Category Archives: City Fashion

If you have had at least one sneaky peak in our Instagram account, you should have noticed by now that we love suits. Probably as much as we love books.Becoming a City pro shouldn’t mean saying goodbye to all but white shirts and black trousers.

Gifts for Him – The Ultimate Shortlist

Dear hardworking fashionistas, we have gathered for you a special selection of gift ideas that we trust will match your taste for Father’s day or any other occasion where ‘Gifts for him’ raise your stress levels. Also, preventing you from rushing to the high street – double stress releaved.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas: #1: The Classic Wallet
We love everything about this smooth and versatile leather case wallet. With six slots for your cards and one for cash, your pocket is just asking for this Italian beauty. On sale for a great Father’s day deal from Bloomingdales for £39.55.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas: #2: The Classic Shirt

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We have said it before, once you go tailored, you can’t go back. This Mereen white shirt beats the price of many high street City Professional equivalents while offering high long lasting quality and ostentatious customization options (Did you say embroidery?).

For a great deal of £55.30, these iron-free shirts are a classy option for any of your favorite men.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas: #3: The Classic Parfume

As we like to keep up with the current trends of our favorite brands, we bring to you the new fruity-spicy freshness to complement the sexy, woody notes of Dior Homme’s identity in the Dior Homme Sport. An effortlessly chic and long lasting scent: it can be yours for £78.10 today.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas: #4: The Classic Watch

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This Tommy Hilfiger beauty shouts style and luxurious finish with its gorgeous iconic rose gold plated steel case and brown crocodile embossed leather strap. £147 on MenKind from Tommy Hilfiger.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas: #5: The Classic Bag

If you go on as many holidays and business trips as we do, you’d know the importance of comfort and practicality. This Barbour Leather Travel Explorer Bag from Harrods costing £295 explores the style and panache of the leather as well as the space for some shirts and books, just the right size for the overhead compartments.

Next time, you need a little guide for the gifts shopping for your favourite men, we’ve got your covered.

Suits and Books. Our Pleasure. 

Hello Karen Millen Holiday Season – Island Hopping Unleashed

Corporate warriors, entrepreneurial wizards, social enterprise adventurists  – we know you have had enough. You have been craving sunshine, light fabrics, heat, cold drinks, late dinners and we wouldn’t blame you. That’s why we partnered up yet again with one of our favorite brands to deliver for you the Karen Millen Holiday Season (and unleash that island hopper you have always been hiding).

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The Holiday Destination

Whether you’re a city lover, countryside fan, seaside enthusiast or enjoy the perfect balance, picking that summer destination is an escape worth planning for. In the last couple of years, we have been fortunate enough to explore various locations and discover our adventurous side through:

  • Thailand island snorkeling
  • Croatia boat sailing
  • Italian Riviera browsing
  • Greek islands hopping
  • Hong Kong rooftops exploring
  • Avignon hills climbing
  • Bulgarian coast wakeboarding
  • Cambodia tuk-tuk riding
  • Even Newquay scone hunting

So in case your busy minds are still requiring any help with picking this summer’s getaway destination, you can count on us.

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Not everyone has officially opened the sea, sand and sun season,  but Karen Millen has and it is running a #HolidayCompetition for a three night stay for two at a luxury hotel in Mykonos,  plus another treat: your Karen Millen Holiday wardrobe sorted with a £500 gift card (which you can enter here).

So hidden adventurers, your time has come.

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The Holiday Outfit

As time is precious and planning holiday outfits may not be on your priority list, we put together our favorite looks from Karen Millen’s latest collection – the Holiday Shop.

#1: The White Dress

Nothing says holiday like a Midi white dress with a ladylike cut and a beautiful texture ( On sale and yours for £120!)

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#2: The Lace Dress

Think late nights, warm summer evenings, strong wine and a stunning  embroidered lace – Yours for £225.

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Suits and Books. Our Pleasure.

This is a sponsored post by Karen Millen and this affects in no way how we feel about holidays, long summer evenings, lace dresses or island hopping. Now explore your inner adventurer with the Holiday Shop


Unlock your Inner Tailor – The Shirt Experience

It has been nearly 2 years since our first Tailor Store review on a made-to-measure shirt and we’re excited to have partnered with the brand again to share with you The Shirt Experience (with a discount!)

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Whether you are a corporate warrior,  startup enthusiast or office wear is your statement weekend look, quality shirts are a necessity we can’t afford to ignore. If you have bought as many plain white shirts from high street brands as we have, you would have encountered poor fits, obscure fabrics and hours of ironing time – a trilogy we’d rather avoid. Let’s just say once you go tailored, you can’t go back.


Here are the 5 things that got us impressed (and we don’t get impressed easily).

  1. Our nearly 2 year-old Tailor Store shirt has been worn 25+ times and still looks as good as new –  with colours, fit and fabric unchanged.
  2.  The customisation options are endless – cuffs, buttons, sleeves, collars – you can go as conservative or as quirky as you wish.
  3. Embroidery. What’s more ostentatious than putting your initials on organic cotton fabric?  (We can think of a couple alternatives)
  4. The finish feels and looks luxurious (Male & Female shirts start from £49 pounds, so that can even beat the high street)
  5. If something doesn’t fit right, Tailor Store will give you another go to re-design and re-order at no additional cost. And we thought we give generous second chances. 

The Order

Just 3 weeks ago, we put our creative hats on, unleashed the inner tailor we’ve be hiding, took the measuring tape and choose a wrinkle-free (we’re saving the planet by not ironing, right?), caucel fabric shirt in white, with a contrast collar and cuff.

The Reveal

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The Verdict

It’s a beautifully made shirt which we’d proudly take on office walks, client meetings and important presentations. We might keep it in the ‘special’ corner of our wardrobes and that’s because the cut, the fit, the structure and the finish are luxuriously done. It has been a delightful Shirt Experience and we’d encourage you to discover your inner tailor.

Final Thoughts

Tailor Store now offers the full range of tailored clothing – from suits and shirt to chinos and accessories. The brand beats the price of many high street City Professional equivalents with one little difference – it’s done in ‘One size – Yours’. If you’re after high quality fabrics, one size doesn’t fit all approach and you want to put your personal stamp – we’ve got you covered.

As promised, we’re pleased to share with you a discount code which gives 15% off to all new customers on one custom made shirt: Spring17

Suits and Books. Our Pleasure.

This post was written in collaboration with the Tailor Store. This affects in no way what we thought of their service and products. Now challenge your inner tailor and design your next shirt.