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Kudos to This Guy (Really)

November 15, 2014

Kudos To This Guy (Really)

Earlier this week, we posted about this guy, a British scientist named Matt Taylor. Why? Well, it’s probably pretty obvious….

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Are You Wearing Knockoffs?

September 10, 2014

Are You Wearing Knockoffs?

When we think of knockoffs in fashion, we typically think of the cheap imitations of luxury brands such as Chanel…

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Why It’s Hard to Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

September 9, 2014

Why It’s Hard To Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

This New York Times Magazine piece features a brooding model wearing some beautiful leather jackets in a banal suburban setting….

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What Is A Gentleman?

August 14, 2014

What Is A Gentleman?

On my way home from work today, walking through Union Station in Los Angeles, I was listening to Fela Kuti’s…

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Slimmer Clothes Don't Necessarily Make You Look Slimmer

August 7, 2014

Slimmer Clothes Don’t Necessarily Make You Look Slimmer

There’s no bigger myth in menswear today than the idea that slim clothes will make you look slimmer (or conversely,…

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The Man Who Believed in Simplicity

March 26, 2014

The Man Who Believed In Simplicity

Although I own more clothes than I need, and think there are a number of advantages to having a big…

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Our Editorial Policies - Elaborated.

March 1, 2014

Our Editorial Policies – Elaborated.

The Basics Given Derek’s excellent post about conflicts of interest in the fashion media industry, I thought I’d elaborate on…

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What the Shift to Online Shopping Could Mean

February 26, 2014

What The Shift To Online Shopping Could Mean

US News & World Report recently put together some data showing something we’ve already long known: people are shopping less…

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On The Ways We Judge Fashion and Taste

February 3, 2014

On The Ways We Judge Fashion And Taste

After Saturday’s post on the coming 1930s fashion exhibit, I spent some time re-watching clips from our second season. I’m…

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Perspective on Pitti

January 8, 2014

Perspective On Pitti

Today marks the start of another Pitti Uomo, the sprawling men’s clothing tradeshow held semi-annually in Florence. Pitti is technically…

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My House Shoes

December 23, 2013

My House Shoes

Of all the shoes I own, none get more wear than these simple leather moccasins, which I use as a…

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Audiophile creep and the placebo effect

December 12, 2013

Audiophile Creep And The Placebo Effect

Robert McGinley Myers writes about audiophile creep and the placebo effect on his blog The Anxiety Machine. Myers is what…

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There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

December 2, 2013

There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

I bought my pea coat at a yard sale in Portland. I was in high school – maybe 15 or…

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Skin Tight Shirts

November 11, 2013

Skin Tight Shirts

This image has been making the rounds on various menswear blogs as an example of a well-fitting business shirt. Far…

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Chief Wahoo, Indians and Rooting For Outfits

October 31, 2013

Chief Wahoo, Indians And Rooting For Outfits

Remember the old Seinfeld bit? When you pick a favorite sports team, the players change, the ownership changes… ultimately you’re…

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