Posted on: 24 September 2013 - 1:48pm
Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairers

Do you know what I class as a good day? It’s one where I discover a gem amongst a sea of dross. It lifts the spirit and restores one’s faith in the world. The discovery of 5th Avenue Shoe Repairers on London's Goodge Street did just that.

Finding a proper, competent cobbler has become the bain of my life in recent times –as has finding a decent...
Posted on: 29 August 2013 - 12:42am
Donegal Tweed cloth swatches from Caccioppoli

It’s appropriate that the first post on the new website should be about a new bespoke suit project from a new bespoke tailor.  

I say new, but I’ve covered Nino Santoro and his wonderful shirts numerous times. However, to date we’ve never touched on his father Franco. Bespoke tailoring is actually the heart of the business and Franco Santoro an extremely accomplished bespoke cutter and jacket maker who has made suits for the likes of...

Posted on: 4 August 2013 - 1:28pm

Welcome to the new home of BespokeMe.

You’ll have notice things are a little different. But not to worry, all our reviews are here and there will be more to come. We also plan a few additional...

Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:07pm
Linkson Jack Accessories

One of the things I enjoy most about BespokeMe is the people I get to meet off the back of my writing. In addition to that just occasionally I’m able to help out a budding new independent retailer, a guy just like us who is trying to turn his passion into a working business. Linkson Jack is just such a guy and I’m pleased to announce he has just launched his own retail...

Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:06pm
Vanda Ties and Accessories

Based in Singapore and founded by duo Diana Chan and Gerald Shen this classy little online micro-label produce a limited edition range of hand sewn ties and pocket squares made in their own workshop.

That combination of handcraft, classic design and high quality raw materials has led to ...

Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:05pm
Jackson & Edison Socks, Rome

Amongst the many contributions Italy has made to the world of menswear it’s generally acknowledged that they make the finest hosiery. So while it may seem slightly extravagant to import one’s socks from Rome with this latest find it’s an opportunity too good to pass up.

Located on the Via Due Macelli and not far from the Spanish Steps in central Rome, ...

Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:04pm

Monday 13 August 2012

 

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I love London, and for all its faults...
Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:02pm
Matching pocket squares and ties

 

Last week I popped in to Nino’s of London to pick up that pocket square I needed to complete that look highlighted in my last post. Despite going in for one pocket square I couldn’t help but purchase a couple of others that caught my eye.

 
Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:01pm

Sunday 8 July 2012

 

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Posted on: 25 January 2013 - 1:01pm
The Knottery, Ties and Pocket Squares

Quirky, original, full of vim and vigour The Knottery is a nimble independent retailer that never fails to deliver on their mantra of ‘Attainable Style'. In the process they don’t take themselves too seriously; that’s my kind of label.

As you might guess, I’ve grown quite attached to this US based independent micro-label over recent...

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