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<i>The French Connection</i> and the Golden Age of the Turtleneck

October 15, 2015

The French Connection And The Golden Age Of The Turtleneck

When you think of the representative wardrobe item from 1971′s The French Connection, you probably think of Popeye Doyle’s (Gene…

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The Amazing World of Japanese Textile Arts

October 14, 2015

The Amazing World Of Japanese Textile Arts

After Jesse posted about our Japanese textile scarves on Monday, I found myself Googling around for more info about boro…

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The Manly Art of Knitting

October 8, 2015

The Manly Art Of Knitting

Scans from The Manly Art of Knitting – a short, 64-page book originally published in 1972 by David Fougner in…

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Fall Inspiration and That Annie Hall Look

October 8, 2015

Fall Inspiration And That Annie Hall Look

Maybe it’s because of the tweed jackets and plaid shirts. Or maybe it’s the soft colors in the cinematography. Whatever…

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Buy Well and Keep Forever

October 5, 2015

Buy Well And Keep Forever

Every time I see a photo of Bruce Boyer, I’m reminded of the importance of looking (and feeling) comfortable in…

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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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