7 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

7 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

1. The right trouser length Trouser length is important when perfecting men’s ready to wear, made to measure and bespoke suits, so aim for an inch of break for a classic look. Ideally, the trouser edge should just skim the tops of your shoes. Trends are...
Notes from my parents, but I’m puzzled…

Notes from my parents, but I’m puzzled…

There was a time when my mother and father advised that a pair of shoes would or should roughly cost a weeks wages and a suit, a months salary. Of course today, that’s not always the case… some people earn so much that all the crocodile in the world couldn’t...
Off the peg vs. Made to measure

Off the peg vs. Made to measure

Many high street retailers will try to convince you that, with today’s improvements in production line garments, a suit bought off the peg is every bit as good as one that’s made to measure…..and in simple terms, if it fits you it probably is. We are on hand not...
Burlington Bertie, Changing Times and Carving out a Niche

Burlington Bertie, Changing Times and Carving out a Niche

Walking down the Burlington Arcade as I have when in London since turning 18, has without doubt, changed somewhat. The layout is generally the same with uniformed commissionaires manning both entrances. But, 40 years ago it was predominantly a cashmere and luxury...