The History of the Button

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A Brief History of the Wedding Suit

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The politics of clothing: suffragettes, suits and solidarity.

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Paddington Bear Style Icon

Paddington Bear: An Unlikely Style Icon

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Crombie Overcoats Worn by Suedeheads

The History of the Overcoat: From the Military to 20th Century Subculture

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Holland & Sherry Herringbone Linen

The History of Herringbone

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A Short History of the Dinner Suit

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A Brief History of Trousers

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The History of the Cufflink

Although historians have observed the presence of cufflinks in ancient Egyptian paintings, the cufflink as we know it dates back to the 17th century, before which time sleeves were buttoned or tied at the wrist in bows. When they first emerged they were exclusively worn by the aristocracy and were predominantly made from gold and adorned by ... More

The History of the Necktie

"A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life" - Oscar Wilde As with so many fashions across the centuries, the necktie has its roots in military history. Evidence of the tie as military uniform dates back as far as 210BC and China’s first emperor – Qin Shih Huang. The emperor had originally wanted to be buried with his entire ... More