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Real People: American Sprezzatura

December 22, 2014

Real People: American Sprezzatura

In the world of classic men’s clothing, Bruce Boyer is something of a legend. He’s been a fashion writer for…

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Real People: The Well-Tailored Overcoat

December 17, 2014

Real People: The Well-Tailored Overcoat

There are few things better in the colder months than a well-tailored overcoat. The one above, worn by Gustaf in…

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Peter in San Francisco

December 11, 2014

Peter In San Francisco

Congrats to our friend Peter in San Francisco for being featured in SF Gate today. Pete’s one of the best dressed guys we…

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Real People: Dressing with a Parisian Closet

December 4, 2014

Real People: Dressing With A Parisian Closet

Parisian homes are notorious for having small closets. That’s partly because the homes themselves are already small, and partly because…

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Real People: Tonal Combinations, Revisited

November 20, 2014

Real People: Tonal Combinations, Revisited

Contrast is one of the bedrocks of traditional men’s clothing, and one of the easiest ways of selecting what pieces…

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Real People: Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously

October 22, 2014

Real People: Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously

My wardrobe sometimes feels like it suffers from being too serious. I wear lots of leather jackets with jeans and…

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Real People: A Foolish Consistency Is the Hobgoblin of Little Minds

October 3, 2014

Real People: A Foolish Consistency Is The Hobgoblin Of Little Minds

I’m on record as saying I like having a “uniform”—clothes I can rely on, that I commit to wearing, and…

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Real People: Reconsidering Black Shoes

September 25, 2014

Real People: Reconsidering Black Shoes

Although black shoes have always been considered de rigueur for traditional men’s suiting, they haven’t always been well loved. It…

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Real People: Dressing Down a Suit

September 18, 2014

Real People: Dressing Down A Suit

There are no fewer than a thousand guides at this point on how to dress down a suit, but many…

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Real People: Mixing Patterns

September 11, 2014

Real People: Mixing Patterns

Once again, our friend Peter in San Francisco shows us how to mix patterns easily and successfully using just two…

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Real People: Tweed, Oxford, and Wool Challis

August 21, 2014

Real People: Tweed, Oxford, And Wool Challis

We’re still about a month away from fall, but I’m already thinking about heavy flannels and thick coats. Derek from Nashville …

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Real People: The Endurance of Prep

July 17, 2014

Real People: The Endurance Of Prep

Prep style is a little like ska music (bear with me). Although it’s never really gone, every decade or so…

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Real People: The Peak-Lapel, Single-Breasted Suit

July 16, 2014

Real People: The Peak-Lapel, Single-Breasted Suit

Having peak lapels on a single-breasted jacket can be tricky. Without the longer lapel line of a double-breasted coat, a…

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Real People: Madras and Brown Grenadine

July 3, 2014

Real People: Madras And Brown Grenadine

It can be quite difficult to wear madras, the bold Indian cotton, without looking like a clown. I love The…

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Real People: The Much Neglected Derby

June 30, 2014

Real People: The Much Neglected Derby

The poor derby doesn’t get nearly as much attention as its slicker cousin the oxford. The difference between a derby…

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