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Militaria and surplus shops online

May 3, 2014

Militaria And Surplus Shops Online

One of my favorite ways to waste time is browsing through militaria and surplus shops online. These days, your average…

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John Helmer Haberdasher in Portland

May 1, 2014

John Helmer Haberdasher In Portland

I found myself puttering around downtown Portland on a recent morning, and decided to type “menswear” into my phone and…

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Alternative Markets

January 25, 2014

Alternative Markets

If you purchase your clothes online (and you probably do), you’re aware that the online marketplace for clothing–sure, for everything–has…

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Improvements at John Doe

January 9, 2014

Improvements At John Doe

John Doe recently loaned me a pair of their latest oxfords so I could check out the improvements they made since my last review….

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Where to Shop in San Francisco

December 13, 2013

Where To Shop In San Francisco

Earlier this year, StyleForum asked if I could put together a “menswear shopping map” for San Francisco. That is, all…

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$195 Shoes from Jack Erwin

December 4, 2013

$195 Shoes From Jack Erwin

A couple of months ago, a reader asked me on Twitter what I thought of Jack Erwin’s shoes. Having never heard of…

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Denim Repair with Denim Surgeon

October 28, 2013

Denim Repair With Denim Surgeon

Because not enough readers find Put This On while googling “close up crotch damage”, I wanted to offer this testimonial…

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Shopping Vintage: Big Mac flannels

October 3, 2013

Shopping Vintage: Big Mac Flannels

When vintage shopping goes well, it warms the cockles of my thrifty heart. A great suit that can be altered…

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Ramon Puig: La Casa de las Guayaberas

September 24, 2013

Ramon Puig: La Casa De Las Guayaberas

I was in Miami last week, and rather than visit South Beach, I thought I’d take my half-day of free…

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We Got It For Free: Berg & Berg’s Laptop Case

September 11, 2013

We Got It For Free: Berg & Berg’s Laptop Case

Mathias Berg of Berg & Berg emailed me this past spring to see if I might be interested in trying…

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Reviewing Two New Shoe Companies

September 4, 2013

Reviewing Two New Shoe Companies

I’m genuinely amazed at how many new footwear companies have cropped up in the past few years. Every six months…

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We Got It For Free: UnderFit Undershirts

July 31, 2013

We Got It For Free: UnderFit Undershirts

Ben Brockland over at Underfit Shirts emailed me last January to see if I’d be interested in reviewing one of…

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Shopping Kamakura Shirts, New York

July 26, 2013

Shopping Kamakura Shirts, New York

After reading Derek’s thorough oxford cloth button down (OCBD) shirt series and some background on Japan’s Kamakura Shirts over at…

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$135 Goodyear Welted Shoes?

July 15, 2013

$135 Goodyear Welted Shoes?

Sometime last week, a menswear blog called The Pantalones published a review of John Doe Shoes – a new company…

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A Visit to B. Black & Sons: The Last Tailor Supplier in Los Angeles

March 4, 2013

A Visit To B. Black & Sons: The Last Tailor Supplier In Los Angeles

I needed a few buttons for a coat my tailor’s making. He didn’t have any natural ones on hand, so…

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