Michelsberg Accessories and Shoes with Soul

If dressing well is an art form, then a bespoke suit is your canvas. If you want to create a masterpiece, then you’ve got to get down and dirty with the details and by that I’m talking about accessories. Women understand this more so than men – many a cunning cougar, or flighty fox knows…

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Saxon sheep and ladys of the loom

What a month. I’ve been out and about more than Paris Hilton or a Tory politician. It kicked off with an evening at the Bradford Club, watering hole to Yorkshire’s textile community since 1857. Gone are the days when the Rollers would line up outside waiting for the mill owners to finish their port and…

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Legal Eagles

I’m buzzing. Last night was the the inaugural “Michelsberg Debating Competition” and if I say so myself, it rocked. All the biggest law schools in Yorkshire took part including BPP Law, College of Law York, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds University. After running internal competitions to select their best debaters, the finalists congregated at the…

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The Science behind the Suit

My name is James Michelsberg and I’m a suit-a-holic. It’s a nightmare. Every time I open the wardrobe door, she’s there. A sultry toned temptress from Narnia who flashes her legs between the pinstripes and whispers in my ear – “just one more James. Just one more.” This time I’ve gone for a double-breasted number,…

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Costa del Couture

Another year begins and it’s started off in style. Location: Puerto Banus, Spain. Taken there as a child on holiday, I remember watching in awe as wannabees with mullets cruised along the port in Porches, peroxide blondes by their side with a-ha’s “Take on Me” blaring out of the radio. Not much has changed. It’s…

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Friends Reunited

It’s two fingers up to the world of work and hello Christmas holidays. Yesterday was my last day in the office for 2009 which culminated in the delivery of this rather divine overcoat to one of my best customers. Isn’t she a beauty? It’s possibly one of the most dapper and dashing coats we’ve ever…

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Dare to be different..

One of the great things about my job is getting to know people from all walks of life. From the great and the good, to the bad and the downright dodgy, a passion for bespoke tailoring can be found. This means that I often get to deal with some of the more colourful members of…

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It’s all about me…

I was recently asked by the Editor of “Twist” magazine to pen some words for their regular “My Day” feature, which provides an insight into the daily grind of those of us who toil in the rag-trade. If you’re interested, you can read the article here.

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Wardrobe Wonderland

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then a gents wardrobe, and its condition, are the window to his character and aspirations. Who can forget Ray Liotta’s wardrobe in Goodfella’s? – row after row of neatly hung suits, or, the evenly spaced crisp white shirts of Mickey Rourke’s in nine and a half…

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