-to-measure shirt, no minimum order, and beautifully made to boot.
A Rare Vintage: Emporium, Greenwich
Emporium is one of those shops that has the imprint of its owners' personalities all over it. Step over the threshold and the first thing you notice are the soulful beats and jazz tunes playing in the background.
Ormonde Jayne Perfumery
A Look at London based Ormonde Jayne perfumery. Specialising in rare oils and unusual ingredients for something unique and individual.
Family, Flair and Finesse: Nino's
Lots of people claim to offer something original, but the reality is few do. Not so with Nino's. While they produce elegant shirts in plain colours suitable for the office, the majority of the shirts are something a bit special. The sheer variety on offer beggars description.
The Italian Job: Volpe
An independent men's outfitter offering a complete wardrobe of understated, luxury clothing at affordable prices, under its own label. A European influence means rich colours, beautiful Italian fabrics and manufacturing, as well as an immaculate attention to detail. The guys here take real pride in what they do, which shows in both the warmth of the service and quality of the product. The coffee is excellent.
The Dog's Undercarriage: Adam of London
Before trotting through the door of Adam's take a look down to your left. You'll see the following sign, "All clothing for sale on these premises are exclusive to us in Great Britain. If you want to be exclusive and look the dogs bo**ocks please come in. However if you want to look like a bag of sh*t then we suggest that you go to the shops in the high streets around the country".
Old School: Lloyd Miller, Bespoke Tailor and Alterations
Mr Lloyd Miller is an alterations tailor. He's also a little more than that, being a full bespoke tailor -not to mention a proper gentleman.
Affable and Affordable Bespoke Tailors: Apsley of London
I've always tried to remember that a thing is never so intimidating as when it is done for the first time.
How to: Fold a Pocket Square
You either get pocket handkerchiefs or you don't. Personally, I love em. Few men in my age group wear them, so I make a point of doing so; separates the cads from the boys.
Suffice to say this is the most straightforward (lots of diagrams) guide I've yet found, published or online, on how to fold all the variants for the pocket handkerchief.
How To: Pick A Scent That Lasts
Do you know an Aftershave from an Eau de Parfum? You will do by the time you read this.
How To: Get A Dimple
An easy way to get a dimple in your tie.