Newsroom — David Isle

The Origins of Business Casual

April 17, 2019
by David Isle.    Deirdre Clemente’s recent article in The Atlantic argues that business casual originated in Silicon Valley as a bottom-up phenomenon.  This is a story that both Silicon Valley and...
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Why Gifts are Better than Cash

December 12, 2018
by David Isle.    Many of my most prized possessions were gifts from others. My mother gave me a beautiful acoustic guitar for my high school graduation that has been with me ever since. A dozen ye...
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Wearing Colors

October 25, 2018
by David Isle.  In the beginning, there is only navy, grey, white, and brown. Perhaps army green if you like to wear military gear on the weekend or olive if have a tailor in Naples. But there come...
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Two Buttons For Fall

October 18, 2018
by David Isle.  One of the joys of custom made clothing is getting to choose your own details. But there are plenty of subtle yet distinctive embellishments that can be put on bespoke and off-the-p...
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Let's Hear It For The Band

October 11, 2018
by David Isle.  The conventional wisdom within classic menswear is that the shirt collar performs the necessary function of framing the wearer’s face. Hence the fixation with collar height, and in ...
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The Casual Suit

October 02, 2018
by David Isle.  Today’s men’s suit began life in the Victorian era as a less formal alternative to morning and frock coats, the standard business dress of the time. Because this “lounge suit” was m...
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