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Kerouac Wore Khakis? A Gap Conspiracy Theory from 1993

December 14, 2017

Kerouac Wore Khakis? A Gap Conspiracy Theory From 1993

In 1993, the Gap was a dominant player in fashion retail, and their khakis ad campaign foreshadowed menswear blogging by…

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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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Post Overalls Opens Outlet on Ebay

December 4, 2017

Post Overalls Opens Outlet On Ebay

One of my favorite, most consistent brands is Post Overalls. Designer Takeshi Ohfuchi’s heavily vintage-influenced, straightforward line puts out practical,…

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Paul Feig Talks Tailoring on Blamo!

November 28, 2017

Paul Feig Talks Tailoring On Blamo!

Director Paul Feig recently talked suits and dress codes with Blamo host Jeremy Kirkland in an episode that’s certain to…

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Another Option for Suits on a Budget: Jomers

November 16, 2017

Another Option For Suits On A Budget: Jomers

It’s hard to overstate what a wasteland the entry level suit market was a decade ago. When I was coming…

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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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Jeff Goldblum on the Style of Director Taika Waititi

October 27, 2017

Jeff Goldblum On The Style Of Director Taika Waititi

Some say the best compliments a man can get on his style aren’t directly on clothes at all–you’d rather your…

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Onion Articles I Can’t Help but Identify With, Part 137

October 24, 2017

Onion Articles I Can’t Help But Identify With, Part 137

From The Onion, Area Woman Lovingly Lint Rolling Cardigan As If Tending To Prized Stallion: DURHAM, CT—Gently stroking the delicate piece…

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Danzig on Beachwear

October 13, 2017

Danzig On Beachwear

“Sometimes, to have a good time, you have to dress a little lame.” –Glenn Danzig, as Radu from Romania, on…

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John Hodgman on Why He Grew a Beard

October 5, 2017

John Hodgman On Why He Grew A Beard

“Many people have asked why I grew this beard, and most of those people are my wife. And my answer…

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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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My favorite shirts are vintage Brooks Brothers’ oxford dress shirts

October 3, 2017

My Favorite Shirts Are Vintage Brooks Brothers’ Oxford Dress Shirts

“My favorite shirts are vintage Brooks Brothers’ oxford dress shirts. I like seeing the old tags and knowing it’s 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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