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Ten Tips for Ironing Shirts

July 30, 2014

Ten Tips For Ironing Shirts

Most people hate ironing, but I admit to finding a strange pleasure in it. There’s something gratifying about passing a…

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Fragrances, Part One: What The Heck Do Those French Words Mean?

July 23, 2014

Fragrances, Part One: What The Heck Do Those French Words Mean?

Fragrances sometimes carry a bad reputation, especially here in the US. Just the idea of them brings to mind all…

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Q & Answer: How Do You Pick the Right Shoe Size Online?

July 14, 2014

Q & Answer: How Do You Pick The Right Shoe Size Online?

Zack writes to us to ask: I’m interested in buying a pair of shoes online, but am having trouble figuring…

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Where to Buy Good Pants (Part Two)

July 10, 2014

Where To Buy Good Pants (Part Two)

The market for trousers is pretty wonky. There’s surprisingly not that many good options, and despite there being a new…

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Where to Buy Good Pants (Part One)

July 9, 2014

Where To Buy Good Pants (Part One)

Readers often ask us if we have any recommendations for where to buy good trousers. Usually grey flannels, as those…

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How To Size Shoes

June 16, 2014

How To Size Shoes

If you’re anything like me, you buy most of your clothes online. It’s easy, convenient, and a great way to…

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Q and Answer: Where’s My Waist? Where Should My Jacket Button?

June 5, 2014

Q And Answer: Where’s My Waist? Where Should My Jacket Button?

Wyatt asks: I’ve heard said both on your blog and elsewhere that a jacket should button at one’s natural waist…

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How Pants Should Fit

May 12, 2014

How Pants Should Fit

We’ve written about how tailored trousers should fit before, but our friend Ed over at Panta Clothing just posted some images of a pair trousers…

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Militaria and surplus shops online

May 3, 2014

Militaria And Surplus Shops Online

One of my favorite ways to waste time is browsing through militaria and surplus shops online. These days, your average…

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John Helmer Haberdasher in Portland

May 1, 2014

John Helmer Haberdasher In Portland

I found myself puttering around downtown Portland on a recent morning, and decided to type “menswear” into my phone and…

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Q and Answer: How to Avoid Having Your Undershirt Show

April 30, 2014

Q And Answer: How To Avoid Having Your Undershirt Show

David writes: I’m preparing for a wedding in July and already have a nice suit, so that’s covered. The problem…

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How Much Should You Spend on Dress Shoes?

March 27, 2014

How Much Should You Spend On Dress Shoes?

One of the questions I frequently get in my inbox is: “I’m looking to buy a better pair of dress…

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The Easy and Hard Part of Classic Dress

March 20, 2014

The Easy And Hard Part Of Classic Dress

Every once in a while, you’ll see a new member on StyleForum say that he’s just become interested in classic,…

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Alternative Markets

January 25, 2014

Alternative Markets

If you purchase your clothes online (and you probably do), you’re aware that the online marketplace for clothing–sure, for everything–has…

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Improvements at John Doe

January 9, 2014

Improvements At John Doe

John Doe recently loaned me a pair of their latest oxfords so I could check out the improvements they made since my last review….

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