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The world of men's style is becoming as dynamic and creative as women's fashion, not to mention as opinionated and even confusing. Naturally, Alexandra Wood likes to keep a close eye and offer useful advice to her customers, which means her regular blog posts are essential reads for chaps who want to stay on point. Read them here.

 

 

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20th April 2018

There are so many blogs, articles and videos about how a suit should fit. Yes, there are general rules, but in my view the key is how it makes you look and feel and that’s what is important. Number one, it drives me completely nuts when I see a comment that says: ‘Oh but the[…]

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17th April 2018

After over 20 years in tailoring, I started to look back on how much I’ve learned and have evolved. I write about what it takes to become an expert in tailoring: Becoming an expert doesn’t happen over night. It take years. You can know a huge amount about a subject but until you start practising it,[…]

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16th April 2018

10 ways to extend the life of your suits & shirts Ironing companies To me these are a heaven send. When life’s hectic do you want to be ironing shirts? Non! Google your local ironing company and test them out with a couple first. Most collect and drop back and you’ll be surprised at the[…]

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13th April 2018

Here at AW, we like to call it the minimalists wardrobe. Minimum fuss, easy selection and quality items that you’ll feel confident wearing daily. So how do you create a wardrobe that needs minimal thinking time. We show you how… I’m one of those people that like minimalism. I don’t want lots of ‘stuff’ I[…]

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9th April 2018

Life’s fast paced, we’re all speeding around like lunatics with our heads in our devices. Trust me, I’m no different, I even take my phone in the bath with me (and no, I don’t answer if it rings ha!) New collections come into store in 4-5 separate seasons per year as opposed to the two[…]

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6th April 2018

How the world of Tailoring is changing: Tailoring trends in 2018 For a long time now things have been stirring up in the men’s fashion world; both in Tailoring and informal wear and we explain why. Why is this? Dress down Friday was introduced in the 1960’s but came more prominent in the UK from[…]

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5th April 2018

Here in the UK, we’re great at dressing in our tweeds and wax jackets for the winter months, but not so well versed in summer wear department. When the sun actually does come out to play, it always seems to take us by surprise and invariably our wardrobes are not prepared for it. So what[…]

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2nd April 2018

My friends know me to be a straight talker. If I don’t like something, I’m not backwards in coming forwards, saying, ”No, its toot” and picking it apart. I love luxury and have always been fascinated by things that are well made, are stylish and are just a little different and Simon Bourne of Hand[…]

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2nd April 2018

Whatever you’re looking for, there is something to suit (excuse the pun) every man on his wedding day. Do you want to appear fashion forward wearing a block colour of pale pink, simply timeless in royal blue or like the sound of the 007 style in a black tux? Read on for our wedding suit[…]

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30th March 2018

You’ve bought a suit or had a suit made for you but it doesn’t quite fit properly. We’ve come up with a list of some common problems and answers to why this is and if there’s something you can do about it: The problem: Your suit jacket is lifting up on the chest while feeling[…]

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28th March 2018

Our best-dressed man for March is Sir Tom Jones. Our favourite hip-swiveling, Welsh ‘tiger’ is the king of reinvention, and at the grand age of 77 is still showing men how to style a suit. He’s had one of the longest careers in the history of pop music, tackling every style from Rock’n’Roll to Country to[…]

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26th March 2018

We are fully aware that the land of made to measure tailoring has become more and more confusing, with options you’re more likely to hear in the bespoke suiting world, we clear up the differences, so that you can be confident of the choices you’re making: What is a canvas? What this means in simple[…]

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12
20th April 2018

There are so many blogs, articles and videos about how a suit should fit. Yes, there are general rules, but in my view the key is how it makes you look and feel and that’s what is important. Number one, it drives me completely nuts when I see a comment that says: ‘Oh but the[…]

Read More

17th April 2018

After over 20 years in tailoring, I started to look back on how much I’ve learned and have evolved. I write about what it takes to become an expert in tailoring: Becoming an expert doesn’t happen over night. It take years. You can know a huge amount about a subject but until you start practising it,[…]

