What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear

September 28, 2017

What You Can Really Afford: Actual Workwear

Following up on Derek’s post yesterday about getting creative with a casual wardrobe based on workwear archetypes, I wanted to write a little about what remain some of my favorite brands, the ones that continue to make durable, inexpensive clothing for workers.

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Buy Workwear: Building on Menswear’s Easiest Look

September 27, 2017

Buy Workwear: Building On Menswear’s Easiest Look

Every once in a while, we’ll get an email from a reader asking if we have suggestions on how to…

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A Guide to Fall and Winter Trousers

September 25, 2017

A Guide To Fall And Winter Trousers

Trousers are usually in the background of an outfit. They play a secondary role, setting the stage for whatever you’re…

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Fathering Your Whole Style: How Might Becoming a Dad Change What You Wear?

September 21, 2017

Fathering Your Whole Style: How Might Becoming A Dad Change What You Wear?

There are a few images that come to mind when I think of dads and style. There’s the Free & Easy “dad,” a…

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Where to Sell Your Old Clothes

September 20, 2017

Where To Sell Your Old Clothes

Not all purchases are going to be great – and even great ones don’t always get the wear they deserve….

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How to Tell if a Discount Site is a Scam

September 11, 2017

How To Tell If A Discount Site Is A Scam

Every once in a while, we’ll get an email from a reader asking if we think a certain discount site…

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Five Suggestions on How to Dress for a Heatwave

September 6, 2017

Five Suggestions On How To Dress For A Heatwave

One of the things I love about living in the Bay Area is the temperate weather – winters never get…

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Jackets for Shoulder Seasons

August 23, 2017

Jackets For Shoulder Seasons

Back when he was still writing, Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe used to talk about “shoulder seasons” – those weeks…

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When Can You Wear a Tailored Jacket with a Tshirt?

August 16, 2017

When Can You Wear A Tailored Jacket With A Tshirt?

I’ve always considered the tshirt-with-tailoring combo to be the sort of look you only find in Monocle, something nice but…

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Oxfords for Suits; Derbies for Sport Coats

August 14, 2017

Oxfords For Suits; Derbies For Sport Coats

Someone interviewed me a few years ago and asked if I had any personal style rules. I struggled to think…

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The Easiest to Wear of Traditional Hats

August 9, 2017

The Easiest To Wear Of Traditional Hats

A lot has been written about the death of tailored clothing, as well as its accompanying necktie, but the first…

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How to Wear Sport Coats with Jeans

August 7, 2017

How To Wear Sport Coats With Jeans

StyleForum had a good thread recently about how to wear sport coats with jeans. For some, the combination is so…

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A Guide to Summer Shirts

July 17, 2017

A Guide To Summer Shirts

There’s an old saying about how there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. I would amend that…

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Beyond the Basic Polo: Ban-lon and Related Styles

July 6, 2017

Beyond The Basic Polo: Ban-lon And Related Styles

Business casual killed the basic pique cotton polo. It took a trim, sporty shirt option and drowned it in the…

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Your In-Between Shirt Color

June 28, 2017

Your In-Between Shirt Color

There’s this old chestnut about the different ways in which English and Italian men dress. It’s said that men in…

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