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Six World-Class Tailors and Their House Styles

June 22, 2015

Six World-Class Tailors And Their House Styles

In the world of classic clothing, you can have a dozen navy suits and none of them will look the…

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An Informal Announcement

June 16, 2015

An Informal Announcement

Fashion columnist Vanessa Friedman has an article in the New York Times today on how Jeb Bush announced his bid…

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Michael Kors Settles Class Action Lawsuit

June 15, 2015

Michael Kors Settles Class Action Lawsuit

More shady practices from fashion retailers. While JC Penney has been busy dealing with a lawsuit that claims they hold fake…

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The True Cost of Fashion

June 4, 2015

The True Cost Of Fashion

There’s been a lot of buzz lately over “The True Cost,” a new documentary about the environmental and social impacts of…

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This is really easy

June 2, 2015

This Is Really Easy

This is really easy. Justice Antonin Scalia, announcing the Supreme Court had upheld a lawsuit filed against Abercrombie and Fitch…

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How Salad Lunches are Killing American Leather

May 28, 2015

How Salad Lunches Are Killing American Leather

Bloomberg has an interesting story on the economics behind the leather trade, and how the decline of meat consumption is…

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The Changing Face of Youth Subcultures

May 21, 2015

The Changing Face Of Youth Subcultures

As anyone over the age of thirty knows, teens used to wear their taste on their sleeve. Punks dressed one…

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Bringing Back the American Button-Down

May 21, 2015

Bringing Back The American Button-Down

The arrival of a new custom-shirt company is hardly anything to write about (they pop up more often than raw…

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What Happened to Prep?

May 14, 2015

What Happened To Prep?

In the mid-2000s, prep seemed ascendant. J. Crew sales were booming – critter shorts and tiny-collared OCBDs abounded. Grosgrain enthusiast Thom…

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The Best Laundry Stain Remover

May 11, 2015

The Best Laundry Stain Remover

America’s Test Kitchen recently tested seven top-selling laundry stain removers to see which is the best. Which came out on…

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“It’s like a canvas.” Stan Smith on Stan Smiths

May 6, 2015

“It’s Like A Canvas.” Stan Smith On Stan Smiths

Since the great Adidas Stan Smith revival of the last few years, spurred by new celebrity endorsements and intentional scarcity…

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Wearing a Suit Makes You Think Differently

May 1, 2015

Wearing A Suit Makes You Think Differently

The Atlantic has an article today about how wearing a suit not only changes how the world perceives you, but…

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What You Can Really Afford: Kent Wang’s Sunglasses

April 28, 2015

What You Can Really Afford: Kent Wang’s Sunglasses

When you’re young whether you can afford something means “is the value of the money in your pocket equal to…

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The Stories and Hands of Shoe Shiners

April 25, 2015

The Stories And Hands Of Shoe Shiners

The New York Times Magazine has a wonderful feature today on shoe shiners, which includes some stunning photographs from NYC photographer…

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It’s Worth the Price, If You Believe It Is

April 22, 2015

It’s Worth The Price, If You Believe It Is

We’re all chasing a little experienced pleasantness. That’s not just an abstract concept, researchers can measure activity in a particular…

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