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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What’s Worth Shopping for Online Versus in Person

March 29, 2018

What’s Worth Shopping For Online Versus In Person

Browsing a site like Mr. Porter, with multiple, clear photos of nearly every item (on a model! with other clothes!), measurements,…

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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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Too Cheap to Be True: What’s Behind Those Instagram Clothing Ads

January 10, 2018

Too Cheap To Be True: What’s Behind Those Instagram Clothing Ads

For the Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes about his experience buying a camel-colored coat after seeing an ad for it pop up…

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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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Five Suggestions for Buying Better Sweaters

December 13, 2017

Five Suggestions For Buying Better Sweaters

I love good knitwear. Chunky, heavy-gauge sweaters, plush merinos, and various neckline styles, from crew to turtlenecks. This year has…

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Guide to Getting Good Gloves this Winter

December 6, 2017

Guide To Getting Good Gloves This Winter

Good gloves are often worth the money. If you trust yourself not to lose a pair in a bar or…

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Raid Your Thrift Stores for Long Overcoats

November 29, 2017

Raid Your Thrift Stores For Long Overcoats

Of all the oversized and voluminous looks to come back this year, the one I’m most excited about is the…

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The Secret to Building a Tie Collection For Less Money

October 18, 2017

The Secret To Building A Tie Collection For Less Money

When you’re just starting to build a wardrobe, costs can be daunting. Well-tailored suits often run into the four-figures; good…

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How to Tell if a Discount Site is a Scam

September 11, 2017

How To Tell If A Discount Site Is A Scam

Every once in a while, we’ll get an email from a reader asking if we think a certain discount site…

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Finding the Right Bag (Part Two)

March 2, 2017

Finding The Right Bag (Part Two)

Unless you’re one of those handsome Italian men who wear suits even when cycling – through what I can only…

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Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

February 6, 2017

Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

I’ve always hated how good clothes can feel out of reach. If you’re not dropping a lot of money on…

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The Lure of Affordable Custom Tailoring

January 26, 2017

The Lure Of Affordable Custom Tailoring

A reader emailed me the other day with a question. He’s getting married this June and wanted a custom suit…

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London: The Nigel Cabourn Army Gym

October 3, 2016

London: The Nigel Cabourn Army Gym

I couldn’t visit London without visiting the retail outlet of my favorite British designer, Nigel Cabourn. Cabourn makes clothes inspired…

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London: The Real McCoy’s

October 1, 2016

London: The Real McCoy’s

On the middle of an anonymous, tourist-ridden London street sits Real McCoy’s, the English outlet of the venerated Japanese repro…

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