Ravi Grewal
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Men's fashion has pumped through the veins of Ravi Grewal's family for generations - it's evident from the very soles of his trotters to his dapper collar's tip.
And that's why the sartorial alchemist is now Senior Director of Stuarts London - one of the stalwarts of Blighty's independent menswear retailers, dressing discerning misters since 1967 - as well as e-boutique Dandyfellow.com - scouring the globe for the choicest menswear cuts.
He's passionate about chasing, sourcing and buying brands and this encyclopaedic knowledge of the furrier sex's fashion has made him the go-to expert for media looking for pearls of stylish wisdom from the master.
Grewal was knee-deep in the world of fashion before his even chin knew what a beard was. He started buying with his father at 15 and at the eyebrow-raising age of 18, was buying in his own brands and juggling Advertising and Business university studies.
He launched his fashion career by opening his own footwear shop after graduating, while his Mortar Board was still warm.
And in the halcyon days of 1998, he became a full-time buyer for family business, StuartsLondon.com which his father launched in the heady days of the Sixties as a tailoring outfit.
Stuarts evolved into a trend-led menswear store in the late Seventies - on Queens Park Rangers match days, coaches full of the nearby football fans would park outside the shop and form a queue which snaked down the street.
It quickly became a focal point for the capital’s Mod movement, before riding the changing trends well into the 80s with brands including Baracuta, Fred Perry and a focus on top quality denim.
Grewal's reputation for buying authentic, trend-driven fashion meant that Stuarts was asked to provide clothes for the gritty Nick Love film ‘The Firm’ as well as the hugely popular ‘This Is England’ TV series.
And unsurprisingly, Grewal now dresses the country's most discering stars, including Kasabian, Roger Taylor, Eric Clapton, Bradley Wiggins, Ricky Hatton, JLS, Chipmunk, and even the Middleton family, as well as a host of TV and pop stars.

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My Take on Men's Evening Wear

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2013 | (15:30)

A subject I've yet to touch on in this blog is that of evening wear. I'm not talking about black-tie formalwear, where you don't have to think about what you're wearing, but party wear that requires a little bit of planning.

Now I've always reckoned that girls have it a...

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Raising a Hat to Isabella Blow

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2013 | (18:21)

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Those who dismiss the fashion world as a vapid, ivory tower for people whose mouths are made for pouting and air-kissing (rather than eating) and models with cold dead eyes of sharks and the personality of a flannel, must visit the spectacular

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Access(ories) All Areas

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2013 | (20:48)

Manners maketh the man, or so the saying goes. You could probably get by without them but, even if you were perfect in every other way, ill manners would mean you wouldn't get very far. I believe the same is true of accessories; they maketh the outfit. You could be...

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Get Colourful

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2013 | (21:24)

I don't mind winter. I think it's rather enjoyable to experience a change in season and, let's be honest, it is an excuse to don a few more layers and get a bit more creative with your styling, from the winter jackets I talked about in September, to mixing it...

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Jumper-round

(0) Comments | Posted 2 November 2013 | (13:15)

As it's now November I reckon it's safe for me to mention the J word.

Jumpers.

That's right, gents, it's knitwear season. It's time to don a garment made of nature's woolliest mammal and keep yourself toasty until the winter's over, (which will probably be sometime in late March).

Now...

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Going Hard For Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2013 | (21:54)

Brooklyn We Go Hard, or BWGH, is one of the more recently additions to the Stuarts London stable.

Founded by two friends from Paris who describe themselves as 'passionate about new horizons', the pair in question began exploring urban culture in order to create a truly...

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Start Preparing Your Festive Wardrobe

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2013 | (10:08)

A good pair of jeans are a must for any gent's wardrobe, and with the festive season fast approaching, now's as good a time as any to start thinking about a wardrobe refresh before the parties start.

My particular denim preferences are as varied as the lines we stock over...

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A Man For All Seasons (Or How to Dress For British Weather)

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2013 | (19:12)

The British like nothing better than to talk about the weather.

If amateur meteorology were an Olympic sport, our little island would win gold every time. This, however, isn't really a surprise when you think of our weather which is, for want of a more sophisticated word, weird.

The...

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Schott to the Heart

(0) Comments | Posted 28 September 2013 | (08:43)

The Schott brand has been around for a while, 100 years, to be precise. In recent years, however, the label has sunk below the radar.

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Schott was last a strong presence in the UK in the late 90s and early 2000s, famed more for...

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London Fashion Week - My Take

(0) Comments | Posted 20 September 2013 | (23:10)

London Fashion Week: Where the great and the good from Planet Style descend on the capital to watch some of the world's top designers set out their stall for the coming seasons.

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Our Fashion Week has just wrapped up, and what a week it's...

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I Can't Stand the Rain

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2013 | (21:25)

There are but three things one can be certain of in life - death, taxes and British rain.

I won't dwell on the former two, but writing today the third sticks firmly in my mind.

You see I hired a bicycle today. When I unhooked my Boris special the...

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The Warmest of Winter Jackets

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2013 | (14:38)

Have you ever wondered what the best winter jackets are? I'd argue the line from Canada Goose is cream of the crop, and here's why.

The Canadian goose is a hardy bird. Living in the colder parts of Canada, a country not famed for it's year-round warmth, it's been known...

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