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Watch of the Month: Oris Artelier Date
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Watch of the Month: Oris Artelier Date

A MASTERPIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP The curved sapphire crystal of this classic Oris Artelier Date watch enables a clear view of the pattern on the dial, special raised indices, and date window. The timepiece also has an elegantly contoured case, which comes in different sizes, so with the leather strap or […]

The corduroy suit
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The corduroy suit

I have a friend who wears what he calls ‘knockabout’ suits. How exactly he knocks about in them I don’t know, but the meaning is clear: these are casual suits, that don’t belong in a formal environment like an office. Most non-worsted suitings can exist in this category: woollens like […]

100 Hands – Hand Made Shirts
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100 Hands – Hand Made Shirts

We all hear the best handmade shirts are from Italy (Naples) or England (Saville Row). Here in Melbourne, Australia we have Charles Edwards for the “best” bespoke shirts, but you pay ($500+AUD). So when I met Varvara out the front of cafe Gili in Florence one evening after a day […]

Why I don’t wear braces
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Why I don’t wear braces

Braces (or suspenders) are great. The tension in hanging from the shoulders maintains a smooth, elegant front to trousers. The high-waisted style gives a man longer legs and stops any shirt puffing out between trouser top and the jacket’s waist button. They are also more comfortable around the waist, as […]

A lapis-blue linen jacket for summer
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A lapis-blue linen jacket for summer

Summer clothing, particularly from Italian brands, often includes a lot of light, bright colours. These can be difficult to wear, particularly in northern European countries where the sun might not be that consistent. I’d suggest that of those brighter colours, one of the easiest to wear is the bright blue […]

Navy
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Navy

Hi Simon, Your blog has been extremely useful as a body of knowledge, thank you for it. Would you mind commenting on navy and how it is worn? It seems to be over-used, or used in the wrong setting. I often see men wearing navy jumpers with dark indigo jeans […]

Ford Mustang, a Childhood Dream.
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Ford Mustang, a Childhood Dream.

Childhood dreams are the real dreams which we want to make a reality when we are older. Mustangs have popped up throughout my life with friend’s dad’s owning them and of course us getting a ride in them. My first ride was in 1973 Sportsroof, my longtime friend’s dad had […]

Watch of the Month: Seiko Presage Platinum
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Watch of the Month: Seiko Presage Platinum

[embedded content] Seiko has been around since 1881 and the Japanese watch makers have lead Horology with milestones such as; the world’s first quartz watch “Seiko Astron” back in 1969 to 2012 with the world’s first GPS solar watch again named the “Seiko Astron” which recognizes all the 39 time […]