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Gentility

or, a budding sartorialist's musings on the style, substance and spice of life

Every Biopic Wants To Be Interesting, But Not Every Biopic Is Bohemian Rhapsody

I'd like to begin by saying that I am by no means a film critic, at least not in the professional sense. I'm just a moviegoer, like most, who took an interest in a certain film's story and decided to... Continue Reading →

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A Wrestler’s Farewell

You might be thinking from the title that I'm a wrestler (who forgot to tell you about it) announcing my retirement from in-ring action. (How I wish I really were a wrestler, but that's a tale for another day.) Of... Continue Reading →

Am I Bad If I Don’t Share My Chips?

I understand that many others have probably discussed this subject before, but hey, I don't know them and I haven't seen where they posted it. In any case, it might be good to create another venue to discuss this issue,... Continue Reading →

Men’s Fashion Trends That Must Disappear: Skinny-Fit Trousers

I'm currently considering making a series of posts on fashion trends that have lasted for too long. It won't necessarily be a consecutive series, though. I'll try to give each trend an ample amount of attention, instead of forcing myself... Continue Reading →

Made-To-Measure, or Bespoke? Defining Clothing Craftsmanship in the Philippines, Part 2

In the first half of this two-part commentary, I went about describing what Filipino custom outfitters do and why they are not supposed to be considered true bespoke tailors. I also gave my word to identify a possible substitute for... Continue Reading →

Made-To-Measure, or Bespoke? Defining Clothing Craftsmanship in the Philippines, Part 1

Tailoring is a word we see frequently enough here in the Philippines. Some might have memories of it from when their parents took them to the local shop to get their first school uniforms made. Others might remember the thrill... Continue Reading →

The Many Ways To Fill Your Wardrobe

If personal style were a blueprint, then a personal wardrobe would be the assembled structure. We all have our own versions of that blueprint and that structure, and they have evolved side-by-side since we were old enough to need actual... Continue Reading →

What Is Style, And How Is It Built? Part 2

Some of you will be familiar with my post from the past week, about how style is formed over a lifetime of absorbing influences. For those of you who are not, you can find the said post here. What I... Continue Reading →

What Is Style, And How Is It Built? Part 1

I'd like to apologise and set your expectations in advance. Much of what you will read on this blog will be about style – outlets for my passion for classic and casual menswear, its intersections with the varied influences in... Continue Reading →

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