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Monsieur’s Guide to Suit Construction: Canvassed vs Fused

April 13, 2013

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Bespoke has been thoroughly abused as a marketing term, as a result, even newer less knowledgeable tailors misuse (I hope) the term and use it interchangeably with “made to measure”. For gentlemen, the art of suit construction is not to be taken lightly, coming from a long tradition of Savile Row artisans, the creation of […]

Bonobos x The Monsieur: Guide to Menswear Spring 2013

April 11, 2013

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Menswear in Spring time is a high point in every sartorialist’s calendar. It’s one of the few times where the less confident among us can explore the realms of sprezzetura without an iota of self-consciousness. While surfing my usual favourite web spots, I came across a well curated collection of spring summer 2013 looks that […]

Menswear for debonair men: Check blazers and Oliver Sweeney Kilties

March 28, 2013

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We all know that the well dressed man is back but what exactly makes him “well dressed”- is he perennially in top hat and coat tails? Obviously not. Dressing well is about projecting your personal sense of style and good taste rather than lumping a collection of blazers, shirts and trousers and calling it a look- It’s […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Men’s Smart Casual: Courtesy of Comodo Square Korea

March 18, 2013

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Men’s smart casual is a tripwire laden subject in this era of blazer and shorts ensembles. Previously, Mango HE SS12 provided good examples for smart casual dressing; but recently, I got to learn of a Korean men’s outfitter by the name of Comodo Square. There’s little information on them but when it comes to menswear, […]

Beyond Savile Row: Knize Mode Atelier in Vienna

March 16, 2013

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Douglas Fairbanks once dubbed Savile Row the “undisputed capital to men’s tailoring”, while that is true, it does not mean that suits beyond the Row are substandard. Instead, there have been many men’s suiting boutiques that have served various Royalty throughout Europe, the Habsburg Archdukes for instance, got measured up at Knize Mode Atelier in […]

Menswear 2013: Rise of the Classically Dressed Gentleman

March 9, 2013

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Last month, New York Times T magazine celebrated The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man and in their op-ed piece welcomed us all to the age of sartorial enlightenment. I agree with the premise but disagree with their assertion that Joe Namath was metrosexual avant la lettre. In fact if anything, his “wooly pecs” and “dense happy trail” categorically […]

Tool Watch not included: Functional yet stylish Gentleman’s Apron

March 7, 2013

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There’s one scene that will perpetually tickle my funny bone- Derek Zoolander “fashionably mining” in the coal pits. But still, it struck a chord with me- the age of the form-obsessed metrosexual is dead, long live the alpha male. All monsieurs should possess both form AND function, there’s something to be admired about the well dressed […]

Classic elegance beyond Savile Row: LOWET Blizen SS2013

March 3, 2013

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There have been a couple of classically styled menswear outfitters coming up within the last 5 years- all beyond Savile Row. I see that as more a reflection of the Row’s revival and the return of the well dressed man- these two events have led to the rise of reinterpreted classic men’s suit haberdashers like […]

Luxe for Less: Zenith Elite vs. Orient Bambino

March 3, 2013

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The last time I did a rich man watch poor man watch story- it pit the Rolex Submariner vs a Citizen 7 Diver. If it’s not already obvious, I’m not going to be comparing movements and build quality because that would be like comparing apples and oranges. Instead, what I’m trying to establish is this- We […]

Trendworthy: Magnanni Interchangeable Tassel Loafers

March 2, 2013

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I often espouse classic style over trends but the versatility of these Magnanni interchangeable tassel loafers cannot be ignored. I don’t know why no one else has come up with the idea of loafers with buttons on the shoe upper for a quick changes of tassel but I’m glad Magnanni thought of it. After all, […]

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