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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about the different styles of denim jacket that are out there, and what makes a…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

On balance, denim sort of sucks, especially for outerwear. It’s stiff when new and wears out reliably, ripping at stress…

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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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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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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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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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 Easily Suede: The Softer Leather Jacket

April 24, 2017

 Easily Suede: The Softer Leather Jacket

The best clothes are often just as much about how the make you feel as how they make you look….

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Throwing In a Light Mid-Layer

March 15, 2017

Throwing In A Light Mid-Layer

Five or six years ago, menswear was beset with one of the worst layering trends. Guys were throwing on four…

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Jeans You Can Actually Wear with Sport Coats

December 7, 2016

Jeans You Can Actually Wear With Sport Coats

I don’t normally gush about specific products here, but Drake’s new line of jeans is worth mentioning. For decades now,…

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My Favorite Fall Shirt Costs $29

November 7, 2016

My Favorite Fall Shirt Costs $29

It’s so great when you come across something you love, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Especially in…

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Style Inspiration without Clothes

September 19, 2016

Style Inspiration Without Clothes

Most menswear editorials revolve around photos of well-dressed men, but some of my favorite sources for style inspiration have nothing…

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Levi’s Have a Lifetime Warranty

July 20, 2016

Levi’s Have A Lifetime Warranty

Here’s something I didn’t know: Levi’s offers a lifetime warranty on their jeans.  Now: lifetime warranty doesn’t mean that they’ll…

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It’s On Sale: $14 White Jeans

May 22, 2016

It’s On Sale: $14 White Jeans

If you’ve ever wanted to try white jeans, Levi’s has some on sale right now for just $14 (use the checkout…

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Behind the Vaults at Levi’s Archive

May 2, 2016

Behind The Vaults At Levi’s Archive

Of all the company archives, Levi’s might be the most impressive. It’s not just about quantity – they have thousands…

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Levi’s 501s: The Choice of American Icons (and 1990s Heroin Dealers in Mexico)

January 28, 2016

Levi’s 501s: The Choice Of American Icons (and 1990s Heroin Dealers In Mexico)

The Atlantic details the cachet Levi’s jeans had in Mexico in the 1990s, when they represented wealth and connection to…

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