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Savile Row: a new book pays tribute to the home of menswear

Posted on 10 October 2017 at 11:56 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It’s nearly impossible for a man to look bad in a good suit. And when we say ‘good’, what we mean is a whistle tailored exactly to your specifications and measurements. In other words, a suit that’s ‘bespoke’. The obvious place to order one is Lon... Read more

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Afield: a new men's clothing brand from the people behind Tuk Tuk

Posted on 25 September 2017 at 18:20 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

One of the great British labels of the last few years was Tuk Tuk. Primarily a shirt brand, it made sleek button-downs using psychedelic fabrics sourced in Sri Lanka. Its closure in 2016 was a sad day for independently-minded tailoring fans. Happily, the ... Read more

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CB radio: celebrating the art of 'eyeball' cards

Posted on 01 September 2017 at 10:38 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

Today, instant communication with anyone anywhere is just the swipe of smartphone screen away. But in the late ’70s and early ’80s it was a different story. Sure, you could ring someone up, but every telephone was attached to the wall. If you wanted to speak to a ... Read more

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Paul Gorman: the punk writer on London, the Sex Pistols and why the suburbs are where it's at

Posted on 18 August 2017 at 09:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Words: Elliott Lewis-George Paul Gorman is a writer and cultural commentator living in suburban London. Since 1978, Paul’s amassed an expansive body of work around the visual identity of pop culture, which has been the spark for many of his own projects. ... Read more

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The fantastic women's uniforms of World War II

Posted on 11 August 2017 at 15:16 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Large-scale wars often act as a catalyst for innovation: and that’s as true for clothes as it is for say, weapons of mass destruction or anti-tank guns. World War II was no different. And while its influence on menswear has been extensively documented – see brands like ... Read more




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