If I Could Speak to My Younger Self

January 28, 2013

If I Could Speak To My Younger Self

In my time as a man interested in men’s clothing and style, I’ve made many mistakes, some of them very…

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Ivy Style at the F.I.T. Museum

October 25, 2012

Ivy Style At The F.I.T. Museum

I’m headed out of New York this morning, having taped a few episodes of Judge John Hodgman, enjoyed a San…

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Classics for the Unsure and Indecisive

September 19, 2012

Classics For The Unsure And Indecisive

I was trying to decide the other day whether I should buy a certain pair of brogues from a Hungarian…

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Andy Sullivan from Reuters called yesterday

August 28, 2012

Andy Sullivan From Reuters Called Yesterday

Andy Sullivan from Reuters called yesterday, wondering what I thought of Paul Ryan’s style choices. The answer is that I…

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The Simple Pleasure of Wearing Clothes

August 22, 2012

The Simple Pleasure Of Wearing Clothes

Many menswear writers like the overload the simple topic of how men should dress with an unnecessary amount of complications….

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Patterned (and Textured) Shirts

August 15, 2012

Patterned (and Textured) Shirts

As long time readers may know, I’m a graduate student in his mid-30s, and I teach and study at a…

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How to Wear a White Dress Shirt

August 8, 2012

How To Wear A White Dress Shirt

M. Anton, author of The Suit, recently wrote an interesting post at StyleForum about how to properly wear a white…

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The Navy Sport Coat of Shoes

August 6, 2012

The Navy Sport Coat Of Shoes

There’s no style of footwear more underrated or versatile than the dark brown derby. Derbys are shoes that have their…

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A Bit Like Dressing a Home

July 30, 2012

A Bit Like Dressing A Home

There’s no macho way of saying this, but before becoming interested menswear, I was mostly interested in interior design. I…

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Yellow Baggers

July 16, 2012

Yellow Baggers

One of my favorite hyper-specific blogs, Yellow Baggers, covers only the East Coast clothing discount chain Daffy’s. Or did… because…

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NYT: Amazon Plans Its Next Conquest: Your Closet

May 7, 2012

NYT: Amazon Plans Its Next Conquest: Your Closet

NYT: Amazon Plans Its Next Conquest: Your Closet Amazon’s getting serious about apparel, but it means stepping into a particularly…

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How clothes affect the way we think

April 3, 2012

How Clothes Affect The Way We Think

The New York Times has a great article about how clothes not only affect the way people perceive us and…

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Images from Brooks Brothers’ 1896 catalog

November 26, 2011

Images From Brooks Brothers’ 1896 Catalog

Above: Images from Brooks Brothers’ 1896 catalog, taken from a New York Times article about Brooks Brothers’ new Flatiron concept…

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Scrimp, Save, and Shop Slowly

October 19, 2011

Scrimp, Save, And Shop Slowly

In the past week, I’ve been reading The Craftsman by Richard Sennett, a wonderful book that Bruce Boyer recommended to me…

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The Real Value of Classic Men's Style

August 17, 2011

The Real Value Of Classic Men’s Style

Marisa Zupan recently expressed concern that men are losing touch with the real reason they should be getting dressed up:…

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