I Won Sebastian Flyte’s Brideshead Suit on Ebay

A relatively brief train journey and some degree of boredom led me to a unique impulse buy that I definitely won’t regret: the suit made for Anthony Andrews in the 1981 series of Brideshead Revisited. Not the best economic decision having had a recent Georgian fixation filling my wardrobe but an irresistable one nevertheless. The … Read more

Five Edwardian Instagrammers to Follow

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Edwardian style often seems like an uncomfortable niche between the decline of the Victorian era and the sinking of the Titanic followed by the First World War before the roaring twenties made things better. However many still enjoy the extreme elegance of the period as a unique, brief aesthetic and way of life. Instagram has … Read more

Sartorial Death Metal?

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Heavy metal is generally thought to be anything but dressy. But a few bands towards the extreme end of the metal spectrum have defied the stereotype of denim and corpse paint by opting for more tailored attire. Akercocke Blackened death metal legends Akerocke reformed last year and have since released a new album “Renaissance In … Read more

The Timeless Hussar Uniform

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From the Napoleonic Wars onwards the hussar uniform became the most opulent and decorative item of military style to have ever graced the blood and smoke of the battlefield. The eminent costume historian James Laver described the visual purposes of military uniform succinctly in his book ‘Modesty in Dress’ as: enhance the manly feeling of … Read more