February 5, 2014 Comments Off
This Spring/Summer my offerings have a distinctly late 70s early 80s theme, influences include Scarface and new wave with particular nods to bands like Roxy Music and the Jam. Solid satin ties in a vibrant, modern color palette punctuate light weight and glamorous summer suits.
These ties and more are available in store now and soon through the upcoming online store.
January 7, 2014 Comments Off
I will be staying at the Sheraton hotel from Monday the 13th- Tuesday the 14th. If anyone would like to set up an appointment let me know ASAP as obviously my time in the city will be limited. I will be coming back for at least one fitting and there is also the option of shipping garments or doing fittings in NYC.
November 30, 2013 Comments Off
Describe the steps taken during the initial consultation to insure the client’s ultimate satisfaction.
It’s all rather simple and informal really. I will usually sit a client down, sometimes over a drink, and start asking him or her about themselve’s. Those questions actually give me clues about the client’s lifestyle, so that I can zone in one what they are looking to order. We’ll go over cloths, after narrowing down the selection to weight, price point and maybe color. After the cloth is selected, we pick a lining and talk about style options, this is actually quite straight forward. Then I measure up the client. The whole process of this first initial meeting should take about an hour.
The key here is obviously to take accurate measurements and log the specifications carefully, but getting to know the client is very important. Tailors have a saying… a good tailor doesn’t just fit the body, he fits the heart as well.
November 4, 2013 Comments Off
Head butting, purple suits, aggressive hippies and white limousines are just some of the things I talk about in my interview with Keikari after the jump:
October 17, 2013 Comments Off
August 6, 2013 Comments Off
The Duke of Windsor, formerly the abdicated King Edward the VIII of the United Kingdom, made famous this particular check (or Plaid) when he was the Prince Of Wales and heir to the throne.
Edward throughout his life was somewhat of a style icon and breaking with traditions of dress at the time he often liked to wear more relaxed clothes in “sporty” checks. Glen Plaid was a favorite of his and he was so influential, that to the English, Glen Plaid would henceforth be forever known as “Prince Of Wales check”.
It is actually popular today in fact with the current Prince of Wales, Prince Charles. The pattern is certainly more relaxed and a little more flamboyant than other traditional cloth patterns but it is a restrained and genteel flamboyance. Perfect for any gentleman or indeed a prince.