• Linkroll: Uniforms, Olympics, Rome…

    Updated: 2012-07-28 01:09:13
    • U.S. Olympic uniforms through the years. 1972 looks good actually. (seattlepi.com) • Cary Grant’s last movie had Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics as a back drop. (thetrad.blogspot.com) Expect to see a lot of trad staples: tapered trousers, desert boots, blue oxford, knit tie, natural-shouldered sack jacket… and boxers. (thetrad.blogspot.com) • When in Rome… Indulge in [...]Men's Flair

  • The Dribble Square

    Updated: 2012-07-28 00:00:00
     hilst Bristol's Local Tailor had vowed not to dress his daughter in bespoke or branded finery - or write anything about parenthood for that matter - there has been an ever-increasing dent in my collection of pocket squares that cannot be ignored any longer. Grace Blake, pictured, started teething rather early in life - she's only 4 months old now - and, as any new parent will know, teething involves [...]

  • Modern Family & The Modern Shirt

    Updated: 2012-07-24 00:00:00
    Modern Family is a new award winning comedy with loveable characters and houses far too stunning to be realistic. When it comes to my favourite character it would have to be a toss-up between Gloria (aka. Sofia Vergara) and Cam (aka. Eric Stonestreet). In this context however, I must go with the sartorial leader of the show, Cam who's hirt ollection is quite simply a work of art!"It's a somber occasion and all of my tops are too joyful"I've yet to get through an [...]

  • Practical Items for a Summer Holiday

    Updated: 2012-07-23 14:41:29
    The summer in London has been, until very recently, absolutely diabolical. So terrible that even the most patient of Londoners have been seen scowling at the skies, asking the question that rouses the happiest of us from a state of passive satisfaction to one of insistent curiosity; why? For it has been, in the words [...]Men's Flair

  • Linkroll: Preppies and Hippies, Canvas Sneakers, Shoe Wardrobe…

    Updated: 2012-07-21 01:52:31
    • How preppies lost to hippies: citations from The Ivy League Guidebook, 1969. (ivy-style.com) • Speaking of Western style trends who better than Japanese to analyze them the best. (heavytweed.blogspot.com) • Some canvas sneakers suggestions beyond Vans and Converse. I’d suggest Vans and Converse though. (well-spent.com) • Minimalist sartorialists will like this: the basic seven-shoe [...]Men's Flair

  • Sartorial Love/Hate: Floral Swim Shorts

    Updated: 2012-07-19 02:07:53
    Men can’t often wear floral patterns and get away with it. An occasion and a place is often needed; ‘holiday’ and ‘Honolulu’ help enormously. One of the best opportunities is when lolling by the pool or tanning on the beach. The informality of such a situation means that ‘flowers’ are scarcely noticed. This is perhaps [...]Men's Flair

  • Suit Up!

    Updated: 2012-07-18 00:00:00
    Suit Up! One of the many memorable quotes of Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) of the hit US comedy 'How I Met Your Mother', as he tries, once again, to smarten up his series buddy Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor).Barney must be one of the most sartorially well dressed male characters in any sitcom, seldom seen out of a perfectly tailored bespoke suit. He has a suit for every occasion, most memorably his suitjamas!Legendary and aweso [...]

  • S2E4: Eccentric Style

    Updated: 2012-07-17 20:06:28
    Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits London, where we visit with a few of the distinctive personalities that help make London a special place.

  • Chinos, the suit trousers' summer cousin

    Updated: 2012-07-17 00:00:00
    Saying hinos re in, is like saying rousers re all the rage for men at the moment. hinos re always 'in' and they are always a great staple in any man's wardrobe. They are the more casual summer cousin to the uit trouser, a garment that can come in a multitude of different colours and be worn with hirts r t-shirts alike but still look smarter than jeans.Here at A Suit That Fits I have a lot of customer who love the fit of our ui [...]

  • Linkroll: Prince Charles, Stylish Men, A Tailor’s Tale…

    Updated: 2012-07-14 02:12:07
    • Here’s a proof that HRH the Prince of Wales would be great menswear blogger. (gq-magazine.co.uk) • GQ’s Most Stylish Men Of The Week series is usually lame (sorry GQ!) but not this week . (gq-magazine.co.uk) • A tailor’s tale about an eccentric client. (drakes-london.tumblr.com) • Summer sale at Leffot. (leffot.com) • A Short History [...]Men's Flair

  • Jen and Ryan's Americana Wedding

    Updated: 2012-07-12 00:00:00
    Back in December when I was still working in my lovely home town of ristol  yan and Jen came to me for a edding suit. They wanted to get married in the spring and wanted something special. A lovely couple, Jen came along to help pick the loth but didn't come to subsequent fittings to keep the overall look of the uit  urprise. 

  • The Amazing Spider-Man Premiere

    Updated: 2012-07-11 00:00:00
    All comic book fans have been spoilt for choice this year with the release of such films as ‘he Avengers, Avengers Assemble', ‘en In Black 3', and most recently ‘he Amazing Spider-Man'. nd with every great film comes a glamorous premiere providing a super sartorial spectacle!  was particularly impressed when leafing through the photographs from the event, to find such a variation of suit customisations.

  • Rachel's Wedding Themes: Part 2, Sweet as Pie

    Updated: 2012-07-10 00:00:00
    Rachel's Wedding Themes: Part 2, Sweet as Pie In the first installment of my wedding themes blog I looked at reds and pinks. This time we're going to look at a very popular theme at the moment, the sweetie theme.'Honey, sugar, cup-cake, I'm sure you've called your partner at least one of these terms, love has inherent sweet connotations and it's somet [...]

  • Anyone for Tennis?

    Updated: 2012-07-09 00:00:00
    As we are flying through one of the most patriotic years Britain has seen for quite some time, all eyes were on Wimbledon yesterday - be it for the strawberries & cream or the sport itself.Following on from Royal Ascot, this was nother great occasion for bringing out some uiting asterpieces - hence why I have rounded up a few of my favourites:

  • 50 shades of Grey

    Updated: 2012-07-06 00:00:00
    Now listen up. You find yourself in his office. He's dressed in a very well tailored,  piece suit  ith slim lapels matching his skinny tie. He's talking and you're listening intently to every word that's passing his lips. Something else is playing heavily on your mind though. You know you need to listen to what he's saying, but your focus is now on some of the objects in the room. You can see them on the desk by the wall. You know the contents will feel amazing against your skin, [...]

  • Wills at Wimbledon

    Updated: 2012-07-05 00:00:00
    As is tradition, the royal family visit the world famous tennis tournament in Wimbledon every year. This year was no exception, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and Wills) paying a visit yesterday. They watched Andy Murray go through to the semi finals and William certainly won in the tailoring stakes. The Prince wore a petrol navy blue two-piece suit . 

  • 10 Sartorial Tips from Bristols Local Tailor

    Updated: 2012-07-04 00:00:00
    1. Suits YouSimply put, does the colour of your uit uit you?Salt ‘' Pepper hair colour = greysRed head = autumnals; brownsDark complexion = blackbrown eyes = brown etc.Blue eyes = blue . Fits YouOff-the-peg' or fits where it touches is not an excuse to wear a poorly-fitting uit rrespective of the jib or cut of your uit .e. how much room there is between you and the garment.Point-to-point elements of t [...]

Current Feed Items | Previous Months Items

Jun 2012 | May 2012 | Apr 2012 | Mar 2012 | Feb 2012 | Jan 2012