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The Secret to Building a Tie Collection For Less Money

October 18, 2017

The Secret To Building A Tie Collection For Less Money

When you’re just starting to build a wardrobe, costs can be daunting. Well-tailored suits often run into the four-figures; good…

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Praise the Cord: A Guide to Wearing Corduroy

October 12, 2017

Praise The Cord: A Guide To Wearing Corduroy

  Corduroy may well be one of the best fabrics of our age, threatening to even surpass tweed. As each…

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How to Wear a Boutonniere Properly

October 4, 2017

How To Wear A Boutonniere Properly

Despite its associations, the buttonhole in your lapel was never meant for flowers. The original design comes from the military…

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What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear, Part II

October 4, 2017

What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear, Part II

What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear, Part II True workwear–as in clothes designed and worn to perform labor, from…

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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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A Guide to Fall and Winter Trousers

September 25, 2017

A Guide To Fall And Winter Trousers

Trousers are usually in the background of an outfit. They play a secondary role, setting the stage for whatever you’re…

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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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Where to Sell Your Old Clothes

September 20, 2017

Where To Sell Your Old Clothes

Not all purchases are going to be great – and even great ones don’t always get the wear they deserve….

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How to Tell if a Discount Site is a Scam

September 11, 2017

How To Tell If A Discount Site Is A Scam

Every once in a while, we’ll get an email from a reader asking if we think a certain discount site…

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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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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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