Read More

16th April 2018

10 ways to extend the life of your suits & shirts Ironing companies To me these are a heaven send. When life’s hectic do you want to be ironing shirts? Non! Google your local ironing company and test them out with a couple first. Most collect and drop back and you’ll be surprised at the[…]

Read More

13th April 2018

Here at AW, we like to call it the minimalists wardrobe. Minimum fuss, easy selection and quality items that you’ll feel confident wearing daily. So how do you create a wardrobe that needs minimal thinking time. We show you how… I’m one of those people that like minimalism. I don’t want lots of ‘stuff’ I[…]

Read More

9th April 2018

Life’s fast paced, we’re all speeding around like lunatics with our heads in our devices. Trust me, I’m no different, I even take my phone in the bath with me (and no, I don’t answer if it rings ha!) New collections come into store in 4-5 separate seasons per year as opposed to the two[…]

Read More

6th April 2018

How the world of Tailoring is changing: Tailoring trends in 2018 For a long time now things have been stirring up in the men’s fashion world; both in Tailoring and informal wear and we explain why. Why is this? Dress down Friday was introduced in the 1960’s but came more prominent in the UK from[…]

Read More

5th April 2018

Here in the UK, we’re great at dressing in our tweeds and wax jackets for the winter months, but not so well versed in summer wear department. When the sun actually does come out to play, it always seems to take us by surprise and invariably our wardrobes are not prepared for it. So what[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

My friends know me to be a straight talker. If I don’t like something, I’m not backwards in coming forwards, saying, ”No, its toot” and picking it apart. I love luxury and have always been fascinated by things that are well made, are stylish and are just a little different and Simon Bourne of Hand[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

Whatever you’re looking for, there is something to suit (excuse the pun) every man on his wedding day. Do you want to appear fashion forward wearing a block colour of pale pink, simply timeless in royal blue or like the sound of the 007 style in a black tux? Read on for our wedding suit[…]

Read More

30th March 2018

You’ve bought a suit or had a suit made for you but it doesn’t quite fit properly. We’ve come up with a list of some common problems and answers to why this is and if there’s something you can do about it: The problem: Your suit jacket is lifting up on the chest while feeling[…]

Read More

28th March 2018

Our best-dressed man for March is Sir Tom Jones. Our favourite hip-swiveling, Welsh ‘tiger’ is the king of reinvention, and at the grand age of 77 is still showing men how to style a suit. He’s had one of the longest careers in the history of pop music, tackling every style from Rock’n’Roll to Country to[…]

Read More

26th March 2018

We are fully aware that the land of made to measure tailoring has become more and more confusing, with options you’re more likely to hear in the bespoke suiting world, we clear up the differences, so that you can be confident of the choices you’re making: What is a canvas? What this means in simple[…]

Read More

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20th April 2018

There are so many blogs, articles and videos about how a suit should fit. Yes, there are general rules, but in my view the key is how it makes you look and feel and that’s what is important. Number one, it drives me completely nuts when I see a comment that says: ‘Oh but the[…]

Read More

17th April 2018

After over 20 years in tailoring, I started to look back on how much I’ve learned and have evolved. I write about what it takes to become an expert in tailoring: Becoming an expert doesn’t happen over night. It take years. You can know a huge amount about a subject but until you start practising it,[…]

Read More

16th April 2018

10 ways to extend the life of your suits & shirts Ironing companies To me these are a heaven send. When life’s hectic do you want to be ironing shirts? Non! Google your local ironing company and test them out with a couple first. Most collect and drop back and you’ll be surprised at the[…]

Read More

13th April 2018

Here at AW, we like to call it the minimalists wardrobe. Minimum fuss, easy selection and quality items that you’ll feel confident wearing daily. So how do you create a wardrobe that needs minimal thinking time. We show you how… I’m one of those people that like minimalism. I don’t want lots of ‘stuff’ I[…]

Read More

9th April 2018

Life’s fast paced, we’re all speeding around like lunatics with our heads in our devices. Trust me, I’m no different, I even take my phone in the bath with me (and no, I don’t answer if it rings ha!) New collections come into store in 4-5 separate seasons per year as opposed to the two[…]

