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How to Dress Business Casual in 6 Looks

June 25, 2015

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The Business Casual dress code is one fraught with potential minefields and pitfalls simply because there’s no commonly agreed upon definition. While clothing doesn’t actually impact one’s competence and ability, perception of your professionalism is what should guide your fashion sensibilities when the boss suggests “business casual” for a short briefing over the weekend. If […]

Why Daredevil Matt Murdock is Your Ultimate Men’s Style Icon

June 16, 2015

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We all know the Daredevil’s origin story: blinded by a radioactive substance falling from an oncoming vision, loss of his sight heightens his remaining senses to superhuman levels and imbues him with a sonar ability serving as a convenient plot device to get around the inconvenience of a literally blind action hero. And so, while Matthew Murdock may […]

Sprezzatura as defined by Gabriele Pasini SS2015

June 4, 2015

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In The Book of the Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione defines Sprezzatura as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”. In essence, it’s purpose was to heighten the perception of the talents of a courtier in accomplishing […]

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 […]

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