Serban Vasile from Romania.
I know I sigh every time I see one, but tail coats make a man's life easier. If they follow the late, great Robert Tear's excellent advice, they will learn how to roll them so that they fit into hand luggage and so avoid airport queues too. Here is Serban Vasile, looking particularly smart in his. Life is not so simple for female singers. Here in Cardiff, our young women are building their performing wardrobes as well as their careers. I asked Meeta Raval (England), Leah Crocetto (USA) and Maire Flavin (Ireland) what they look for in a frock.
Photo: Brian Tarr. Text: Maggi Willis