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September 4, 2017

My favourite new fascination is a sewbot (sewing robot). This remarkable innovation designs, cuts and sews garments at a great rate, 24 hours a day.

According to the Economist, fully automated tailoring is just round the corner. Looking across the room at our skilled ma...

August 24, 2017

The fitness industry has revolutionised the clothes people use for leisure. No more the old sweaty T-shirt and baggy track suit bottoms, now everything is designer led, with the great ideas Stella McCartney had for London Olympics.

WHAT ABOUT THE WORKERS?  So work out c...

August 15, 2017

That wonderful Hans Anderson tale 'The Emperor's New Clothes', where the king convinced his sycophantic subjects that he was wearing fine robes when in fact he was starkers, until a small boy blurted out the truth and shattered the illusion.

This is akin to the uniform...

July 18, 2017

I see you, so this is what I get?

People believe the evidence of their eyes more than any other sense, so projecting your self-image is critical: Who are you? What do people think of you?  This question is even more critical in a business environment.

Our daily read is C...

July 3, 2017

This continuing debate reignited this week in the Houses of Parliament. There, there has always been a dress code ( for men only why?). Some of the ties our legislators wear are either boring or comic so probably better off than on.

As a leading uniform designer and man...

May 18, 2017

The paucity of the world’s political debate is mind boggling depressing, instead of policy the mantra is find a meaningless phrase and repeat it on every available opportunity, but do not ask about policy.

“Make America great again”
“Brexit means Brexit”
“Strong and cap...

May 2, 2017

Despite our support for European integration we try to keep our blog  away from politics and on subjects related to uniforms in the work place, but now with a clear conscience we will enter the fray.

The appearance of the gorgeous Ivanka on a public platform with two of...

April 20, 2017

The debate amongst the male of the species of what to wear at work continues apace: Do you wear what you think reflects you personality or what you boss wants the clients to see?  In the end, most of us work to make money, so if wearing a smart suit and tie hooks the c...

April 12, 2017

The UK hospitality industry is 10% of the UK economy, so a vital part of all our lives. The hard BREXITEERS, UKIP and a mess of anti immigrant groups, seem to think that they can throw out all but true Brits and pull up the draw bridge.  The fact remains that 25% of st...

April 7, 2017

What is this thing, “false news”? As a simple soul, I used to believe what I read in the papers but now?

It came home to me on April fool’s day, when traditionally people play jokes on each other (before midday remember?). It was also a chance for the press to print fun...

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September 4, 2017