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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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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Plan Ahead

June 15, 2011

Plan Ahead

Almost every week, I get an email that goes something like this: “I’ve got a (job interview / wedding /…

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Here’s a thrifting tip - that works at regular stores, too

March 19, 2011

Here’s A Thrifting Tip – That Works At Regular Stores, Too

One sign of a high-quality dress shirt is natural buttons. Plastic buttons are cheaper and more durable than mother of…

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Yellow Baggers

March 16, 2011

Yellow Baggers

If you’re in the New York area, the blog Yellow Baggers offers regular reports on what’s for sale at local…

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Q and Answer: Should You Get It At Ross?

November 4, 2010

Q And Answer: Should You Get It At Ross?

Dieter asks: How do you feel about off-price stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross?  Is it worth the effort?…

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Q & A: Where to Shop For Men’s Clothes in San Francisco?

September 6, 2010

Q & A: Where To Shop For Men’s Clothes In San Francisco?

Chris writes from Germany: Next month, I’ll be in California for vacation and would like to get some recommendations for…

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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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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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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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