The Best Menswear Shop in Oakland Expands

January 20, 2022

The Best Menswear Shop In Oakland Expands

About ten years ago, I was having dinner with a friend in Temescal, a neighborhood in North Oakland bordering Berkeley….

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There's an Alarming Number of Bandana Guys

April 27, 2021

There’s An Alarming Number Of Bandana Guys

Last year, shortly after it was established that wearing a facial covering can help slow the spread of COVID-19, some…

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"Support Black-Owned Businesses" Is Impacting Menswear

July 1, 2020

“Support Black-Owned Businesses” Is Impacting Menswear

Like everything nowadays, it started with a tweet. On a Wednesday night earlier this month, Twitter user Villianandeve tweeted: “fuck…

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How Small Businesses Are Stepping Up For Covid-19 Relief Efforts

April 7, 2020

How Small Businesses Are Stepping Up For Covid-19 Relief Efforts

Chicago-based restauranteur Wade McElroy started to see the writing on the wall a few weeks ago. As fears of the…

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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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A Darker Blue Shirt is Your Answer to Everything

July 3, 2017

A Darker Blue Shirt Is Your Answer To Everything

We’ve written before about how your shirt wardrobe should revolve around basic whites and light blues. And how you can…

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It’s On Sale: Heavy Price Drops Here and There

January 19, 2017

It’s On Sale: Heavy Price Drops Here And There

End-of-season sales this time of year are always a bit dicey. The deals are great, but the sizes are spotty….

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It’s on Sale: Filson Bags Here and There

April 11, 2016

It’s On Sale: Filson Bags Here And There

When cultural anthropologists are curating the material history of 21st century menswear, the first display in the museum exhibit will…

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The Mountain Parka for Lightweight Layering

January 11, 2016

The Mountain Parka For Lightweight Layering

Back in the 1970s, some American college students were transitioning away from the more polished navy-blazer-oxford-button-down look of the previous…

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Q & Answer: The Whats and Whys of Unsanforized

December 10, 2015

Q & Answer: The Whats And Whys Of Unsanforized

Jimmy writes to ask: I’ve taken the plunge into raw, selvedge denim (which I really like) and I’m thinking about trying…

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