Selvedge on Menswear
The recent edition of Selvedge, the wonderful textiles magazine, is a veritable treasure trove for lovers of menswear.
How on earth did we not already know about The Vintage Showroom, showcasing 20th century workwear? Given that Arthur was a greengrocer and Henry a coal miner we'll definitely be heading to Covent Garden to see if they have any examples of the kind of clothes they would have worn.
More on workwear in a piece by Nicola Donovan on the rise of work-wear as high fashion: 'clothes designed with care, made from beautiful cloth.'
And a fascinating look at the quintessential American lumberjack shirt - the Pendleton.
It's not all workwear though. There's a feature on Savile Row tailor Kathryn Sargent (let's hear it for women working in menswear)...
...a look at the Tweed Run - an annual cycle ride where everyone wears tweed. (The illustration is by Leni Kauffman.)....
...a glimpse into a trade magazine, the Tailor & Cutter that was 'once so well known that Beatrix Potter had a mouse reading it on the cover of The Tailor of Gloucester' which was published from 1866 to 1972....
...and for those who like to make as well as wear, instructions on how to make a bow tie.
Selvedge Magazine can be bought online. We highly recommend taking out a subscription.