What makes a good hanger? What creates this tool, which without its existence a man’s wardrobe would be left to hang helpless on hooks and be squeezed shapeless by straps? Most people know what makes a bad hanger. Plastic and wire arms with no support and even less warmth are hallmarks of bad construction and worse craftsmanship. Many discussions surround the bad parts of a hanger, but less highlight the good. Here, we discuss the materials and construction of quality hangers to ensure your next hanger purchase is a proper one.
This week our Sensational Shopping Guide continues with a trip to Husbands (yes in Paris). Founded by Mr. Nicolas Gabard in 2011, Husbands offers traditional English tailored clothing in British cloth to the Parisian gentleman. This may seem somewhat of a juxtaposition and a discourse between the distinctive taste for flair of many Parisian tailors and the structured and staid suits of the British, but offered in the artistic manner it is, it seems to work quite well. Unfortunately, Mr. Gabard was unavailable for a detailed interview as we caught him on his way to Premiere Vision, the largest textile and fabric tradeshow on the market, which is always a busy time for any tailored garment retailer.
We have the pleasure to announce that we have been extended a personal invitation to attend the Ningbo International Fashion Festival (IFFAIR) in Ningbo, China October 24-27. We will be the personal guest of Mr. Biao Wang Founder & CEO of Camella Universal Limited, Chinese business & investment advisors and Henry Bailey Savile Row Bespoke Tailors. Our visit will be covered by the Ningbo Focus and Ningbo TV. Follow our journey as we open the gateway to the Far East on Twitter and Facebook with #GrantedGateway for live coverage. See our in-depth interview with Ningbo Focus below for more details.
The October issue of the AICI Global Magazine entitled Modern Manners: Etiquette in the 21st Century has recently launched. I’m proud to have been part of the creation of this product over the last several month’s with a staff of highly knowledgeable and qualified image consultants, etiquette experts and other scholarly ladies and gentlemen.