Are you having the wool pulled over your eyes when you're being told you're getting a bespoke suit, when it's really made-to-measure? The answer is a resounding NO! according to award-winning Savile Row tailor Alexandra Wood whose clients appear on GQ's best dressed list.
The most underrated Beatle, George Harrison, proved to be one of the best dressed too. Not only was he a lyrical genius, creating the likes of 'Here Comes the Sun', 'Something' (my all time fave) and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', he pulled off double denim effortlessly which is something we all wish we could do. Here's his top fives best looks.
So what, you might ask, have we at Tom Cridland spent LFW doing? Well, once we'd managed to resist the temptation of spending the whole week in pyjamas watching Narcos and eating Terry's Chocolate Oranges, we decided to mark what should be a momentous occasion for a fashion label by launching our first ever shirt.
To assess the quality of a pair of shoes at a glance, simply look at the welt. The welt is the strip around the perimeter of the shoe that binds the outer sole to the leather upper. The stitching - or lack thereof - on this aspect of the shoe is the hallmark of a high quality shoe.
A cheap suit can be tailored to fit better. A shirt that isn't quite right can go under a terrific jacket. An inexpensive tie when matched with a pocket square can be fine. But cheap shoes are a different matter. Rubber soles are noticeable and wear badly. Low-quality leather both hurts your feet and age poorly.
The shift from mega-corporations to independent brands is driven by the flexibility and responsiveness of smaller companies, enabled by technology that brings consumers and producers closer together than they have been since the days of the medieval city market.
Times have changed since 2006, and looking today at the global (rather than just American) marketplace, those numbers may or may not still be accurate - but this is the most recent study conducted, and offers and interesting point of departure to discuss what shoes men need, will wear, and will yield the highest value.
With the men's grooming market now hitting multi-billion dollar status and estimated to be worth a whopping £14.8bn in 2016 alone, a rise of approximately 5.8% compared to the previous 12-months, we've seen a huge rise in the number of brands trying to get in on the act.
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Where this dramatic and uncertain political climate could potentially trigger cautious conservatism, Fyodor and Golan are intellectually and pragmatically assessing all areas of their business and considering the needs of their customers and the best platforms with which to engage them.
Men are expressing themselves more freely and there is a whole host of positive messages as a consequence. However, with change, there are often repercussions - for good or bad. Unfortunately, as our country has shown over the last few weeks - we're not so good at handling it!
If you're looking for an edgy and fresh finish to your look, then you certainly should consider pouncing for a pocket square. An absolute essential for modern men and their growing fashion tastes, even the simplest of squares can surge your style to never before seen heights.
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Men don't need Mary Portas to validate and endorse their grooming habits. In fact, all we need to do is look at movements like the Bearded Villains and the many charitable organisations like Decembeard and Movember to see how men's grooming is carrying positive messages. We really want the best for each other - I honestly believe that.
I like dressing flamboyantly and in bold colours that make me happy. I apply a buy less, buy better attitude to fashion and accessories, and I love collecting things and wearing them again and again. The two collections of mine that I am most proud of are of shoes and sunglasses.
The pocket square is a sartorial staple for the modern man, so I've provided a run-down of ten pocket squares that will add the finishing touches to your look. But before we get stuck into my top ten for spring 2016, here are three tips to consider when buying your new pocket square.