Jacket Buttoning
Ritual – What Men
Already Know

Sonya Glyn NICHOLSON

I love rituals. There is something knowing and beautiful about participating in the intentional repeating of a pattern of behavior. Being a part of a ritual allows the ability to communicate volumes with a simple action or series of actions. We may light candles, do sun salutations, tuck a child into bed a certain way, clink wine glasses while […]

The Comeback of
the Century:
Dressing Well Again

Sonya Glyn NICHOLSON

On ease
and
fortitude

Sonya Glyn NICHOLSON

Let’s be blunt…being too precise can ruin an honest attempt at emanating style. And, being too precise is tiring for others to see, as well as for the person who is attempting to express him or herself. On the flip side, being concise opens the heavens of self-expression and leads to an effortless “feel” of communicating style.

Style - Visual
Shorthand.

Sonya Glyn NICHOLSON

First images of
Smalto’s 50th
anniversary book

Hugo JACOMET

As the end of 2012 draws near, the label established in 1962 by bespoke-icon Francesco Smalto is getting ready to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.

Elegance is not
a function
of means

Hugo JACOMET

Detail overload

Hugo JACOMET

For a few years, mass manufacturers have had a clear tendency to “hunt” on the turf of traditional sartorial culture by decking their down-market suits with so called “Tailoring details”. It is not up to us to judge the relevance of this trend, nor its (probably positive) impact on the reputation of those whose keen business sense sends them surfing the wave. Yet, the phenomenon tends to […]

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