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How a Suit Jacket or Sport Coat Should Fit

March 26, 2012

How A Suit Jacket Or Sport Coat Should Fit

A couple of weeks ago, I said that there are different schools of thought on how a jacket should fit,…

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Affordable Shoes (and Expertise) at Ed Et Al

March 22, 2012

Affordable Shoes (and Expertise) At Ed Et Al

For a number of reasons, the market has become such that most dress shoes retailing for under $300 aren’t really…

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How Pants Should Fit

March 5, 2012

How Pants Should Fit

It’s much easier to get trousers to fit well than jackets. There’s also less wiggle room for interpretation. While there…

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Country Mouse & City Mouse

February 22, 2012

Country Mouse & City Mouse

Country Mouse & City Mouse Almost all of menswear’s tradition is based in England, and particularly the England of the…

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Strategic Frugality

February 6, 2012

Strategic Frugality

If you’re just starting to build a better wardrobe, funds can be limited, so it’s good to know where you…

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Quarter for your Thoughts

February 2, 2012

Quarter For Your Thoughts

One of the most important areas to pay attention to when examining the fit of a suit or sport coat…

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Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

February 1, 2012

Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

When you’re shopping for clothes, there are probably a dozen or more variables to consider before you make a purchase….

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Understanding a Suit’s Silhouette

December 14, 2011

Understanding A Suit’s Silhouette

It’s common to hear people describe a suit’s silhouette in terms of its nationality. Suits are described as being American,…

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We Got It For Free: SuitSupply Suit

December 12, 2011

We Got It For Free: SuitSupply Suit

In my short time writing about men’s clothing, I’ve been asked no less than a dozen times by readers to…

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David Saxby & Old Hat

November 22, 2011

David Saxby & Old Hat

On my recent trip to the UK, I had the good fortune to spend a couple of days in London,…

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Vanda Fine Clothing

November 17, 2011

Vanda Fine Clothing

Diana Chan and Gerald Shen have been selling well-made, handrolled pocket squares to discerning customers at StyleForum for the last…

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The Bureau, Belfast

November 8, 2011

The Bureau, Belfast

I’m visiting the UK and Ireland for a couple of weeks, and I’m currently in Belfast, where later this week…

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Men’s Clothes: How to Store Them

October 25, 2011

Men’s Clothes: How To Store Them

Men often email me to ask how to store their clothes, so I thought I’d offer a few simple best…

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What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

October 24, 2011

What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

People often ask me what a reasonable price is for basic menswear alterations. This varies, of course, depending on the…

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Q and Answer: What Makes a Quality Men’s Hat?

October 13, 2011

Q And Answer: What Makes A Quality Men’s Hat?

Ian writes: Your posts have repeatedly stressed the importance of quality hats, and explained that it’s very hard to find…

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