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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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Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

February 1, 2012

Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

When you’re shopping for clothes, there are probably a dozen or more variables to consider before you make a purchase….

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Q and Answer: What Kind of Shoes are Best for Snowy Days?

January 5, 2012

Q And Answer: What Kind Of Shoes Are Best For Snowy Days?

David asks: Is it OK to wear leather soled shoes through the snow, or should I really get Dainite? If you’re…

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I once wore black tie to a “gala” theater opening

December 25, 2011

I Once Wore Black Tie To A “gala” Theater Opening

I once wore black tie to a “gala” theater opening, and literally four different people asked if my wife and…

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Q and Answer: What Size Overcoat Should I Wear?

December 20, 2011

Q And Answer: What Size Overcoat Should I Wear?

William asks: If I wear a 38 regular blazer, what size overcoat should I be looking for? You should look…

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Q and Answer: How Formal Are Bow Ties?

December 13, 2011

Q And Answer: How Formal Are Bow Ties?

Ken asks: Is a bow tie more, less, or equally as formal as a long tie, or does formality depend…

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Q and Answer: How Should You Store Your Shoe Care Supplies?

November 29, 2011

Q And Answer: How Should You Store Your Shoe Care Supplies?

Matt writes to ask: Can you suggest a kit or supply chest for shoe care products? Ethan Desu once wrote something…

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Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie

November 29, 2011

Vox Sartoria Takes On The Issue Of Formal Pumps With Black Tie

Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie. I’ve worn both oxfords and pumps with black…

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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: How Should You Protect Your Suede Shoes?

November 14, 2011

Q And Answer: How Should You Protect Your Suede Shoes?

Brett writes to ask: I have a pair of suede plain-toe bluchers coming from Alden.  What do you do, if…

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Q and Answer: What’s the Difference Between Chukka Boots and Desert Boots?

November 3, 2011

Q And Answer: What’s The Difference Between Chukka Boots And Desert Boots?

Derek writes to ask: What’s the difference between Chukkas and Desert Boots?  They seem to be all the rage right…

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Some more tips on seasonal storage

October 27, 2011

Some More Tips On Seasonal Storage

Park & Bond asked me to write some more tips on seasonal storage, so I put something together. Check it…

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Don't Dry Clean Sweaters.

October 24, 2011

Don’t Dry Clean Sweaters.

Please. Just hand wash them. Every few months, if they need it.

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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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Here’s a tip

October 18, 2011

Here’s A Tip

Try doing your shoe shopping after 3pm. Feet swell after a bit of walking, so by trying on shoes in…

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