Detail of the Day – Twilled Cotton in Pink from Button-down Shirt

view full image This is the detail of a twill weave of cotton from a pink button-down shirt. Related articles Waistcoat Wednesday: Universal Works, almost universal approval ( Meet the British Fashion Council’s hottest new menswear designers ( The Button Up Shirt ( Outfit of the Day – May 29 (  

Kingpin’s Lady Pins – Inaugural Pin Up Pastel Supernova as Carmen

Welcome to the first in a continuing series of Vargas inspired pin ups produced by Kingpin’s Hideaway. Pastel Supernova graces us with her rendition of the wild and cigar-smoking Carmen. She also has on display a gorgeous silk crêpe piano shawl in deep royal purple with a wide border of silk velvet. The piano shawlContinue reading “Kingpin’s Lady Pins – Inaugural Pin Up Pastel Supernova as Carmen”

The Shirt 101 – The Basics and How to Measure Yours

The base of every gentleman’s outfit is his shirt. They may be made of cotton, linen, silk, wool, or other textiles. A shirt maybe worn for casual pursuits or the most formal ones. The basic shirt is comprised of the collar, sleeves, cuffs and yoke. The yoke and the sleeves have plackets to help withContinue reading “The Shirt 101 – The Basics and How to Measure Yours”

Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Wool

Wool is the earliest fabric Europeans clothed themselves with. It is a natural fibre that is collected from domesticated sheep and goats, as well as other animals. For our purposes here, wool includes the hairs sheared, plucked or gathered from various animals. A short survey of the animals that supply wool and the names givenContinue reading “Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Wool”

Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Linen

Just as ancient China lays claim to the production of silk, ancient Egypt brought the world linen. Linen is the fabric made from the fibre of the plant flax, Linum usitatissimum. Egyptians are recorded as having linen production as far back as 4 000 years and archeologists have discovered linen fragments near human encampments fromContinue reading “Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Linen”