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A Gentleman's Guide to Celebrating 2019

Tuxedo season is upon us: yes, New Year’s Eve was the perfect excuse for the tuxedo to make an appearance. And it’s not going back in the closet yet! The next two weeks, your schedule will be packed with small, intimate gatherings where we celebrate the birth of 2019 with those who we haven't see in a while. And to help you stand out amongst the flock, I have a few pieces of advice: The Jacket: Whether it's a tuxedo or dinner jacket, black or midnight blue are always the way to go. You can take the classic approach and...

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My Favourite Things

I’m a lover of jazz. There’s something soothing about it, and never not fits the moment. To think that a Broadway classic like “My Favourite Things” has lasted 60 years and still feels relevant. As I’m in a light mood today, I thought I’d share a bit of my own personal affections in life – inspired by this timeless classic. They’re all simple luxuries that I wouldn’t be able to live without.   #1: FEELING THE DEW ON MY FEET Whether it’s summer or winter: whenever I’m at home, there isn’t a morning where I don’t walk barefoot through the...

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Christmas at the Vindevogels

2018 was, as always, a year of progress, constant work and reaching new levels of service and quality. But before 2019 lands on our doorstep, Christmas brings us a moment of peace and silence. For someone who leads a hectic life, it's the perfect moment to put on a casual chic outfit and prepare yourself for the next year. So how do you plan to celebrate it? Most of the time I spend with my family is partly business related. My son just took over the Butch London division. For the rest, I see the inside of the plane and...

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Destination: Brussels

Brussels is known for its chocolate, beers, mussels and rich diversity in cultural influences. It's arguably the most international city in Belgium; where Antwerp is known for being the epicenter of art and fashion, and Bruges is known for its touristic wonders, Brussels takes the lead as the economic heart of Belgium. But beyond its numeral parks, French influences, and impact in the comic books industry, where do you eat, stay of drink?  In 'Destination', Dominique Vindevogel tells you about the best places to eat, drink and stay. Even for the flying tailor himself, there's no place like home, which is why we've...

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The Universal Comfort of a Suit

People have to feel comfortable when they wear a suit. He shouldn’t be conscious of the fact that he’s wearing a suit, so it shouldn't hinder him. The focus is on comfort and complete freedom. That way the businessman’s hectic work rhythm won't be interrupted. He has to feel at ease in what he’s wearing all the time. However, as the Flying Tailor I have found that some things aren't uniform, and that certain things are different in other countries. Belgian clients, for instance, prefer a lower waist and more fitted version. Indian clients, on the other hand, usually prefer...

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