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Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

February 6, 2017

Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

I’ve always hated how good clothes can feel out of reach. If you’re not dropping a lot of money on…

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Esquire, 1968: The Deplorables

February 2, 2017

Esquire, 1968: The Deplorables

Hillary Clinton wasn’t the first to use the word deplorable as a noun. Back in 1968, the editors at Esquire…

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The Lure of Affordable Custom Tailoring

January 26, 2017

The Lure Of Affordable Custom Tailoring

A reader emailed me the other day with a question. He’s getting married this June and wanted a custom suit…

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How to Fix a Hole in a Sweater

January 19, 2017

How To Fix A Hole In A Sweater

The other day, I was picking through my sweater closet and found an old Ralph Lauren Shetland I hadn’t worn…

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#PTOMan Formal-Wear-palooza

January 9, 2017

#PTOMan Formal-Wear-palooza

The holidays have come and gone, leaving behind bottles of champagne and loosened bowties everywhere, and we’d be remiss if…

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How to Dress for Every Holiday Event

December 19, 2016

How To Dress For Every Holiday Event

The holidays are a time of great cheer, but also of many, many social engagements. From office holiday parties to…

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Q and Answer: Non-Ironic Holiday Sweaters?

December 8, 2016

Q And Answer: Non-Ironic Holiday Sweaters?

Kickassery asks:  Any recommendations on where to find a non-ironic holiday sweater? Something more along the lines of a festive…

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Do You Know Your Laundry Symbols?

November 2, 2016

Do You Know Your Laundry Symbols?

‘Laundry symbols are an attempt to make clothing care easier, but do they? In circumventing language, do they make your…

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London: The Nigel Cabourn Army Gym

October 3, 2016

London: The Nigel Cabourn Army Gym

I couldn’t visit London without visiting the retail outlet of my favorite British designer, Nigel Cabourn. Cabourn makes clothes inspired…

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London: The Real McCoy’s

October 1, 2016

London: The Real McCoy’s

On the middle of an anonymous, tourist-ridden London street sits Real McCoy’s, the English outlet of the venerated Japanese repro…

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Vintage Menswear in London: Levison’s

September 30, 2016

Vintage Menswear In London: Levison’s

I just got home from two weeks on tour with the Judge John Hodgman podcast. We went from Maine to…

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New StyleForum Shopping Maps

September 12, 2016

New StyleForum Shopping Maps

Two kinds of questions will forever live on men’s clothing forums: “What should I wear to my wedding?” and “What stores should…

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Q and Answer: A More Modest White Shirt

August 24, 2016

Q And Answer: A More Modest White Shirt

Kelvin writes to ask: I’ve been shopping around for white dress shirts, but it seems that every one is slightly…

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Downy’s Wrinkle Releaser

August 18, 2016

Downy’s Wrinkle Releaser

Few people like ironing, which is why there’s a multi-million dollar industry around helping people reduce their ironing time. Recently,…

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What Should You Get for Your First Suit?

August 10, 2016

What Should You Get For Your First Suit?

There are a lot of articles about what you should get for your first suit. Maybe more than the number…

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