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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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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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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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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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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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