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Read the measurements carefully for this elegant man's wool suit, vintage 1960s
|Posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM|
Please read the measurements carefully. This elegant, double-breasted British tweed trench-coat is a treasure for the elegant man. You definitely ought to forgo the bottom-feeders' two-inch fly pants while wearing this classic piece of menswear from Great Britain.
|Posted on December 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM|
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|Posted on November 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM|
Here is a proper pair of ladies' underwear that clings to the waist for smooth lines and a pulled-together feeling: Bali Brief # 2633
©M-J de Mesterton, Elegant Survival 2011
|Posted on October 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM|
Looking at two men's style magazines this fall, I was appalled at the sloppy interpretations of traditional clothing. Here's one: "waistcoats" or vests that are way too long. A waistcoat is just that, and no amount of fanciful tinkering with length, just to be edgy or to conceal low-slung trousers is going to change the fact. The incorrectly-extended garment needs to be called something else:
And, speaking of low-slung trousers, men are still buying whatever the clothing industry produces, even if their legs are visually miniaturised in the process. Now, to go along with their plumber's-crack specials, guys are wearing ties that go down to their crotches, as well as clownishly long vests over billowing shirts (additional consequences of mindlessly following fashion). The clothing culture has become so twisted that people of both genders are confusing "high-waisted" with waist-high--which is the level at which anyone with good taste wears his or her trousers and skirts.
©M-J de Mesterton 2011
|Posted on September 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM|
Why wear socks that only go halfway up your legs? They are neither elegant nor warm. Three seasons of the year, I wear knee-length or long-socks made of wool--here is my source, Woods of Shropshire. In summer, I wear knee socks knitted from cotton, even on the tennis court. Like waist-high skirts and trousers, they make your legs appear long--a classic, elegant look which has always been desirable.
©M-J de Mesterton
|Posted on September 19, 2011 at 7:55 PM|
|Offered by our sterling friend Peter in Herefordshire, this town and country style tweed suit is elegant and slimming.|
|Posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM|
Please visit http://www.tweed-jacket.com for elegant tweed clothing, made-to-measure in England.
Photo Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton
|Posted on August 30, 2011 at 7:45 PM|
|Posted on August 30, 2011 at 7:40 PM|
|Posted on August 24, 2011 at 10:25 AM|
|Posted on August 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM|
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOMENS-AQUASCUTUM-BLACK-VELVET-COLLAR-TWEED-JACKET-12-/290567832163?pt=UK_Women_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item43a7314263#ht_2566wt_905 Please read the measurements very carefully to ensure a proper fit. This is a magnificent ladies' double-breasted tweed houndstooth jacket with an elegant black velvet collar. Made by Aquascutum of England.
|Posted on August 4, 2011 at 8:49 AM|
Remember normal-sized clothing for women, before the fashion industry started distorting sizing in order to flatter the anorexia cult? Standard sizing no longer exists, as a dress with a 36-inch bust is now labelled as anything between size 4 and size 14, depending upon whom the maker is targeting. And today's "size 12", whatever that represents, is now often being labelled "plus" for the purpose of charging more for a normal size. Recent research results show that the average American woman weighs 164 pounds, and, in a rational sizing system, would wear a size 12. Some of the styles offered by the U.S.' top elite department store, Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman, in 1948 started at size 12, and went up to size 20. Originally, "plus sizes" were anything above size twenty. In 1948, this black silk dress was offered at Bergdorf Goodman in sizes 10--20. If a woman wanted something smaller, she had to shop in the children's section.
When shopping for clothing in autumn 2011, pay no attention to sizing numbers, which are misleading and no longer standard; instead, follow the bust, waist and hip measurements.
©M-J de Mesterton
|Posted on August 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM|
|Posted on July 26, 2011 at 8:52 AM|
|The classic safari dress, by Burberrys|
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|Posted on July 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM|
M-J de Mesterton Recommends THE TIE BAR. The Tie Bar--for a Few Dollars, an Elegant Man Can Own a Stack of High-Quality Silk Neck-ties