Taking Ivy: Kamakura Shirts Closing U.S. Store

September 14, 2020

Taking Ivy: Kamakura Shirts Closing U.S. Store

Japan-based shirtmaker Kamakura Shirts, a cult favorite among Ivy-style fans, has announced that its New York store and American webstore…

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Century 21 in Bankruptcy, Plans to Close Stores

September 10, 2020

Century 21 In Bankruptcy, Plans To Close Stores

An insider’s favorite discount chain, Century 21, announced today they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close all…

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Mesh and Friends: Athletic Shorts for Everyday Wear

September 3, 2020

Mesh And Friends: Athletic Shorts For Everyday Wear

The line between what I find unacceptably sloppy and appealingly casual is not a straight line. It’s winding and blurry;…

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The Next Brooks Brothers Sale? Same Group That Bought Barneys Bidding for Brooks

August 13, 2020

The Next Brooks Brothers Sale? Same Group That Bought Barneys Bidding For Brooks

Brooks Brothers may have a future, but it’s likely not OCBDs and Aldens in every mall in America. The past…

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Checkered Flags and Herringbone Jackets: Style in Grand Prix (1966)

July 24, 2020

Checkered Flags And Herringbone Jackets: Style In Grand Prix (1966)

The plot of Grand Prix is not the point of this post, and frankly wasn’t the point of the movie….

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Rancourt Takes a Creative Approach to Pandemic-Era Sales

June 29, 2020

Rancourt Takes A Creative Approach To Pandemic-Era Sales

It took only weeks of shoppers staying home due to coronavirus-related restrictions and concerns to tip some retail stores into…

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The Roots and Perception of Police Uniforms

June 20, 2020

The Roots And Perception Of Police Uniforms

In 1974, psychologist Leonard Bickman conducted a behavioral study in Brooklyn. He wanted to test the social power of uniforms….

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Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives for a World without J. Crew

May 22, 2020

Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives For A World Without J. Crew

It’s been weeks since J. Crew declared bankruptcy. We’ve been eulogizing J. Crew intensely and eloquently, and having a good…

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Brand Together: Shop for a Shop Shares the Wealth

May 4, 2020

Brand Together: Shop For A Shop Shares The Wealth

I recently rewatched the Devil Wears Prada to research who the real villain is (turns out it’s all of us)….

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Now Playing: New Documentary The Times of Bill Cunningham

April 23, 2020

Now Playing: New Documentary The Times Of Bill Cunningham

It’s been almost 4 years since the death of Bill Cunningham, the legendary chronicler of New York street fashion who…

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How We're Shopping Right Now

April 17, 2020

How We’re Shopping Right Now

One of the many costs of crisis is attention. The familiar rhythms of focus are interrupted — starting the day…

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Shine and Subscribe: Jason Dorn's ASMR Shoe Shines

April 3, 2020

Shine And Subscribe: Jason Dorn’s ASMR Shoe Shines

We don’t generally engage with things we don’t “get.” I still feel a little shame to admit I have never…

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Six Films with Great Style to Watch If You Have Some Time on Your Hands 

March 13, 2020

Six Films With Great Style To Watch If You Have Some Time On Your Hands 

Talking about clothes in the rapidly evolving coronavirus era may seem a little silly — which of course it is….

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Illustrated Style: Norman Rockwell

March 6, 2020

Illustrated Style: Norman Rockwell

Say you’re at your grandparents house, and you’re in the bathroom washing your hands, and you notice a framed print…

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Tuck with/Not Tuck with: Do You Need an Untucked Shirt?

February 7, 2020

Tuck With/Not Tuck With: Do You Need An Untucked Shirt?

Sometimes marketing is convincing people you can solve their problems, and sometimes it’s convincing them they have a problem to…

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