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Dress Code for Power Brunching

January 5, 2016

Dress Code For Power Brunching

How should you dress for power brunching? The NYT has a nice feature on the Four Seasons Restaurant in midtown…

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Atelier Savas: Making Bespoke Leather Jackets

December 9, 2015

Atelier Savas: Making Bespoke Leather Jackets

Few bespoke tailors specialize in casualwear – and for good reasons. Casualwear is a lot more forgiving in terms of…

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Reminder: Gordon Parks Was Cooler Than You

December 3, 2015

Reminder: Gordon Parks Was Cooler Than You

You’re probably familiar with the work of Gordon Parks, whether it’s his photography (over a decade documenting America and Americans,…

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Fall Inspiration from Heavy Tweed Jacket

November 12, 2015

Fall Inspiration From Heavy Tweed Jacket

Some fall inspiration from one of my favorite blogs, Heavy Tweed Jacket. Tweed sport coats, oxford cloth button downs, classic…

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10 Fall Essentials: A Playlist

October 21, 2015

10 Fall Essentials: A Playlist

Turtlenecks, corduroy, brogues, OK, we get it; fall clothing is amazing. But I bet you already have plenty of sweaters…

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<i>The French Connection</i> and the Golden Age of the Turtleneck

October 15, 2015

The French Connection And The Golden Age Of The Turtleneck

When you think of the representative wardrobe item from 1971′s The French Connection, you probably think of Popeye Doyle’s (Gene…

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The Amazing World of Japanese Textile Arts

October 14, 2015

The Amazing World Of Japanese Textile Arts

After Jesse posted about our Japanese textile scarves on Monday, I found myself Googling around for more info about boro…

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The Manly Art of Knitting

October 8, 2015

The Manly Art Of Knitting

Scans from The Manly Art of Knitting – a short, 64-page book originally published in 1972 by David Fougner in…

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Fall Inspiration and That Annie Hall Look

October 8, 2015

Fall Inspiration And That Annie Hall Look

Maybe it’s because of the tweed jackets and plaid shirts. Or maybe it’s the soft colors in the cinematography. Whatever…

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Buy Well and Keep Forever

October 5, 2015

Buy Well And Keep Forever

Every time I see a photo of Bruce Boyer, I’m reminded of the importance of looking (and feeling) comfortable in…

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Bruce Boyer’s New Book, <i>True Style</i>

September 17, 2015

Bruce Boyer’s New Book, True Style

It’s been almost thirty years since Bruce Boyer published Elegance and Eminently Suitable. For a lot guys, including me, these…

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The Wonderful World of Slip-On Shoes

September 10, 2015

The Wonderful World Of Slip-On Shoes

The weather has been so miserable lately. Everyone is waiting for fall to arrive, but with temperatures being in the…

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Beckel Canvas War Bag: (Almost) Five Years Later

August 17, 2015

Beckel Canvas War Bag: (Almost) Five Years Later

When my brother-in-law Dan was a senior in high school, he told us he wanted luggage for Christmas. He was…

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Safari Jackets for When It’s Miserably Hot

August 17, 2015

Safari Jackets For When It’s Miserably Hot

It’s not easy to dress well when temperatures climb past the mid-80s. Jesse has a pretty good summer uniform here,…

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Saving Face: The Magical World of Facial Wipes

July 22, 2015

Saving Face: The Magical World Of Facial Wipes

Maybe it’s because I’m a Canadian living in California, but I absolutely can’t stand being hot. For the brutal, swamp-like…

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