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Ugly Shoes That are Actually Kind of Great

March 12, 2018

Ugly Shoes That Are Actually Kind Of Great

If you haven’t heard, ugliness is back in fashion. The sort of ill-fitting, cheaply made clothes that inspires your dad…

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Q & Answer: Can Undershirts Show?

March 5, 2018

Q & Answer: Can Undershirts Show?

Jason writes to ask: Jesse recently said on his podcast that undershirts shouldn’t show. Is this a view shared by other PTO…

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Five Sneakers to Consider Right Now

March 1, 2018

Five Sneakers To Consider Right Now

I just got back from a trip to Florida during which I wore sneakers almost exclusively (the versatile, relatively anonymous J….

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How to Put Together a Successful Outfit

February 25, 2018

How To Put Together A Successful Outfit

Bruce Boyer, one of my favorite writers on men’s style, has a great intro to one of his chapters in Eminently…

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Real People: Riding the Line

February 22, 2018

Real People: Riding The Line

It’s been almost fifty years since men have worn tailored clothing en masse. The hippie revolution of the 1970s did a…

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Abiding, Personal Style with Terry Ellis of Beams/Fennica

February 15, 2018

Abiding, Personal Style With Terry Ellis Of Beams/Fennica

My favorite Instagram accounts to follow (1) use original, in-phone photos vs. perfectly lit DSLR shots transferred to Instagram, (2)…

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Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

February 12, 2018

Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

Kai writes: I’ve been using briefcases for years now, and I have a really nice one from Linjer. Unfortunately age (or…

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Is the Idea of Wearing a Personal Uniform Dead?

February 8, 2018

Is The Idea Of Wearing A Personal Uniform Dead?

President Obama, whose reputation for style only seems to improve now that he’s out of the public eye, famously told an…

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Pelt Cute in This Pic: Leopard Print in Men’s Fashion

January 18, 2018

Pelt Cute In This Pic: Leopard Print In Men’s Fashion

It’s not news that men tend to stick to relatively safe colors and patterns–navy, gray, olive, white; stripes, checks, plaids,…

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Guide to Buying a Good Aran Sweater

January 8, 2018

Guide To Buying A Good Aran Sweater

In his book, The Aran Islands, John Millington Synge wrote about the set of three islands located off the west of…

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Ten Things I’m Excited to Wear this Winter

January 4, 2018

Ten Things I’m Excited To Wear This Winter

The weather here in California hasn’t been as harsh as it is on the East Coast, but it’s been cold…

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What You Can Really Afford: Hanes Plain Black Tshirts

December 28, 2017

What You Can Really Afford: Hanes Plain Black Tshirts

Plain white tshirts are unassailable. A perfect symbol of the 20th century’s march toward the casual and elevation of what…

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Dark, Tonal Dressing for the Holidays

December 21, 2017

Dark, Tonal Dressing For The Holidays

The holidays are a great time for dressing up, but not everyone has the opportunity to wear a tuxedo for…

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Five Suggestions for Buying Better Sweaters

December 13, 2017

Five Suggestions For Buying Better Sweaters

I love good knitwear. Chunky, heavy-gauge sweaters, plush merinos, and various neckline styles, from crew to turtlenecks. This year has…

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Glitter and Doom: Inspiration via Tom Waits

December 7, 2017

Glitter And Doom: Inspiration Via Tom Waits

Tom Waits’ style is akin to his music–it’s a continuation of traditions of sorts but roughed up to the point…

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