Tag archive

1930s

Spearpoint Collars

in Features by
  • Clark-Gable.jpg
  • adam-of-london.jpg
  • cary-grant-spearpoint-collar.jpg
  • matt-deckard.jpg

The man’s shirt collar has been shrinking over the years. Not only shrinking, but also it’s been running away from the knot of your tie. You can see it clear as day; those collar points are spreading farther and farther apart. I believe part of this is caused by the erroneous notion that the “fashion elite” like to press on the public, that there are certain collars that work best with certain face shapes, and they have a ritualistic standard that is all you should follow. Now I’m not completely disputing that there is some balance between face shape and…

Keep Reading

The Teba Jacket

in Fashion by
  • teba-back.jpg
  • conde-teba.jpg
  • teba-detail.jpg
  • alfonso-XIII.jpg
  • teba-front.jpg
  • teba.jpg
  • alberto-iglesias.jpg

Images of southern Spain, usually composed of matadors, barrels of sherry, women in flamenco dresses and orange trees wilting in the heat, do not commonly include tweed jackets. It’s rarely cold enough in Andalucia to don even a waistcoat, never mind a full tweed ensemble. Yet during the 1930s there emerged, from the royal and aristocratic country set, an Andalucian take on the Hacking Jacket that came to be known as the Teba Jacket. It was named after the snappily titled Don Carlos Mitjans y Fitz-James Stuart, XXI Conde de Teba y XV Conde de Baños, Grande de España, or…

Keep Reading

0 £0.00
Go to Top