We all hope to look ‘effortlessly stylish’, but not to
the point of appearing lazy. What are some touches that, to your
eyes, suggest a man has actually put some effort and thought into
how he’s dressed?
We really admire men who look after their clothes and
accessories. Things that are looked after, polished, repaired,
cleaned often look better and better, year after year.
You’re the head of a trio of formidable women at 17
Clifford Street (where Anda works with Audie Charles
and Emily Lowe). What advantages does having this strong
female presence at the A&S Haberdashery bring to the
Audie, Emily and I are able to take a back seat and listen. When
we work on something new for the Haberdashery, we think of how it
would look on our customers rather than on ourselves. I think that
that helps. It also really helps that we all love to see a happy,
well-mannered and well-dressed man – that is more personal, but I
believe that most women feel the same way.
Please cite one simple step can a man take to instantly
improve his sartorial game.
Some people just know how to dress – Fred Astaire being our
ultimate example of this – but most people need to find what suits
them and what they feel comfortable in. Magazines like The Rake and
L’Etiquette are wonderful sources of inspiration as they do not
follow the ‘No Ad, No Ed’ path that some other magazines now
Is there a style mistake men all too commonly
You must have a good clean out of your wardrobe from time to
time. It is easy to forget things and to get stuck ‘going to’ the
same things again and again. Jeans are an item of clothing that men
rely on too much when a new pair of trousers in a different style
but in a casual cloth could easily replace them and prove far more
What should a young chap be conscious of when purchasing
a suit, perhaps one of his first?
We encourage younger Haberdashery customers to think about a
navy three-piece suit as the suit and its components can be worn in
so many different ways and to so many different occasions. If you
find a reasonably priced suit in a good woollen cloth in a
sensible, durable weight, you can have it altered to fit properly
and accessorise it from The Rake Values or from high-street brands.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to look good if you choose good
cloth, know an alterations’ tailors and have access