David Saxby & Old Hat

November 22, 2011

David Saxby & Old Hat

On my recent trip to the UK, I had the good fortune to spend a couple of days in London,…

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Donegal Tweed at Molloy & Sons

November 21, 2011

Donegal Tweed At Molloy & Sons

I just got back from a visit to the UK and Ireland, and one of the highlights was a sidetrip…

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John Hodgman's THAT IS ALL

October 31, 2011

John Hodgman’s THAT IS ALL

My good friend Mr. John Hodgman is a writer, famous minor television personality, and deranged millionaire. His new book, THAT…

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Men’s Clothes: How to Store Them

October 25, 2011

Men’s Clothes: How To Store Them

Men often email me to ask how to store their clothes, so I thought I’d offer a few simple best…

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What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

October 24, 2011

What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

People often ask me what a reasonable price is for basic menswear alterations. This varies, of course, depending on the…

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Scrimp, Save, and Shop Slowly

October 19, 2011

Scrimp, Save, And Shop Slowly

In the past week, I’ve been reading The Craftsman by Richard Sennett, a wonderful book that Bruce Boyer recommended to me…

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Q and Answer: What Makes a Quality Men’s Hat?

October 13, 2011

Q And Answer: What Makes A Quality Men’s Hat?

Ian writes: Your posts have repeatedly stressed the importance of quality hats, and explained that it’s very hard to find…

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A Visit to Don Ville

September 28, 2011

A Visit To Don Ville

Plenty of readers probably remember our friend Raul Ojeda from our episode about shoes. When we shot the piece, Raul…

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A Basic Cashmere Wardrobe for Men

September 27, 2011

A Basic Cashmere Wardrobe For Men

It doesn’t get much more versatile than a simple v-neck sweater in a basic, solid color. It doesn’t get much…

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Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don't Look Dumb

September 12, 2011

Twenty-Five Pieces Of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb

When I’m interviewed about men’s style and Put This On, I’m almost invariably asked “what are the fashion mistakes you…

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The T-Shirt Outfit

September 5, 2011

The T-Shirt Outfit

When it comes to casual clothing, I’m a big advocate of simplification. When it’s Sunday and I’m not getting dressed…

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Three Basic Points of Fit: Waist, Shoulder & Length

August 26, 2011

Three Basic Points Of Fit: Waist, Shoulder & Length

I want to highlight a few fit mistakes I see all too often on men in the street – and…

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The Real Value of Classic Men's Style

August 17, 2011

The Real Value Of Classic Men’s Style

Marisa Zupan recently expressed concern that men are losing touch with the real reason they should be getting dressed up:…

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How to Thrift for Menswear

August 10, 2011

How To Thrift For Menswear

Part One: Thrifting Philosophies Thrifting has been a lifelong habit for me. When I was a kid, my mom worked…

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How to Detect Bullshit

August 3, 2011

How To Detect Bullshit

I’m almost always disappointed by the salespeople I meet when I go shopping. Most of them have been poorly trained,…

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