Read More

6th April 2018

How the world of Tailoring is changing: Tailoring trends in 2018 For a long time now things have been stirring up in the men’s fashion world; both in Tailoring and informal wear and we explain why. Why is this? Dress down Friday was introduced in the 1960’s but came more prominent in the UK from[…]

Read More

5th April 2018

Here in the UK, we’re great at dressing in our tweeds and wax jackets for the winter months, but not so well versed in summer wear department. When the sun actually does come out to play, it always seems to take us by surprise and invariably our wardrobes are not prepared for it. So what[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

My friends know me to be a straight talker. If I don’t like something, I’m not backwards in coming forwards, saying, ”No, its toot” and picking it apart. I love luxury and have always been fascinated by things that are well made, are stylish and are just a little different and Simon Bourne of Hand[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

Whatever you’re looking for, there is something to suit (excuse the pun) every man on his wedding day. Do you want to appear fashion forward wearing a block colour of pale pink, simply timeless in royal blue or like the sound of the 007 style in a black tux? Read on for our wedding suit[…]

Read More

30th March 2018

You’ve bought a suit or had a suit made for you but it doesn’t quite fit properly. We’ve come up with a list of some common problems and answers to why this is and if there’s something you can do about it: The problem: Your suit jacket is lifting up on the chest while feeling[…]

Read More

28th March 2018

Our best-dressed man for March is Sir Tom Jones. Our favourite hip-swiveling, Welsh ‘tiger’ is the king of reinvention, and at the grand age of 77 is still showing men how to style a suit. He’s had one of the longest careers in the history of pop music, tackling every style from Rock’n’Roll to Country to[…]

Read More

26th March 2018

We are fully aware that the land of made to measure tailoring has become more and more confusing, with options you’re more likely to hear in the bespoke suiting world, we clear up the differences, so that you can be confident of the choices you’re making: What is a canvas? What this means in simple[…]

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12
20th April 2018

There are so many blogs, articles and videos about how a suit should fit. Yes, there are general rules, but in my view the key is how it makes you look and feel and that’s what is important. Number one, it drives me completely nuts when I see a comment that says: ‘Oh but the[…]

Read More

17th April 2018

After over 20 years in tailoring, I started to look back on how much I’ve learned and have evolved. I write about what it takes to become an expert in tailoring: Becoming an expert doesn’t happen over night. It take years. You can know a huge amount about a subject but until you start practising it,[…]

Read More

16th April 2018

10 ways to extend the life of your suits & shirts Ironing companies To me these are a heaven send. When life’s hectic do you want to be ironing shirts? Non! Google your local ironing company and test them out with a couple first. Most collect and drop back and you’ll be surprised at the[…]

Read More

13th April 2018

Here at AW, we like to call it the minimalists wardrobe. Minimum fuss, easy selection and quality items that you’ll feel confident wearing daily. So how do you create a wardrobe that needs minimal thinking time. We show you how… I’m one of those people that like minimalism. I don’t want lots of ‘stuff’ I[…]

Read More

9th April 2018

Life’s fast paced, we’re all speeding around like lunatics with our heads in our devices. Trust me, I’m no different, I even take my phone in the bath with me (and no, I don’t answer if it rings ha!) New collections come into store in 4-5 separate seasons per year as opposed to the two[…]

Read More

6th April 2018

How the world of Tailoring is changing: Tailoring trends in 2018 For a long time now things have been stirring up in the men’s fashion world; both in Tailoring and informal wear and we explain why. Why is this? Dress down Friday was introduced in the 1960’s but came more prominent in the UK from[…]

Read More

5th April 2018

Here in the UK, we’re great at dressing in our tweeds and wax jackets for the winter months, but not so well versed in summer wear department. When the sun actually does come out to play, it always seems to take us by surprise and invariably our wardrobes are not prepared for it. So what[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

My friends know me to be a straight talker. If I don’t like something, I’m not backwards in coming forwards, saying, ”No, its toot” and picking it apart. I love luxury and have always been fascinated by things that are well made, are stylish and are just a little different and Simon Bourne of Hand[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

Whatever you’re looking for, there is something to suit (excuse the pun) every man on his wedding day. Do you want to appear fashion forward wearing a block colour of pale pink, simply timeless in royal blue or like the sound of the 007 style in a black tux? Read on for our wedding suit[…]

