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Act Your Age

Ageing gracefully, that most elusive of qualities. It’s easy to spot when people don’t pull it off, or try just a little too hard. But you are not going to be that person. Not with our help. Our silk accessories are versatile enough to suit the man of style of all ages, but there are simple guidelines you can follow, simply as a starting point. Remember that you are the secret ingredient, and as ever, the rules are made to be broken. Here are our suggestions for how to wear a cravat during the three stages of adulthood.   Young Buck Now, young blood, is the time to experiment. You can afford to try different things, play around with colour,...

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Lockdown, Dress Up: Staying Stylish

It’s no fun having nowhere to go. Even at the best of times, not having any occasions to go to, or to dress up for, it can be hard to know how to keep things fresh, or why to bother looking sharp.  Social distancing as we all are, and things being very far from normal, it can be all too tempting to let your standards slip a little. Now we at Cravat Club are not opposed to the occasional duvet day - those days when doing as little as possible is the very best thing you can do for yourself.  Nothing wrong with relaxing in whatever way you see fit. But even during quarantine, it can do you the world...

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Sprezzatura, or the Art of Italian Cool

How to Dress Without Trying Too Hard... So you want to look good. More than that you want to look cool. More than that even, you want to look cool effortlessly. Now, there are of course many ways to achieve this, but if you’re talking easy chic, a relaxed bearing, a light machismo - that, dear heart, is Sprezzatura.  For the definition, we have to go all the way back to the 16th century, and to Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier. Essentially a guide as to how young noblemen should conduct themselves in polite spaces, it contains sage advice that modern men would do well to heed -  “...conceal all art and make whatever is done or said...

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Hip to be Square - How to Wear a Pocket Square

One of the most persistent questions we get is “How do I wear a pocket square”. Well, dear reader, we hate to break it to you, but there is more than one way to wear a pocket square.  You know the routine. Big occasion, big outfit - reach into the wardrobe for something nice you would not normally wear. And while some of us are lucky to be born clothes horses, not all of us feel at home in smarter, more formal wear. So how to pull it off?  Our answer to this might be counter-intuitive. You might think of pocket squares as a rarified garment, as something to break out only for the most demanding occasions. A wedding perhaps,...

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