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Style Inspiration from Diplomatic Ties

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  This week, we’re revisiting our friend Diplomatic Ties for some outfit inspiration. As you may remember from reading his member focus, he likes to get a little bit adventurous, and while this combination isn’t exactly wild, it’s a great way to break up the monotony of a blue jacket with grey trousers. In particular, I

Versatile Shoes You Can Dress Up Or Down

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I get told a lot that I am the “master” of pairing tailored jackets with jeans. I’m not sure if that’s true (people who say that probably haven’t seen @NOBD’s masterful mixing of tailoring with denim, chronicled over many years), but what I do know is that a major element of getting it right is

Kneecaps on Parade: The Season’s Best Shorts

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If you spend all your days in an over-air-conditioned office, you’re probably not that concerned about the summer heat – it’s more likely that you’re wearing a coat to work to deal with hyperactive air conditioning. But if you find the chance to put away your linen and fresco trousers and spend some time outside,

How Much Does a Quality Suit Cost?

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How Much Does Quality Cost? In one form or another, this question turns up every couple of days on the forum: “I’m looking for a quality suit/shirt/shoe/pair of underwear.  How much should I spend?” Before answering this question, it’s best to specify what “quality” is. Quality is not fit; nor is it style.  Assuming you have a

A Cream Suit for Summer with @Andy57

We’ve featured @Andy57 before, and always admire the ease he brings to tailored clothing. We also think he brings impressive panache to daily life, in a way that we could all learn from. He’s also the resident master of the cream jacket – whether as part of a suit or worn separately – so take

A Talk with Allan Baudoin of Baudoin and Lange

Allan Baudoin is a London-based bespoke shoemaker. He is also one half of the team behind Baudoin and Lange, the ready-to-wear offshoot of his bespoke atelier which focuses on production of the “Sagan” loafer. Baudoin and Lange is led by Allan Baudoin and Bo van Langeveld. In this article, Allan answered our questions about what

Styleforum Member Focus: ChetB

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Styleforum, meet ChetB. He flits between CM and SW&D so easily you’d think he was an Internet ghost, but like many of us, he just has a lot of interests. This week, he tells about the lows and highs of online menswear hobby-chasing, and how he ended up where is today. Luxury Sweatpants (Or: What

Alternative Outfit Inspiration from Pitti Uomo

Do you know how difficult it is to find a purple blazer that doesn’t come with a picture of Prince on its accompanying costume box? It’s certainly not easy, and that’s one of the reasons I really love this photo for a bit of alternative summer inspiration. Combined with the grey band-collar popover, it’s a

Styleforum Member Instagram Inspiration

Styleforum’s wide-ranging community isn’t active only on You might know that we’re also active on Instagram, and that we often feature Styleforum members who use the hashtag #styleforum. Direct from our feed, here’s some Styleforum member Instagram Inspiration. This month, we reached into the vault to collect the 18 most-liked outfit photos from the Styleforum Instagram

What My Father Taught Me About Clothing

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My father had a routine before every Memorial.  An hour or two before leaving, he’d take out a shoebox and begin layering newspapers on the table.  Out of the shoebox came two tins of Kiwi shoe wax, a brush, and an old shirt.  After daubing a bit of black on a clean spot on the