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THE NOISE OF ICE : ANTARTICA by ENZO BARRACCO

January 22nd, 2015


 
“Inspired by the legendary expeditions of Ernest Shackleton, photographer Enzo Barracco organised an expedition to Antarctica in 2012 with the support of Nikon, Columbia Sport and the United Nations… with intriguing results.”
 
We are offering you the opportunity to join us at the private view of this stunning photography exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR (Entrance via Exhibition Road), on Wednesday 28th January, from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Please email newsletter@cadandthedandy.co.uk if you would like to attend.
 
As well as enjoying drinks at the event, guests will have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction on a variety of luxury items, a selection of the exhibition photographs and a bespoke suit from us.
 
Enzo’s new book about Antarctica will be launched this year and includes a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and an introduction by the Director of the Royal Geographical Society, Dr Rita Gardner.
 

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Golden Shears Awards 2015

January 21st, 2015


 
We are delighted to announce that our apprentice, Claudia, has been selected as one of the 24 finalist for this year’s Golden Shears awards, a bespoke tailoring competition that showcases the talent and skill of some of the country’s most promising tailoring students and apprentices. The finalists will see their creations take to the catwalk in London, on the 16th March, where the overall winners will be announced.
 
Not only do the awards give students and apprentices the opportunity to display their craft skills and creative vision, they also help to preserve the art of bespoke tailoring, maintaining the traditions that give Savile Row the outstanding reputation it enjoys across the globe.
 
Well done Claudia!
 

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London Collections: Men – Pub Quiz

January 14th, 2015


 
A big thank you to all those who came and participated in our Pub Quiz last week. Our host, Elliot Eastwick (pictured above), did a fine job testing the knowledge of the very smart crowd (both sartorially and intellectually), with the winning team of 5 having the added challenge of splitting their prize – one bespoke suit.
 
More photos of the night can be seen on our Facebook page (some of which have already featured in Tatler’s Bystander), courtesy of photographer James Barber.
 
Special thanks to Laura and everyone at Agency 11, all the team at both The Running Horse and The Whip, Chase Vodka for the evening’s signature cocktails and Meantime Brewery for the Bespoke Brew pale ale. A jolly good time was had by all.
 

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Birchin Lane – Now Open Saturday

January 13th, 2015


 
Due to popular demand, our Birchin Lane shop is now open on Saturdays, from 10am – 5pm. Appointments can be made via our online booking system, or by calling +44 (0) 20 7283 1975 – http://www.cadandthedandy.co.uk/appointments
 

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Cad & The Dandy Style Guide – Wedding Suits

January 8th, 2015


 
With the festive season being the most popular time of year to propose, we thought we’d start the New Year with a style guide dedicated to those soon to be tying the knot.
 
There is much to consider when creating an ensemble befitting a groom and with a multitude of cloths, linings and style options, getting the finer details just right can be somewhat daunting. Today’s grooms take their weddings seriously, understanding the importance of getting the right look to reflect both their personality and the style and theme of the event. So, it’s advisable to start the process by taking time to think about what kind of man you want to be on the day.
 

 
There are many wedding styles from which to draw your inspiration. Traditional morning tails, contemporary frock coat, dinner jacket, classic three piece suit or something with a more eccentric edge. With plenty of menswear style blogs to guide you – we have an entire wedding suit ideas section on our website – as well as Pinterest and Instagram, you won’t be short of inspiration.
 
Cloth selection is your next step. Will your wedding be held alongside a Scottish loch, or on a paradise beach in the tropics? In either location, and anywhere in between, selecting the appropriate fabric weight and composition is vital to looking and feeling your best.
 

 
To enhance your best features it is important that your colour choice compliments your complexion and skin tone. It is also worth bearing in mind that the more flexible the colour choice, the more you’ll be able to wear your suit for occasions after the wedding.
 
The choice of suit lining gives you the opportunity to reflect your personality by striking out and being bold. Alternatively, you can keep it simple and use it as a way to tie your look in with the colour scheme of the overall event.
 
Next up is the shirt. We would always advise a bespoke shirt as this will not only enhance the finer features of your suit but has the added advantage of a perfect fit.
 

 
Last but not least, the finishing touches. There are a wealth of options to choose from here – bow tie, plain tie, patterned, floral, silk or knitted? Tie pin and/or collar bar? Pocket watch, braces, socks? Throw a pocket square in too and you have a great deal to consider. In our opinion, there is no hard and fast rule. It’s down to individual preference and getting the right look for you. Steer on the side of classic, avoid anything too garish, and you can’t really go wrong.
 

 
Whatever look you want to achieve, our complete wedding tailoring service will ensure you make the perfect groom.
 
To find out more, or to book a consultation, please contact us at;
 
13 Savile Row, London, W1S 3NE
T: 020 7434 4344
E: savilerow@cadandthedandy.co.uk
 
23 Birchin Lane, London, EC3V 9DJ
T: 020 7283 1975
E: city@cadandthedandy.co.uk
 

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Merry Christmas!

December 24th, 2014


 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and to thank you for your custom and continued support over the past 12 months. We look forward to more of the same in 2015.
 
Please note that we have revised opening hours in place over the festive season. To view details of our Christmas trading times, please visit our website – http://bit.ly/1zxVtY4
 
With best wishes from all the team at Cad & The Dandy.
 

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Last Minute Gift Vouchers

December 22nd, 2014


 
There’s still time to purchase a last-minute gift for him this Christmas, and what could be better than the experience of having a beautifully hand crafted, bespoke garment made?
 
Look no further than our stylish Gift Vouchers, still available to purchase from our Savile Row and Birchin Lane shops. Alternatively, contact us directly and we will arrange for an electronic copy to be emailed.
 
Simply select a preferred garment and its denomination. The receiver will then have the pleasure of picking their cloth, selecting their style and have one of our expert tailors create the perfect garment for them. All that remains is for the receiver to book their consultation, and let the process to begin.
 
We are open;
 
Tues 23rd December 9am – 6pm
Weds 24th December 9am – 1pm
 
Birchin Lane: +44 (0)20 7283 1975
Savile Row: +44 (0)20 7434 4344
 
Happy Shopping!
 

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Bespoke Suits – Hand Pad Stitching

December 18th, 2014


 
One of our bespoke jackets in progress, showing the hand pad stitched chest canvas, made up in cloth from Bateman and Ogden’s Fine & Dandy bunch.
 
You can read more about our bespoke suits, and the making process, in the bespoke suit section of our website.
 

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Christmas Opening Hours

December 16th, 2014

As the festive peak fast approaches, we wanted to let you know that will be closed on certain days over Christmas and New Year, and changing our regular hours on the days in between. Please see details of Savile Row and Birchin Lane opening times below.
 

 

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GQ’s 100 best Things in the World

December 15th, 2014


 
We’re very pleased to feature at No.83 in GQ’s ’100 Best Things in the World Right Now’. See the full article in the January issue, available now.
 

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