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Before the Bad Boys: Inspiration from Wimbledon in the Early 1970s

July 11, 2019

Before The Bad Boys: Inspiration From Wimbledon In The Early 1970s

Wimbledon might be the most photogenic event in sports. A game focused on one-on-one competition; clean white sportswear against green…

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What to Do with Your Hands in Photographs

July 3, 2019

What To Do With Your Hands In Photographs

It’s tempting to make building style a mechanical exercise, especially when you first start paying attention to your clothes. Find…

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Eight Pairs of Shorts to Consider Right Now

June 28, 2019

Eight Pairs Of Shorts To Consider Right Now

We all have a friend who wears jeans year round, regardless of the weather. Indigo cotton to the ankle, always….

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Thrashin’: The Case for One Sneaker All Summer Long

June 13, 2019

Thrashin’: The Case For One Sneaker All Summer Long

When you’re young, authenticity can be everything. Probably before Holden Caulfield whined about phonies, and certainly since, we judge people…

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Shakedown Feet: Sandals for Summer and Beyond

June 7, 2019

Shakedown Feet: Sandals For Summer And Beyond

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins recently said men’s fashion is in it’s “woman repeller” phase — that men seem to be…

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EBay Roundup

June 4, 2019

EBay Roundup

There’s a lot of great menswear on eBay, but to find the good stuff, you have to search for hours….

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Real People: Homing In on Your Personal Style

June 3, 2019

Real People: Homing In On Your Personal Style

Building good wardrobe is like making a good sitcom. You assemble elements you think have the right chemistry, refine the…

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Best of What's Around: What Clothing of Today Would We Miss?

May 23, 2019

Best Of What’s Around: What Clothing Of Today Would We Miss?

“Things were better then.” That’s the implicit caption on every archival photo of a menswear icon, traditional or otherwise, on…

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Casual Vests: Okay Layer, or Unarmed Slobbery?

May 17, 2019

Casual Vests: Okay Layer, Or Unarmed Slobbery?

“A man who wears a vest is a man with nothing up his sleeve.” -Ancient Banana Republic proverb We all…

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Salute Your Shorts: Military Vintage for Warm Weather

May 13, 2019

Salute Your Shorts: Military Vintage For Warm Weather

When the military sets out to buy something, they define a gap between what they can do and what they…

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The Rest of the Iceberg: How Sneakers You've Never Heard of Drive the Footwear Market

May 1, 2019

The Rest Of The Iceberg: How Sneakers You’ve Never Heard Of Drive The Footwear Market

Old skool to Kohl’s Skool. Want to buy Vans’ best-selling sneaker? You won’t find it on their website. Or in…

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Something Really Sexy about Scrooge McDuck: Style in Last Days of Disco

April 26, 2019

Something Really Sexy About Scrooge McDuck: Style In Last Days Of Disco

Matt Keesler’s character, Josh, irons his own OCBDs while wearing a frayed collar oxford. AKA a typical Friday night in…

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Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration via Documerica

April 19, 2019

Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration Via Documerica

Denim jackets, Chucks, and pool cues go together like teenagers and delinquency. Robert Johnson in coal-mining town of Clothier, West…

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Ephemeral Beauty: Light Jacket Season

April 12, 2019

Ephemeral Beauty: Light Jacket Season

Ladies, if you’re cold, might I offer you a light jacket? Every year in Washington, DC, spring arrives with an…

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Bucketology

April 5, 2019

Bucketology

A hat from the Band of Outsiders. If you’re looking in the mirror, wondering to yourself, “can I pull this…

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