With mass confinement still underway and no sign of it ending any time soon, it would be easy to let one’s standards slip. Indeed, at the beginning of lockdown it was a bit of a boon - particularly for those not used to working from home - to experiment with more relaxed modes of dressing and working. However, over a month in, and a desire to retrieve some sense of normality has taken hold.
A tailored suit is one of the biggest purchases a gentleman can make. And, given the right care and attention, a well-made suit can serve its wearer for years. As such, it shouldn’t be viewed as a one-off purchase but rather a long term investment. With that in mind, here are our essential tips to help keep your suit looking its very best...
A born leader, destined for greatness. Accolades one often associates with histories great leaders. But in King George VI's case, nothing could have been further from the truth. Shy, stuttering and of a delicate nature, Prince Albert was never expected to be King. Yet the years that followed his accession to the throne saw him become a symbol of strength, resilience and hope.
While we have every intention of completing our to-do list over the coming weeks and months, for many professionals, adapting to the challenges of working from a newly improvised work space can prove a tricky undertaking. To help with the transition from office space to makeshift desk, we've compiled our top tips to help you perfect the art of working from home and maintain that essential work-life balance.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 changes daily, and with the welfare of our customers and employees of paramount importance, we wanted to bring you up to speed with the changes that are taking place at Benson & Clegg.
This month, we had the privilege of welcoming to the store Rosie Ellerby and Mel Stockdale, granddaughters of our company founder, Harry Benson. We discussed his colourful life in tailoring, the rich legacy he left behind and why, today, we are celebrating his life more than ever.
On Thursday 18thJuly 2019, we officially celebrated the opening of our newly refurbished retail store and tailoring lounge with the Benson & Clegg Summer Party in partnership with Dukes Hotel, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Paxton & Whitfield, Tanqueray Ten and Cîroc Vodka.
Since our establishment in 1937, Benson & Clegg has become synonymous with fine tailoring and sartorial excellence, setting the standard for well-dressed gentlemen across the world. Over 80 years later, we continue to set that standard with the launch of our newly transformed Jermyn Street store.
This month, The Journal is in conversation with Benson & Clegg’s trouser maker, Daniel Kozyra. He discusses how his passion for menswear began at an early age, his route into the trade, and the many influences that have helped define his own unique style of tailoring.
This month, The Journal is in conversation with Benson & Clegg’s Head Cutter and resident sartorial expert, Oliver Cross. He discusses his unusual journey into the trade, the launch of his inaugural ready to wear collection and the exciting times ahead at Benson & Clegg.
Famed as much for his hedonistic lifestyle as he was for his untimely and mysterious death, not to mention his longstanding association with Benson & Clegg, little is known about the youngest brother of His Majesty King George VI – Prince George, Duke of Kent.
One of the most recognisable faces in the bar world, The Journal talks to Alessandro Palazzi, Head Barman at St James's iconic Dukes Bar, who has gained a reputation for creating some of the best Martinis in the world.