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THE MAGIC OF LINEN
27/08/2019

As we approach the warmer part of the year, the festivities really tend to ramp up. Whilst we’re always to look our sharpest, a heavy wool suit can be quite cumbersome, no matter how well wool is able to regulate temperature. As times have progressed, a vast array of alternatives have come out to counter this conundrum. Ranging from the LeBron James shorts-suit to just downright dressing in a t-shirt and regular shorts, none have come to be as...

THE BLACK TIE AFFAIR
24/06/2019

Every so often we are invited to functions that are categorized as “black tie”.  Originating in the 19th century, a black tie dress code was used for evening events where semi-formal attire was required. Although the term “black tie” has today come to be synonymous with formal wear, the basic elements that made up the attire then and now have not been lost over time.Men are required to have a dinner/tuxedo jacket which is distinguishable...

THE AGE OF MOBILE TAILORS
28/04/2019

These days the most precious commodity we have is time. Irrespective of what happens, there never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything you need done. With such little time to waste, who would want to spend it travelling to a store to try on some clothes?Here at R&H, we don’t believe that tailoring a good suit requires you to come into a set location in order to select fabrics and be measured. In an age where flexibility is...

THE FABRIC CONUNDRUM
25/03/2019

There has been much said about the best fabric for a suit. Some want pure wool without regard to the thread count while others rely solely on thread count without really taking into account the suit composition. Both play a vital role in determining how your suit will sit and feel but one does not trump the other.Wool is the most versatile fabric that you can get in terms of breathability, look and feel. Polyester suits may look nicer but will...

WARDROBE ESSENTIALS – THE STAPLE SUITS
18/01/2019

When venturing into the world of tailored clothing, specifically when it comes to suits, the choices of patterns, textures, materials and other small variations can seem extremely overwhelming. A bold windowpane suits can seem a bit much for day to day wear for some, whereas for others it still isn’t quite loud enough for a big occasion. One thing that most people can agree with however, is that no matter where your taste currently lies within the...

THE HAND MADE TOUCH
18/01/2019

There’s no need to explain the difference between Made to Measure (MTM) suit and an off-the-rack item. An outfit that has been created while taking your measurements into account is always going to fit better than something that has been generically designed and mass produced.But what about a suit that takes the subtle imperfections of your body into account ? A suit that has been designed not only to your measurements but also your posture,...

THE CARE GUIDE
18/01/2019

Suits are regarded as an investment because they fulfill a multitude of purposes during their lifetime. From weddings and engagements to interviews and corporate functions, a suit is always going to be a statement piece that you want looking its best to ensure that you’re looking your best. That is why proper suit care is imperative when it comes to longevity and getting the most out of your suits.Most people think that dry cleaning would be...

THE PERKS OF CUSTOM SHIRTING
18/01/2019

Whilst you may not wear a suit all the time, a lot of people are wearing shirts on a daily basis. Whether it be for work, a formal event or even just a casual night out, there’s no denying that a shirt is a comfortable yet neat fashion choice that won’t lead you astray.But with all the versatility offered by shirts, one of the most criticised facts about them is the generic shapes and sizes that they come in. We often hear our friends talk...