A classic Huntsman jacket from Savile Row in London, crafted before the time so many ateliers on “the Row” have … Continue Reading Classic English Tailoring Defined in Two Minutes
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photo by Bill Phelps Once upon a time, most everyone had a tailor or a seamstress. Prior to the 1800s, … Continue Reading Women Who Wear Suits
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After publishing dozens of articles on male elegance here and on Parisian Gentleman, Iconicallyrare is opening a new chapter, exploring … Continue Reading Jean Shrimpton — What is it That Makes a Woman Elegant?
As women, we revisit the rules of proportions established by the (non-fairer) sex, but well worth noting. It’s a … Continue Reading For the Love of Proportions! Ties, Lapels, and Shirt Collars
Carmina : One of the few high hand producers that makes shoes for women who wear suits Brogue and spectators … Continue Reading Spread Your Wingtips? Selecting the Right Wingtip Design for Your Foot
The collar of a shirt may seem like it is a small part of the overall look of an ensemble, and choosing … Continue Reading How to Choose the Right Shirt Collar for Your Face
It is a mad world when the rich and famous are checking into rehab centers and the people of … Continue Reading The Class Above the Upper Class : The TOP Class
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Above: In my “Cifonelli” Paris Bespoke Jacket : The back of the collar sticks to the neck _______________________________ It’s surprising … Continue Reading Zero Collar Gap: The Third Signal of a (good) Handmade Suit
Several artists throughout history have attempted to capture the essence of a gentleman through oils and photography. Today we pause for … Continue Reading Why Do Men Wear Suits? A Turbo Ride Through Time (1450 – 1900)
The thing we know about men is that if they love a certain thing, then they are capable of immersing themselves in … Continue Reading A Shoulder That Sings: The Second Signal of a Handmade Suit
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was … Continue Reading How to Cause a Ripple Among Seven Billion People