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What to look for when you’re buying cashmere

December 4, 2009

What To Look For When You’re Buying Cashmere

The Economist has an excellent summary of what to look for when you’re buying cashmere.  In the past 15 years,…

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Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

November 30, 2009

Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

(me and my mom, 1981) My mom’s current (modest) salary, as a Junior College professor, is the most she’s made…

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Q and Answer: What's With the Weird Buttoning System on Men's Trousers?

November 24, 2009

Q And Answer: What’s With The Weird Buttoning System On Men’s Trousers?

Abby writes from snowy Canada: my boyfriend bought a vintage ralph lauren tweed suit on ebay but only the jacket…

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Q and Answer: Brass or Horn Buttons on a Navy Sport Coat?

November 23, 2009

Q And Answer: Brass Or Horn Buttons On A Navy Sport Coat?

Jordan writes: I just bought a navy blue blazer from a thrift store.  The blazer came with old brass buttons…

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Q and Answer: What to Wear in College?

November 19, 2009

Q And Answer: What To Wear In College?

Sam writes: Having (relatively) recently graduated high school, I have decided that I have crossed the threshold into adulthood, and…

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Clothes for the Differently-bodied Man

November 19, 2009

Clothes For The Differently-bodied Man

We get quite a bit of mail from men of unconventional stature asking us where to go and what to…

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Q and Answer: How Should I Size My Raw Denim?

November 18, 2009

Q And Answer: How Should I Size My Raw Denim?

Andrew writes: I saw your first video, and fell in love with the idea of buying raw denim.  The problem…

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Q and Answer: What's Up with Gilt?

November 18, 2009

Q And Answer: What’s Up With Gilt?

Brian writes: I wanted to get your opinion on the “flash sale” online retailers peddling bargain luxury, such as Gilt.com. …

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Q and Answer: Recommendable Umbrella?

November 18, 2009

Q And Answer: Recommendable Umbrella?

Matt writes: It’s going to start raining soon. I’m wondering if you could recommend where I could purchase a quality…

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Q and Answer: Recommendable Black Shoes?

November 17, 2009

Q And Answer: Recommendable Black Shoes?

Matt writes: I must thank your blog for filling a gap in my life I didn’t know existed.  I am…

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Q and Answer: Altering Trousers and a Vest

November 16, 2009

Q And Answer: Altering Trousers And A Vest

Alan writes to ask:I bought a nice vintage suit on eBay a little while ago. The jacket fits nicely (although…

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Q and Answer: What to Wear with Black Jeans?

November 14, 2009

Q And Answer: What To Wear With Black Jeans?

Eric writes: My problem seems almost too basic. I am having a problem finding a good pair of shoes for…

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Q and Answer: Sourcing Longer Ties

November 13, 2009

Q And Answer: Sourcing Longer Ties

Sam writes: I’m tall. 6’3″ or so. I like the look of a thicker knot in a necktie for some…

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Q and Answer: Basic Shoe Care

November 11, 2009

Q And Answer: Basic Shoe Care

Alvin writes: I keep having issues dealing with wear on my brown leather shoes.  Specifically the toes. On the first…

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Tips and Tricks

November 10, 2009

Tips And Tricks

If you don’t have the money for a fancy watch, but you’re still looking for something with a little more…

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