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Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading for this issue.

September 30, 2015


Mountain Rose Herbs: An online resource for high-quality essential oils.

Tandy Leather: Sells bags of leather scraps, sewing awls, and other tools.

Merchant & Mills Beeswax: A pot of pure beeswax, sold here from Thread Theory.


Thread Theory: A sewing pattern company with exceptional menswear. Featuring designs for all wardrobe essentials, from undershirts to peacoats.

Walden: Colette's menswear line, featuring the Negroni shirt, Cooper bag, and Albion duffle coat.

The Landgate: A uni-sex jacket from Merchant & Mills that can be made in a wide range of fabrics.

Green Pepper Patterns Sportswear and outerwear patterns for both men and women.


Bespoke: The Men’s Style of Savile Row – James Sherwood: A fully illustrated history of bespoke tailoring.

The Savile Row Story: An Illustrated History – Richard Walker: The definitive history of the world's most famous concentration of bespoke tailors.

One Savile Row: The Invention of the English Gentleman: Gieves & Hawkes: A handsome volume covering all aspects of bespoke tailoring.

Patternmaking for Menswear: Designed for both students and professionals, this book offers a comprehensive guide to patternmaking for menswear from basic skills to more advanced techniques.

Patternmaking for Menswear: From Classic to Contemporary: The step-by-step format with accompanying detailed illustrations is appropriate for beginning to advanced sewists.


The Rake: The Modern Voice of Classic Elegance: Articles can be found online and in print.

The English Cut: A blog by cutter Thomas Mahon.

Permanent Style: A website by journalist Simon Crompton.

Male Pattern Boldness: Peter's well-loved blog is packed full of tutorials, vintage patterns, and other projects. A must read for the male sewist!

Gentlemen's Brim: A men's street style blog.

Classes and Tutorials

The Classic Tailored Shirt: This class tackles tailored shirts. You can use a men's or women's pattern, and learn all the details you need to sew a classic button-up.

How to Measure a Man: Thread Theory's helpful chart for taking men's measurements.

These resources are provided to help you get started with the patterns, techniques, and ideas in this issue. Please note that some of these links (such as to books on Amazon) are affiliate links. When you purchase through them, a small commission goes toward supporting the magazine.

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