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We shouldn’t conflate heritage and quality

April 22, 2011

We Shouldn’t Conflate Heritage And Quality

Jesse made a comment yesterday about how we shouldn’t conflate heritage and quality, and I completely agree. Too many consumers,…

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Brooks Brothers “Friends and Family” sale starts in just two weeks

April 21, 2011

Brooks Brothers “Friends And Family” Sale Starts In Just Two Weeks

Brooks Brothers “Friends and Family” sale starts in just two weeks, on May 5th. It’s unclear what the discounts will…

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Francesco Maglia

April 20, 2011

Francesco Maglia

About two months ago, I wrote about Francesco Maglia, a bespoke umbrella maker based out of Milan. After my post, a…

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Russian leather

April 19, 2011

Russian Leather

In the 18th century, Russian leather was widely considered to be the finest in the world. It was known for…

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Here’s a trick for you

April 18, 2011

Here’s A Trick For You

As you know, one of worst things you can do to your shoes is shove your foot into them without…

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Oil paintings of Savile Row suits

April 17, 2011

Oil Paintings Of Savile Row Suits

Oscar Whicheloe, an artist based in London, has some very nice oil paintings of Savile Row suits, which you can…

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Garden State

April 16, 2011

Garden State

Jesse forwarded me some of the emails he’s been getting. The readers here are apparently some of the smartest and…

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This advice has been given to you for free

April 16, 2011

This Advice Has Been Given To You For Free

Power has a way of influencing menswear. For example, the reason why we don’t button the last button on our jackets…

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this thing regarding J Crew recently was pretty damn stupid

April 15, 2011

This Thing Regarding J Crew Recently Was Pretty Damn Stupid

I’m not one to mull over the 1001 things I’m going to tell my unborn son, nor am I one…

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Sales of Ironic T-shirts Down

April 15, 2011

Sales Of Ironic T-shirts Down

Apparently, even college kids don’t want to dress like college kids: Urban Outfitters president Stephen Murray is leaving the company…

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Friday eBay Round Up

April 15, 2011

Friday EBay Round Up

I’ve been doing “eBay round ups” at my other website for a while now, and I thought I’d bring the…

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Biz Markie and Dockers

April 14, 2011

Biz Markie And Dockers

Jesse’s last post reminded me of this hilarious article in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. Before rapper and…

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When Brunello Cucinelli was 15, he saw his father cry

April 14, 2011

When Brunello Cucinelli Was 15, He Saw His Father Cry

When Brunello Cucinelli was 15, he saw his father cry when he was forced to leave his life as a…

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How to polish shell cordovan shoes

April 14, 2011

How To Polish Shell Cordovan Shoes

Will from A Suitable Wardrobe just posted a wonderful video on how to polish shell cordovan shoes. The video features…

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You know what makes summer truly great? Linen shirts.

April 13, 2011

You Know What Makes Summer Truly Great? Linen Shirts.

I talked yesterday about some lesser known summer fabrics, but let’s get back to basics for a moment. You know…

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