Monday, 29 March 2010

Belt Loops or Side-Adjusters? That is the Question

I was recently called upon to cite the practical and aesthetic advantages of both the adjustable waist band and common-or-garden belt loops on trousers. Having experienced people struggling with this choice in the past, I feel I can help make things a little clearer if you are faced with the same problem.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Seersucker Suits - a Sign of Spring?

A sure sign that spring has arrived, yesterday I spotted a Gent walking through Soho clad in a blue and white striped Seersucker suit, it made me suddenly feel dowdy in my grey pic and pic suit and determined to dig out my own Seersucker suit. Of course today it's cloudy and dull but I think I'll give it an airing anyway.

If you've never donned one before, this useful article gives some practical tips on how to wear a Seersucker suit. Hackett's Seersucker suits are available from the Sloane St and Jermyn St stores in London, or in Paris, the Rue de Sevres and Boulevard des Capucines branches.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Shooting the Breeze, British Style

Unwinding in the countryside is one of the simple pleasures in life, and it can only be improved by enjoying such rural pastimes as pheasant shooting. It harks back to a more innocent and altogether more refined age, I feel.

Dressing appropriately for such a day is important, from both a practicality and style point of view.

First of all, it is advisable to take a waxed jacket to protect the rest of your ensemble. I would then choose a tweed jacket in a tough material - preferably in a muted green colour with an over check - comfortable enough to shoot in. Wear a pair of moleskin plus 2s, which are both warm and comfortable. You will also need long thick shooting socks, which can be colourful if you wish. For a shirt, it's best to wear a tattersal check with a sober woollen tie and a lambs wool v-neck pullover.

One last word of advice: try not to look as though you have just bought your outfit - it's always better and more ‘rustic’ if it looks a bit worn.

There is an extensive range of v-neck pullovers available on Hackett’s website.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Refresh Your Wardrobe with a New Style of Men’s Jacket

Whenever I’m called upon to provide sartorial advice, it always makes me feel a little nervous when people say they are looking for something ‘out of the ordinary’.

I am of the opinion that you don’t have to go for radical changes or departures to your existing style to achieve something new.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Men's Trousers and The Cord Conundrum

Corduroy is a wonderful material that works well in a whole host of garments from trousers to jackets, especially in more casual surroundings.

However, people frequently ask me about the many different cord weights and colour combinations available and the suitability of mixing and matching these. So, without further ado, here is my advice...