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It’s 2019 and You Still Need a Navy Blazer

July 29, 2019

It’s 2019 And You Still Need A Navy Blazer

Consider the neti pot. If you’ve never used one, a neti pot is a small ceramic pot, with a narrow…

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Best of What's Around: What Clothing of Today Would We Miss?

May 23, 2019

Best Of What’s Around: What Clothing Of Today Would We Miss?

“Things were better then.” That’s the implicit caption on every archival photo of a menswear icon, traditional or otherwise, on…

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The Restrained 1970s: Paul Newman in The Drowning Pool

August 23, 2018

The Restrained 1970s: Paul Newman In The Drowning Pool

As eras recede into the past, it’s tempting to narrow our view of them. Thinking about how people dressed in…

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Collars, Collars, Collars

May 30, 2016

Collars, Collars, Collars

Which one should I pick? I like my oxfords beefy, I like them extra thick.  Glengerry Sporting Club has an Instagram…

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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 word search, originally published as an advertisement for J. Press in the Japanese magazine Men’s Club

June 27, 2015

A Word Search, Originally Published As An Advertisement For J. Press In The Japanese Magazine Men’s Club

Via the always-interesting Heavy Tweed Jacket, a word search, originally published as an advertisement for J. Press in the Japanese…

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Heavy Tweed Jacket

April 28, 2015

Heavy Tweed Jacket

In case you missed it (as I did): the excellent Heavy Tweed Jacket, a great resource for original, trad/Ivy-oriented menswear…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part V: The Reviews

April 22, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part V: The Reviews

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part VI: Reviews and Conclusion Our series on oxford cloth button downs started with a short…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part IV: The Reviews

April 18, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part IV: The Reviews

We continue today with four more reviews of oxford cloth button downs. Again, basic features and measurements are given, so…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part III: The Reviews

April 17, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part III: The Reviews

For a while, Brooks Brothers used to advertise their oxford button downs as “The Most Imitated Shirt in the World.”…

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That Enviable Roll

April 15, 2013

That Enviable Roll

Our reviews of modern oxford cloth button down shirts will come later this week, but in the meantime, I thought…

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The OCBD Shirt Series, Part II: The "Golden Era" Oxfords

April 11, 2013

The OCBD Shirt Series, Part II: The “Golden Era” Oxfords

“They’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never…

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The Oxford Cloth Button Down Shirt Series, Part I

April 10, 2013

The Oxford Cloth Button Down Shirt Series, Part I

If I could only wear one shirt style for the rest of my life, it would be, without a doubt,…

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Heavy Tweed Jacket

December 24, 2011

Heavy Tweed Jacket

One of my favorite blogs, Heavy Tweed Jacket, has a habit of long hiatuses wherein he takes down his content…

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Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Tie and a Button-Down Collar?

November 28, 2011

Q And Answer: Can I Wear A Tie And A Button-Down Collar?

Matthew asks: I’ll often wear a knit tie with a button-down collar.  I figure, a casual tie for a casual…

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