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How Small, Traditional Menswear Retailers are Surviving

September 10, 2018

How Small, Traditional Menswear Retailers Are Surviving

  If you’re traveling and want to do a bit of menswear shopping, you have to trawl the internet for…

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America’s Best Trouser Factory Still Going

January 22, 2018

America’s Best Trouser Factory Still Going

The lights on American manufacturing have been dimming for decades, but among those factories that are still operating, the quality…

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The Secret to Building a Tie Collection For Less Money

October 18, 2017

The Secret To Building A Tie Collection For Less Money

When you’re just starting to build a wardrobe, costs can be daunting. Well-tailored suits often run into the four-figures; good…

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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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Modernizing Seersucker

May 24, 2017

Modernizing Seersucker

Seersucker is an American classic, but it carries a lot of baggage. A few years ago, as a joke, Missouri…

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A Rundown of Oxford Shirt Colors

February 20, 2017

A Rundown Of Oxford Shirt Colors

I hesitate to call anything a staple, but I can’t imagine getting by without a handful of oxford-cloth button-down shirts…

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It’s On Sale: J. Press Shaggy Dogs

October 20, 2016

It’s On Sale: J. Press Shaggy Dogs

I love brushed Shetland sweaters – and Shetlands in general. The brushed versions are softer than the originals, and have…

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Srs BDness: Comparing Seven Button-Down Collars

July 5, 2016

Srs BDness: Comparing Seven Button-Down Collars

StyleForum member BIllax has a nice comparison of seven different button-down collars. By seeing different shirts on the same person,…

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Jacobi Press, 1938

June 25, 2016

Jacobi Press, 1938

Rare pic of Jacobi Press, founder of J. Press, standing with his wife Jenny front of their Woodmont home in 1938….

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They’re Baaaccckkkkk: Full Legged Trousers

May 19, 2016

They’re Baaaccckkkkk: Full Legged Trousers

Blame it on the fashion cycle. After fifteen years of slim leg-lines (culminating in a “tight pants” skit on The Tonight…

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Not So Secret: A Solid Navy Tie Goes with Everything

March 21, 2016

Not So Secret: A Solid Navy Tie Goes With Everything

It’s no secret to anyone who’s been reading our blog for a while, but a solid-colored navy tie goes with…

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It’s on Sale: J. Press

March 14, 2016

It’s On Sale: J. Press

As J. Press phases out their youth-oriented, Ovadia-designed York Street collection to be replace by their youth-oriented Blue collection, they’ve…

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Layering Cold Weather Textures

December 30, 2015

Layering Cold Weather Textures

Winter isn’t just a good time for layering – it’s also the best season for textures. In the spring and…

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It’s On Sale: Stuff Here and There

December 16, 2015

It’s On Sale: Stuff Here And There

Some nice sales going on at the moment at various shops: J. Press: Up to 40% off select items. Included…

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The Collar & The Shape: Were OCBDs of Old Really Better?

December 16, 2015

The Collar & The Shape: Were OCBDs Of Old Really Better?

Many men (myself included) tend to cast clothing from the past in a golden light–we lament the demise of traditional…

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