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Affordable Basics

May 28, 2012

Affordable Basics

Most people want to dress well, but they don’t care to spend a small fortune or an inordinate amount of…

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Q & Answer: Fused vs. Canvassed Jacketing (And Is Fusing Glue?)

March 26, 2012

Q & Answer: Fused Vs. Canvassed Jacketing (And Is Fusing Glue?)

Wes writes: I was checking out a Joseph Abboud blazer at Syd Jerome here in Chicago. I inquired about the…

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How a Suit Jacket or Sport Coat Should Fit

March 26, 2012

How A Suit Jacket Or Sport Coat Should Fit

A couple of weeks ago, I said that there are different schools of thought on how a jacket should fit,…

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How Pants Should Fit

March 5, 2012

How Pants Should Fit

It’s much easier to get trousers to fit well than jackets. There’s also less wiggle room for interpretation. While there…

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Country Mouse & City Mouse

February 22, 2012

Country Mouse & City Mouse

Country Mouse & City Mouse Almost all of menswear’s tradition is based in England, and particularly the England of the…

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Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

February 1, 2012

Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

When you’re shopping for clothes, there are probably a dozen or more variables to consider before you make a purchase….

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Understanding a Suit’s Silhouette

December 14, 2011

Understanding A Suit’s Silhouette

It’s common to hear people describe a suit’s silhouette in terms of its nationality. Suits are described as being American,…

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David Saxby & Old Hat

November 22, 2011

David Saxby & Old Hat

On my recent trip to the UK, I had the good fortune to spend a couple of days in London,…

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Donegal Tweed at Molloy & Sons

November 21, 2011

Donegal Tweed At Molloy & Sons

I just got back from a visit to the UK and Ireland, and one of the highlights was a sidetrip…

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John Hodgman's THAT IS ALL

October 31, 2011

John Hodgman’s THAT IS ALL

My good friend Mr. John Hodgman is a writer, famous minor television personality, and deranged millionaire. His new book, THAT…

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Men’s Clothes: How to Store Them

October 25, 2011

Men’s Clothes: How To Store Them

Men often email me to ask how to store their clothes, so I thought I’d offer a few simple best…

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What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

October 24, 2011

What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

People often ask me what a reasonable price is for basic menswear alterations. This varies, of course, depending on the…

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Scrimp, Save, and Shop Slowly

October 19, 2011

Scrimp, Save, And Shop Slowly

In the past week, I’ve been reading The Craftsman by Richard Sennett, a wonderful book that Bruce Boyer recommended to me…

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Q and Answer: What Makes a Quality Men’s Hat?

October 13, 2011

Q And Answer: What Makes A Quality Men’s Hat?

Ian writes: Your posts have repeatedly stressed the importance of quality hats, and explained that it’s very hard to find…

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A Visit to Don Ville

September 28, 2011

A Visit To Don Ville

Plenty of readers probably remember our friend Raul Ojeda from our episode about shoes. When we shot the piece, Raul…

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