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What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear

September 28, 2017

What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear

Following up on Derek’s post yesterday about getting creative with a casual wardrobe based on workwear archetypes, I wanted to write a little about what remain some of my favorite brands, the ones that continue to make durable, inexpensive clothing for workers.

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Buy Workwear: Building on Menswear’s Easiest Look

September 27, 2017

Buy Workwear: Building On Menswear’s Easiest Look

Every once in a while, we’ll get an email from a reader asking if we have suggestions on how to…

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Fathering Your Whole Style: How Might Becoming a Dad Change What You Wear?

September 21, 2017

Fathering Your Whole Style: How Might Becoming A Dad Change What You Wear?

There are a few images that come to mind when I think of dads and style. There’s the Free & Easy “dad,” a…

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But What Clothes Do You <i>Truly</i> Wear?

September 14, 2017

But What Clothes Do You Truly Wear?

Most of us have more clothes than we need, and while there’s always that temptation to get more, the truth…

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But What Clothes Do You <i>Truly</i> Wear?

September 13, 2017

But What Clothes Do You Truly Wear?

Apparently, people in fashion are just like us. Despite having closets overflowing with options, most people in this business rely…

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The Controversial Yellow Shirt

September 11, 2017

The Controversial Yellow Shirt

One of the wonderful things about classic men’s style is that anyone can look great, provided they have the basics….

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Five Suggestions on How to Dress for a Heatwave

September 6, 2017

Five Suggestions On How To Dress For A Heatwave

One of the things I love about living in the Bay Area is the temperate weather – winters never get…

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Dressing for a Life in Academia

September 1, 2017

Dressing For A Life In Academia

Shahidha Bari has a nice article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how to dress for academia. There’s a…

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This Looks So Terrible

August 28, 2017

This Looks So Terrible

A reader sent in this photo of a recent Lands’ End catalog. The caption reads: Skip the Jacket. You don’t…

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Jackets for Shoulder Seasons

August 23, 2017

Jackets For Shoulder Seasons

Back when he was still writing, Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe used to talk about “shoulder seasons” – those weeks…

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When Can You Wear a Tailored Jacket with a Tshirt?

August 16, 2017

When Can You Wear A Tailored Jacket With A Tshirt?

I’ve always considered the tshirt-with-tailoring combo to be the sort of look you only find in Monocle, something nice but…

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Oxfords for Suits; Derbies for Sport Coats

August 14, 2017

Oxfords For Suits; Derbies For Sport Coats

Someone interviewed me a few years ago and asked if I had any personal style rules. I struggled to think…

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The Easiest to Wear of Traditional Hats

August 9, 2017

The Easiest To Wear Of Traditional Hats

A lot has been written about the death of tailored clothing, as well as its accompanying necktie, but the first…

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How to Wear Sport Coats with Jeans

August 7, 2017

How To Wear Sport Coats With Jeans

StyleForum had a good thread recently about how to wear sport coats with jeans. For some, the combination is so…

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Sunglasses with Personality

August 2, 2017

Sunglasses With Personality

Richard Merkin, who was known for his art, as well as his flamboyant sense of style, has this quote I…

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