Michelsberg. James Michelsberg…

Is it just me that’s stood in front of a mirror before a black tie dinner, raised an eyebrow and in a shocking Scottish accent uttered the immortal words, “..the name’s Bond. James Bond.” Tonight I am attending an awards dinner as I have been included in the “42 under 42” run by Insider Magazine…

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Hanky Panky

Cruising above the out breast welt of a jacket, the pocket handkerchief is the shark of the sartorial sea. Its silky fin commands respect from those accessories lower down the food chain. Legends who have succumbed to its charm include the Rat Pack, Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007, John Steed in the Avengers,…

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Ties and a trip to London

I’ve recently had the most wonderful weekend in London. When it comes to treating oneself to the good things in life, the big smoke never fails to deliver. Jumping off the tube at Green Park, my first port of call was Davidoff on St. James’s Street, two minutes walk from the Ritz. To me, their…

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What is Bespoke?

To me Bespoke is more than just a word, it is a process, and I have outlined below the steps to thread heaven and explained how our British bespoke line differs from our made-to-measure offering. British Bespoke Once I’ve met a client and taken his measurements and any figuration details (does he have a drop…

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Lunching with Legends

Greetings – today is my first day back in the office and not a moment too soon. My Christmas in the Lake District was wonderful but despite the odd walk, has been an orgy of rich food, red wine, malt whiskey and even a cheeky Cohiba cigar on New Years Eve. Sadly, all good things…

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Looking after your threads

A question I’m often asked is, “what should I do to look after my suit?” In short, treat it with a little love and kindness and it will grow old gracefully. I have a wonderfully eccentric client who recently attended a wedding and am reliably informed ended up “windmilling” on the dance-floor wearing a jacket…

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Shoes glorious shoes

If there’s one thing that gets my forward pleats twitching with excitement it is buying a new pair of shoes. I simply adore them. As I see it, a bespoke suit is the perfect canvas that frames your body but it is the accessories you choose that will make or break an outfit. Shoes in…

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