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Menswear 2013: Rise of the Classically Dressed Gentleman

March 9, 2013


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 […]

Handcrafted Leather: Vichithong produces beautiful iPad cases

March 8, 2013


I’ve owned a couple of cheap (sub $100) iPad and laptop cases over the years but one thing I’ve learnt is that when it comes to quality and craftsmanship, the $500 you pay for a well made handcrafted leather iPad cover is one you’ll profit from when 10 years later, the technology is outmoded but […]

Trendworthy: Magnanni Interchangeable Tassel Loafers

March 2, 2013


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, […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Pocket Square Matching

March 1, 2013


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 […]

Lino Leluzzi is The Monsieur: See his home at Al Bazar

February 28, 2013


In case you’ve been on a secret mission sans internet in North Korea, Lino Leluzzi is one man you need to know. He defines sprezzatura. In fact, if sprezzatura was personified, it would take the form of this Italian dandy. Owner of menswear boutique Al Bazar, Lino has been photographed, tumblred and now probably pinterested […]

SuitSupply Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

February 27, 2013


SuitSupply SS 2013 “If one can’t raise one’s hands above one’s head, it tends to inhibit any impulsive acts of surrender.” – Guy Singer, Tailor-Conman, The Bank Job I did an extensive review of SuitSupply for The Rake months ago- as far as I’m concerned, these guys offer fine suits with luxurious fabrics from loro […]

The Monsieur endorses: Load Your Lining

November 27, 2012


I recently got wind of this little site named: A Suit that Fits. They’re an online tailored suit service similar to Indochino but offering tons more customisation and catering to women as well. I don’t really want to get into rehashing the tired benefits of getting your suits made to measure but I do want to give […]

An Explainer on Hats: Why you should and how

November 7, 2012


Hats and hat wearing are a pretty contentious topic composed of a polarised gentry of dandy types and at the other end of the spectrum, those that believe hat wearing is for douchey show-offs. Hats: An Explainer Beginning as a ceremonial garment and then evolving as a protective device against inclement weather, hats served a […]

The Monsieur & Paul Stuart: A Guide to Dressing with Colour

October 26, 2012


Contrary to popular belief, classic elegance isn’t about dressing in monotones- it’s about understanding cuts and fits (no super slim lapels, no super short jackets) that are timeless. While it is true that gents in Downton Abbey tended to dress in funereal tones, that’s more an issue with conservatism rather than style. I’m here to […]

Menswear 2012: Hackett London Autumn Winter

September 3, 2012


It’s hard to believe how Hackett London began from a small store on King’s Road, London Chelsea to the now nascent quintessentially british brand right next to Burberry. From once selling used sorry, vintage clothing to now, a sartorial atelier in it’s own right, Hackett London is in my opinion, the British off the rack answer […]