Read More

30th March 2018

You’ve bought a suit or had a suit made for you but it doesn’t quite fit properly. We’ve come up with a list of some common problems and answers to why this is and if there’s something you can do about it: The problem: Your suit jacket is lifting up on the chest while feeling[…]

Read More

28th March 2018

Our best-dressed man for March is Sir Tom Jones. Our favourite hip-swiveling, Welsh ‘tiger’ is the king of reinvention, and at the grand age of 77 is still showing men how to style a suit. He’s had one of the longest careers in the history of pop music, tackling every style from Rock’n’Roll to Country to[…]

Read More

26th March 2018

We are fully aware that the land of made to measure tailoring has become more and more confusing, with options you’re more likely to hear in the bespoke suiting world, we clear up the differences, so that you can be confident of the choices you’re making: What is a canvas? What this means in simple[…]

Read More

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20th April 2018

There are so many blogs, articles and videos about how a suit should fit. Yes, there are general rules, but in my view the key is how it makes you look and feel and that’s what is important. Number one, it drives me completely nuts when I see a comment that says: ‘Oh but the[…]

Read More

17th April 2018

After over 20 years in tailoring, I started to look back on how much I’ve learned and have evolved. I write about what it takes to become an expert in tailoring: Becoming an expert doesn’t happen over night. It take years. You can know a huge amount about a subject but until you start practising it,[…]

Read More

16th April 2018

10 ways to extend the life of your suits & shirts Ironing companies To me these are a heaven send. When life’s hectic do you want to be ironing shirts? Non! Google your local ironing company and test them out with a couple first. Most collect and drop back and you’ll be surprised at the[…]

Read More

13th April 2018

Here at AW, we like to call it the minimalists wardrobe. Minimum fuss, easy selection and quality items that you’ll feel confident wearing daily. So how do you create a wardrobe that needs minimal thinking time. We show you how… I’m one of those people that like minimalism. I don’t want lots of ‘stuff’ I[…]

Read More

9th April 2018

Life’s fast paced, we’re all speeding around like lunatics with our heads in our devices. Trust me, I’m no different, I even take my phone in the bath with me (and no, I don’t answer if it rings ha!) New collections come into store in 4-5 separate seasons per year as opposed to the two[…]

Read More

6th April 2018

How the world of Tailoring is changing: Tailoring trends in 2018 For a long time now things have been stirring up in the men’s fashion world; both in Tailoring and informal wear and we explain why. Why is this? Dress down Friday was introduced in the 1960’s but came more prominent in the UK from[…]

Read More

5th April 2018

Here in the UK, we’re great at dressing in our tweeds and wax jackets for the winter months, but not so well versed in summer wear department. When the sun actually does come out to play, it always seems to take us by surprise and invariably our wardrobes are not prepared for it. So what[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

My friends know me to be a straight talker. If I don’t like something, I’m not backwards in coming forwards, saying, ”No, its toot” and picking it apart. I love luxury and have always been fascinated by things that are well made, are stylish and are just a little different and Simon Bourne of Hand[…]

Read More

2nd April 2018

Whatever you’re looking for, there is something to suit (excuse the pun) every man on his wedding day. Do you want to appear fashion forward wearing a block colour of pale pink, simply timeless in royal blue or like the sound of the 007 style in a black tux? Read on for our wedding suit[…]

Read More

30th March 2018

You’ve bought a suit or had a suit made for you but it doesn’t quite fit properly. We’ve come up with a list of some common problems and answers to why this is and if there’s something you can do about it: The problem: Your suit jacket is lifting up on the chest while feeling[…]

Read More

28th March 2018

Our best-dressed man for March is Sir Tom Jones. Our favourite hip-swiveling, Welsh ‘tiger’ is the king of reinvention, and at the grand age of 77 is still showing men how to style a suit. He’s had one of the longest careers in the history of pop music, tackling every style from Rock’n’Roll to Country to[…]

Read More

26th March 2018

We are fully aware that the land of made to measure tailoring has become more and more confusing, with options you’re more likely to hear in the bespoke suiting world, we clear up the differences, so that you can be confident of the choices you’re making: What is a canvas? What this means in simple[…]

Read More