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Whichever date you choose to see as the official start of autumn the fact remains that the days are getting cooler and summer will soon be a distant memory for all of us here in the UK. With that in mind it is time to start thinking about your autumn/winter coats. We have a huge selection of quality pristine men's coats and overcoats for sale with styles to suit most taste and budgets. High quality coats and overcoats at low prices! Read our guide below for buying the best coat styles to suit the season and getting the perfect fit. Guide...

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Fabric  A very important factor of the suit is the fabric it is made from. We use a mixture of Holland & Sherry, Dormeuil & Loro Piana there are plenty of fantastic mills out there providing great fabric and it's always important to ask your tailor what fabric they would recommend for you and the environment you're going to be using it in.    Construction  Equally as important as fabric is the construction of a suit. Often tailors will offer you a half canvas or full canvas option for entry level made to measure you maybe offered a fused option...

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When you think of classic menswear fabrics, it doesn’t quite get any more classic than tweed. It looks just as good on a lumberjack – classic or urban – as a rugged, outdoorsy coat as it does on a bookish professor as a soft-shouldered blazer, or even on a slick urban professional as a slim well-tailored suit. SO WHERE DOES TWEED FABRIC COME FROM? AND WHAT IS TWEED, EXACTLY? Tweed goes back so far that it’s exact origins are little sketchy, especially when it comes to the name itself. My favorite story claims that a Scottish mill contacted a British buyer...

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Time was that no one other than the well-heeled upper crust, academics in redbrick Universities and Compo-esque Last of the Summer Wine types wore tweed jackets. The former as a signifier of country gent credentials. The academic – elbows patched – as a sign of his aspirations towards the glory of an Oxbridge Chair. And the latter with pockets bellowing from years of abuse because, as any thrifty country sort will tell you, a good tweed jacket is warm, practical and will last a lifetime. Now – in our liberated, sartorially egalitarian times – it’s open season on tweed jackets...

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It never ceases to amaze me how many pieces of classic menswear began as rugged, workingman’s attire only to evolve over the years into staples of the classy, refined gentleman. The brogue shoe is yet another perfect example.First, what exactly is a brogue, or brogueing? 90-percent of the time, a brogue shoe refers to a wingtip shoe. But it’s not the stitching that makes it brogue. Rather, it’s the perforations that have come to be associated with wingtip stitching in particular. That said, those perforations can also be found on plain toe shoes, cap toe shoes, loafers, boots, you name...

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