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US Trade Wars Hit Menswear

September 17, 2018

US Trade Wars Hit Menswear

The US has been engaged in some bitter trade wars, but up until recently, the men’s clothing industry has mostly…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about the different styles of denim jacket that are out there, and what makes a…

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Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

February 12, 2018

Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

Kai writes: I’ve been using briefcases for years now, and I have a really nice one from Linjer. Unfortunately age (or…

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Ten Summer Essentials You Need This Fall

October 16, 2017

Ten Summer Essentials You Need This Fall

We all love fall for its weather. Or at least traditionally, as the cooler temps give us a chance to…

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Jackets for Shoulder Seasons

August 23, 2017

Jackets For Shoulder Seasons

Back when he was still writing, Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe used to talk about “shoulder seasons” – those weeks…

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The French Chore Coat

April 3, 2017

The French Chore Coat

Finding good spring outerwear can be tough. On a hot day, you don’t want all the heavy materials and complicated…

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It’s On Sale: Things Here and There

March 16, 2017

It’s On Sale: Things Here And There

There are some great sales right now – covering end-of-season clearances to start-of-spring discounts. Six that I think are particularly…

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White Tee + Denim + Leather

March 3, 2016

White Tee + Denim + Leather

White t-shirts and jeans sound like the most boring things in the world, but they can also be the foundation…

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It’s On Sale: 3sixteen Jeans

January 7, 2016

It’s On Sale: 3sixteen Jeans

If you’re in Southern California and looking for a great pair of jeans, 3sixteen is holding a sample sale this…

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Where Can I Find a Pair of Jeans That’s Like …

December 14, 2015

Where Can I Find A Pair Of Jeans That’s Like …

Every once in a while, a reader will email us and ask if we can recommend a pair of jeans….

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Q & Answer: The Whats and Whys of Unsanforized

December 10, 2015

Q & Answer: The Whats And Whys Of Unsanforized

Jimmy writes to ask: I’ve taken the plunge into raw, selvedge denim (which I really like) and I’m thinking about trying…

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Keychains for Guys Who Wear Slim Jeans

March 4, 2015

Keychains For Guys Who Wear Slim Jeans

Let’s admit it: slim, raw denim jeans don’t make for very good carrying space. The back pocket can easily hold…

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Splurging on Outerwear and Knitwear

October 15, 2014

Splurging On Outerwear And Knitwear

The centerpiece of almost any ensemble tends to be outermost layer. It’s what people see most easily, and what covers…

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Lightweight Jackets

October 8, 2014

Lightweight Jackets

California has been going through a heat wave in the last week, so I’ve been unexpectedly getting a little more…

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Uniqlo’s Flannels

October 1, 2014

Uniqlo’s Flannels

I picked up a couple of Uniqlo flannels last month and have been happily surprised by how often I turn…

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