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The Alternative to Black Tie

June 1, 2014

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Just because it says “Black tie” doesn’t mean you have to dress in traditional penguin tuxedo. The key is understanding the rationale behind the black tie dresscode. General interpretation is that when the invite states “black tie”, the implication is that it’s a formal affair, requiring gentlemanly elegance in posh surrounds. Still, while every man should own […]

Men’s Accessories Fall Winter 2013-14: Barrett Alley & Persol

August 14, 2013

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Keep Pockets slim with the Disciple Wallet The Disciple Wallet from Barrett Alley is the latest card holder on the war front against fat wallets. While mass produced slim wallets from Bellroy are quite laudable (do check them out), nothing beats the time-tested traditions (and luxuriousness) of handcrafted leather. Shipping with a lifetime guarantee, the Disciple Wallet […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Pocket Square Matching

March 1, 2013

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Pocket square matching is a minefield laden exercise to the unaccustomed- this is in part, no thanks to departmental stores like Myers and David Jones, pushing matching tie and pochette sets to mass consumers. Otherwise known as the handkerchief, this humble square of silk, cotton, linen or occasionally wool, brings panache to an otherwise simple ensemble. While […]

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