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Smart and undeniably casual: Bucks & Co Spring Summer 2013

April 28, 2013

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Bucks and Co epitomises the Alpha Male and with their 2013 spring summer menswear collection has managed to achieve just that with their haberdashery of selvedge denim suits. That said, we can’t be nostalgic for the age of cowboys and horseback riding because ‘nostalgia’ is a state of yearning for an era we have lived in […]

The most stylish movie ever made: The Thomas Crown Affair

April 24, 2013

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I recently caught the Pierce Brosnan remake of the 1968 original Thomas Crown Affair and I’ve found it wanting. While the 1999 incarnation has gratuitous sex (probably more a statement of a decade of Basic Instinct led cinematic titillation), I felt dirtied rather than stimulated by its tawdry. Inversely, the original affair was showcased on the precipice of […]

The classically elegant neckties of Passaggio Cravatte

April 18, 2013

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It’s often a second thought, the necktie is normally chosen after one has decided which suit to wear. That said, ties allow us to express individual style- they can make an ensemble dressier or turn a formal look into preppy smart casual. The real tragedy is that neckties are the single most versatile dress up-dress […]

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 […]

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