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The Custom Shirts Series, Part VI: How to Tell if a Shirt Is Well-Made

April 16, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part VI: How To Tell If A Shirt Is Well-Made

Whether you have something custom-made or buy ready-to-wear, it’s useful to know how to examine the quality of a shirt….

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part V: Using Online Tailors

April 12, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part V: Using Online Tailors

The traditional way to have a custom shirt made is to go through a local or traveling tailor. Unfortunately, the…

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The Custom Shirt Series, Part IV: Where to Get a Custom Shirt

April 9, 2012

The Custom Shirt Series, Part IV: Where To Get A Custom Shirt

There are hundreds of places to get a custom shirt made. This week we’ll review some of them, starting with…

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part III: A Quick Primer on Fabrics

April 5, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part III: A Quick Primer On Fabrics

The number of options available through a custom shirtmaker can be both a pleasure and a pain. Any good shirtmaker, for…

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part II: How Should a Shirt Fit?

April 4, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part II: How Should A Shirt Fit?

Most men can find a well-fitting shirt off the rack. The question is just how well fitting they want it….

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The Custom Shirt Series, Part I: Intro

April 2, 2012

The Custom Shirt Series, Part I: Intro

I’ve been meaning to write a series on custom shirts for – oh, I don’t know – a year now?…

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The High Collar

February 20, 2012

The High Collar

I’ve always liked slightly higher collars. Such collars are made with a taller collar band, longer collar points, and are…

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We Got It For Free: Marshall Anthony tie

February 9, 2012

We Got It For Free: Marshall Anthony Tie

A relatively new men’s clothier, Marshall Anthony, recently sent me one of their indigo raw silk ties. I’m usually skeptical…

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Q and Answer: Can I Repair Frayed Shirt Collars and Cuffs?

February 6, 2012

Q And Answer: Can I Repair Frayed Shirt Collars And Cuffs?

David asks: I do a lot of thrifting button-down shirts. Sometimes I’ll get attached to a shirt even if it’s…

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This Fits has a good tip about a Lands End Canvas sale right now

December 5, 2011

This Fits Has A Good Tip About A Lands End Canvas Sale Right Now

This Fits has a good tip about a Lands End Canvas sale right now. There are certainly better oxfords out…

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CottonWork Deal

December 1, 2011

CottonWork Deal

If you’re a college student* and have a job interview coming up, CottonWork is running a promotion where they’ll make…

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Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Tie and a Button-Down Collar?

November 28, 2011

Q And Answer: Can I Wear A Tie And A Button-Down Collar?

Matthew asks: I’ll often wear a knit tie with a button-down collar.  I figure, a casual tie for a casual…

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Q and Answer: Which Shirt Cuff Button Do I Use?

October 19, 2011

Q And Answer: Which Shirt Cuff Button Do I Use?

Brandon asks: I was wondering which button to use on a barrel cuff shirt.  There are two buttons to fasten…

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Plackets and Pockets: Know the Details

October 12, 2011

Plackets And Pockets: Know The Details

For classic men’s style, expressions are often in the tiniest of tiny details. Closed eyelets on shoes express formality, cuffs…

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These aren’t just shirts

October 11, 2011

These Aren’t Just Shirts

These aren’t just shirts; they’re vehicles of self-mortification, sackcloth and ashes adorned with stripes and spread collars. Slate’s Daniel Akst…

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