Handmade, does it matter?

above: tailor at Eduardo de Simone making a jacket for Simon Crompton (Permanent Style) There is a huge debate about the importance of handwork in a garment. Some people say it’s absolutely necessary, others say that they don’t see/feel a difference. I think I’m between both camps. I think that it can look really nice,…

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Visiting my tailor in Desio (Italy)

In August (or as the Italian say: agosto)  I visited Italy for two days after a nice trip to Serbia with friends. Two days is not enough to discover all the splendour Italy has in store for you. It’s a country that deserves a longer visit, but not in the hot holiday season. On Wednesday the…

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Shoe Journey

When you read any menswear blog or any book from a menswear writers (Bruce G. Boyer, Alan Flusser, Bernard Roetzel, Hardy Amies and so forth), they will tell you to invest in good shoes. That was something that really resonated with me. Why? Because I always say that the things you use the most should…

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How the journey started…

For my first post, I wanted to write a story about my style journey. I made many mistakes and that’s something I’m not very proud of. However, I learned my lesson and maybe you will too. My journey started in February of the year 2016. I got a part-time job at a ‘big’ menswear store…

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