Gimme a break

Why I’ll be neglecting this blog a bit and what I’ll be doing instead

Nudie Ethics

Nudie Jeans are a company with great ethical vision

Gladys Mashishi II

As a suit tailor I try hard to resist the allure of woman’s fashion…but sometimes I fail

Ethical Fashion, 5 Easy Things You Can Do

(Spare a thought for those who labour tirelessly to bring you the most NOW fashion.) The second anniversary of Rana Plaza passed a while ago and the story made me pause for a minute as I had done the first time I heard it. Ecofashion is, if you haven’t been paying attention, the new black,…

Tailoring by Hand

Machine Stitching Is of course, in 2016, the predominant method of joining pieces of fabric to form a garment. (www.sewingindustrialmachines.com) I won’t go on too much right now, as I’ll be chewing your ears off soon enough about the virtues of hand stitching. But know that sewing by machine, while being a SH*T ton faster…

The Eclectic Designer Trunk Show

Pop Up Shops Are any fashion lovers dream. Not only are the designers usually there to chat to, but you’re guaranteed to find something new and exclusively awesome to turn your friends green with envy. Nap Loungewear was retailing some fashionable new stock! And I’m determined to turn this purse from Materialistic into a men’s…

Fashion Hack: Collar Extenders

Life as a Bespoke Suit Tailor in Pretoria is hard, but fabulous at the same time. Welcome to my personal behind-the-seams blog, from Bespoke Suits to Wedding couture and… The Corporate Noos Anyone who has to dress formally to work knows the pain of a collar that’s too tight, especially in the summer. And although I…

James Healey

Suit Supply Makes quite decent suits, and I’ve actually altered about four of them so far. James popped around wanting his off-the-peg suit tailored a bit to give that *GLAM edge.   Which is of course, par for the course here at Saccaggi’s house of super fabulousness! If you want to see more of James’…

African Print Folded Tie

WTF is a Folded Tie? It’s an ancient tradition predating the mass production industry😉 To be frank I didn’t know anything about this myself until recently. I felt a sudden urge to become one with ties, which lead down some dark roads on the internet… Anyway the purchase form is here in case you’re looking…