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Get an Overcoat This Fall

September 17, 2019

Get An Overcoat This Fall

Men’s style has never been more factionalized. Whereas men once agreed on what they thought were The Good Clothes, today’s…

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What You Can Really Afford: Lee's 101J

September 5, 2019

What You Can Really Afford: Lee’s 101J

No one knows who invented the denim jacket. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake leveled not only most of the city…

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How To Care For a Suede Jacket

September 4, 2019

How To Care For A Suede Jacket

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the natural wear and tear that gets put into clothing. Leather shoes look…

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Aero's Board Racer, a Leather Jacket for Almost Anyone

May 7, 2019

Aero’s Board Racer, A Leather Jacket For Almost Anyone

Over the weekend, bespoke shoemaker Nicholas Templeman came into San Francisco as part of his US trunk show tour. Nicholas…

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Leather Jackets for Guys Who Aren't Sure About Leather Jackets

April 9, 2019

Leather Jackets For Guys Who Aren’t Sure About Leather Jackets

Before the 1940s, leather motorcycle jackets were seen as culturally neutral, utilitarian garments. At the time, American motorcycle clubs were…

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Get in Liner: Milsurp Liners That Double as Outerwear

March 4, 2019

Get In Liner: Milsurp Liners That Double As Outerwear

Fortune favors the prepared. A few years ago, while surfing for deals on eBay, I stumbled across a cheap Ten…

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Barbours in the Falklands

February 1, 2019

Barbours In The Falklands

What could possibly be more British than showing up to a colonial war in a Barbour jacket? As a brand…

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Russian Lit and the Casual Overcoat

October 29, 2018

Russian Lit And The Casual Overcoat

Russian author Nikolai Gogol understood the plight of the starving jawnz enthusiast. In 1842, he published “The Overcoat,” a short…

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Five Lightweight Jackets to See You Through Unreasonable AC Settings

June 15, 2018

Five Lightweight Jackets To See You Through Unreasonable AC Settings

Summer is here! That means camp collar shirts and linen trousers, penny loafers and breathable canvas sneakers. If you’re going…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about the different styles of denim jacket that are out there, and what makes a…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

On balance, denim sort of sucks, especially for outerwear. It’s stiff when new and wears out reliably, ripping at stress…

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New England Workwear: Mighty Mac Out O’ Gloucester

March 19, 2018

New England Workwear: Mighty Mac Out O’ Gloucester

New England Workwear: Mighty Mac Out O’ Gloucester New England is known for its preppy clothing and wet-weather gear. Think…

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Raid Your Thrift Stores for Long Overcoats

November 29, 2017

Raid Your Thrift Stores For Long Overcoats

Of all the oversized and voluminous looks to come back this year, the one I’m most excited about is the…

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Jackets for Shoulder Seasons

August 23, 2017

Jackets For Shoulder Seasons

Back when he was still writing, Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe used to talk about “shoulder seasons” – those weeks…

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 Easily Suede: The Softer Leather Jacket

April 24, 2017

 Easily Suede: The Softer Leather Jacket

The best clothes are often just as much about how the make you feel as how they make you look….

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