Apr

24

Long scarves with fully hand rolled edges on all sides - with your choice of length. Longer scarves will accommodate a double knot for extra warmth.

We’ve made some extra long scarves to take along on our trip to Europe next month, and these are the results! 

Pictured above, anticlockwise:
1) 13” x 78” length with a double knot on Gerald, 173cm (5’8”) tall 
2) 13” x 72” length with a double knot on Diana, 160cm (5’3”) tall
3) 13” x 56” length with a single knot on Diana, 160cm (5’3”) tall

Most vintage kimono silks drape differently and feel slightly more robust than your typical silk twill scarves, so please contact us if you require assistance with your selection.

For enquiries on fabric availability and pricing, please email us at info@vandafineclothing.com. We will make these available on our webstore in June!

Apr

16

Today’s collection features the silk-linen blend “grenadine”, our Japanese weaver’s answer to the Italian grenadines. A little more soft and fluid compared to the rather crisp fina and piccolo grenadines, we find this quality - particularly in this pale yellow shade -  great for the summer!

Shop for our new neckties at www.vandafineclothing.com

Apr

5

Wedding-appropriate Accessories for the Modern Gentleman

Having recently walked down the aisle, we feel a bit more qualified to write a short note about wedding-appropriate necktie. 

We should qualify this post first by stating that we are not (not totally anyway) absolute suckers for tradition. Top hats, morning coats and strollers are great to admire in old Apparel Arts illustrations, but unless you have plenty of spare cash, lounge suits (a.k.a. business suits) that can be used after the occasion remain the most practical option. 

The thrust behind our recommendations is simple - the bride should be the star of the show. If the groom has decided to wear a morning coat or stroller, he is, in present day context anyway, already wearing something sufficiently special for the big day.

For the gentlemen who decide to put on a lounge suit, bear in mind that there are plenty of other occasions that you get to put on your orange tie and lime green pocket square (not simultaneously, we hope). On the other hand, your bride has one day in her life she gets to wear her gown - do not rob her of the attention she deserves.

So the first conclusion is simple enough - keep it simple.

Now, as lounge suits are strongly associated to business attire today, one should try as far as possible to avoid looking like he came straight to his wedding from a business meeting. Stripes/repps, floral prints and plain navy or burgundy ties are most commonly worn as business attire, so as far as possible, we suggest avoiding these. 

Putting non-businessy and simple together, we are pretty much left with a particular group of neckties the English conveniently refer to as wedding ties. Appearing generally silver from a distance, the patterns can be either a houndstooth, glenplaid, shepherd’s check, or a variety of silver/black/white Macclesfield patterns. 

As for the pocket square, we recommend a simple white linen pocket square worn as a TV fold, or at most a cream silk square puffed quite inconspicuously. A simple, fresh stalk of carnation (lose the mass of greens, please) in the lapel buttonhole lifts the outfit, but of course we would not fault you for choosing one of our white Vanda orchid lapel pins which won’t wilt on you.

To end, I leave you with evidence that we practise what we preach. On our wedding day, Gerald wore a mid grey open-weaved lounge suit with a simple white shirt, white pocket square, and a Red-Cream Prince of Wale patterned tie (which we used to stock, and perhaps should restock!) as a nod to the customary Chinese colour of red. The carnation in the buttonhole also happens to be a prototype of our new lapel pin design which we will be selling in a month or so!

Apr

2

New in on our webstore

Spring is officially here - here’s how to add some colour to your wardrobe this season

Mar

19

Our new collection features a reissue of our very popular Green-White Double Bar Repp, as well as our final colour for the bicolour fina grenadine series - the Brown-Navy Bicolour.

Our featured Samurai pocket square is specifically cut to display a striking image of a Japanese warrior on each individual pocket square. Clearly one of the most unique fabrics we have managed to get our hands on to date!

Shop our new collection at www.vandafineclothing.com

The Samurai - 100% Japanese cotton, 200% awesome. 

Available together with our new collection from Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 0800hrs EST (2000hrs SIN/HKG)

The Samurai - 100% Japanese cotton, 200% awesome.

Available together with our new collection from Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 0800hrs EST (2000hrs SIN/HKG)

Mar

18

We had a very eventful weekend, as we went through the traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony and lunch. Now that it is over, our lives can finally be back to normal! 

If you look carefully, you’ll notice the lapel pin that Gerald wore is different from what we currently have. We will update when the stock of the new lapel pin arrives.

Have a great week! Don’t forget our product release this Wednesday!

Feb

26

We are bringing back our first (and favourite) repp design, in the highly sought after brown with blue double bar

New colours for the Japanese-designed, Italian-printed pocket squares will also be up on our webstore

Available from Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 0800hrs EST (2100hrs SG/HKG)

Admittedly a little late, but we are making preparations for spring & summer! Stunning stripes in silk-linen, woven in a Japanese take on grenadine… We’re reaaaally looking forward to making these up.

Admittedly a little late, but we are making preparations for spring & summer! Stunning stripes in silk-linen, woven in a Japanese take on grenadine… We’re reaaaally looking forward to making these up.

Feb

13

Our White Linen with Grey Border pocket squares, with hand embroidered monograms for A.S. and his 10 groomsmen

Our White Linen with Grey Border pocket squares, with hand embroidered monograms for A.S. and his 10 groomsmen