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FIVE MORE TIPS WHICH WILL ENSURE YOU GET THE BEST TAILORED SUIT

As mentioned in a previous post, it is of little importance how much money you spend on a suit if it doesn’t fit you. I cannot stress this enough. I see so many men walking the streets of Cape Town wearing store-bought suits which simply do not fit them. It’s almost laughable and defeats the purpose of wearing the suit completely. Whilst getting a suit made for yourself may seem daunting, it is a process which we all need to undertake at some stage and the more you know about the do’s and don’t’s, the easier the process will seem. Following on from the previous post mentioned above, here are 5 more tips to ensure that you get the best tailored suit possible.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: TRAVELLING WILBURY’S – ‘TWEETER & THE MONKEY MAN’

Jeez but the Travelling Willbury’s takes me back a year or two. This is pure Rock ‘n Roll classic at its ultimate best! The English-American supergroup consisted of music legends Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, and recorded two albums together in 1988 and 1990, although The Voice of An Angel Orbison passed away before the second was recorded. Take a second to appreciate the members of this band…mind blowing! Here’s a fun fact: ‘Tweeter and The Monkey Man’ is considered a playful homage to The Boss, who was often hailed as “the next Dylan” early in his career. The lyrics include the titles of many of his songs, and the song borrows many of his themes. You know what to do next, right? Plugin those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me.

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‘THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN’ REMAKE COULD BE A GOODIE

I’ve aired my grievances when it comes to Hollywood remakes so I won’t rehash the same complaint again, however, I must stress that this grievance weighs heaviest on my shoulders when dealing with classic horror remakes. Nothing can compare to the horror films that came out of the 1970’s. The blood, guts and ‘special effects’ were so bad and the frights so predictable, that they took on a cult status with 1970’s horror fans and modern-day horror fans alike. Yet, despite their obvious pitfalls, these movies honestly scared the living shit out of people when they were released. What hope do filmmakers have of recreating the same fear amongst modern-day viewers? ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ was a classic in 1976, will this modern-day remake live up to its predecessor?

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STYLE ICON: CARY GRANT

Not only was it Cary Grant’s sporty-yet-elegant style which gave him an edge over the other leading men of his day but it was his faultless attention to detail which gave him the edge. A classic Grant ensemble would include either a blue or grey double-breasted suit, a pocket square, a sober tie and a buttonhole and for it’s day this was considered to be ‘understated’. What’s interesting to note about Grant’s style is that it was so revered that one Richard Torregrossa compiled an entire book devoted to it. Incredible! Why wouldn’t you devote an entire book to a man who looked like he belonged in stylish clothes?

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: DIRE STRAITS – ‘ROMEO & JULIET’ (LIVE)

Dire Straits need no introduction and neither does this songs. It is one of the all time classics songs from the British Rock band and if you consider yourself a fan of Rock, you should know this song. Here they perform ‘Romeo & Juliet’ live on their Alchemy Tour. Enough chit-chat, you know what to do. Plugin those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me. Continue reading

FIVE TIPS WHICH WILL ENSURE YOU GET THE BEST TAILORED SUIT

It is of little importance how much money you spend on your suit or if it is made of the finest materials. If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. Let me repeat that: If it doesn’t fit you, it won’t look good. This is simply the fact of the matter. As it is with most clothing, fit is key, and when it comes to tailoring a suit, fit will quite simply make or break the suit. GEtting a suit tailored can seem like a daunting task what with the almost endless number of option and styles to choose from. Where do you start? Here are 5 tips which should get you moving in the right direction.

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I WANT: NEW RELEASES FROM RAY-BAN

Fashion’s latest tendency to trend towards a vintage look has seen Ray-Ban become the quintessential style accessory. Throughout its seven-and-a-half decades, Ray-Ban has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries in music and the arts. They have forged the rise of celebrity culture and created the power of the rock and movie stars to influence fashion. From James Dean to Audrey Hepburn to Michael Jackson, Ray-Ban has proven indispensable for cultural icons who don’t want to be seen – but definitely want to be noticed. Ray-Ban has left an indelible mark on culture history. These are my favourites from their latest releases.

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