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Glitter and Doom: Inspiration via Tom Waits

December 7, 2017

Glitter And Doom: Inspiration Via Tom Waits

Tom Waits’ style is akin to his music–it’s a continuation of traditions of sorts but roughed up to the point…

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More American Textile Plant Closures Ahead

December 4, 2017

More American Textile Plant Closures Ahead

It’s been a tough year for American textile companies, especially those with operations in North Carolina. Earlier this year, Cone…

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Alain de Botton on Why Clothes Matter

November 30, 2017

Alain De Botton On Why Clothes Matter

British author Alain de Botton has a nice, short video on why clothes matter. The answer will be obvious to…

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How A Swastika Shirt From a Skate Label Ended Up In Discount Stores

November 21, 2017

How A Swastika Shirt From A Skate Label Ended Up In Discount Stores

Business of Fashion has a fascinating read on how a shirt made by skate company Airwalk ended up in a…

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Store Visits: Pasadena’s The Bloke

November 17, 2017

Store Visits: Pasadena’s The Bloke

If you’ve never been to Southern California, I will say this: Pasadena is an odd town. On the one hand,…

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Bloomberg on What’s Causing the Retail Apocalypse

November 15, 2017

Bloomberg On What’s Causing The Retail Apocalypse

Over at Bloomberg, there’s an interesting article on what’s driving the retail apocalypse. If you haven’t heard, brick-and-mortar stores across…

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The Art of Indigo Dyeing in China

November 12, 2017

The Art Of Indigo Dyeing In China

Chinese manufacturing nowadays is synonymous with low quality, but the country has a tremendously rich history in textiles. Traders weren’t…

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Ivy Style Guys are Bummed About Diversity

November 8, 2017

Ivy Style Guys Are Bummed About Diversity

Christian at Ivy Style reports this week that LL Bean is trying to reach out to a more diverse demographic….

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He’s a Real Butter Pocket

November 4, 2017

He’s A Real Butter Pocket

Apparently, the French really love their butter. So much so that they’re the largest butter-consuming country in the world, per…

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The Strength of Knit Knowledge: Camber

November 2, 2017

The Strength Of Knit Knowledge: Camber

I’ve heard vintage pickers speak wistfully of how easy it was to find weird, cool American sportswear all over the…

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Forgotten British Textile Labels

October 30, 2017

Forgotten British Textile Labels

We don’t write much about designer clothing, but this season’s Dries van Noten collection is pretty great. For this year’s…

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Andre 3000 Interview in GQ

October 30, 2017

Andre 3000 Interview In GQ

While I must admit that any time I read an interview with Andre 3000, I find myself consumed with jealousy…

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Jeff Goldblum on the Style of Director Taika Waititi

October 27, 2017

Jeff Goldblum On The Style Of Director Taika Waititi

Some say the best compliments a man can get on his style aren’t directly on clothes at all–you’d rather your…

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