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J. Crew CEO Jim Brett Steps Down

November 17, 2018

J. Crew CEO Jim Brett Steps Down

J. Crew is losing more people than the Trump administration these days. Last year, under pressure from a mounting debt…

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Closing Time: J. Crew Closes Menswear Flagship, The Liquor Store

November 14, 2018

Closing Time: J. Crew Closes Menswear Flagship, The Liquor Store

Ten years after its opening, J Crew’s Liquor Store is closing this March. The Liquor Store, in some ways, was…

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Woolrich to Close American Plant by Year's End

November 2, 2018

Woolrich To Close American Plant By Year’s End

The lights on American manufacturing have been dimming for decades. With the cost of rent and labor going up, and…

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Can Ralph Lauren Bring Back Prep?

October 31, 2018

Can Ralph Lauren Bring Back Prep?

Eighty years ago, it was possible for a man to buy the right wardrobe and be assured that he’d remain…

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Articles of Interest, the Smartest Podcast on Fashion

October 24, 2018

Articles Of Interest, The Smartest Podcast On Fashion

The bread-and-butter of any online fashion media nowadays is talking about how to dress for the office, the weekend, and…

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The NYT on Italy's Invisible Labor Class

September 20, 2018

The NYT On Italy’s Invisible Labor Class

Ten years ago, you could ooh and ahh the internet with photos of bespoke clothes made with handsewn topstitches. Those are…

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Your Synthetic Clothes Are Hurting the Environment

September 19, 2018

Your Synthetic Clothes Are Hurting The Environment

Vox posted a great story today on how synthetic fibers in our clothing are winding up in the ocean. All…

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US Trade Wars Hit Menswear

September 17, 2018

US Trade Wars Hit Menswear

The US has been engaged in some bitter trade wars, but up until recently, the men’s clothing industry has mostly…

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We Regret to Inform You That the New J. Crew is Perfectly Fine

September 10, 2018

We Regret To Inform You That The New J. Crew Is Perfectly Fine

There’s been a lot off buzz over the new J. Crew that’s set to debut this fall, which is now…

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How Small, Traditional Menswear Retailers are Surviving

September 10, 2018

How Small, Traditional Menswear Retailers Are Surviving

  If you’re traveling and want to do a bit of menswear shopping, you have to trawl the internet for…

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Menswear Is Getting Political

September 5, 2018

Menswear Is Getting Political

The idea of “keeping politics out of x” has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible, in these highly charged times….

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A New J. Crew is Coming and It's Probably Going to Suck

August 27, 2018

A New J. Crew Is Coming And It’s Probably Going To Suck

Well, it looks like the new J. Crew is going to suck. The Wall Street Journal has an article today…

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A Modernist Screening in Melbourne

August 22, 2018

A Modernist Screening In Melbourne

If you live in Melbourne and love Ivy Style, the ACMI theatre is hosting a four-day screening of A Modernist,…

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Did Paul Manafort Secretly Dress Like Steven Seagal?

August 2, 2018

Did Paul Manafort Secretly Dress Like Steven Seagal?

For men who care about clothes, fashion can be a strange mix of reality and fantasy. We choose clothes partly…

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What's Going on With Congressman Jim Jordan's Jacket?

July 2, 2018

What’s Going On With Congressman Jim Jordan’s Jacket?

The news has been covered lately with stories about Congressman Jim Jordan, a House Republican and founding member of the…

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