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Roger Federer’s own monogrammed feature. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. Facebook Pinterest. In the age of Etsy and Pinterest , the world might seem to be your cross-stitch canvas. Alessandro Michele brought embroidery to the menswear fashion masses with snakes and roses on everything from coats to loafers. The trickle down has seen a marked increase in jackets, shirts, tops and trousers with an embroidered edge, which adds an extravagant, slightly OTT finish, as if you’ve got your own coat of arms or a monogrammed feature, like Roger Federer . Personally, I think embroidery works best on a denim shirt, prettifying an otherwise trad staple; on trousers, it looks a bit like a stain you keep no... Full story

21 April