How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Oliver Cabell’s New Phoenix Sneakers Are 3D-Printed With Recycled Plastic Bottles Martin de Tours just proves there is always something in need of tweaking on the internet. I get my fair share of PR people emailing me about my shirt sizing to send samples of their wares to try and (possibly) post about, but even after being asked the question hundreds of times by them and of course when shopping, I often forget neck, waist, arm, chest.That is where the new tailoring brand, Martin de Tours has found a niche. Launched in the fall of 2013, the brand is combining quality clothing, niche technology and personalized service. Their angle is offering ‘Style Valets’ who can either meet you at your home or office (in certain cities for now) or online via chat. These valets will aid you in getting the proper measurements as well as give advice on what shirt and suit are best for you, which can be a huge help when we forget our measurements or need a measuring 101 session.Founded by former Creative Director Jordan Cummings who worked with brands like Paul Smith and Agi & Sam, all the clothing is made in a new factory in Hong Kong and fabrics hail from Italy for now. Once their Kickstarter finishes they hope to expand to British fabrics (Harris Tweed!) as well. They offer made-to-measure suits, shirts and separates (blazers, vests) with loads of customizable options and monogramming.Another bonus to the brand is that pricing is reasonable since there is no brick and mortar or middle man. Suits range from $495-800 and shirts from $99-130. So no more rummaging through racks and racks of suits to find the one you like and then spending a fortune on tailoring. Now you can have a custom suit, pick the lining, buttons and add a monogram and not break the bank, all delivered to your door in four weeks. Boom, you’re the envy of all of your friends and looking sharp at that.Oh and the name? Martin of Tours was a soldier in the Roman army. He is best known for using his sword to cut his cloak in two, giving half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter in what is now modern day France. That’s one to drop over drinks. Editors’ Recommendations
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlastair Cook finishes as he started with emotional Oval hundredSeptember 10, 2018In “latest news”Alastair Cook is ‘flat-lining’ says concerned Graham GoochAugust 31, 2018In “latest news”Cook-Trott stand strengthens England position against WindiesApril 23, 2015In “Sports” The magic moment: Alastair Cook reaches his century Getty ImagesESPNcricinfo-Alastair Cook, the former England captain and his country’s leading Test run-scorer, is to receive a knighthood in the New Year’s honours list. Cook, who retired from Tests at the end of the summer, will become the first England cricketer to be knighted since Sir Ian Botham in 2007.Cook scored 12,472 Test runs, and more hundreds than any Englishman before him. He bowed out at The Oval in September with his 33rd ton, scored in his final innings – mirroring the 104 not out he made on debut, also against India, in Nagpur in 2006, a tour that signalled the arrival of a rare batting talent.He led the Test team between 2012 and 2017, overseeing two Ashes victories as well as famous wins in India and South Africa, and went on to amass 161 caps – another England record. His run of 159 Tests in succession until his retirement has no equal in the game.Cook, who turned 34 on Christmas Day, is to be knighted for his services to cricket, becoming only the tenth England cricketer to be awarded the honour. The last active player (Cook will continue to represent Essex next season) to be given a knighthood was New Zealand allrounder Sir Richard Hadlee in 1990.Cook led his country in a record 59 Tests, winning the Ashes on home soil in 2013 and 2015, and leading from the front with three centuries in a famous 2-1 series win in India in 2012-13. His most prolific series with the bat, and arguably his most famous hour, came during the Ashes of 2010-11 when he racked up 766 runs in five Tests, including a then-best of 235 not out at Brisbane, to underpin England’s first series win in Australia since 1986-87.He also captained the ODI side from 2011 until late 2014, when he was removed in bitter circumstances less than two months out from the World Cup. With another 3265 runs in limited-overs cricket, he is by some distance England’s record run-scorer across the three international formats.The only Test that Cook missed in the course of a 12-year international career was at Mumbai in March 2006. It was the same trip on which he marked his debut with a century, at the age of 21, having flown halfway around the world from the Caribbean as a last-minute injury replacement.Though his returns fell away in the final 18 months of his career, Cook’s tenacity remained at the forefront of his game to the bitter end, with two more double-centuries against West Indies and Australia in the final 12 months of his career, prior to an extraordinary send-off in his final match against India at The Oval.Having announced his impending retirement, following a fallow summer in which he had made a solitary half-century in ten innings against Pakistan and India, Cook bowed out in remarkable fashion at The Oval in September. He followed up a first-innings 71 with a commanding 147 in the second, a brace of scores which culminated in an extended standing ovation as England pressed on to a memorable 118-run win.