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The Springboard Wardrobe

July 21, 2021

The Springboard Wardrobe

When I started getting into fountain pens about eight years ago, I was overwhelmed by the number of options. The…

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Finding the Perfect Loafer

June 28, 2021

Finding The Perfect Loafer

If I could only have three pairs of shoes, I’d go with a pair of loafers, some Norwegian split-toes, and…

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How to Dress for the Reopening

June 7, 2021

How To Dress For The Reopening

Seemingly against all odds, it looks like the United States will reopen by July 4th. Once again, we’ll be able…

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A Basic Guide to Useful Knitwear

October 29, 2020

A Basic Guide To Useful Knitwear

I have a sweater for almost every season and occasion: linen knits for spring/ summer, cashmere for fall/ winter, chunky…

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Tips for Buying A Wedding Suit

January 29, 2020

Tips For Buying A Wedding Suit

For many men, an upcoming wedding is the first time they’ve had to plan what they should wear. It also…

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How To Shop On A Budget

December 20, 2019

How To Shop On A Budget

Last week, Simon Crompton published a post on how he’d shop on a budget. Simon’s blog, Permanent Style, focuses on…

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How To Think About Color Temperature

November 11, 2019

How To Think About Color Temperature

A few years ago, I commissioned a custom sport coat from Steed Tailors. The coat is inspired by an iconic…

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Useful Fall/ Winter Shoes

October 15, 2019

Useful Fall/ Winter Shoes

Like many people, I have too many shoes. Behind each of my closet doors, shoes are hanging from shoe organizers…

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How to Get a Good White Dress Shirt

August 19, 2019

How To Get A Good White Dress Shirt

Joel writes to ask: I finally got around to buying a suit. I currently have two white dress shirts (a…

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A Guide to Spring and Summer Trousers

May 2, 2019

A Guide To Spring And Summer Trousers

Trousers are usually in the background of an outfit. They play a secondary role, setting the stage for whatever you’re…

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Guide to Fall and Winter Ties

January 28, 2019

Guide To Fall And Winter Ties

Most men haven’t worn a necktie since their high-school graduation, and about ten years ago, even American necktie manufacturers gave…

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"N" is for Dad: New Balance's Classic Runners

January 24, 2019

“N” Is For Dad: New Balance’s Classic Runners

When we apply “dad” as an adjective to clothing (dad shoes, dad jeans, dad hat), sometimes we mean a literal…

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Artificial Intelligence: A Guide to Synthetic Fibers

November 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide To Synthetic Fibers

In menswear, few things are hated as much as synthetics. Every time the topic comes up, someone always says how…

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Loafers Only: A Visit to Florida's Maus and Hoffman

November 15, 2018

Loafers Only: A Visit To Florida’s Maus And Hoffman

Sitting on the beach while on vacation in Naples, Florida, I mentioned to my wife that I hoped to visit…

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Six Suggestions for Developing Personal Style

October 8, 2018

Six Suggestions For Developing Personal Style

A couple of years ago, the luxury department store chain Barneys conducted a survey to find out how men decide…

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