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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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The Transitional Field Jacket

April 20, 2015

The Transitional Field Jacket

Now that the weather has warmed up a little, it’s time to put away the heavy coats and break out…

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The Under-Appreciated Brown Suit

April 16, 2015

The Under-Appreciated Brown Suit

Since most traditional men’s clothing comes from England, so do most of its rules. A commonly cited one is, “no brown…

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Fashion is Becoming More Egalitarian

April 6, 2015

Fashion Is Becoming More Egalitarian

The New York Times last Friday launched a new print section dedicated to men’s fashion. Megan Garber over at The…

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Your Style Conscience

April 2, 2015

Your Style Conscience

This is potentially the creepiest/nerdiest post I’ve ever written, so let’s get that out of the way up front. A…

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The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

March 25, 2015

The Neurological Pleasures Of Fast Fashion

The Atlantic has an article today on the neurological pleasures of fast fashion. Not much new revealed here, except for…

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Great Menswear Shops in Europe and Canada

March 18, 2015

Great Menswear Shops In Europe And Canada

After our post on import duties last week, a few readers asked if we could recommend some international shops. The…

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A Tailor’s History of Savile Row

March 15, 2015

A Tailor’s History Of Savile Row

Here’s something awesome. Fashion students from around London are working on a project to document the history of tailoring on…

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A Female Male Model

March 14, 2015

A Female Male Model

Nice little story on Casey Legler, who’s a 6′2″ gay activist and former Olympic swimmer. She’s also a male fashion…

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