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The Amazing World of Japanese Textile Arts

October 14, 2015

The Amazing World Of Japanese Textile Arts

After Jesse posted about our Japanese textile scarves on Monday, I found myself Googling around for more info about boro…

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Outerwear That Won’t Break the Bank, Part Two

September 24, 2015

Outerwear That Won’t Break The Bank, Part Two

It’s harder and harder to find well-made, well-priced clothes these days. Everything is either cheap crap from fast fashion brands,…

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Outerwear That Won’t Break the Bank, Part One

September 23, 2015

Outerwear That Won’t Break The Bank, Part One

We all love the cold weather seasons for the opportunity to wear tweed and chunky sweaters, but nothing will transform…

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Proof: Your Choices for Rain Gear

September 3, 2015

Proof: Your Choices For Rain Gear

Summer showers are soon to turn into chill autumn rains. Savor the smell of wet leaves and wool: it’s Barbour…

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Q & Answer: Bringing The Right Shoes for a Trip

August 20, 2015

Q & Answer: Bringing The Right Shoes For A Trip

Terry asks: Do you have any recommendations for travel shoes? I’d like to find something that’s dressy enough to wear…

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How to Raise a Shine on Shell Cordovan

July 20, 2015

How To Raise A Shine On Shell Cordovan

Want to know a dirty secret? Shell cordovan – that durable and robust leather known for its luster – doesn’t…

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How to Shop for a Knit Tie

June 11, 2015

How To Shop For A Knit Tie

For the kind of guy who likes a little imperfection in his clothes, there’s no better neckwear than a knit…

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What’s In a Shoe?

June 1, 2015

What’s In A Shoe?

Given what shoes cost nowadays, it’s important to know whether you’re getting something of quality. Most of our readers will…

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Thrifting From Home

May 28, 2015

Thrifting From Home

Rummaging through thrift racks can not only be a great way to score deals, it can also be a way…

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Q & Answer: How to Wear Seersucker

April 23, 2015

Q & Answer: How To Wear Seersucker

David asks: I really want to wear a seersucker suit this spring, but I’m not sure how to pull it…

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Reading Formality in Tailored Clothing

April 2, 2015

Reading Formality In Tailored Clothing

Let’s get something straight: wearing a suit or sport coat in 2015 is going to make you look dressed up….

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Q & Answer: Where Do I Find Wide Shoes?

March 6, 2015

Q & Answer: Where Do I Find Wide Shoes?

Jason asks: I have wide feet.  Flipper wide.  My comfortable shoe size varies between makers, but my most comfortable dressy shoes…

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Q & Answer: How to Clean Suede Shoes

March 5, 2015

Q & Answer: How To Clean Suede Shoes

Eric writes: I have an oil stain on some suede oxfords. Happened when I accidentally dropped some food on them….

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How to Get Rid of Pilling

March 2, 2015

How To Get Rid Of Pilling

Nothing makes a sweater look worse than pilling, and the bad news is: no matter the fiber composition or the…

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Dealing With Salt Stains

February 16, 2015

Dealing With Salt Stains

The end of winter can be a real nightmare for leather shoes. When the snow is half-melted and slushy, it’s…

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