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Q and Answer: When Can I Wear a Tie Without a Jacket?

August 17, 2012

Q And Answer: When Can I Wear A Tie Without A Jacket?

David asks: Just recently found your blog, and it’s a go-to for me everyday.  I do have a question.  You…

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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 Beauty of a Soft Collar

July 9, 2012

The Beauty Of A Soft Collar

I assume my friend The RJcat might find them to be a bit affected, but I really like soft collars….

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Cool-Wearing Shirt Fabrics for Summer

July 2, 2012

Cool-Wearing Shirt Fabrics For Summer

Warmer temperatures call for open weave shirtings – those lightweight, airy fabrics that allow your skin to breathe and body…

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It’s On Sale: TM Lewin Shirts

July 1, 2012

It’s On Sale: TM Lewin Shirts

TM Lewin is having a storewide sale and dress shirts can be had for as little as $30. I recommend…

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You see men in lavender dress shirts everywhere in Moscow

June 27, 2012

You See Men In Lavender Dress Shirts Everywhere In Moscow

You see men in lavender dress shirts everywhere in Moscow. In fact, I’m convinced that there’s no male Muscovite that…

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Casual Summer Weekends

June 25, 2012

Casual Summer Weekends

This is a great photo of maomao. Here he’s wearing a madras shirt, pair of sunglasses, and a beat up…

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A selection of some very, very bright madras plaids from France

June 23, 2012

A Selection Of Some Very, Very Bright Madras Plaids From France

A selection of some very, very bright madras plaids from France. Obviously only to be worn in the summer, and…

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Madras Shirts for Summer

June 20, 2012

Madras Shirts For Summer

I love madras – the colorful, airy fabric named after the Indian city from which it originally came. The stuff…

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The eBay Shirt Search Megalink

June 11, 2012

The EBay Shirt Search Megalink

The latest addition to our suite of handy search tools on eBay is a search for high-quality shirts. We’ve put…

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Thermometers may lie or tell the truth

May 20, 2012

Thermometers May Lie Or Tell The Truth

Thermometers may lie or tell the truth. Why should anybody care? Compared with the poor devils in the stoke room,…

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Cut, Make, Trim

May 17, 2012

Cut, Make, Trim

If you enjoyed our series on custom shirts, and are now thinking about having some made, consider supplying a tailor…

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What clean fitting shirt should look like

May 13, 2012

What Clean Fitting Shirt Should Look Like

Our friend, Mistah Wong, demonstrates what clean fitting shirt should look like (as well as how to clean your teeth)….

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part VII: Talking with Ascot Chang

April 25, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part VII: Talking With Ascot Chang

One of my favorite shirtmakers is Ascot Chang, a family-run business with almost sixty years of history. Founded in Hong…

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