Every Man Should Own: Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt

In the early 1970s Ralph Lauren introduced what it called the short-sleeved collared sport shirt. It went on to become one of the icons of clothing. Not that Ralph Lauren invented the polo shirt, but the preppy look that the brand helped create was epitomized by it. Sure, it has something of a mixed reputation,…

The Oliver Sweeney Shoes, Ideal for Secret Agents

Shoemaker Oliver Sweeney has created a bespoke set of dress shoes that come with secret compartments to hide a variety of items. Each pair can be filled with up to six items — three per shoe — and you can select from 12 thing that include: the world’s smallest phone, a tiny video camera, a…

Zegna and the Noble Fibre

One of the wonders of contemporary tailoring, a Zegna suit harnesses centuries of Italian tailoring tradition with peerless technical innovation. THE RAKE traces the humble origins of the ultimate sartorial expression. Words: Matt Pomroy There’s well travelled, and then there’s Zegna well travelled. Your wool suit may crumple and crease but those high-grade merino wool…

Keeping the British end up

Jeremy Hackett, founder of the Hackett brand on British style, manufacturing, red trousers, Mods and the basics rules of style. Words: Matt Pomroy “I struggle with pocket squares because I am conscious it looks as though I’ve made too much effort,” Jeremy Hackett says. Right there, in that one line, is all you need to…

Pep Guardiola – Football’s Most Stylish Manager

  The new season has just started and already Man City manager Pep Guardiola has taken a significant lead as the most stylish manager in the Premier League. The V-neck with shirt and tie has long been one of his looks, but this more casual approach with trainers and a polo under a V-neck is…