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How to Dry Clothes Properly

September 26, 2011

How To Dry Clothes Properly

An electric, heat-conducing dryer is the enemy of all clothing. Cotton fibers are supposed to have some humidity in them,…

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Autumn has caught us in our summer wear

September 21, 2011

Autumn Has Caught Us In Our Summer Wear

Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. – Philip Larkin, British poet Fall officially begins on Friday. Before you…

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2nd Annual Black Tie Beach

September 14, 2011

2nd Annual Black Tie Beach

charlietodd: A participate takes a dip in the ocean as part of Improv Everywhere’s 2nd Annual Black Tie Beach event. …

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Went to a close friend’s wedding this weekend

September 11, 2011

Went To A Close Friend’s Wedding This Weekend

Went to a close friend’s wedding this weekend. My wife was Matron of Honor, so I ended up with the…

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The Power of the Jiffy Steamer: Jiffy J-2000 Review

September 8, 2011

The Power Of The Jiffy Steamer: Jiffy J-2000 Review

For years I’d been hearing and reading about the power of steamers, but I never quite believed what I heard….

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Q and Answer: Should I Wear an Undershirt?

September 6, 2011

Q And Answer: Should I Wear An Undershirt?

Ryan asks: I try to at least wear button-up shirts the majority of the days, the problem I have, however,…

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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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