1. Super Numbers Explained

    Super Numbers Explained

    Ever walked into a fabric store looking for suit cloth and felt totally overwhelmed by the many choices?

    You ask for assistance and feel inundated with alien terminology of made-to-measure vs a bespoke fit, and then questions about Super 130’s and 150’s while you stand there wondering if there is an easier way to buy fabric for your suit.

    Super numbers are easy, once you know how they work and  when you do, you will be sure to sound like the sophisticated gentleman that you are.

    So, what is a Super number?

    Experienced tailors judge the quality of men’s suiting fabric by quality and the Super number – this is a scale to determine the grade and thickness of suiting fabric.

    The higher the super number, the lighter the fabric weight and the lower the thread count.

    Most Super numbers start at around Super 100’s. To qualify for this grading, the fabric must be f

  2. Your Guide to Check Suiting

    Your Guide to Check Suiting

    ALWAYS IN CHECK
     

    Every man should have a perfect-fit check suit in his wardrobe and there is no better way of finding this elusive sartorial gem without a visit to Joel & Son Fabrics where one of our fabric experts will assist you in choosing the right plaid cloth for you. Wearing a suit with an attention-grabbing check will definitely get you noticed, but there are also other options for the gentleman who prefers a more subtle pattern. 

  3. The Best Dressed Men at the Oscars 2021

    The Best Dressed Men at the Oscars 2021

    After a year of Netflix, whisky and pyjama moments, are we pleased to see our favourite stars back in sharp suits at the 93rd Academy Awards.

    Lakeith Stanfield’s looked very retro in a 1970s inspired Saint Laurent jumpsuit.

  4. Cashmere 101 - Everything You Need To Know

    Cashmere 101 - Everything You Need To Know

    Cashmere is a natural fabric that has been used for hundreds of years to make coats, jackets, sweaters, shawls and dresses. The silky, fine and strong cashmere fibres are obtained from the soft underfleece of the Kashmir goat which acts as a layer of insulation. Cashmere fibres are approximately three times warmer than sheep’s wool and help by trapping air in the tiny spaces between the fibres.

    Kashmir goats are bred in various locations around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, China, and Mongolia, but Italy and Scotland are known for their cashmere manufacturing expertise.

    In order to produce one average-sized jumper, wool from between 3

  5. Best Dressed Men of the Week 27.02.20

    Best Dressed Men of the Week 27.02.20

    Who was this week’s best dressed man?

    Orlando Bloom matched his double-breasted suit with his jumper and his dog at the Hugo Boss show in Milan.

    Brown Cashmere & Silk Blend Suiting by Fratelli T
  6. The Best Dressed Men at the Oscars 2020

    The Best Dressed Men at the Oscars 2020

    The Oscars is the most important day in Hollywood, the 92nd Academy Awards was full of incredible head turning red carpet styles, here is our round up of the best dressed.

    Brad Pitt looked like a winner holding his first Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards in a shawl-collared velvet Brioni tuxedo. Very sharp.

  7. The Best Dressed Men at the BAFTA Awards 2020

    The Best Dressed Men at the BAFTA Awards 2020

    The red carpet was rolled out for the 73rd BAFTA awards in London's Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the best in film. There was no shortage of style for this black-tie evening - who do you think were the best dressed men?

    John Boyega matched the red carpet in a fantastic printed tuxedo, very cool

    Taron Egerton was nominated for

  8. The Best Dressed Men at the Golden Globes 2020

    The Best Dressed Men at the Golden Globes 2020

     

  9. Best Dressed Men of the Decade - 2010s

    Best Dressed Men of the Decade - 2010s

     

  10. Mad Men Style File – Recreate The Look

    Mad Men Style File – Recreate The Look

    When Mathew Weiner’s Mad Men aired in 2007, the show became an instant hit and overnight Jon Hamm who played the protagonist, Don Draper, along with Jon Slattery, who played Roger Sterling, became style icons.

    The fantastic story which is set at the Sterling Cooper AD agency in Madison Avenue was an insight into the incredible world of Mad Men – a term coined by the advertising executives, to call themselves.

    Featuring lots of whiskey, leather-bound chairs, Newport cigarettes and of course, incredible suits.

    The brilliant costume designer, Janie Bryant captured the decade by bringing to life sharp tailored pin-striped suits, bespoke checked blazers, and sleek slim cut tailoring.

    The show is a nostalgic nod to the sartorial era of 60’s menswear.

    We open the doors of Sterling Cooper and show you just how easy it is to recreate some of our favourite looks.

  11. Best Dressed Men of the Week 13.12.19

    Best Dressed Men of the Week 13.12.19

     

  12. Best Dressed Men of the Week 06.12.19

    Best Dressed Men of the Week 06.12.19

    Who was this week’s best dressed man?

    Henry Golding pairing velvet and tartan masterfully on the Bing Crosby Christmas special

    Dark Green/Blue Tartan Printed Wool