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Learning to Make Your Own Clothes, Part One

February 2, 2015

Learning To Make Your Own Clothes, Part One

Every custom tailor I speak to says the same thing: the trade is dying and young people are no longer…

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RFID Shields in Tailored Clothing

January 29, 2015

RFID Shields In Tailored Clothing

Jeffery Diduch, a professional tailor and pattern maker for a large ready-to-wear suit manufacturer, published a post yesterday about some…

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Interview with Sacha Jenkins

January 28, 2015

Interview With Sacha Jenkins

Fashionista has an interview with Sacha Jenkins, the director of Fresh Dressed, a new film on the history of hip…

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Why Do Little Boys Wear Blue?

December 29, 2014

Why Do Little Boys Wear Blue?

The Smithsonian has a great article on how children’s clothing became gendered in the 20th century. An excerpt: Little Franklin…

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Own the Jackets That Nearly Ruined Buzz Bissinger

December 16, 2014

Own The Jackets That Nearly Ruined Buzz Bissinger

“Get a U-Haul.” In an e-mail to Matthew, CEO of luxury consignment business Luxeswap, Buzz Bissinger wanted to communicate the…

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The new-ish Real McCoy’s store in Soho

November 26, 2014

The New-ish Real McCoy’s Store In Soho

These [Real McCoy’s] jeans are smarter than you are, designed with rough labor and nonsense-averse boots in mind, maybe even…

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Kudos to This Guy (Really)

November 15, 2014

Kudos To This Guy (Really)

Earlier this week, we posted about this guy, a British scientist named Matt Taylor. Why? Well, it’s probably pretty obvious….

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Kimono Exhibits

October 16, 2014

Kimono Exhibits

A bittersweet story in The New York Times recently. Textile historian Terry Satsuki Milhaupt was almost finished with her book…

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The Fashion of No Fashion

October 16, 2014

The Fashion Of No Fashion

The New York Times on whether Tim Cook – now a leader in wearable technology – should tuck in his…

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Are You Wearing Knockoffs?

September 10, 2014

Are You Wearing Knockoffs?

When we think of knockoffs in fashion, we typically think of the cheap imitations of luxury brands such as Chanel…

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Why It’s Hard to Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

September 9, 2014

Why It’s Hard To Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

This New York Times Magazine piece features a brooding model wearing some beautiful leather jackets in a banal suburban setting….

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Whither the Metrosexual?

August 28, 2014

Whither The Metrosexual?

For The Awl, Johanna King-Slutzky considers the culture behind the buzzword, which was first coined in 1994 but peaked in…

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What Is A Gentleman?

August 14, 2014

What Is A Gentleman?

On my way home from work today, walking through Union Station in Los Angeles, I was listening to Fela Kuti’s…

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Slimmer Clothes Don't Necessarily Make You Look Slimmer

August 7, 2014

Slimmer Clothes Don’t Necessarily Make You Look Slimmer

There’s no bigger myth in menswear today than the idea that slim clothes will make you look slimmer (or conversely,…

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Expats in Tangier

August 1, 2014

Expats In Tangier

The New York Times’ Style Magazine published a feature a few months ago on Tangier, a northern Moroccan city that…

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