What is a Gentleman? And how do you dress like one? That’s a question many men would like to know how to answer. In today’s interview we talk about it with Bernhard Roetzel, who is the author of the most popular book on the subject. His book, Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion, has sold over 1 million copies and has been translated into many languages. We’ll also discuss his new book, Bespoke Menswear, wardrobe basics, and much more. Enjoy the interview!
Most of the time, modern fashion is oriented around youthful, slim models. However, many men have a fuller appearance, and with advanced age most men add a few pounds. Read more
Recently, we showed you the difference between a $100 vs. $1,000 suit. Today’s post continues in that fashion and highlights the main differences between a $500 custom suit and a $5000 bespoke suit. We share secrets and quality hallmarks so you will get the best value for your money, no matter how much you spend.
The other week, I discussed the differences between Bespoke, MTM, and RTW but on top of that, you often read description such as Custom Made, Handmade, or Bench Made but rarely ever machine made. In this guide, I discuss the differences between these terms so you can spot false advertisements more easily, and get a better value for your money.
One of the things that people get wrong all the time is the distinction and meaning of the terms Ready to Wear, Off the Rack, Made to Order, Made to Measure, and Bespoke. Therefore, I decided to create a guide that clearly explains what these terms mean, how they are (ab)used and what you need to know, so you don’t get fooled when you buy clothing.
Suits come in many different qualities and price ranges, yet many men believe a suit is a suit. That couldn’t be further from the truth, and it’s like saying a car is a car, no matter whether it is a Tata from India or a Bugatti. Read more