A new Bond films comes out, on average, every two a half years and each time I’m reminded that they’re basically un-[spoiler]-able. There really isn’t anything anyone can say about the plot that will make me more or less likely to see the film since the narrative arc has been pretty well fixed since 1962.
Fashion is always changing, or so they say. But it’s nice to know there are a few things you can still count on - J Crew sending you a new coupon code, the forums telling you, in minute detail, what’s is wrong with your fit pics and menswear types often reminding you that ‘it’s all about the details’.
Last time, we talked a bit about where tweed comes from. Like a couple of old German guys were fond of saying, “incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity”. So this post is about how to actually wear tweed.
There probably isn’t a better metaphor for present-day London than 22-23 Sackville Street. It’s a old Georgian style building with a modern marble lobby. The directory lists a private bank and a hedge fund but beneath all that - literally - in the basement is a living testament to the most British of crafts: tweed. It’s hard to believe, given the genuinely shocking level of Mayfair rents, that up until last year, that is where W Bill had their warehouse. The stockpile of tweed is now gone, except for a few end bolts.