Suits for Leisu -- I Mean, Nontraditional Suits

February 14, 2019

Suits For Leisu — I Mean, Nontraditional Suits

Some designers and brands are betting that men are ready for a new kind of suit. The generation of men…

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Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be the Largest American Clothing Retailer

February 7, 2019

Why It Doesn’t Seem To Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be The Largest American Clothing Retailer

Amazon, the all-seeing eye atop the pyramid of modern American capitalism, made a lot of news last year as it…

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Never Tired: Fatigue Pants for Every Budget

January 31, 2019

Never Tired: Fatigue Pants For Every Budget

The triumvirate of classic men’s casual pants? Blue jeans, khakis, and fatigue pants. They rule over all others. The renewability…

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"N" is for Dad: New Balance's Classic Runners

January 24, 2019

“N” Is For Dad: New Balance’s Classic Runners

When we apply “dad” as an adjective to clothing (dad shoes, dad jeans, dad hat), sometimes we mean a literal…

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The Joy of Sparking Joy: A Kondo Scale for Clothing Enthusiasts

January 21, 2019

The Joy Of Sparking Joy: A Kondo Scale For Clothing Enthusiasts

The poem from which the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony draws (maybe you know it), Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to…

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Caught by the Fuzz: A Brief History of Fleece

January 10, 2019

Caught By The Fuzz: A Brief History Of Fleece

Not long ago, synthetic fleece represented what men did not want in their clothing. It was as comfy, middle-aged, and…

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Data doesn't lie: my 2018 style by the numbers

January 3, 2019

Data Doesn’t Lie: My 2018 Style By The Numbers

The end of one year and the beginning of the next: (1) an ultimately meaningless transition that does little to…

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Exchanging Those "Meh" Gifts

December 28, 2018

Exchanging Those “Meh” Gifts

If you’re like me (frankly, a little spoiled), you get a lot of presents during the holiday season. Legit thoughtful…

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City Hermit: The Style of Allen Ginsberg

December 12, 2018

City Hermit: The Style Of Allen Ginsberg

Beat: a word used to describe a group of people, mostly poets, who had in common a general rebellion against…

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Ivy Workwear Style via Princeton University's Beer Jackets

December 6, 2018

Ivy Workwear Style Via Princeton University’s Beer Jackets

Members of the Princeton class of 1948. Note the white work jackets. A classic Seinfeld bit on helmets goes like…

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Inspiration: Alexander Skarsgård's Shirts in The Little Drummer Girl

November 29, 2018

Inspiration: Alexander Skarsgård’s Shirts In The Little Drummer Girl

Spies get the coolest clothes. Well, handsome spies anyway. AMC/BBC’s new adaptation of John Le Carre’s 1983 novel The Little…

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The Pilgrims: The Original Sadd Boys

November 20, 2018

The Pilgrims: The Original Sadd Boys

When I was in college, I bought a pair of chunky square toe shoes  (that were probably Prada knockoffs although…

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Loafers Only: A Visit to Florida's Maus and Hoffman

November 15, 2018

Loafers Only: A Visit To Florida’s Maus And Hoffman

Sitting on the beach while on vacation in Naples, Florida, I mentioned to my wife that I hoped to visit…

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The Polo Bear Had a Big Week

November 12, 2018

The Polo Bear Had A Big Week

First, he starred in a Ralph Lauren Polo / Palace collaborative collection that had everyone from aspiring DJS to hype…

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Mohair Does It To Me Every Time: More Seinfeld Items, Illustrated

November 12, 2018

Mohair Does It To Me Every Time: More Seinfeld Items, Illustrated

George Costanza pretty well crystallized men’s approach to dressing in a post-formal world when he said “I happen to dress…

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