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The Real Value of Classic Men's Style

August 17, 2011

The Real Value Of Classic Men’s Style

Marisa Zupan recently expressed concern that men are losing touch with the real reason they should be getting dressed up:…

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On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

July 29, 2011

On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

When we visited Gay Talese, Adam, Ben and I admired his home. It’s a beautiful multi-story townhouse in Manhattan. Mr….

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A real thing: New York Times trend piece on an increase of chicken pot pies at fashion events.

March 17, 2011

A Real Thing: New York Times Trend Piece On An Increase Of Chicken Pot Pies At Fashion Events.

A real thing: New York Times trend piece on an increase of chicken pot pies at fashion events.

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Yellow Baggers

March 16, 2011

Yellow Baggers

If you’re in the New York area, the blog Yellow Baggers offers regular reports on what’s for sale at local…

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NYT: New York Cabdrivers’ Dress Code Gets an Update

November 26, 2010

NYT: New York Cabdrivers’ Dress Code Gets An Update

NYT: New York Cabdrivers’ Dress Code Gets an Update

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Michael Bloomberg has only two pairs of work shoes

September 22, 2010

Michael Bloomberg Has Only Two Pairs Of Work Shoes

Lots of folks have been emailing me about this New York Post story which reports that New York mayor Michael…

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The Norweigan curling team thought these pants were neat

February 17, 2010

The Norweigan Curling Team Thought These Pants Were Neat

Apparently a guy on the Norweigan curling team thought these pants were neat, and got the other guys on the…

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Bill Cunningham’s wonderful “On the Street” videos for the New York Times

January 30, 2010

Bill Cunningham’s Wonderful “On The Street” Videos For The New York Times

Bill Cunningham’s wonderful “On the Street” videos for the New York Times are now on YouTube. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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NYT: A Clothing Clearance Where More Than Just the Prices Have Been Slashed

January 6, 2010

NYT: A Clothing Clearance Where More Than Just The Prices Have Been Slashed

NYT: A Clothing Clearance Where More Than Just the Prices Have Been Slashed The Times is reporting that both Wal-Mart…

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Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

November 30, 2009

Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

(me and my mom, 1981) My mom’s current (modest) salary, as a Junior College professor, is the most she’s made…

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The Pop-Up Flea: Criticisms and Rejoinders

November 25, 2009

The Pop-Up Flea: Criticisms And Rejoinders

Earlier this week Giuseppe, the proprietor of An Affordable Wardrobe, wrote a thoughtful critique of ACL’s Pop-Up Flea, which took…

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Crocs are the free plan of footwear

November 5, 2009

Crocs Are The Free Plan Of Footwear

In the blog Archinect, Mark Faulkner writes that Crocs, the nightmarishly ugly boating and gardening shoe for children, are “the…

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Threadbared on The Sartorialist’s photo “Pride In His Work”

November 3, 2009

Threadbared On The Sartorialist’s Photo “Pride In His Work”

Those structures of privilege or social realities that might mediate the encounter are nowhere accounted for. Instead, we are presented…

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