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I Bought a Hawaiian Shirt

June 27, 2016

I Bought A Hawaiian Shirt

Despite their rich cultural history and associations with surfing, most of us think of Hawaiian shirts (known as Aloha shirts…

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Big Changes Ahead at Ralph Lauren

June 8, 2016

Big Changes Ahead At Ralph Lauren

The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on Ralph Lauren’s financial woes. The company has seen a 50% drop…

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They’re Baaaccckkkkk: Full Legged Trousers

May 19, 2016

They’re Baaaccckkkkk: Full Legged Trousers

Blame it on the fashion cycle. After fifteen years of slim leg-lines (culminating in a “tight pants” skit on The Tonight…

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Not So Secret: A Solid Navy Tie Goes with Everything

March 21, 2016

Not So Secret: A Solid Navy Tie Goes With Everything

It’s no secret to anyone who’s been reading our blog for a while, but a solid-colored navy tie goes with…

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The New Jack Erwin: $195 for Goodyear Welted Shoes

February 17, 2016

The New Jack Erwin: $195 For Goodyear Welted Shoes

It’s been a few years since we wrote about Jack Erwin – an American company making high-value shoes for budget-minded…

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The Black Tie Alternative: A Black Tie

December 31, 2015

The Black Tie Alternative: A Black Tie

The Chippendales know – sometimes all you need to start a party is a black bow tie and some champagne. …

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Real People: Learning to Dress Casually

December 28, 2015

Real People: Learning To Dress Casually

For a lot of guys, learning how to dress well begins with a coat and tie, then they move to…

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Shagging to Stay Warm

November 18, 2015

Shagging To Stay Warm

Before they became commercialized, early and authentic Shetland sweaters were made from natural-colored wools. Nowadays, you can get them in…

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The Personal Watch Collection Of Ralph Lauren

November 14, 2015

The Personal Watch Collection Of Ralph Lauren

Hodinkee interviews Ralph Lauren about his personal watch collection, vintage cars, and company’s line of timepieces. So what does the…

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Fall Textures on Any Budget

October 29, 2015

Fall Textures On Any Budget

Perfect casual clothes for hanging out in the neighborhood? Shetland sweaters with oxford-cloth button-downs, corduroys, and suede shoes. Heavy Tweed…

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Fall Inspiration and That Annie Hall Look

October 8, 2015

Fall Inspiration And That Annie Hall Look

Maybe it’s because of the tweed jackets and plaid shirts. Or maybe it’s the soft colors in the cinematography. Whatever…

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Cathy Horyn on Ralph Lauren in The New York Times

September 30, 2015

Cathy Horyn On Ralph Lauren In The New York Times

I think it’s more useful to look at Mr. Lauren, and the source of our fascination with him, in a…

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Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO

September 29, 2015

Ralph Lauren Steps Down As CEO

The New York Times reports that Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of his company. An excerpt: Ralph Lauren,…

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Outerwear That Won’t Break the Bank, Part Two

September 24, 2015

Outerwear That Won’t Break The Bank, Part Two

It’s harder and harder to find well-made, well-priced clothes these days. Everything is either cheap crap from fast fashion brands,…

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Outerwear That Won’t Break the Bank, Part One

September 23, 2015

Outerwear That Won’t Break The Bank, Part One

We all love the cold weather seasons for the opportunity to wear tweed and chunky sweaters, but nothing will transform…

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