Pocket watches

The wristwatch is the usual pick, but a pocket watch is a versatile type of men’s watch  that works well for different types of wardrobes and occasions. Apart from being both decorative and highly functional – with a large, clear watch face – the pocket watch can help to complete your look very effectively. Pocket watches are…

Watch bands

The band of men’s watches normally come in of standard lengths. While for women the range is 6.75 to 8 inches, for men it is 7.75 to 9.5 inches. Leather bands have an obvious advantage over other watch straps because they easily adjust to the wrist of a person, provided the holes for the tongue…

Cleaning and pressing

The right amount of pressing and the proper process for cleaning an expensive suit can make all the difference between owning one for years and needing to buy a new one every year. For a start, choose your cleaning service carefully: personal recommendation is always good, but look for a dry cleaner that specializes in…

Hangers

Selecting the right hanger for your expensive suit is almost as crucial as choosing the right suit for the right occasion. Remember that storing your suit in the right manner will enhance its longevity and preserve the natural drape of the jacket and the suit trouser. Don’t make the common mistake of using cheap clothes hangers…

The Irresponsible Tie

Ties are meant to be a gentleman’s calling card, a statement of sartorial savvy that complements a man’s suit and reads professionalism and elegance. Over time, however, ties have become more silly than serious, more clownish than classy. We’ve all seen them: The flashy, oversized bowties worn by the joker at the office. Christmas ties…

Moths

The fabrics used in men’s suits have always been a favorite breeding ground for moths; these insects can single-handedly ruin your suit and render it useless. You will need to take precautions against moths, especially if you are storing them for some time. Cedar oil is a natural poison that repels not only moths but…

Suit Covers

If you need to store your suits for a while, you need a purpose-made suit cover – a zipped bag that allows the suit to hang inside, wrinkle-free and away from dust, dirt and moths. Suit covers are available in many sizes and colours. The most important parameter is the material, however; for most uses…

Nip and Tuck

The best thing about custom tailored men’s suits is that you can cherry pick the best of American, English and Continental tailoring styles to complement your individual physique. One of the more popular customizations is the suppressed waist. The suppressed waist derives from English tailoring traditions and is in sharp contrast to the American ‘trad’…