Our 5 star London Fashion Week Home – Hotel One Aldwych

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In the start of January I went to the now 11th season of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). With a busy schedule of catwalk shows and events my partner and I decided to treat ourselves to the comfort of a stay at the Hotel, One Aldwych. Being just across the street from the British Fashion Councils’ (BFC) Show Space it was very convenient when needing a break or having to change outfit.

We spent the first evening in the hotel’s private lounge planning our week and made use of the small library looking through the numerous fashion books for style inspiration.

Every morning of our stay, we enjoyed a filling breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

For the first day of LFWM, I anchored my look around a classic navy suit. The suit is from Suit Supply and has a masculine cut with peak lapels and structured shoulders. It is a 2.5-button suit, carries a ticket pocket and a rather longer jacket. The cuffed high rise flat front trousers cuffs brings everything together for a stylishly tailored appeal. I layered it with a grey houndstooth waistcoat, a blue silk tie and a white shirt underneath. I chose a pair of brown single monk straps from Massimo Dutti and an automatic Moon Phase watch from Thomas Earnshaw.

As LFWM falls on our anniversary, we went to celebrate it with a three course dinner at the hotel’s Indigo Restaurant on our last night. Indigo is an award winning restaurant and is know for it’s innovative food. The Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles into the Indigo menu, and it all happens to be entirely gluten and dairy-free.

After three very tasty dishes the amazing staff surprised us with an extra dessert and champagne in occasion of our anniversary. The restaurant experience was a wonderful way to end our stay and it will definitely not be our last visit to the One Aldwych London.

www.onealdwych.com

@onealdwychhotel

– Mathias le Fèvre

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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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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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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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