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Staying Warm at Home

November 21, 2013

Staying Warm At Home

I recently moved into a new apartment, and like most homes in the Bay Area, the insulation is terrible. Heat…

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The Soft Silk Knit

October 31, 2013

The Soft Silk Knit

For as long as I’ve been buying silk knit ties, I’ve always preferred the crunchy variety – the kind where…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part One)

October 23, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part One)

Far and away, the most common question I get in my inbox is: “Where should I go to buy a…

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Tartan Shirts for Fall

October 21, 2013

Tartan Shirts For Fall

These old tartan shirts by Brooks Brothers are great examples of the kind of fall shirts that pair well with…

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Six Great Types of Shirts for Fall

October 9, 2013

Six Great Types Of Shirts For Fall

For nearly a century now, the most basic dress shirt for men is a solid white or light-blue button-up, made…

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Shetland Sweaters for Fall

October 3, 2013

Shetland Sweaters For Fall

There was some confusion after my post yesterday on Shaggy Dogs, where some readers were unsure what’s the difference between…

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A Very Useful Belt for Summer

July 10, 2013

A Very Useful Belt For Summer

As much as I enjoy the “coat and tie” look, it admittedly can look a bit too formal for certain…

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A Simple Summer Look

June 5, 2013

A Simple Summer Look

I love this Apparel Arts illustration. I found it last year on an online men’s clothing forum, and put it…

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Madras Shirting

May 27, 2013

Madras Shirting

Readers interested in getting madras shirts for the summer may want to know that Atlantis Fabrics has a ton of new…

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Dating Brooks Brothers Shirts

May 6, 2013

Dating Brooks Brothers Shirts

I was cleaning up my very cluttered computer desktop yesterday when I came across a bunch of files I used…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part VI: Our Recommendations

April 24, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part VI: Our Recommendations

After reviewing so many companies, we thought it’d be useful to say which we recommend the most. Obviously much depends…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part III: The Reviews

April 17, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part III: The Reviews

For a while, Brooks Brothers used to advertise their oxford button downs as “The Most Imitated Shirt in the World.”…

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December Fair Isle

December 6, 2012

December Fair Isle

December is one of the last months you can best wear Fair Isle. They’re not holiday sweaters, but there’s something…

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Shawl Collar Cardigans

October 1, 2012

Shawl Collar Cardigans

As legend has it, the original cardigan was invented for Lieutenant General James Brudenell, the Seventh Earl of Cardigan. He…

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Shetland Sweaters for Fall

August 20, 2012

Shetland Sweaters For Fall

I have mixed feelings about Shetland sweaters. On the one hand, they’re itchy, scratchy, and not the most refined looking…

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