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Men (British men, anyway) are spending more on shoes than women

August 19, 2013

Men (British Men, Anyway) Are Spending More On Shoes Than Women

Industry analysts were shocked by recent market research reports that show that men (British men, anyway) are spending more on…

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1970s Style with the Rugby Shirt

August 16, 2013

1970s Style With The Rugby Shirt

Rigidly reserving things only for their original intended purpose is for the short of sight and narrow of mind. The…

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New York Times piece on Spivack’s exhibit

August 14, 2013

New York Times Piece On Spivack’s Exhibit

It’s probably BS that Hemingway’s shortest story was the six-word “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” but nevertheless the clothes…

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Adam Savage’s (Mythbusters) Every Day Carry

August 9, 2013

Adam Savage’s (Mythbusters) Every Day Carry

I’m not an Everyday Carry fetishist, although I totally understand the eternal appeal of “gear” and the diagrammatic beauty of…

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Real People: Gray for leisure

August 7, 2013

Real People: Gray For Leisure

The iron-fisted enforcement of business casual office dress codes means many of us wear suits mostly for non-work occasions, if…

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Being slightly less boring with Ed Morel and Panta

August 6, 2013

Being Slightly Less Boring With Ed Morel And Panta

Ed Morel, proprietor of Panta, poses the central question of classic mens clothing in terms of high school: “I went…

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The lovely thing about jazz guys

July 30, 2013

The Lovely Thing About Jazz Guys

“The lovely thing about jazz guys in that period—the fifties and sixties—was that they were very handsome men—Duke Ellington, Lester…

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Vintage find bragging from the 1960s

July 28, 2013

Vintage Find Bragging From The 1960s

Pierre Cardin, a Frenchman who designs clothes, opened a small menswear shop at Bonwit Teller one evening last week. M….

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Shopping Kamakura Shirts, New York

July 26, 2013

Shopping Kamakura Shirts, New York

After reading Derek’s thorough oxford cloth button down (OCBD) shirt series and some background on Japan’s Kamakura Shirts over at…

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The Personal Uniform

July 23, 2013

The Personal Uniform

I try and abide by Archival Clothing’s resolutions, in particular “Come up with a signature uniform. Wear it once a…

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Cargo shorts, T-shirt and hyper-designed running shoes

July 19, 2013

Cargo Shorts, T-shirt And Hyper-designed Running Shoes

“Well, the ubiquitous uniform nowadays seems to call for cargo shorts, T-shirt and hyper-designed running shoes. It’s a decent enough…

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The Eighties Drape Suit

July 13, 2013

The Eighties Drape Suit

When I wear tailored clothing I lean toward a trim silhouette and the lineage of the midcentury Brooks Brothers/J. Press…

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George Plimpton in the <em>Paris Review</em>

July 10, 2013

George Plimpton In The Paris Review

[Tom Wolfe] arrived wearing the white ensemble he is noted for—a white modified homburg, a chalk-white overcoat—but to the surprise…

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Real People: Texture over Pattern

July 9, 2013

Real People: Texture Over Pattern

Bold graphic pattern is an easy way to make men’s clothing interesting, since, as a whole, the cut of what…

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It’s On Sale: Unionmade

July 8, 2013

It’s On Sale: Unionmade

Unionmade has just marked down a lot of spring/summer clothing 40 percent. Unionmade has one of the broadest selections of…

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