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Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO

September 29, 2015

Ralph Lauren Steps Down As CEO

The New York Times reports that Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of his company. An excerpt: Ralph Lauren,…

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Bruce Boyer’s New Book, <i>True Style</i>

September 17, 2015

Bruce Boyer’s New Book, True Style

It’s been almost thirty years since Bruce Boyer published Elegance and Eminently Suitable. For a lot guys, including me, these…

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The Wonderful World of Slip-On Shoes

September 10, 2015

The Wonderful World Of Slip-On Shoes

The weather has been so miserable lately. Everyone is waiting for fall to arrive, but with temperatures being in the…

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Beckel Canvas War Bag: (Almost) Five Years Later

August 17, 2015

Beckel Canvas War Bag: (Almost) Five Years Later

When my brother-in-law Dan was a senior in high school, he told us he wanted luggage for Christmas. He was…

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Safari Jackets for When It’s Miserably Hot

August 17, 2015

Safari Jackets For When It’s Miserably Hot

It’s not easy to dress well when temperatures climb past the mid-80s. Jesse has a pretty good summer uniform here,…

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The Problem with Some Subscription Services

August 3, 2015

The Problem With Some Subscription Services

I get a lot of press releases. In 2014, a lot of them were for new selvedge denim lines. This…

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Reshoring Textiles

August 3, 2015

Reshoring Textiles

The country we’ve insulted for the last fifty years, calling them a low-skill, low-quality manufacturer, is coming to the US…

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Colors in Men’s Clothing, Ranked

July 24, 2015

Colors In Men’s Clothing, Ranked

Objectively correct rankings for 2015. 1. Indigo blue–The king. Flattering on everyone. Deep heritage across many cultures. The color of…

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Saving Face: The Magical World of Facial Wipes

July 22, 2015

Saving Face: The Magical World Of Facial Wipes

Maybe it’s because I’m a Canadian living in California, but I absolutely can’t stand being hot. For the brutal, swamp-like…

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War Craft: Jewelry Made from Vietnam Era Bombs

July 16, 2015

War Craft: Jewelry Made From Vietnam Era Bombs

I’ve been looking for a new necklace for a while now. My friend Kyle has one with a silver twig…

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Get Rough With Your Neckwear

July 13, 2015

Get Rough With Your Neckwear

Everyone loves corduroy and tweed jackets in the fall – and the wool and cashmere ties that accompany them –…

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Edward Sexton’s Structured Look

June 29, 2015

Edward Sexton’s Structured Look

Everyone loves a natural shoulder line these days – whether that’s through the American Ivy look or soft Neapolitan tailoring….

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Strong Value in European Shoes

June 25, 2015

Strong Value In European Shoes

With the strong US dollar, there’s never been a better time to buy abroad – especially for bigger ticket items…

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Style & Fashion Zine: Fashion Comics From Japan

June 24, 2015

Style & Fashion Zine: Fashion Comics From Japan

If you want to get miscellaneous printed matter in the mail, become a public radio host. Every day, my mailbox…

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What You Can Really Afford: Hugh & Crye’s Print Popover Shirts

June 23, 2015

What You Can Really Afford: Hugh & Crye’s Print Popover Shirts

Other than properly using an iPhone camera, nothing baffles my mother-in-law more than the current popular taste for mid-century modern…

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