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The Soft Silk Knit

October 31, 2013

The Soft Silk Knit

For as long as I’ve been buying silk knit ties, I’ve always preferred the crunchy variety – the kind where…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part Two)

October 24, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part Two)

Finding the right suit can be really difficult if you’re not familiar with the terrain. And even when you are,…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part One)

October 23, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part One)

Far and away, the most common question I get in my inbox is: “Where should I go to buy a…

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Tartan Shirts for Fall

October 21, 2013

Tartan Shirts For Fall

These old tartan shirts by Brooks Brothers are great examples of the kind of fall shirts that pair well with…

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Six Great Types of Shirts for Fall

October 9, 2013

Six Great Types Of Shirts For Fall

For nearly a century now, the most basic dress shirt for men is a solid white or light-blue button-up, made…

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Shetland Sweaters for Fall

October 3, 2013

Shetland Sweaters For Fall

There was some confusion after my post yesterday on Shaggy Dogs, where some readers were unsure what’s the difference between…

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Barbour Alternatives

September 25, 2013

Barbour Alternatives

Although they’ve become a bit trendy in the last few years, I think there are few better coats for fall…

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Umbrellas: Cheap, Expensive, and Everything In-Between

September 23, 2013

Umbrellas: Cheap, Expensive, And Everything In-Between

We’re back in rainy season again, and here in San Francisco, the weather was a bit wet this weekend. That…

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It’s On Sale: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Shirts

September 21, 2013

It’s On Sale: Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Shirts

Brooks Brothers has a ton of their Black Fleece line on sale right now. Included are some of the shirts…

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We’re less than a week from Labor Day, the unofficial end of seersucker season

August 27, 2013

We’re Less Than A Week From Labor Day, The Unofficial End Of Seersucker Season

We’re less than a week from Labor Day, the unofficial end of seersucker season (there’s no governing body for seersucker,…

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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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We Got It For Free: UnderFit Undershirts

July 31, 2013

We Got It For Free: UnderFit Undershirts

Ben Brockland over at Underfit Shirts emailed me last January to see if I’d be interested in reviewing one of…

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A Very Useful Belt for Summer

July 10, 2013

A Very Useful Belt For Summer

As much as I enjoy the “coat and tie” look, it admittedly can look a bit too formal for certain…

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Q & Answer: When <em>Shouldn’t</em> You Go Bespoke?

June 25, 2013

Q & Answer: When Shouldn’t You Go Bespoke?

Philip asks: I’m considering how I should spend $400 to buy a suit. I can either purchase one from a…

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It’s On Sale: Brooks Brothers Navy Suit

June 6, 2013

It’s On Sale: Brooks Brothers Navy Suit

Rue La La is having a sale on a bunch of Brooks Brothers stock. Included is a Brooks Brothers navy…

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