Web marketing 101 for bespoke tailors

A few weeks ago I posted some advice to Darren Beaman, an independent tailor on Savile Row, on the StyleForum website. Mr. Beaman was seeking advice and help on improving his website. Here’s my advice in full form: I’ve done some internet/technology consulting and I find a common myth about websites is that you just …

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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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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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