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Caught by the Fuzz: A Brief History of Fleece

January 10, 2019

Caught By The Fuzz: A Brief History Of Fleece

Not long ago, synthetic fleece represented what men did not want in their clothing. It was as comfy, middle-aged, and…

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Our Favorite Things This Summer

August 13, 2018

Our Favorite Things This Summer

The term wardrobe essential is often used to describe those generic items in our closet that almost everyone owns (or…

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Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

February 12, 2018

Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

Kai writes: I’ve been using briefcases for years now, and I have a really nice one from Linjer. Unfortunately age (or…

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Archives for Alpinists: Patagonia Documents Its Early Designs

June 22, 2017

Archives For Alpinists: Patagonia Documents Its Early Designs

I love when brands get serious about their archives. Levis has had a professional archivist since 1989, but Patagonia (to…

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Patagonia Goes Online with Recycling

April 21, 2017

Patagonia Goes Online With Recycling

Here’s something awesome. Patagonia just put up a website for their in-house recycling program, called Worn Wear. The program itself…

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Baselayers: The Foundation of Winter Layering

January 9, 2017

Baselayers: The Foundation Of Winter Layering

I struggle to call anything a wardrobe essential, but if you live in a place that gets snow, I can’t…

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Style Inspiration without Clothes

September 19, 2016

Style Inspiration Without Clothes

Most menswear editorials revolve around photos of well-dressed men, but some of my favorite sources for style inspiration have nothing…

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Five Pairs of Cargo Shorts That Aren’t Terrible

August 18, 2016

Five Pairs Of Cargo Shorts That Aren’t Terrible

With summer slouching toward Labor Day, you thought you’d be spared another mention of menswear’s roughest beast: the cargo short….

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A Shirt with a Sense of Place: The Aloha Shirt by Dale Hope

July 14, 2016

A Shirt With A Sense Of Place: The Aloha Shirt By Dale Hope

To call something a coffee table book is sometimes damning: coffee table books are pretty and hefty but the format—large,…

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It’s okay to be eccentric

June 8, 2016

It’s Okay To Be Eccentric

“It’s okay to be eccentric, as long as you are rich; otherwise you’re just crazy.“ -Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder

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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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Looking Rake-ish

November 9, 2013

Looking Rake-ish

A fall weekend like this one in the Northeast, as chilly as a significant other’s stare when you get yet…

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