The Story Behind That “I Voted” Sticker

November 8, 2016

The Story Behind That “I Voted” Sticker

If you step outside today, or even open an internet browser, you’re likely to see an “I Voted” sticker. The tradition…

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What Happened to Cary Grant’s Wardrobe?

August 25, 2016

What Happened To Cary Grant’s Wardrobe?

There’s a big market these days for celebrity memorabilia, with common personal items selling for thousands of dollars. A snotty tissue…

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Big Changes Ahead at Ralph Lauren

June 8, 2016

Big Changes Ahead At Ralph Lauren

The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on Ralph Lauren’s financial woes. The company has seen a 50% drop…

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Condé Nast to Shutter Details Magazine

November 18, 2015

Condé Nast To Shutter Details Magazine

The Wall Street Journal reports that this December issue of Details magazine will be its last, as Conde Nast plans…

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<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and Brandon Meriweather on the wisdom of mall shoppers

September 15, 2015

The Wall Street Journal And Brandon Meriweather On The Wisdom Of Mall Shoppers

Everybody that I know wears socks with flip-flops, except females,” says Brandon Meriweather, an eight-year National Football League veteran who…

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Real People: Losing the Necktie

August 26, 2015

Real People: Losing The Necktie

Conservative commentator Ben Stein once lamented the death of neckties on a CBS Sunday Morning segment eight years ago. This…

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Dress As I Say, Not As I Do

December 12, 2014

Dress As I Say, Not As I Do

A while back I highlighted the mild and tasteful personal style of the people who in turn design some of…

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WSJ on the Shell Cordovan Shortage

May 26, 2014

WSJ On The Shell Cordovan Shortage

If you’ve been in the market for shell cordovan shoes, you may have noticed there’s been a shortage lately. Retailers…

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Technology and Fashion

January 1, 2014

Technology And Fashion

One of the things that interest me about men’s clothing is not just the clothes themselves, but also the business…

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Succumbing to the Tyranny of #menswear

July 25, 2013

Succumbing To The Tyranny Of #menswear

Succumbing to the Tyranny of #menswear “Average young men—in the male of the species, interest in fashion dies at middle…

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People dress up for funerals.

July 3, 2012

People Dress Up For Funerals.

People dress up for funerals. Why not dress up to celebrate that you’re alive? Gay Talese. (Quote taken from a…

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part II: How Should a Shirt Fit?

April 4, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part II: How Should A Shirt Fit?

Most men can find a well-fitting shirt off the rack. The question is just how well fitting they want it….

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Bruce Boyer in the Wall Street Journal

October 31, 2011

Bruce Boyer In The Wall Street Journal

Bruce Boyer, one of the best voices we have in men’s clothing and style, was recently interviewed in the Wall…

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The cost of a domestically-produced pair of premium blue jeans

July 7, 2011

The Cost Of A Domestically-produced Pair Of Premium Blue Jeans

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on the cost of a domestically-produced pair of premium blue jeans. Ignore…

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Ascot Chang featured in the WSJ

June 11, 2011

Ascot Chang Featured In The WSJ

Ascot Chang, the best bespoke shirt maker I’ve ever used, just got featured in the Wall Street Journal.  I have…

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