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My mother is a part-time antiques dealer

March 7, 2011

My Mother Is A Part-time Antiques Dealer

My mother is a part-time antiques dealer, and one of her specialties is textiles. That usually means dress fabric, but…

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The Importance of Gray Pants

February 4, 2011

The Importance Of Gray Pants

There are two essential casual pants: blue jeans and chinos. For every other situation that doesn’t call for a suit,…

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Improv Everywhere's 11th No Pants Subway Ride

January 19, 2011

Improv Everywhere’s 11th No Pants Subway Ride

Congratulations are due to my friend Charlie Todd and his amazing organization Improv Everywhere for their 11th No Pants Subway…

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In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants

January 17, 2011

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson Needed Pants

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was…

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In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants

January 17, 2011

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson Needed Pants

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was…

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No Pants Subway Ride

January 10, 2011

No Pants Subway Ride

Kudos to our friend Charlie Todd and his Improv Everywhere for pulling off another No Pants Subway Ride. This year,…

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Cavalry Twill Season!

January 10, 2011

Cavalry Twill Season!

A recent run of luck has led to a near-surfeit of cavalry twill trousers in my wardrobe. Two pairs thrifted,…

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Cavalry Twill Season!

January 10, 2011

Cavalry Twill Season!

A recent run of luck has led to a near-surfeit of cavalry twill trousers in my wardrobe. Two pairs thrifted,…

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Q and Answer: Purple Pants

October 18, 2010

Q And Answer: Purple Pants

No one wrote to ask: Jesse, are you wearing purple corduroy pants today? Yes, I am.  And also: red socks.

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Q and Answer: Should My Pants Have Pleats?

October 6, 2010

Q And Answer: Should My Pants Have Pleats?

David writes: What’s the story on pleated pants? I keep thinking they are outmoded, but is that so? I’ve got…

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A button fly will help prevent a pants tent

September 29, 2010

A Button Fly Will Help Prevent A Pants Tent

Jim writes, correctly, that a button fly will help prevent a pants tent. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Ambrosi pants

September 27, 2010

Ambrosi Pants

Ambrosi pants via A Rugged Old Salt. A button fly doesn’t really have much of a functional advantage.  It’s a…

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Cab Calloway performing “The Jumpin’ Jive”

August 17, 2010

Cab Calloway Performing “The Jumpin’ Jive”

A couple people have sent me this amazing video of Cab Calloway performing “The Jumpin’ Jive” in the film Stormy…

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It’s On Sale: Howard Yount Tropical-Weight Wool Pants in Mid-Gray

August 16, 2010

It’s On Sale: Howard Yount Tropical-Weight Wool Pants In Mid-Gray

This is an excellent product at a superb price.  Staples like these are worth spending money on, and with Howard…

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It’s On Sale - J. Crew Urban Slim Fit Lightweight Essex Pant

June 30, 2010

It’s On Sale – J. Crew Urban Slim Fit Lightweight Essex Pant

One of a couple hundred items that just went on sale at JCrew.com $49.99 from $69.50 at JCrew.com

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