February 11, 2020
Futurist Fashion: How Digital Technologies Could Revolutionize Made-to-Measure
In June 1948, Life Magazine published a short article on a new-fangled fitting system called the Photo-Metric, which promised to…
August 9, 2016
“Bespoke”: Semantically Adrift
For The New York Times, Jim Farber explores the watering down of one of menswear’s favorite words: For much of…
May 3, 2013
How To Measure Garments
Professional tailor and patternmaker Jeffery Diduch created a nice little guide on how to properly measure garments. This is useful…
December 1, 2011
If you’re a college student* and have a job interview coming up, CottonWork is running a promotion where they’ll make…
June 9, 2011
J. Hilburn: A Potential Revolution In The Custom Tailoring
It’s probably be a bit too early for me to say, but I think J. Hilburn could revolutionize custom clothing….
June 7, 2011
Gilt City Is Offering a Made-to-measure Suit By Master Tailor Martin Greenfield For $1,199
A heads up for New York readers, Gilt City is offering a made-to-measure suit by master tailor Martin Greenfield for $1,199….
April 29, 2011
Modern Tailor: First (and Second) Impressions
A month or two ago, the Chinese made-to-measure operation Modern Tailor offered a special introductory offer: a basic oxford shirt…
March 7, 2011
My Mother Is A Part-time Antiques Dealer
My mother is a part-time antiques dealer, and one of her specialties is textiles. That usually means dress fabric, but…
March 5, 2011
$19.95 Introductory Offer Off Modern Tailor
The online made-to-measure shirt tailor Modern Tailor is offering a $19.95 introductory offer for shirts in their simplest blue oxford…
November 30, 2010
Southwick Made-to-Measure At Costco?
A StyleForum member named rezzo posted this interesting story recently… While at Costco I checked out the Southwick display they…
July 27, 2010
Time Out New York
Time Out New York is a wonderful publication (I’m particularly a fan of the beautiful and charming Jane Borden’s comedy…
March 23, 2010
Q And Answer: Indochino Suits – Worth Buying?
Michael writes: Have you heard of Indochino? The prices are tempting, as is the customization. Any thoughts? There’s been a…
January 11, 2010
Q And Answer: What Is Bespoke?
Ryan asks us: In your blog today you mentioned bespoke clothing. What does this refer to? Bespoke clothing is made…
November 10, 2009
My Arrow Moccasins
If you asked me what my favorite shoes were, I’d have to say my Arrow Moccasins. Arrow is a family…