the style of bertie wooster

The Style of Bertie Wooster

When we think of menswear and the Wooster name, Nick may come to mind, but another Wooster represented dandy style nearly a century earlier—P.G. Wodehouse’s literary creation, Bertie.

A decade before he headlined the American medical procedural House, actor Hugh Laurie played Bertie (alongside the inimitable Stephen Fry) in Jeeves and Wooster, a television adaptation of Wodehouse’s works. The UK serial ran for twenty-three episodes from 1990-1993 and is well worth watching, not just for its top-shelf comedy but for the wardrobe of Bertie Wooster, which provides an outstanding visual introduction to the classic British style of the Golden Age.

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8 Secrets to the Perfect Summer Coat

8 Secrets Of A Great Summer Sport Coat

As it gets warmer, men begin the annual transition from heavy to lightweight clothing to beat the heat. However, lightweight clothing alone isn’t enough to keep you cool – beyond the actual weight, the material and the weave also matter. In this article, we will discuss the importance of finding the right kind of lightweight summer sport coat, why you should wear them and what to pay attention to during the buying process.  Read more

Steve McQueen

Gentleman of Style: Steve McQueen

You may or may not be a fan of old movies, but if you are a fan of fashion through the ages then you are almost certainly an admirer of Steve McQueen’s effortlessly cool style. His appearances in a wide range of films in the 60’s and 70’s have made him an icon of that era for both his talent and his style.
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Black Tie Explained

Black Tie & Tuxedos Explained with 1930s Fashion Illustrations

After seeing the black tie outfits at the Oscars, we were quite disappointed, and while it is always easy to critique others, it is more difficult but also more helpful to show great examples of elegant tuxedo outfits. Therefore we decided to create a hands-on black tie series that helps men look dapper in a tuxedo or dinner jacket without having to sacrifice individual style. Read more