gezzasmenswear:

Quilted Jackets 

I own a brown Barbour Liddesdale quilted jacket and find it to be a very versatile piece of outerwear. On colder days, I wear it over odd sports jackets when I go into work and at weekends, over a thick jumper and some corduroy trousers or jeans. It’s light but warm enough.

Recently, Exquisite Trimmings put some Lavenham quilted jackets on sale and I’d already heard about them through Derek at Die Workwear. I ordered one in navy in the same size as my Barbour.

The Denham  feels thicker and the material feels a little stiffer. It has two true vents at the rear of the jacket compared to the Liddesdale where the vents are buttoned folded material (unbuttoning reveals more material). That makes no difference to me whatsoever but I thought it was interesting.

The Denham is more fitted at the waist and feels a little more snug around my upper arms. It’s also slightly shorter on the body of the jacket but the sleeves are the same length. The Denham also has shallower pockets.

I would recommend getting the Denham a size larger than what you would get for the Liddesdale if you wanted a similar fit but the same size if you wanted something a little more fitted.

Excellent fit.

Sky blue check jacquard by Tie Your Tie. Pocket square Hong Kong by Christian Kimber.

Sky blue check jacquard by Tie Your Tie. Pocket square Hong Kong by Christian Kimber.

Looking good in Tie Your Tie…

Looking good in Tie Your Tie…

Christian Kimber pocket squares now available online at www.ExquisiteTrimmings.com.




Unique designs, hand rolled edges and made in England. These squares are a must have for the stylish gent.

Christian Kimber pocket squares now available online at www.ExquisiteTrimmings.com.


Unique designs, hand rolled edges and made in England. These squares are a must have for the stylish gent.

drakes-diary:

Raw silks at Drake’s No.3 Clifford Street; Tussah and Shantung.
Also available online.

drakes-diary:

Raw silks at Drake’s No.3 Clifford Street; Tussah and Shantung.

Also available online.

Robert Keyte: Factory Visit

This week I had the pleasure of visiting Robert Keyte in his factory in Bodiam, East Sussex.

I am always filled with tremendous excitement when going to visit the factories I deal with, to get a behind the scenes look at how the products are made and the people behind them. Robert Keyte was no different, he has been producing silk for some of the finest brands in the world for decades.

Robert is a very charming and down to Earth chap, he has tremendous insight into the silk printing industry and is a true pleasure to speak with.

One of my favourite parts of the trip was rummaging through the old David Evans archives, some of which can be seen below, they provide the building blocks for all the modern collections we see coming from many famous brands, and the rolls of luxurious silk, of which there was no shortage!

A range of Robert Keyte pocket squares are available online now at www.ExquisiteTrimmings.com - However, there will be a more extensive collaboration including Madder silk ties, bow ties, pocket squares and scarves available on the webstore in the coming months.

From his website: 

Robert Keyte’s family has been producing the highest quality men’s neckwear and accessories since 1936.

Our tie portfolio features the Classical English look (also known as ‘Macclesfield Neats’) as well as fully contemporary designs. Yet all our silk ties and handkerchiefs share the same hallmarks of traditional quality and craftsmanship.

Robert Keyte’s mill in Macclesfield is probably the only remaining producer of ‘Real Ancient Madder’ prints, and is one of the few surviving printers capable of the classic dye and discharge method of printing.

Our woven silk ties are Jacquard-woven using exquisite silk thread from China. In the traditional de-gumming of the thread, some weight can be lost and many competitors compensate for this by adding mineral salts. Not so at Robert Keyte, where every product is genuinely 100% pure silk.

Both printed and woven silk fabrics are produced in Macclesfield, with accessories then crafted entirely by hand in the picturesque village of Bodiam in East Sussex, overlooking the famous castle and the Rother Valley steam railway. In addition to a range of exquisite ties, Robert Keyte also offers a selection of elegant silk handkerchiefs again made from Macclesfield silk, with the same obsessive attention to detail.

All Robert Keyte ties and handkerchiefs are guaranteed to have been manufactured using only 100% Pure Silk, printed or woven in the Borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. Look forward to many years of pleasure from proudly wearing any Robert Keyte tie or accessory, reassured by the pedigree, heritage, and craftsmanship which have defined the brand for generations and is respected by those who appreciate genuine excellence.

Exclusive Exquisite Trimmings printed pocket squares. Handmade in England wih handrolled edges in a wool/silk blend. 




There are 2 styles available - an American Indian motif print and an Aztec motif print.




Shop now at www.ExquisiteTrimmings.com

Exclusive Exquisite Trimmings printed pocket squares. Handmade in England wih handrolled edges in a wool/silk blend.


There are 2 styles available - an American Indian motif print and an Aztec motif print.


Shop now at www.ExquisiteTrimmings.com

Some exciting new arrivals from Liverano & Liverano…

Some exciting new arrivals from Liverano & Liverano…

burtonwode:

Mint Stripe Loungewear…available NOW from the site. Secret pockets. check it out!! Burtonwode.com

burtonwode:

Mint Stripe Loungewear…available NOW from the site. Secret pockets. check it out!! Burtonwode.com

Gaziano & Girling X J. Fitzpatrick X Timothy Everest trunk show in London. This should be amazing. @theshoesnob84 @jfitzpatrickfootwear @GazianoGirling @timothyeverest

Gaziano & Girling X J. Fitzpatrick X Timothy Everest trunk show in London. This should be amazing. @theshoesnob84 @jfitzpatrickfootwear @GazianoGirling @timothyeverest

drakes-diary:

MC on the roof of No.3 Haberdasher Street wearing, amongst a plethora of other superbly crafted pieces, a Drake’s small knot Grenadine in Forest Green.

This is perfection.

drakes-diary:

MC on the roof of No.3 Haberdasher Street wearing, amongst a plethora of other superbly crafted pieces, a Drake’s small knot Grenadine in Forest Green.

This is perfection.