Tag Archives : bespoke

In case you missed them, the best of 2015 #1: Guides

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Reading Time: 4 minutesLast year I posed a couple of posts summarising all the best pieces I wrote in 2014. Since this was a resounding success and a public service in the true spirit of altruism, surprise surprise, I’m at it again this year! It can be an arduous task reading back through almost 400 posts, so here is an easy to use…

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The bespoke shirt update: Is it splendid?

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Reading Time: 8 minutesA while back I wrote about my experience of being measured for a bespoke shirt by Oslo-based tailoring-firm Splendid & Fellows, and I did promise a follow-up on what the end result was like. Pardon my lateness in this respect, the shirt hasn’t actually taken this long to arrive! It did in fact arrive after the 6 weeks or so…

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Giving the idea of bespoke a try…

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Reading Time: 9 minutesRegular readers will be well aware of the issues I have with garment manufacturers and their sloppy and inaccurate sizing, and how this makes it difficult to predict the sizing of clothes based upon their information. Argh, I feel my ire rising just thinking about it. In a recent piece I ended with the questions “Is bespoke the only way to…

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Suitably retro, grandfather style

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Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve had this suit for a while now, after inheriting it from my dear, departed grandfather. I’ve never really fitted it before, but on a whim tried it today and find I must be quite close to the height and weight he was when it was made for him back in 1945. It gives me an odd feeling of connection…

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Book tip: Bespoke, by Richard Anderson

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Reading Time: 6 minutesOn a recent trip to London I made a point of seeking out the famous Savile Row. I’d watched the 3-part docu-series the BBC had made about Savile Row focusing on it’s changing fortunes and I was really curious about what the street was really like. I did a post on this visit a while back, it can be found…

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Impressions of Savile Row

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOn a recent visit to London I had a list of places I wanted to visit. Amongst these were Savile Row, home of Londons Bespoke tailors. Bespoke tailoring isn’t actually something that I consider very “me”, but I can’t help be fascinated by the tradition and craft that lies behind it. Also, the fact that people will actually travel far…

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