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The Rule of Thumb

January 30, 2013

The Rule Of Thumb

There’s a rule of thumb (literally) that’s often passed around for how to determine the proper length of a suit…

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Proper Garment Care

January 21, 2013

Proper Garment Care

Buying high quality garments, with the assumption that they’re built to last, only means something if you know how to…

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Better Hangers from The Hanger Project

December 20, 2012

Better Hangers From The Hanger Project

Men’s clothing enthusiasts often stress the importance of using specialized hangers for suits and sport coats. It’s not an empty…

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Q and Answer: How to Wear A Pocket Square

December 10, 2012

Q And Answer: How To Wear A Pocket Square

Aaron writes us to ask: I just started using pocket squares, and am not sure how to wear them best….

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Should I Cuff My Trousers?

November 12, 2012

Should I Cuff My Trousers?

Cuffs (called turnups by the Brits) are a curious phenomenon. They seem to have emerged from country clothing – an…

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Style for College Students

October 24, 2012

Style For College Students

There’s no kind way to put this: college students are some of the worst dressed people in America. I say…

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Seven Things Better Bought Used

October 11, 2012

Seven Things Better Bought Used

It’s sometimes easier to buy new, but there are some things that are pretty much always better bought used. Here’s…

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Sleeve Pitch

September 17, 2012

Sleeve Pitch

StyleForum member tailorgod has a nice animation to illustrate what is meant when someone says that a jacket’s sleeve pitch is…

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Q and Answer: How Can I Get the Most Out of My Closet?

September 5, 2012

Q And Answer: How Can I Get The Most Out Of My Closet?

Jacques asks: I have a really small closet. Would you offer any suggestions or tips on how to improve closet…

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We Got It For Free: Andrew Lock Shoes Review

September 4, 2012

We Got It For Free: Andrew Lock Shoes Review

I posted a few weeks ago about Andrew Lock Shoes, a new internet-based shoe brand that’s selling Spanish-made Goodyear-welted shoes…

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How to Take Care of Rugged Boots

September 3, 2012

How To Take Care Of Rugged Boots

I spent yesterday’s afternoon cleaning and preparing my field boots for use this fall. Rugged boots, such as those designed…

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How to Wear a White Dress Shirt

August 8, 2012

How To Wear A White Dress Shirt

M. Anton, author of The Suit, recently wrote an interesting post at StyleForum about how to properly wear a white…

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The Seven-Shoe Wardrobe

July 19, 2012

The Seven-Shoe Wardrobe

The longer I write about men’s clothing, the more disinclined I am to say what men should own. There’s tremendous…

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Affordable Basics

May 28, 2012

Affordable Basics

Most people want to dress well, but they don’t care to spend a small fortune or an inordinate amount of…

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Q and Answer: What Method of Lacing Should You Use for Shoes?

April 26, 2012

Q And Answer: What Method Of Lacing Should You Use For Shoes?

Samuel writes us to ask: Is there a proper method to lace shoes? I’ve noticed that some men lace them in…

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