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The Journal

The Journal is an ever-growing collection of articles through which we share relevant insight, a little bit of history, upcoming developments and more.

Knitwear
Knitwear: A Garment for All Seasons First mankind tamed dogs. And once he had tamed dogs, he gathered flocks of sheep, controlling them with his dogs. And, for as long as man has kept sheep and goats, mankind has been wearing woollen...

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British Leisure Jackets
British Leisure Jackets The history behind our Brookland Jacket. In the early days of the Twentieth Century, leisure time was a luxury, a preserve of the landed gentry and the upper classes. The world of field sports, winter skiing in the Alps,...

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Meet Simon
1. Please introduce yourself. How did SJC start? And what did you do before? Before I founded SJC I worked in theatre and film for many years as an actor, director and producer. On its day of release, I saw that one...

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The Blazer
 In the world of menswear, the name ‘blazer’ is attached to two quite distinctly different garments: the navy blue jacket that adds a touch of formality to a casual outfit; and the striped or brightly coloured jacket worn at sporting events such...

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The Best White Shirt
History of the great white shirt One thing is true: whatever the state of his wardrobe, a man always needs a classic white shirt. Whether it is to be worn with a suit, a blazer, or just casually combined with jeans or...

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Cotton Workwear
From the plains of Arizona to the meatpacking factories of Chicago; from the labourers 'De Nimes' to the gold miners in the outback of Australia; there is one woven cotton cloth that gentrified the working classes worldwide, elevating their cloths from the flat plain...

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Using A Tailor
It is the nature of ready-to-wear clothing that the fit on any specific body shape can be greatly improved by a visit to an alteration tailor. This is the fun part. This is where you get to make your ready-to-wear purchase your...

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How we measure
In order to take measurements accurately, button the garment and place it on a flat surface. The area to be measured needs to be entirely flattened, with the fabric fully extended but not overstretched.Jacket, shoulder:Measure the shoulder width at the widest point...

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Flannel Trousers
A History of British Flannel Trousers (1925 - 1955) If there was one outfit that defined British menswear during the mid 20th Century, it was the casual combination of light coloured flannel trousers worn with a contrasting sports jacket. For around thirty...

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