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Shopping Kamakura Shirts, New York

July 26, 2013

Shopping Kamakura Shirts, New York

After reading Derek’s thorough oxford cloth button down (OCBD) shirt series and some background on Japan’s Kamakura Shirts over at…

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Ten Great Books about Menswear

July 24, 2013

Ten Great Books About Menswear

There are a ton of books out there about menswear. Some good, some bad, some redundant if you’ve read “the…

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Buying Vegan

July 18, 2013

Buying Vegan

Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from a reader who – whether for ethical, religious, or some…

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$135 Goodyear Welted Shoes?

July 15, 2013

$135 Goodyear Welted Shoes?

Sometime last week, a menswear blog called The Pantalones published a review of John Doe Shoes – a new company…

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Shoe Terminology

June 20, 2013

Shoe Terminology

Yesterday’s post on shoe construction seemed to be popular, so I thought I’d do something similar by going through some…

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Shoe Construction

June 19, 2013

Shoe Construction

StyleForum member jcusey made a really nice graphic many years ago showing the inside of a Blake/ Rapid stitched shoe….

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What Is Balance?

May 29, 2013

What Is Balance?

If you’ve ever participated in online forums about classic men’s clothing, you may have come across people talking about a…

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How to Measure Garments

May 3, 2013

How To Measure Garments

Professional tailor and patternmaker Jeffery Diduch created a nice little guide on how to properly measure garments. This is useful…

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Reweaving Holes

April 24, 2013

Reweaving Holes

Want to see something neat? If you ever develop a hole in your clothes – whether from a moths, pulled…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part VI: Our Recommendations

April 24, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part VI: Our Recommendations

After reviewing so many companies, we thought it’d be useful to say which we recommend the most. Obviously much depends…

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Q & Answer: How Do I Eliminate the Blousing on a Shirt?

April 8, 2013

Q & Answer: How Do I Eliminate The Blousing On A Shirt?

Gary writes: I just got a new job and am having to wear dress shirts for the first time. I…

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Finding a Good Dry Cleaner

March 14, 2013

Finding A Good Dry Cleaner

With the amount of information online about clothing construction and quality, there’s surprisingly little about how to find a good…

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A Visit to B. Black & Sons: The Last Tailor Supplier in Los Angeles

March 4, 2013

A Visit To B. Black & Sons: The Last Tailor Supplier In Los Angeles

I needed a few buttons for a coat my tailor’s making. He didn’t have any natural ones on hand, so…

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Why It’s Hard to Determine Quality

February 27, 2013

Why It’s Hard To Determine Quality

There are probably no fewer than a hundred books about classic men’s clothing, and the majority of them will have…

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Finding Affordable Shoes

February 13, 2013

Finding Affordable Shoes

Shoes may or may not be the most important part of a man’s ensemble, but they can certainly be the…

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