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 (welldresseddad.com) Meet the British Fashion Council's hottest new menswear designers (metro.co.uk) The Button Up Shirt (gentsamongmen.wordpress.com) Outfit of the Day - May 29 (kingpinchic.com)  

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Vintage Clothing Show – Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show & Sale, March 3rd, 2012

Kingpin's Hideaway is very happy to participate in the 21st annual Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show & Sale that raises money for cancer research with partial proceeds being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. The 21st Annual Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show & Sale is the premier annual vintage textiles and clothing show …

Tartan Comes to the Hideaway – Getting Ready for Robbie Burns Suppers

Robbie Burns Suppers are held in late January to celebrate the best of Scottish culture as exemplified in the writings of Robert 'Robbie' Burns. To help the proper gentleman get in the spirit Kingpin's Hideaway has tartaned up the place! Related articles Kingpin's Hideaway Receives Notable Mention (kingpinchic.com) Kingpin's Hideaway and All the Queen's Men …

Gentlemen’s Cravats – The Bow Tie: A Brief History

The innovation of the cravat allowed for it to develop into several variations of gentlemens neck ties that became distinct types of cravats over time. One of the most familiar is the bow tie. This stylized cravat has come to define a gentleman in every aspect and is, perhaps, the single piece of apparel that …

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 given …