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Digging in the Crates: Talking with Brian Davis of Wooden Sleepers

December 18, 2017

Digging In The Crates: Talking With Brian Davis Of Wooden Sleepers

Wooden Sleepers is the kind of store I wish was near me. Brian Davis, the shop’s founder, has been around…

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Glitter and Doom: Inspiration via Tom Waits

December 7, 2017

Glitter And Doom: Inspiration Via Tom Waits

Tom Waits’ style is akin to his music–it’s a continuation of traditions of sorts but roughed up to the point…

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Store Visits: Pasadena’s The Bloke

November 17, 2017

Store Visits: Pasadena’s The Bloke

If you’ve never been to Southern California, I will say this: Pasadena is an odd town. On the one hand,…

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The Art of Indigo Dyeing in China

November 12, 2017

The Art Of Indigo Dyeing In China

Chinese manufacturing nowadays is synonymous with low quality, but the country has a tremendously rich history in textiles. Traders weren’t…

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He’s a Real Butter Pocket

November 4, 2017

He’s A Real Butter Pocket

Apparently, the French really love their butter. So much so that they’re the largest butter-consuming country in the world, per…

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The Strength of Knit Knowledge: Camber

November 2, 2017

The Strength Of Knit Knowledge: Camber

I’ve heard vintage pickers speak wistfully of how easy it was to find weird, cool American sportswear all over the…

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Forgotten British Textile Labels

October 30, 2017

Forgotten British Textile Labels

We don’t write much about designer clothing, but this season’s Dries van Noten collection is pretty great. For this year’s…

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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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But What Clothes Do You <i>Truly</i> Wear?

September 14, 2017

But What Clothes Do You Truly Wear?

Most of us have more clothes than we need, and while there’s always that temptation to get more, the truth…

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Like Someone Was Thinking about You as They Made It: Repurposed Vintage with Tim Haught of Countyline General

September 14, 2017

Like Someone Was Thinking About You As They Made It: Repurposed Vintage With Tim Haught Of Countyline General

There’s nothing quite like a great vintage find–flipping through hanger after hanger of throwaway junk on a thrift store rack…

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But What Clothes Do You <i>Truly</i> Wear?

September 13, 2017

But What Clothes Do You Truly Wear?

Apparently, people in fashion are just like us. Despite having closets overflowing with options, most people in this business rely…

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The Million Dollar Polo Collection

September 13, 2017

The Million Dollar Polo Collection

If you happen to have a million dollars laying around, and love ‘90s Ralph Lauren as much as I do, Ezra…

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Japanese Magazines Have the Best Suit Guides

August 28, 2017

Japanese Magazines Have The Best Suit Guides

In all the years I’ve been reading menswear magazines, the Japanese have always made the best suit guides – especially…

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