Savile Row

Simon Spurr Discusses His Return to Men’s Fashion As the Creative Director of Eidos

Fashion<p>The designer gives an exclusive preview of his return to ready-to-wear.<p>Last week, Eidos announced the appointment of a new creative director—a familiar name who has been away from the spotlight in recent years. That would be the designer Simon Spurr, who in 2012 was considered an emerging …

Gieves & Hawkes

5 Pieces Of Clothing You’re (Probably) Spending Too Much Money On

If ever you need proof that fashion’s quality promises should be choked down with a fistful of salt, look to the recent revelation that Louis …

Clothing

The Most Important Part of Thanksgiving: Elastic-Waist Pants

IN NORMAN ROCKWELL’S beloved 1943 oil painting, “Freedom From Want,” (also known as the Thanksgiving Picture), the patriarch at the head of the table is dressed for the annual feast in a proper suit and tie. I shudder to think what that well-appointed man would think if he wandered into the dining …

Lifestyle

Britain’s last traditional scissor-maker: ‘People don’t want three for £1 from Ikea’

Grace Horne is the last person in Britain still making one-off pairs of scissors by hand. She spoke to Tessa Waugh.<p>As far as she knows, Grace Horne …

William Eggleston: ‘The music’s here then it’s gone – like a dream’

His intense colour photographs changed the way we see the world. Now, at 78, he has released his debut album, of synthesiser soundscapes. At home in Memphis, he discusses his extraordinary life and art<p>Darkness is falling outside the window of William Eggleston’s fifth-floor apartment in midtown …

Street Photography

The best action watches for men

Watches

4 ways to speak to your suit maker

A tailored suit is the holy grail of men's fashion. Find out how to speak to your suit maker, according to Savile Row tailors David Mason of Anthony …

Festive spirit: it's time to break out your party jacket

Reports of the death of formality have been greatly exaggerated. At a time when it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a T-shirt to a cocktail party, there’s a subtle fightback from those for whom a crisp shirt or a structured blazer are wardrobe linchpins. Leave it to Lewis Hamilton to go topless under …

Gieves & Hawkes

Simpson's-in-the-Strand: The King is dead, long live the King

Simpson's subtle changes run surprisingly deep, writes David Ellis, and it finally lives up to its grand reputation

9 of the Best Things to Do in London

In 2016, London hit a big first-time tourism mark -- 19 million visitors in a single calendar year. It’s clear travelers are flocking to the capital …

London

'My uncle will always be with me, I want to carry his spirit forward': Gary McQueen on taking up the family fashion legacy

The year is 1986. Eight-year-old Gary McQueen poses by a backstreet wall outside his nan’s house in Stratford, East London. Dressed in a New Romantic scarf and blazer, big enough to fall off his shoulders, the 18-year-old boy taking the photo on his Instamatic camera would go on not only to change …

The 50 Best British Menswear Brands

Okay, hands up: we’re biased. But it’s no exaggeration to say that British menswear has been a standard-bearer in men’s fashion for centuries. Its …

Turnbull & Asser

No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’

Has the “Modi kurta” overshadowed the “Gandhi cap” or “Nehru jacket”? Even if so, does it mean that fashion has become a politicized field?<p>In 2014, …

India

Create Your Own Signature Tweed Fabric

The venerable British tailor lets you create a bespoke tweed fabric for your clothing, your accessories, or even your car.<p>No longer for just British …

Tweed

Audi A5

Anodynamism from Audi<p><b>We Like:</b> Undeniable benchmark fit and finish, high-speed stability, virtual cockpit<p><b>We Don’t Like:</b> Anodyne driving dynamics, 2.0T’s idle, ordinary execution<p>“I like it. There’s really nothing wrong with it. I just don’t love it.” This was a common A5/S5 sentiment during the …

Kia Stinger

Close the thumbnails

Huntsman Bespoke Tweed<p>The Savile Row stalwart is giving clients a chance to travel to the Scottish Highlands to create their own tweed.<p>Photo: …

What We Really Want For Christmas

The items that Santa will find on our Wish Lists this year<p>With Christmas just around the corner, we are busily trawling through this year’s gift …

The Best Suits You Can Buy At Every Price Point

Clothing trends have never been more casual, but there’s still a place in every modern man’s wardrobe for a suit.<p>Your job may not require you to wear …

Your guide to mysterious literary genius Donna Tartt

With her seminal novel ‘The Goldfinch’ to be adapted as a film in 2018, we walk you through the world of one of the world’s most brilliant writers<p>14November 2017<p>All fiction should be immersive, but reading a novel by American author Donna Tartt is like entering a parallel universe, constellated by …

Literature

How To Buy A Suit When Your Weight Yo-Yos

The most important aspect of buying a suit is making sure that it fits. But what’s a guy to do when his weight doesn’t stay the same?<p>Unless you’re a …

Weight Loss

The Opinioneer: The Perils of Comfort - The Opinioneer 01 Comfort

<i>A seasoned writer and cultural examiner—especially in the world of men’s style—David Coggins’ perspective is one of the most respected voices in the</i> …

Sport Coats

Princely panache: why the royal men have never been more in style

If you haven’t seen The Crown yet, draw the curtains against the dark winter nights, fire up Netflix and revel in the ceremonial splendour of the Queen and Prince Philip’s early days of marriage before series two launches next month.<p>And while Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby’s depictions of Her Majesty …

Royal Family

More equal than others: fashion for men - archive, 11 November 1969

11 November 1969 It is claimed that men over-35 are the real fashion trend setters, possessing a sophisticated and subtle elegance<p>Mr Myron Ackerman is trying to give most men a guilt complex. He has discovered two truths which he holds to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, but those …

Pour Homme

The Internet's Best Menswear Store Just Dropped an Affordable New Line

There have been few names that have changed the way that men shop for luxury product online more than Mr Porter. Launching seven years ago, the men’s …

Clothing

Ten coffee-table books for fashion fans – great for Christmas gifts

<b>Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott</b><p>Known in fashion circles simply as Mert and Marcus, Kate Moss’s favourite photographers specialise in highly saturated …

News (China)

Male models taking over the world | The Gentleman's Journal

Some men have it all; incredible looks, overflowing bank accounts and enough influence to change the way a whole generation dresses. Welcome, …

Gieves & Hawkes

What is the New Meaning of 'Bespoke'?

Some people have very similar feelings regarding the meanings of words and the memories of places visited in childhood: it's better if they remain …

Etymology

How To Wear Menswear’s Most Underrated Colour: Brown

Brown gets a raw deal when it comes to clothing. Brown shoes, fine. A belt, sure. But brown pretty much anything else is roundly shunned as unwelcome …

Clothing

Gentleman's Journal and Paul Smith host a party at Westbourne House | Gentleman's Journal

Paul Smith isn’t one to do things by half. From establishing his flagship store nearly 20 years ago – for which he opted for a Holland Park townhouse …