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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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A Guide to Summer Shirts

July 17, 2017

A Guide To Summer Shirts

There’s an old saying about how there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. I would amend that…

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Real People: Cutting It Loose

July 10, 2017

Real People: Cutting It Loose

A lot has been written over the years about how soft Italian tailoring can feel more comfortable than their British…

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Special Guest Post: Taking PTO On The Road

July 6, 2017

Special Guest Post: Taking PTO On The Road

As an aspiring PTOMan, I try to find ways to test out the site’s tips IRL. I recently had the…

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Beyond the Basic Polo: Ban-lon and Related Styles

July 6, 2017

Beyond The Basic Polo: Ban-lon And Related Styles

Business casual killed the basic pique cotton polo. It took a trim, sporty shirt option and drowned it in the…

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A Darker Blue Shirt is Your Answer to Everything

July 3, 2017

A Darker Blue Shirt Is Your Answer To Everything

We’ve written before about how your shirt wardrobe should revolve around basic whites and light blues. And how you can…

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Writers and Their Clothes

June 30, 2017

Writers And Their Clothes

The New York Times has a great article today on the relationship between writers and their clothes. Although they’re often…

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Why Do Men Want So Badly to Wear Shorts to Work?

June 29, 2017

Why Do Men Want So Badly To Wear Shorts To Work?

Every summer we have the same debates: should men wear shorts? At all? If so, why can’t they wear them…

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Your In-Between Shirt Color

June 28, 2017

Your In-Between Shirt Color

There’s this old chestnut about the different ways in which English and Italian men dress. It’s said that men in…

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