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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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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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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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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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Why There’s No Good Writing About Fashion

July 10, 2014

Why There’s No Good Writing About Fashion

Anne Hollander, author of Sex and Suits (among many other things), recently passed away. She penned this really good piece…

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The Lack of Honest Critiques in Fashion

February 28, 2014

The Lack Of Honest Critiques In Fashion

Jason Dike’s op-ed today in Business of Fashion is interesting. It’s about designer fashion mostly, but the idea here applies much more…

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What the Shift to Online Shopping Could Mean

February 26, 2014

What The Shift To Online Shopping Could Mean

US News & World Report recently put together some data showing something we’ve already long known: people are shopping less…

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Is there anyone who can actually follow someone like Cathy?

February 3, 2014

Is There Anyone Who Can Actually Follow Someone Like Cathy?

“But the question on my mind is this: Is there anyone who can actually follow someone like Cathy? Have we,…

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The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts

January 17, 2014

The Relationship Between The Frequencies Of Men’s Beards And The Width Of Women’s Skirts

Above: The relationship between the frequencies of men’s beards and the width of women’s skirts, charted over time from 1823…

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The U.S. Supreme Court endeavors to define <em>clothing</em>, unsuccessfully

November 12, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court Endeavors To Define clothing, Unsuccessfully

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a case regarding compensation of steelworkers for time spent donning protective, er, clothing, endeavors to…

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Men’s Wearhouse Said to Weigh Bid for Allen Edmonds

October 23, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse Said To Weigh Bid For Allen Edmonds

Men’s Wearhouse Said to Weigh Bid for Allen Edmonds In a strange bit of news, Men’s Wearhouse is apparently putting…

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The Problem with Labeling

September 5, 2013

The Problem With Labeling

Pete posted a great excerpt yesterday from a recent New Yorker article about the relevancy of country-of-origin labels in the…

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