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

Janet Arnold’s Incredible Pattern Books

Janet Arnold

Janet Arnold’s publications are some of the most popular guides in the costume world. Her drawings are taken from original garments in collections throughout Britain and are supplemented with details of their construction and laid out on grid paper with construction comments and fabric details. From wrapping gowns, riding habits, pelisses, and chemises to sack … Read more

Sartorial Death Metal?

death metal

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