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Real People: “Hey Honey, Want to Go to Italy?”

June 22, 2016

Real People: “Hey Honey, Want To Go To Italy?”

It’s no secret that bespoke tailoring is expensive. A handmade, custom tailored suit from Savile Row will run you about…

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Real People: Wear What Makes You Happy

June 6, 2016

Real People: Wear What Makes You Happy

I really like Andy from San Jose’s approach to style. Two weeks ago, I wrote a post in response to…

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Real People: Two Patterns

June 1, 2016

Real People: Two Patterns

One of the simplest ways to make an outfit more interesting is to add patterns. Especially in tailored clothing, where…

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Real People: When Vintage is Better

May 9, 2016

Real People: When Vintage Is Better

There are a lot of reasons to shop vintage. Along with saving a bit of money, you can also come…

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Real People: Be Willing to Experiment

May 2, 2016

Real People: Be Willing To Experiment

Every once in a while, a reader will email us to ask for advice on how to dress casually (e.g. “What…

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Real People: Sneakers–Contrast or Go Tonal?

February 17, 2016

Real People: Sneakers–Contrast Or Go Tonal?

When I was a kid and went shopping for baseball cleats, white cleats were not cool. My parents, who can…

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Real People: Cloth, Color, and Combinations

January 13, 2016

Real People: Cloth, Color, And Combinations

For a lot of guys, getting a good balance between the jacket, shirt, tie and pocket square is the trickier…

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Real People: Learning to Dress Casually

December 28, 2015

Real People: Learning To Dress Casually

For a lot of guys, learning how to dress well begins with a coat and tie, then they move to…

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Real People: Changing Seasons with Texture, Pattern, and Color

November 12, 2015

Real People: Changing Seasons With Texture, Pattern, And Color

Typically, weather in my home state of Maryland skips the transitional seasons; we get a week or so of comfortable,…

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Real People: The Soft Shouldered, High-Rise Look

October 12, 2015

Real People: The Soft Shouldered, High-Rise Look

Italian style has been en vogue for a while now, but it often comes with a slight American vibe. The…

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Real People: Faux Tweed for Transitional Weather

September 14, 2015

Real People: Faux Tweed For Transitional Weather

Here’s some great, early-fall inspiration. Our friend Peter in San Francisco broke out his faux tweed this weekend. The term “faux…

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Real People: No Contrast, No Problem

September 9, 2015

Real People: No Contrast, No Problem

A running theme in how I’d like to dress, vs how I actually dress, is more use of items that…

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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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Real People: A Grounded Approach to Tailored Clothes

August 24, 2015

Real People: A Grounded Approach To Tailored Clothes

I’ve always liked David Beckwith’s sense of style. He’s a top-end wine consultant in NYC, helping wine enthusiasts know which…

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Real People: Brown in Town

August 19, 2015

Real People: Brown In Town

Some inspiration for the last days of summer. Niels in Berlin is wearing one of my favorite suit colors for…

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