Confuse your herringbone and houndstooth? Unclear what black tie really means? Read on!
Forward-looking clothing designs and ensembles that other men rightly aspire to emulate.
These are outlier looks and clothes that influence the broader way that fashion trends over seasons or years.
A wonderful pelt for coats, this is simply the skin of a lamb or sheep that has been tanned with the wool attached.
Usually found in a wool twill fabric, this is a chevron pattern created the weave of the fabric.
As the word states, it’s a distinctive broken check pattern that resembles a dog’s teeth.
Vertical lines on a suit coloured similarly to the chalk used by a tailor. They’re deliberately less distinct than a pin stripe.
Distinct, crisp lines woven into cloth for suiting. Pinstripes are usually 1.25cm to 2.50cm apart and as perfectly parallel as possible.
These are the slits cut into the tail of a coat to let the material move freely when you’re wearing it.
The way to tell if a coat is awesomely made – the front and back should be perfectly parallel.
Individually tailored clothing or footwear, as opposed to off-the-peg or ready-to-wear.
Mass produced clothing made to fit various sizes of men rather than bespoke designs.
An event to which you are expected to wear a dinner jacket or tuxedo, which is strictly defined (though not often observed anymore) by satin facings on the lapels, mirrored on the outer seams of the dinner suit trousers.