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A Basic Guide on Alterations

February 19, 2018

A Basic Guide On Alterations

The easiest way to improve your wardrobe is to take things to the alterations tailor. Since clothes are designed for…

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Let It Out: What to Do When You’ve Gone <i>Too</i> Slim

January 27, 2016

Let It Out: What To Do When You’ve Gone Too Slim

Men’s fashion coming out of the ‘90s was all about slimming the silhouette from the broader and baggier looks that…

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Q and Answer: New Life For Old Ties

August 13, 2015

Q And Answer: New Life For Old Ties

Justus writes to us to ask: My family has been divvying up my grandfather’s clothes after he recently passed away. Most of…

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Q & Answer: Can a Collar Gap Be Fixed?

February 11, 2015

Q & Answer: Can A Collar Gap Be Fixed?

John writes us to ask: Does a sport coat need to sit close to your neck at all times? I’ve…

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Most Common Types of Denim Damage (and How to Avoid Them)

September 29, 2014

Most Common Types Of Denim Damage (and How To Avoid Them)

Coincidentally, shortly after Jesse’s post last week on patching jeans, I received my 3sixteens back from Denim Therapy – one…

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Q & Answer: Patching Jeans

September 25, 2014

Q & Answer: Patching Jeans

A reader who goes by Slendertroll asks: In your latest post about those gorgeous LVC jeans, you mentioned they had…

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Q & Answer: Can Leather Jackets be Altered?

November 7, 2013

Q & Answer: Can Leather Jackets Be Altered?

Jeff asks: I’ve been trying to find a leather jacket, but all the ones I’ve come across are too big…

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Q & Answer: How Do I Eliminate the Blousing on a Shirt?

April 8, 2013

Q & Answer: How Do I Eliminate The Blousing On A Shirt?

Gary writes: I just got a new job and am having to wear dress shirts for the first time. I…

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Should I Cuff My Trousers?

November 12, 2012

Should I Cuff My Trousers?

Cuffs (called turnups by the Brits) are a curious phenomenon. They seem to have emerged from country clothing – an…

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Getting Your Buttons Down

October 8, 2012

Getting Your Buttons Down

Knowing how to properly sew on a button is perhaps one of the most useful clothes-related skills you can pick…

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A Clever Alteration: Narrowing the Lapel

September 24, 2012

A Clever Alteration: Narrowing The Lapel

A Clever Alteration: Narrowing the Lapel

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Sleeve Pitch

September 17, 2012

Sleeve Pitch

StyleForum member tailorgod has a nice animation to illustrate what is meant when someone says that a jacket’s sleeve pitch is…

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Q and Answer: How Should I Wear Suspenders?

September 11, 2012

Q And Answer: How Should I Wear Suspenders?

Joe asks: I really want to start wearing suspenders for work. It is a shirt and tie shop but not…

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Q and Answer: Elbow Patches

September 7, 2012

Q And Answer: Elbow Patches

Shane asks:  I would love to hear some discussion on blazers / sports coats and the use of elbow patches….

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Un-Lining A Jacket

June 12, 2012

Un-Lining A Jacket

A week or so ago, I picked up this jacket at a thrift store. It didn’t need too much adjustment…

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