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The Black Tie Alternative: A Black Tie

December 31, 2015

The Black Tie Alternative: A Black Tie

The Chippendales know – sometimes all you need to start a party is a black bow tie and some champagne. …

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Where Can I Find a Pair of Jeans That’s Like …

December 14, 2015

Where Can I Find A Pair Of Jeans That’s Like …

Every once in a while, a reader will email us and ask if we can recommend a pair of jeans….

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Q & Answer: The Whats and Whys of Unsanforized

December 10, 2015

Q & Answer: The Whats And Whys Of Unsanforized

Jimmy writes to ask: I’ve taken the plunge into raw, selvedge denim (which I really like) and I’m thinking about trying…

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Preventing Spotting on Shell Cordovan

December 7, 2015

Preventing Spotting On Shell Cordovan

I’m a big fan of wearing shell cordovan on rainy days. In addition to being a beautiful, lustrous leather, shell…

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Dealing with Stains This Holiday Season

November 23, 2015

Dealing With Stains This Holiday Season

Who doesn’t like a holiday party, with all the good food, drinks, and friends? (Sometimes also family members, but likely…

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How to Press a Suit Jacket or Sport Coat

November 5, 2015

How To Press A Suit Jacket Or Sport Coat

Simon Crompton has been working on a very useful video series on how to take care your tailored garments. The…

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How to Get the Smell Out of Vintage Clothing

November 4, 2015

How To Get The Smell Out Of Vintage Clothing

Sometimes authenticity can be a little too authentic. A few months ago, I bought a used double-rider off eBay, which…

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Fall Textures on Any Budget

October 29, 2015

Fall Textures On Any Budget

Perfect casual clothes for hanging out in the neighborhood? Shetland sweaters with oxford-cloth button-downs, corduroys, and suede shoes. Heavy Tweed…

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A Buyer’s Guide to Barbour

October 26, 2015

A Buyer’s Guide To Barbour

It’s been five years since Barbour came into fashion with the rise of the heritage trend. Despite them being a…

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Q & Answer: Fear and Clothing (aka How to Take Care of Your Suede Shoes)

October 22, 2015

Q & Answer: Fear And Clothing (aka How To Take Care Of Your Suede Shoes)

Nathan writes: I recently bought a pair of Alden unlined chukkas as a graduation present for myself. The process wasn’t…

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How to Look After Your Suit

October 21, 2015

How To Look After Your Suit

Savile Row tailor Richard Anderson and Permanent Style’s Simon Crompton go over some of the basics of how to look…

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Outerwear That Won’t Break the Bank, Part Two

September 24, 2015

Outerwear That Won’t Break The Bank, Part Two

It’s harder and harder to find well-made, well-priced clothes these days. Everything is either cheap crap from fast fashion brands,…

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Outerwear That Won’t Break the Bank, Part One

September 23, 2015

Outerwear That Won’t Break The Bank, Part One

We all love the cold weather seasons for the opportunity to wear tweed and chunky sweaters, but nothing will transform…

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Q & Answer: Is There Sun Protective Clothing Out There That Isn’t Supremely Dorky?

September 1, 2015

Q & Answer: Is There Sun Protective Clothing Out There That Isn’t Supremely Dorky?

Joel asks, and adds: I have looked at various outdoor clothing brands, but everything has a million buckles and zippers….

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Q & Answer: Bringing The Right Shoes for a Trip

August 20, 2015

Q & Answer: Bringing The Right Shoes For A Trip

Terry asks: Do you have any recommendations for travel shoes? I’d like to find something that’s dressy enough to wear…

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