Riding, Shooting And Hunting Suits

Hunting, Riding & Shooting Suits from the 1930’s

After discussing Nucky Thompson’s clothes in Boardwalk Empire, I want to present to you a slightly edited article about hunting and riding which I found in an Apparel Arts magazine from 1934. Read more

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Saxony Suit Fall Fashions Apparel Arts 1930s

Today, we would like to present a beautiful fashion illustration from Apparel Arts 1935 that shows the influence of typical country clothing on town wear. We will also analyze these silhouettes and learn why 8 inch long side vents became so popular that year.   Read more

Aly Khan Young

Gentleman of Style Part III – Aly Khan’s Clothes and His Tragic Death

In Part I and Part II of our series on Prince Aly Khan, you learned a bit about his childhood, his passion for horses as well as women and his life. At the Gentleman’s Gazette, we always have a particular interest in clothes, and hence, we will show you how Aly Khan dressed before we cover his tragic death at the age of 48. Read more

The Combined Summer Suit

The Combined Campus Style Suit

Today, we would like to introduce you to the combined suit, its history and looks, as illustrated by two fashion plates from the 1950’s Herrenjournal, a German men’s fashion magazine. This campus style suit is, technically, not a suit, but rather a combination of an odd jacket and contrasting trousers. Read more

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W. W. Chan – the Finest Bespoke Tailor from Hong Kong

Usually when people talk about bespoke suits, Europe, especially England, Italy and sometimes France are the first to come up in conversation. Some might mention the few bespoke tailors left in the US and then finally, last, but not least, Hong Kong is infamous among many tourists for its “bespoke” suits. For some reason, the former Crown Colony managed to establish itself as a bespoke destination. Read more