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From Trash to Treasure: Seventeen Years of Thrifting

July 23, 2015

From Trash To Treasure: Seventeen Years Of Thrifting

For most people, thrifting is a hobby – something to do on lazy afternoon, and hopefully, a way to score…

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How to Raise a Shine on Shell Cordovan

July 20, 2015

How To Raise A Shine On Shell Cordovan

Want to know a dirty secret? Shell cordovan – that durable and robust leather known for its luster – doesn’t…

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War Craft: Jewelry Made from Vietnam Era Bombs

July 16, 2015

War Craft: Jewelry Made From Vietnam Era Bombs

I’ve been looking for a new necklace for a while now. My friend Kyle has one with a silver twig…

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Strong Value in European Shoes

June 25, 2015

Strong Value In European Shoes

With the strong US dollar, there’s never been a better time to buy abroad – especially for bigger ticket items…

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How to Shop for a Knit Tie

June 11, 2015

How To Shop For A Knit Tie

For the kind of guy who likes a little imperfection in his clothes, there’s no better neckwear than a knit…

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What’s In a Shoe?

June 1, 2015

What’s In A Shoe?

Given what shoes cost nowadays, it’s important to know whether you’re getting something of quality. Most of our readers will…

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Thrifting From Home

May 28, 2015

Thrifting From Home

Rummaging through thrift racks can not only be a great way to score deals, it can also be a way…

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Q & Answer: How to Wear Seersucker

April 23, 2015

Q & Answer: How To Wear Seersucker

David asks: I really want to wear a seersucker suit this spring, but I’m not sure how to pull it…

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Reading Formality in Tailored Clothing

April 2, 2015

Reading Formality In Tailored Clothing

Let’s get something straight: wearing a suit or sport coat in 2015 is going to make you look dressed up….

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Great Menswear Shops in Europe and Canada

March 18, 2015

Great Menswear Shops In Europe And Canada

After our post on import duties last week, a few readers asked if we could recommend some international shops. The…

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Q & Answer: Where Do I Find Wide Shoes?

March 6, 2015

Q & Answer: Where Do I Find Wide Shoes?

Jason asks: I have wide feet.  Flipper wide.  My comfortable shoe size varies between makers, but my most comfortable dressy shoes…

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Q & Answer: How to Clean Suede Shoes

March 5, 2015

Q & Answer: How To Clean Suede Shoes

Eric writes: I have an oil stain on some suede oxfords. Happened when I accidentally dropped some food on them….

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How to Get Rid of Pilling

March 2, 2015

How To Get Rid Of Pilling

Nothing makes a sweater look worse than pilling, and the bad news is: no matter the fiber composition or the…

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Dealing With Salt Stains

February 16, 2015

Dealing With Salt Stains

The end of winter can be a real nightmare for leather shoes. When the snow is half-melted and slushy, it’s…

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Q & Answer: Can a Collar Gap Be Fixed?

February 11, 2015

Q & Answer: Can A Collar Gap Be Fixed?

John writes us to ask: Does a sport coat need to sit close to your neck at all times? I’ve…

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