1. In this short film, commissioned by eBay and the British Fashion Council, menswear designer Patrick Grant of London's Savile Row based E.Tautz label talks about the inspiration behind his Autumn Winter 2013 collection; the purchase of a vintage tartan jacket, on eBay.

    Directed by Chris Floyd

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  2. Ambacht (Craft) is an eight episode short mini documentary series focussing on young Craftsmen who make a living practicing their Craft.

    In the Second episode: Ettemadis a The Hague based tailor that offers custom made shirts

    Music used: Oliver Nelson - Stolen moments

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    Special thanks:
    Alyssa van Veen
    Vinod & Winand Singh

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  3. One of a series of short films by Chris Floyd featuring well dressed men and their approach to the daily ritual of dressing. Commissioned for The Sunday Times Style Online.

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  5. Find us at thedepartmentofstyle.com

    It's easy these days for a man to convince himself he doesn't need a suit. The world has become so much more informal. Many workplaces don't require suits, nor do most occasions. A suit is, quite simply, optional in almost all situations now.

    All the more reason to go out and buy one, we say. It doesn't take long to realise that wearing a fine suit has, oddly, become one of the easiest ways to stand out from the crowd. You'll look great, and you won't look like everyone else. We love that.

    Now, we're not like some of those men's magazines that will have you believe that you can't look good in a suit unless it costs as much as a brand new car. Done right, you can look like a million bucks in a suit that costs hundreds.

    Having said that, it's always interesting to hear from the great craftsmen of this industry. The ones who can and do make suits worth tens of thousands of dollars. We admire Marcello Tarantino's suits. And (this part is at least as important) we admire his passion for looking great.

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    The Department of Style is a field guide to the timeless, the adventurous, and the enthusiastic. We celebrate craft. We explore tradition. We find the creative imaginations that take classic forms and make them their own.

    It is about understanding that in life, doing something right takes time, and skill, and effort. But therein lies the joy. Finding people who still do those things that way and telling their stories is the original Departmental mandate.

    Semper Intrepidus

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    NAKED & FAMOUS DENIM: THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE JEANS is a short documentary about a Montreal based denim brand called Naked & Famous Denim who are challenging the status quo of jean production through a vast catalogue of never before created denim fabrics and styles.

    by Roadtrip

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