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Why Pay for Canvas?

June 24, 2013

Why Pay For Canvas?

As many readers know, suit jackets and sport coats mainly come in three types of construction: fused, half-canvassed, and fully-canvassed….

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What I Learned From My Father

June 13, 2013

What I Learned From My Father

Recently Max Wastler of All Plaid Out asked me to write a brief piece about what I’d learned from my…

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A Shade Lighter

May 2, 2013

A Shade Lighter

I’m a big believer in dressing seasonally. Consider a simple, basic pairing: a blue oxford cloth button down shirt with…

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Professionalism

April 30, 2013

Professionalism

Several years ago, I started reading Put This On and started to think with slightly more purpose about how I…

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Because You Are An Adult, You Need A Sincere Suit

March 4, 2013

Because You Are An Adult, You Need A Sincere Suit

Not every man should wear a suit and tie every day. I myself wear a suit once a month at…

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Why It’s Hard to Determine Quality

February 27, 2013

Why It’s Hard To Determine Quality

There are probably no fewer than a hundred books about classic men’s clothing, and the majority of them will have…

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If I Could Speak to My Younger Self

January 28, 2013

If I Could Speak To My Younger Self

In my time as a man interested in men’s clothing and style, I’ve made many mistakes, some of them very…

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Classics for the Unsure and Indecisive

September 19, 2012

Classics For The Unsure And Indecisive

I was trying to decide the other day whether I should buy a certain pair of brogues from a Hungarian…

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The Simple Pleasure of Wearing Clothes

August 22, 2012

The Simple Pleasure Of Wearing Clothes

Many menswear writers like the overload the simple topic of how men should dress with an unnecessary amount of complications….

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Patterned (and Textured) Shirts

August 15, 2012

Patterned (and Textured) Shirts

As long time readers may know, I’m a graduate student in his mid-30s, and I teach and study at a…

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How to Wear a White Dress Shirt

August 8, 2012

How To Wear A White Dress Shirt

M. Anton, author of The Suit, recently wrote an interesting post at StyleForum about how to properly wear a white…

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The Navy Sport Coat of Shoes

August 6, 2012

The Navy Sport Coat Of Shoes

There’s no style of footwear more underrated or versatile than the dark brown derby. Derbys are shoes that have their…

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A Bit Like Dressing a Home

July 30, 2012

A Bit Like Dressing A Home

There’s no macho way of saying this, but before becoming interested menswear, I was mostly interested in interior design. I…

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Scrimp, Save, and Shop Slowly

October 19, 2011

Scrimp, Save, And Shop Slowly

In the past week, I’ve been reading The Craftsman by Richard Sennett, a wonderful book that Bruce Boyer recommended to me…

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The Real Value of Classic Men's Style

August 17, 2011

The Real Value Of Classic Men’s Style

Marisa Zupan recently expressed concern that men are losing touch with the real reason they should be getting dressed up:…

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