Newsroom — David Isle


Celebrating Begg's 150th Anniversary

November 10, 2016
by David Isle.   The world was a much different place 150 years ago. The Kingdom of Italy and just been formed. Germany didn’t yet exist. But 150 years is but a blip in the history of Scotland, whi...
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What to Wear to: Cast your Vote

November 08, 2016
by David Isle.   Today Americans vote to decide who will be their next president. Sounds important. Maybe you’re thinking, as you might with any important occasion, “I would like to go, but I don’t...
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Chap-Eaux Over Umbrella Bros

October 27, 2016
by David Isle.   I have a secret that I have been keeping from all of you. It has been burning inside me for the three years that I have been running this blog, and I can’t hold on to it any longer...
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Fair Isle Knitting

October 22, 2016
by David Isle.   Since the early 19th century, elegant menswear has based itself around solid colors. Still today, more than 200 years after Beau Brummell's proclamation that male clothing should b...
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September 29, 2016
by David Isle.   When you think of mohair, you might think of crisp, vibrant worsted fabrics like Dormeuil’s Tonik blend made famous by Michael Caine in Get Carter, or the Smith’s version often use...
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Burke and Burkinis

August 25, 2016
by David Isle.  When I was 19, I attended a lecture given by a prominent libertarian writer (ah, the indiscretions of youth). He gave his typical talk about the benefits of free choice and how the ...
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What to Wear to: Summer Weddings

May 26, 2016
by David Isle.   “Summer wedding” has nearly become a redundant phrase - the most popular months for weddings are, in order, June, August, May, and July. So if you’re going to a wedding, there’s a ...
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What Will Arise from the Necktie's Ashes?

May 24, 2016
by David Isle.   The New York Times is the latest publication to announce the death of the necktie. Like so many articles of its kind, this eulogy proposes to replace the tie with…nothing. Indeed t...
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