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Adventures in Waterproofing

September 11, 2015

Adventures In Waterproofing

A few months ago, I bought a surplus Scandinavian military snow jacket at the flea market. At $20, it was…

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The Transitional Field Jacket

April 20, 2015

The Transitional Field Jacket

Now that the weather has warmed up a little, it’s time to put away the heavy coats and break out…

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I Bought A Polar Fleece Coat

January 3, 2015

I Bought A Polar Fleece Coat

I never thought it would happen.  Polar fleece hit big at the start of the 90s. I was the urban…

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Three Ways To Wear Leather Jackets

November 3, 2014

Three Ways To Wear Leather Jackets

Purchasing a leather jacket for the first time can feel intimidating. They’re expensive, for one, and there’s always that nagging…

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Wearing Boring Outerwear

February 19, 2014

Wearing Boring Outerwear

Next to tailored clothing and shoes, most of my clothing budget is spent on outerwear. In my closet are some…

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Storing Heavy Leather Jackets

January 30, 2014

Storing Heavy Leather Jackets

In the past year or so, I’ve come to appreciate the value of good hangers. Suit jackets and sport coats…

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The amazing sports uniform blog Uni Watch

November 17, 2013

The Amazing Sports Uniform Blog Uni Watch

The amazing sports uniform blog Uni Watch has a great set of scans from a 1965 varsity jacket catalog. (In…

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Deck Jackets

November 13, 2013

Deck Jackets

I probably should have anticipated this before I started a blog called Die, Workwear!, but as we get closer to…

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Getting a Good Leather Jacket

November 6, 2013

Getting A Good Leather Jacket

Once you become interested in clothes, it’s not hard to buy more than you need. In the past two years…

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The Simplest Casual Look

June 12, 2013

The Simplest Casual Look

Although I enjoy wearing tailored clothes on weekdays, I dress pretty casually on weekends. Lately, that’s meant dark blue jeans…

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Heritage is Expensive: Big Changes at Baracuta

April 29, 2013

Heritage Is Expensive: Big Changes At Baracuta

Last year, the Italian company WP Lavori (which controls brands like Blundstone, Barbour and Woolrich Woolen Mills) acquired Baracuta, the…

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There’s Nothing Like Homemade

April 29, 2013

There’s Nothing Like Homemade

One of my favorite designers is Nigel Cabourn, and one of his most notable pieces is his Cameraman Jacket, which…

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The Transitional Shirt Jacket

April 4, 2013

The Transitional Shirt Jacket

The weather’s still pretty chilly where I live, but in a month’s time, it’ll hit those cool temperatures that’ll remind…

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Is This an Orphaned Suit Jacket?

April 1, 2013

Is This An Orphaned Suit Jacket?

I recently received a couple of emails from readers asking if I thought something they were looking at on eBay…

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Q & Answer: My Pocket Square Makes My Lapel Bulge!

March 29, 2013

Q & Answer: My Pocket Square Makes My Lapel Bulge!

Gus asks: I have a recurring problem with my jackets: the left lapel bulges open when I put a pocket…

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