Bespoke in Beverly Hills: A visit to Jack Taylor’s

Prior to my visit to his shop today, I only had a handful of references to Jack Taylor’s. Flusser’s entry in Style and the Man describes Taylor’s cut as “British-inspired, with narrow shoulders, shaped torso, slant pockets, and deep vents”. A recent article on Mr. Taylor in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. It was a …

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Disney Hall Concert: Kirov Orchestra

This evening I attended a wonderful concert by the brilliant Kirov Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. The program included Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina Prelude, the Sibelius Violin Concerto (featuring Leonidas Kavakos) and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 in B minor. The orchestra displayed spirited, dynamic intonation and pacing and virtuoso playing by the woodwinds and brass (French horn …

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Made to measure by Martin Greenfield at Brooks Bros

As I described in an earlier posting, many men decide to move from RTW to MTM. I myself recently made that transition to MTM. Last year around Thanksgiving, I ordered my first MTM garment – a sports jacket – through the Brooks Brothers store in Beverly Hills. In addition, in mid-March, I decided I would …

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Brooks Bros made-to-measure program: Martin Greenfield

Brooks Brothers offers three lines of MTM: Golden Fleece Made by Martin Greenfield, the Golden Fleece is Brooks Brothers’s highest quality MTM suit and starts at $1,250 for Super 100 fabrics (book A), $1,250 for Super 120s (book B), $1,650 for Super 130s (book E) and can go as high as $2,850 (Super 160s Loro …

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Shopping guide for short & slim men

For men of short and slim stature, it is remarkably difficult to find clothing off-the-rack that fits well. If you’re off a standard deviation or two from the typical RTW sizes, then you have essentially two strategies. First, you can try your chances by finding a designer brand that cuts their suits, jackets, shirts trousers …

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Casualwear: A list of the “best” blue jeans by aficionados

I enjoy wearing denim jeans but I’m not a keen fan as some are. I’ve only worn Levi’s and Calvin Klein, which, as I understand it, barely scratches the surface on denim wear. So for all you fans of Paper Denim & Cloth, Nudie, Diesel, etc., here’s a list of the top 10 blue jeans …

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