The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

On balance, denim sort of sucks, especially for outerwear. It’s stiff when new and wears out reliably, ripping at stress…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

April 5, 2018

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

The weather is starting to heat up again in California, reminding me it’s almost time for camp collar shirts and…

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Feeling Pretty Psyched: The Style of Michael Stipe

April 4, 2018

Feeling Pretty Psyched: The Style Of Michael Stipe

Rock stars weren’t meant to stick around. They ignite, burn, and burn out. Rock music as a genre is reaching…

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Transitioning out of Dress Codes Altogether

March 22, 2018

Transitioning Out Of Dress Codes Altogether

I’ve always paid attention to what I wear — I specifically remember the floral tie and pegged pants I wore…

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Flyin’ the Flannel: A Comparison of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

March 15, 2018

Flyin’ The Flannel: A Comparison Of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

No one wants to be a flâneur anymore. It sounds too dandy, too affected. Even if the idea of strolling…

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Ugly Shoes That are Actually Kind of Great

March 12, 2018

Ugly Shoes That Are Actually Kind Of Great

If you haven’t heard, ugliness is back in fashion. The sort of ill-fitting, cheaply made clothes that inspires your dad…

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Q & Answer: Can Undershirts Show?

March 5, 2018

Q & Answer: Can Undershirts Show?

Jason writes to ask: Jesse recently said on his podcast that undershirts shouldn’t show. Is this a view shared by other PTO…

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Five Sneakers to Consider Right Now

March 1, 2018

Five Sneakers To Consider Right Now

I just got back from a trip to Florida during which I wore sneakers almost exclusively (the versatile, relatively anonymous J….

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How to Put Together a Successful Outfit

February 25, 2018

How To Put Together A Successful Outfit

Bruce Boyer, one of my favorite writers on men’s style, has a great intro to one of his chapters in Eminently…

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Real People: Riding the Line

February 22, 2018

Real People: Riding The Line

It’s been almost fifty years since men have worn tailored clothing en masse. The hippie revolution of the 1970s did a…

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Abiding, Personal Style with Terry Ellis of Beams/Fennica

February 15, 2018

Abiding, Personal Style With Terry Ellis Of Beams/Fennica

My favorite Instagram accounts to follow (1) use original, in-phone photos vs. perfectly lit DSLR shots transferred to Instagram, (2)…

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Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

February 12, 2018

Q & Answer: Office Appropriate Backpacks?

Kai writes: I’ve been using briefcases for years now, and I have a really nice one from Linjer. Unfortunately age (or…

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Is the Idea of Wearing a Personal Uniform Dead?

February 8, 2018

Is The Idea Of Wearing A Personal Uniform Dead?

President Obama, whose reputation for style only seems to improve now that he’s out of the public eye, famously told an…

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Pelt Cute in This Pic: Leopard Print in Men’s Fashion

January 18, 2018

Pelt Cute In This Pic: Leopard Print In Men’s Fashion

It’s not news that men tend to stick to relatively safe colors and patterns–navy, gray, olive, white; stripes, checks, plaids,…

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Guide to Buying a Good Aran Sweater

January 8, 2018

Guide To Buying A Good Aran Sweater

In his book, The Aran Islands, John Millington Synge wrote about the set of three islands located off the west of…

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