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The Man Who Believed in Simplicity

March 26, 2014

The Man Who Believed In Simplicity

Although I own more clothes than I need, and think there are a number of advantages to having a big…

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Our Editorial Policies - Elaborated.

March 1, 2014

Our Editorial Policies – Elaborated.

The Basics Given Derek’s excellent post about conflicts of interest in the fashion media industry, I thought I’d elaborate on…

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The Lack of Honest Critiques in Fashion

February 28, 2014

The Lack Of Honest Critiques In Fashion

Jason Dike’s op-ed today in Business of Fashion is interesting. It’s about designer fashion mostly, but the idea here applies much more…

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What the Shift to Online Shopping Could Mean

February 26, 2014

What The Shift To Online Shopping Could Mean

US News & World Report recently put together some data showing something we’ve already long known: people are shopping less…

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On The Ways We Judge Fashion and Taste

February 3, 2014

On The Ways We Judge Fashion And Taste

After Saturday’s post on the coming 1930s fashion exhibit, I spent some time re-watching clips from our second season. I’m…

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Is there anyone who can actually follow someone like Cathy?

February 3, 2014

Is There Anyone Who Can Actually Follow Someone Like Cathy?

“But the question on my mind is this: Is there anyone who can actually follow someone like Cathy? Have we,…

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The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts

January 17, 2014

The Relationship Between The Frequencies Of Men’s Beards And The Width Of Women’s Skirts

Above: The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts, charted over time from 1823…

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Perspective on Pitti

January 8, 2014

Perspective On Pitti

Today marks the start of another Pitti Uomo, the sprawling men’s clothing tradeshow held semi-annually in Florence. Pitti is technically…

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My House Shoes

December 23, 2013

My House Shoes

Of all the shoes I own, none get more wear than these simple leather moccasins, which I use as a…

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Audiophile creep and the placebo effect

December 12, 2013

Audiophile Creep And The Placebo Effect

Robert McGinley Myers writes about audiophile creep and the placebo effect on his blog The Anxiety Machine. Myers is what…

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There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

December 2, 2013

There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

I bought my pea coat at a yard sale in Portland. I was in high school – maybe 15 or…

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The U.S. Supreme Court endeavors to define <em>clothing</em>, unsuccessfully

November 12, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court Endeavors To Define clothing, Unsuccessfully

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a case regarding compensation of steelworkers for time spent donning protective, er, clothing, endeavors to…

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Skin Tight Shirts

November 11, 2013

Skin Tight Shirts

This image has been making the rounds on various menswear blogs as an example of a well-fitting business shirt. Far…

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Chief Wahoo, Indians and Rooting For Outfits

October 31, 2013

Chief Wahoo, Indians And Rooting For Outfits

Remember the old Seinfeld bit? When you pick a favorite sports team, the players change, the ownership changes… ultimately you’re…

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Men’s Wearhouse Said to Weigh Bid for Allen Edmonds

October 23, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse Said To Weigh Bid For Allen Edmonds

Men’s Wearhouse Said to Weigh Bid for Allen Edmonds In a strange bit of news, Men’s Wearhouse is apparently putting…

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