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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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Real People: Changing Seasons with Texture, Pattern, and Color

November 12, 2015

Real People: Changing Seasons With Texture, Pattern, And Color

Typically, weather in my home state of Maryland skips the transitional seasons; we get a week or so of comfortable,…

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Real People: The Soft Shouldered, High-Rise Look

October 12, 2015

Real People: The Soft Shouldered, High-Rise Look

Italian style has been en vogue for a while now, but it often comes with a slight American vibe. The…

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Real People: Faux Tweed for Transitional Weather

September 14, 2015

Real People: Faux Tweed For Transitional Weather

Here’s some great, early-fall inspiration. Our friend Peter in San Francisco broke out his faux tweed this weekend. The term “faux…

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Real People: No Contrast, No Problem

September 9, 2015

Real People: No Contrast, No Problem

A running theme in how I’d like to dress, vs how I actually dress, is more use of items that…

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Real People: Losing the Necktie

August 26, 2015

Real People: Losing The Necktie

Conservative commentator Ben Stein once lamented the death of neckties on a CBS Sunday Morning segment eight years ago. This…

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Real People: A Grounded Approach to Tailored Clothes

August 24, 2015

Real People: A Grounded Approach To Tailored Clothes

I’ve always liked David Beckwith’s sense of style. He’s a top-end wine consultant in NYC, helping wine enthusiasts know which…

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Real People: Brown in Town

August 19, 2015

Real People: Brown In Town

Some inspiration for the last days of summer. Niels in Berlin is wearing one of my favorite suit colors for…

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Real People: Never Rule Anything Out, Entirely

July 21, 2015

Real People: Never Rule Anything Out, Entirely

Once I graduated from liberal arts college, I moved to a city, hoping I’d never see another pair of Birkenstocks…

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For True Water Protection

July 9, 2015

For True Water Protection

For fun, here’s a shot of Chris’ Outdoorsman boots. They’re heavier than his C&Js, and come up higher on the…

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A Fisherman’s Approach to Shoe Care

July 9, 2015

A Fisherman’s Approach To Shoe Care

Workwear has been en vogue now for over a decade, and its rise in popularity is deeply tied to our…

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Real People: The Middle Ground

June 3, 2015

Real People: The Middle Ground

Here’s a great example of that “middle ground” we talked about a few weeks ago – that fine line between conservative…

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Real People: The Much Neglected Cotton Suit

May 20, 2015

Real People: The Much Neglected Cotton Suit

A cotton suit might be the most under-appreciated garment in a warm weather wardrobe. The material can feel cheap when…

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Real People: The Casual Suit

May 6, 2015

Real People: The Casual Suit

Visit any store that sells suits these days and you’ll find the same thing: racks upon racks of dark grey…

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Real People: The Silk Scarf + Overcoat Look

April 30, 2015

Real People: The Silk Scarf + Overcoat Look

I love the dramatic look of a long overcoat, but sometimes having a garment that covers you from near head-to-toe…

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