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On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

July 29, 2011

On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

When we visited Gay Talese, Adam, Ben and I admired his home. It’s a beautiful multi-story townhouse in Manhattan. Mr….

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Q and Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered?

July 19, 2011

Q And Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered?

Mario writes us to ask: When you’re hunting for used quality clothing, you’re bound to come across pieces that are…

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Q and Answer: What is the meaning of numbered fabrics?

June 22, 2011

Q And Answer: What Is The Meaning Of Numbered Fabrics?

An anonymous reader asks: Would you briefly explain the meaning of numbered fabrics (like super 150’s, 120’s, etc)? I’ve never seen…

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Q and Answer: The Blue Oxford Cloth Button-Down Shirt

June 15, 2011

Q And Answer: The Blue Oxford Cloth Button-Down Shirt

Nik writes: On the menswear blogs I follow, I always see the blue Oxford button-down as the go-to shirt for…

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Plan Ahead

June 15, 2011

Plan Ahead

Almost every week, I get an email that goes something like this: “I’ve got a (job interview / wedding /…

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What Is Traditional American Style?

May 12, 2011

What Is Traditional American Style?

Our most recent video, Tradition, features a conversation with Jay Walter, a true-blue American style traditionalist. The American aesthetic is…

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The Importance of Gray Pants

February 4, 2011

The Importance Of Gray Pants

There are two essential casual pants: blue jeans and chinos. For every other situation that doesn’t call for a suit,…

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Chest Canvas and the Pinch Test

January 18, 2011

Chest Canvas And The Pinch Test

I’d been debating whether to hold on to this little tip for a future video episode, but it looks like…

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The Great Wallet Roundup

January 18, 2011

The Great Wallet Roundup

Lately the trickle of wallet inquiries we regularly receive has turned into a torrent. What precipitated this trend I cannot…

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Q and Answer: What Men’s Watch Should I Wear?

January 5, 2011

Q And Answer: What Men’s Watch Should I Wear?

Trevor asks: Can you outline what kind of watches are appropriate for what occasions?  Surely everything comes down to preference…

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Q and Answer: Converting European Sizes to American Sizes for Jackets and Pants

December 23, 2010

Q And Answer: Converting European Sizes To American Sizes For Jackets And Pants

Ryan asks: Why in the hell are US sizes always exactly 10 under the Euro size. Is that totally arbitrary?…

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Good, Fast, Cheap, Pick Two

December 5, 2010

Good, Fast, Cheap, Pick Two

John writes: I’m trying to transition to better, more interesting clothing, but when I double-check the internets regarding whether something…

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Would you guys be willing to gut check me on something?

December 1, 2010

Would You Guys Be Willing To Gut Check Me On Something?

thisfits: This is the jacket from a suit I recently purchased. Thoughts on fit? You can disregard the sleeves, as…

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Shoes When The Weather Outside is Frightful

November 8, 2010

Shoes When The Weather Outside Is Frightful

One of our most frequently received questions (three times just this week) is: “what shoes should I wear when it’s…

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A Loosey-Goosey Brand Guide for Thrifting Suits and Sportcoats

November 1, 2010

A Loosey-Goosey Brand Guide For Thrifting Suits And Sportcoats

I’ve had many requests for a list of brands to look for when thrifting.  Of course, this is a monumentally…

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