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Q and Answer: Should I Worry About Fakes on eBay?

August 24, 2011

Q And Answer: Should I Worry About Fakes On EBay?

Pat asks: I know that in many departments such as athletic footwear and electronics, there is a huge problem with…

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The second (annual) Black Tie Beach event

August 21, 2011

The Second (annual) Black Tie Beach Event

My friend Charlie Todd’s great organization Improv Everywhere just posted the video of their second (annual) Black Tie Beach event….

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Q and Answer: How Do I Fold My Pocket Square

August 16, 2011

Q And Answer: How Do I Fold My Pocket Square

John from Iowa writes: So I have a pocket square. How do I wear it? Let me start here: you’re…

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Lapel rolls

August 16, 2011

Lapel Rolls

A beautiful lapel roll is a sight to behold, one of the touchstones of a high-quality jacket. Unfortunately, some dry…

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Q and Answer: How Can I Keep My Feet Comfortable Without Socks?

August 11, 2011

Q And Answer: How Can I Keep My Feet Comfortable Without Socks?

Andrew asks: I’ve been going sockless this summer, mostly with loafers, boat shoes, and plimsolls, and every time I come…

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Harry S. Truman on his wedding day in 1919

August 10, 2011

Harry S. Truman On His Wedding Day In 1919

Kansas City haberdasher & president-to-be Harry S. Truman on his wedding day in 1919. Note that his suit looks almost…

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Improv Everywhere

August 7, 2011

Improv Everywhere

For those of you who are disappointed you don’t get enough chances to wear evening clothes, I’ve got great news….

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Q and Answer: How To Get the Stink Out of a Barbour Jacket

August 4, 2011

Q And Answer: How To Get The Stink Out Of A Barbour Jacket

Warren asks: I bought a Barbour jacket on ebay a while back, and unfortunately it’s got a musty smell.  I’ve…

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How to Detect Bullshit

August 3, 2011

How To Detect Bullshit

I’m almost always disappointed by the salespeople I meet when I go shopping. Most of them have been poorly trained,…

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“Love”

July 31, 2011

“Love”

via BigHappyFunhouse

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Photos taken backstage at the 1989 Oscars

July 12, 2011

Photos Taken Backstage At The 1989 Oscars

This wonderful Flickr set of photos taken backstage at the 1989 Oscars by a photographer named Alan Light is a…

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I’d say this is a pretty solid example of too-long pants, wouldn’t you?

July 8, 2011

I’d Say This Is A Pretty Solid Example Of Too-long Pants, Wouldn’t You?

Bill sent us this wedding photo, which I’ve cropped to protect the guilty. I’d say this is a pretty solid…

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PTO reader Matt

July 8, 2011

PTO Reader Matt

PTO reader Matt writes: I just got married a few weeks ago. I was 100% clueless about what to wear…

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Q and Answer: What is the meaning of numbered fabrics?

June 22, 2011

Q And Answer: What Is The Meaning Of Numbered Fabrics?

An anonymous reader asks: Would you briefly explain the meaning of numbered fabrics (like super 150’s, 120’s, etc)? I’ve never seen…

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Hanging to dry is better for your shirts <em>and</em> better for mother nature

June 21, 2011

Hanging To Dry Is Better For Your Shirts and Better For Mother Nature

Hanging to dry is better for your shirts and better for mother nature. If you have a backyard, take advantage…

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