Southgate’s Waistcoat Spells Sartorial Sports?

You definitely wouldn’t associate the FIFA world cup with fine tailoring but England manager Gareth Southgate seems to have inspired some dandy flair among the young and sportif. Clothing chain Marks & Spencer, official suit supplier to the England team since 2007, has said that demand for waistcoats has risen 35% thanks to what they … Read more

Gems: Who Was This Amazing Mini-Suit Made For?

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You won’t believe this sweet little set from 1765 now on display in the V&A. No, it was not made for a child. While it is cut in the exact same way as an adult garment should be it is too small for an infant. Instead it is thought that this might well be a … Read more

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