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A Guide to Men's Dress Shoes

From the plainest and simple shoes cut from a single piece of smooth leather to intricately detailed shoes featuring fancy stitching, perforations, and edging, a man’s got a lot of options when it comes to dress shoes.

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StyleYasin Valimulla
Knights and Lords Exposé: Are They Illuminati?

A little while ago we published a piece about the men behind Knights and Lords tailoring house in Dubai. Everybody loved it, loved the writing, loved the photographs, loved everything. What’s funny about it is- how many people I have come across in the past few months who don’t like Ashish and Pawan and don’t understand their methods.

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StyleClaire Blumenthal
Designer spotlight: Atelier WAEL X MINI

Born and raised in the fastest growing city in the world - Dubai, Wael Hussain stepped into the world of fashion in 2011.

Coming from a long family heritage involved in sartorial practices, it was his grandfather who started with dressing the noble of India during the days of the British Raj in the early 1900s. The eldest of the 7 sons moved to Dubai in the 1960s and continued the family tradition and soon after Wael's father joined, in the 1970s. Having dressed people for over 40 years, his reputation was well spoken of as he is often called out by the royal families of UAE and Qatar to tailors suits for occasions such as the Royal Ascot.

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StyleClaire Blumenthal
How to Find a Good Tailor

The fit will make or break any look. But for the man who’s just starting to upgrade his wardrobe, and doesn’t have a reliable tailor on call yet, how can you tell a good shop from a bad one?

There are a few key things to look for, so here’s the rundown for picking out a tailor with whom you can build a lasting relationship!

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StyleYasin Valimulla
Spend the Day With Dior

Backstory: I travel, a lot. I arrived on a Monday afternoon to Charles de Gaulle Airport. I got settled into my hotel and found I had an email invitation to an event in Dubai. I looked at the calendar, I had a few days to get to Dubai for the event (Sign up to our newsletter to see what events we go to each week) so I booked a ticket. I had thought I would have at least a week in Paris, but it turns out I only had 48 hours. I decided to make the most out of the little time I had. What do you do in Paris for 48 hours? You make sure to see the one of a kind museum exhibits, of course.

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StyleClaire Blumenthal
Piero Giglio Talks Suiting

Last month I wrote about the famous Il Borro Tuscan Bistro in Dubai. I loved every minute of the experience and have thought of the food many time since. I was lucky enough to have the privilege to sit down with Piero Giglio, General Manager of Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, where I learned his love for bespoke tailoring. He may be an Italian, but his tailors are British!

I have never gotten a bespoke suit made for myself (despite the fact that Knights & Lords in Dubai offer the service for women). I wanted to know everything there was to know about the process and how it was working with Ashish and Pawan of Knights & Lords fame.

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StyleClaire Blumenthal
How to Buy a Diamond

The Holidays are just around the corner, and the obvious choice of gift for any woman you love is jewelry. Diamonds, specifically are what they are dreaming of all the time. I sat down with Alex Peterfreund of Espeka Diamonds to ask him how to buy a diamond.

Who knows, after you read this you may decide to add joy to the holiday season and propose to your girlfriend!

The first question is why you want to buy a diamond. What is your budget and what size are you looking at? Do you want it as an investment piece or something for your very lucky girlfriend to put on her finger?

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StyleClaire Blumenthal