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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Q & Answer: Can a Collar Gap Be Fixed?

February 11, 2015

Q & Answer: Can A Collar Gap Be Fixed?

John writes us to ask: Does a sport coat need to sit close to your neck at all times? I’ve…

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How to Wash a Sweater

February 9, 2015

How To Wash A Sweater

Sweaters don’t have to be washed after every wear, but they do need to be cleaned every so often. I…

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Learning to Make Your Own Clothes, Part Two

February 4, 2015

Learning To Make Your Own Clothes, Part Two

Sometimes the hardest part about learning something new is figuring out how to take those first steps. When I spoke…

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Shoes for Rainy Days

December 15, 2014

Shoes For Rainy Days

We’ve been suffering through some pretty bad storms here in San Francisco. When the weather is this wet, you need…

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