Why the fit’ makes the perfect suit – London Fitting Rooms

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“A suit is only as good as it’s tailoring”

When buying a ‘ready to wear’ suit, you should first choose your preferred style & cut, and then look at how it fits. Most suits are made to fit the most people possible, which is why you should go for the one suiting you the best. Keeping the attention on the shoulders and make sure that the seam ends right at the outside of yours.

I recently purchased two suits and took them to my tailor, London Fitting Rooms, to make sure that they would have the perfect fit. If the suit doesn’t compliment your body shape or has too much fabric the right tailor can alter it to ensure it fits you precisely. When it comes to suit alterations I believe that it’s the small detail that makes all the difference.

An extra styling detail I like adding to my suit trousers is turn-ups (cuffs). Turn-ups have the benefit of weighing down the bottom of the trousers, which is especially useful at keeping lightweight trousers looking neat. Today’s lighter and narrower trousers truly benefit from the added weight of turn-ups.

By focusing on quality and paying close attention to every detail London Fitting Rooms ensured that the end result became a suit that was tailored for me.

 

www.londonfittingrooms.com

@londonfittingrooms

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Stay in Brussels at the Sofitel Le Louise

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It’s almost Christmas and I traveled to Belgium with my partner to visit her family. Before heading to the countryside we decided to spend three days in Brussels at the Sofitel Le Louise where we were warmly welcomed by the staff.

The hotel is located just in the heart of a prestigious shopping avenue, making it convenient to get around and shop last minute gifts.

The room was bright and spacious with a desk space, a large bed and a bathroom with a rainforest shower. The desk made it really easy to get through emails during the day while the in-room coffee machine had my back.

One of my favourite parts of the stay was the wide-choice breakfast served in our room. Fresh fruits, poched eggs, smoked salmon, pancakes, macaroons and I could go on!

In-between running our last errands before christmas we decided to stop by the hotel’s Crystal Lounge for a coffee. It was a beautiful venue for a break as well as a shopping city trip.

www.sofitel-brussels-le-louise.com

@sofitelbrussels

– Mathias le Fèvre

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It’s the detail that makes the difference – Button Spirit

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I have been very excited to share this new and very innovative accessory concept, that I was recently introduced to. Button Spirit creates these phenomenal Eclipse that are attached as button covers. They can be put on the front of the shirt as well as the cuff adding an extra detail and a hint of personality to your outfit.

The concept was born in Paris out of the desire to stand out in all discretion. With values of art, objects and fashion, Button Spirit came togeather. Creating a first collection consisting of 4 lines and 24 Eclipses they offer their pieces in exclusive models inspired by the world of art and fashion.

www.buttonspirit.com

@button_spirit

– Mathias le Fèvre

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The Mechanists – A passion for cars and true craftsmanship

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“Freedom is found when we let go of who we’re supposed to be and embrace who we really are.”

Cars are respected and admired as symbols of personal freedom, self-expression and most importantly self-empowerment.

I have always been passionate about good craftsmanship, and truly admire the details and finesse of putting together a motor vehicle. The Mechanists federates people with passion and addiction to all mechanical wonders. Together with British artisans they crafted one beautiful piece of jewelry to cherish the passion: The Steering Wheel Bracelet.

www.themechanists.com

@themechanists

– Mathias le Fèvre

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The Pocket Square – Geoff Stocker

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“The pocket square for a man is like the bag for a woman, it should be never missing”

An accesorie with many names such as “pochette” or “handkerchief”, a common mistake is very often made matching your pocket square and tie, with identical patterns. When striving for elegance, balance is crucial. The key is to find the right match between shirt, jacket, tie and pocket square as well for the fabric and the pattern.

Geoff Stocker is striving to design each piece as an individual collectable and wearable artwork in the format of a pocket square. They are made of 100% satin silk in England with the addition of a classic hand rolled hem. Creating a sartorial essential to an effortless stylish appearance.

www.geoffstocker.com

@geoffstocker

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Sunday Lunch at The Ivy Tower Bridge

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Always having been a fan of The Ivy’s beautiful yet relaxed venues, sophisticated service and modern British food, it was a pleasure paying a visit to the Tower Bridge restaurant.

Welcomed with a glass of bubbles, we were seated with an amazing view over the river and the beautiful Tower Bridge. As a starter I choose the Smoked Salmon with Crab served with slices of freshly baked rye bread and my partner had the Crispy Duck salad. Both dishes were amazing, but having tasted the Crispy Salad I’m not doubting what I will be having at my next visit.

As main course I went with a dry aged British rib-eye served with zucchini, a green salad and béarnaise sauce. It was perfectly cooked medium rare and the sauce was to perfection.

I am very impressed with the complete experience provided by The Ivy and already excited for my next visit.

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www.theivytowerbridge.com

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Sunday Lunch at The World’s End Market

I went for a Sunday lunch with my partner at The World’s End Market, famous for its meat.

Jose Gordon’s meat has been described as the World’s Best Meat according to Netflix Documentary “Steak Revolution, 2014”.

I started with a Tartar accompanied with 2 slices of toasted bread. As for the main dish I went for the Solomillo De Buey Steak which has been matured for 100 days.


Both dishes were exceptional. I won’t  hesitate with saying that it’s the best steak I ever had! The intense taste of spiced meat combined with tenderness making it melt on your tongue. WOW! I almost fell of my chair…

Between the meals we were given a tour. The venue is composed of two floors : the restaurant and a vintage bar upstairs specialized in whiskey. The bartender introduced us to the forgotten cocktail : La Louisiane.

A seductively named drink built on rye, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud’s bitters, and absinthe, ‘La Louisiane’ shares similar DNA to other New Orleans classics, but never made the same leap into the cocktail mainstream. It is the secret cocktail of New Orleans, and these days it’s starting to get its due.

It was a well spent Sunday afternoon and an exceptional dining experience. We will definitely be back here.

– Mathias le Fèvre

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MORJAS by HENRIK BERG

Looking through my GQ magazine I came across the newborn shoe brand named Morjas, that is  featured in the “best new men’s wear items” section. I straight away fell for the style and handcraft of their shoes. So much that I went to get myself a pair of gorgeous brown monk straps made in the finest calf leather.


I am extremely fascinated by the brand and it’s perfect selection of the most essential and elegant shoes that a gentleman can own.

MORJAS is founded by Henrik Berg who grew up in southern Spain, where he was inspired by the style of his Mediterranean fathers, in their crisp white linens and fine loafers. Moving to his mother’s native Sweden, Berg’s fascination with quality craftsmanship was fused with Scandinavian design and aesthetic.

www.morjas.com
@morjasshoes

– Mathias le Fèvre

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