Gentleman’s Fashion: The Need for Tweed

Cheesborough invented Vaseline in the nick of time. By 1860, when marathon cycle rides and day long beagling events were carried out in doormat-thick tweed plus fours, the thrill of the chaff may have been overvalued. The ‘twill’ is the strengthening diagonal thread in the weave. A package of cloth...

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin post notice to wed in RBKC

(LONDON Reuters) – Hollywood actor George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin have posted legal notice in London of their plan to marry in Italy, a spokesman for the borough of Kensington and Chelsea said on Thursday. News of the couple’s engagement was confirmed in April when Alamuddin’s legal...

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Gentleman’s Fashion: Our Dandy Visits the Beach

There’s something about being abroad that seems to inspire an Englishman to ideas and gems he couldn’t have imagined had he stayed at home, and allows an otherwise cool demeanour to slip into something a little more comfortable. Take for example the light-bulb moment for Freddie ‘Suicide’ McEvoy in the...

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Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

The discovery of a shipwreck by sponge divers off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1900, lead to the recovery of a large collection of sculpture and bronze artefacts. When these were examined at the National Museum of Archeology in Athens, the items included a ‘fossil’ featuring, what...

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Yohji Yamamoto Exhibition

Yohji Yamamoto Exhibition

Yohji Yamamoto became internationally renowned as a household name and was iconic within fashion circles in the early eighties. He shaped 1980’s fashion, as we know and remember it. Currently staging an enormous revival, (if you like, or are influenced by the eighties) this exhibition at the V&A on the...

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