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How to Save Money By Pretending You're Shopping in Japan

October 18, 2020

How To Save Money By Pretending You’re Shopping In Japan

I spend a lot of time buying clothes from Japan. In fact, about ten years ago, I stopped shopping at…

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Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives for a World without J. Crew

May 22, 2020

Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives For A World Without J. Crew

It’s been weeks since J. Crew declared bankruptcy. We’ve been eulogizing J. Crew intensely and eloquently, and having a good…

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Do We Need J Crew Anymore?

May 6, 2020

Do We Need J Crew Anymore?

J. Crew filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday morning, making them the first major retailer in the US…

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The Best Value-Focused Brands, Part One

February 18, 2020

The Best Value-Focused Brands, Part One

Last year, when shopping for a new digital camera, I found myself asking the same question everyone asks when they…

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Tuck with/Not Tuck with: Do You Need an Untucked Shirt?

February 7, 2020

Tuck With/Not Tuck With: Do You Need An Untucked Shirt?

Sometimes marketing is convincing people you can solve their problems, and sometimes it’s convincing them they have a problem to…

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J. Crew Is Still A Solid Value, Especially This Jacket

November 19, 2019

J. Crew Is Still A Solid Value, Especially This Jacket

I was at J. Crew yesterday, exchanging something I bought online. After finishing at the counter, I took some time to…

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How to Get a Good White Dress Shirt

August 19, 2019

How To Get A Good White Dress Shirt

Joel writes to ask: I finally got around to buying a suit. I currently have two white dress shirts (a…

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Finding A Straw Hat for Summer

August 12, 2019

Finding A Straw Hat For Summer

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

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The Charm of a Summer Collar

August 6, 2019

The Charm Of A Summer Collar

In the summertime, you have to do more with less. Without the ability to layer, an outfit becomes all about…

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J. Crew Promotes Untucked Shirts, Models Them ... Tucked

August 1, 2019

J. Crew Promotes Untucked Shirts, Models Them … Tucked

J. Crew sent out an email today promoting their line of specially designed shirts that can be worn untucked. A…

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Some Ideas on How Prince Harry Wound Up in a J. Crew Suit

May 13, 2019

Some Ideas On How Prince Harry Wound Up In A J. Crew Suit

Now you can say you have something in common with royalty. When Prince Harry emerged for his first interview as…

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Another Reason to be Worried about J. Crew

February 5, 2019

Another Reason To Be Worried About J. Crew

After a short sixteen months on the job, or what historians measure as six Scaramuccis, Jim Brett stepped down last November…

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How to Move Beyond a Basic Jean Wardrobe

December 10, 2018

How To Move Beyond A Basic Jean Wardrobe

Last week, I was speaking with Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor at Hodinkee, about trends in the watch world. In the…

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You Will Never Get a Cooler Piece of $150 Outerwear

November 24, 2018

You Will Never Get A Cooler Piece Of $150 Outerwear

$200 used to be the upper limit for me in terms of what I was willing to recommend here as…

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J. Crew CEO Jim Brett Steps Down

November 17, 2018

J. Crew CEO Jim Brett Steps Down

J. Crew is losing more people than the Trump administration these days. Last year, under pressure from a mounting debt…

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