Q & Answer: How Should I Take Care of My Suit?

January 28, 2022

Q & Answer: How Should I Take Care Of My Suit?

Krishna from Columbus writes: I’m currently rebuilding my wardrobe and buying some higher-quality pieces. Since these suits will be a bit…

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The Going Out Suit

September 28, 2021

The Going Out Suit

Towards the end of Wong Kar Wai’s 1994 film Chungking Express, Tony Leung is shown rummaging through his closet. He’s preparing…

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You Should Wear an Extended Shoulder

July 10, 2019

You Should Wear An Extended Shoulder

I was talking with a friend yesterday about the merits of extended shoulders. My friend, a dyed-in-the-wool trad who grew…

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Suits for Leisu -- I Mean, Nontraditional Suits

February 14, 2019

Suits For Leisu — I Mean, Nontraditional Suits

Some designers and brands are betting that men are ready for a new kind of suit. The generation of men…

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Bayard in the 1930s: Suits

December 12, 2017

Bayard In The 1930s: Suits

Yesterday we shared some 1930s illustrations of outerwear from Bayard, a French menswear retailer in business since 1925. Today, the…

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Another Option for Suits on a Budget: Jomers

November 16, 2017

Another Option For Suits On A Budget: Jomers

It’s hard to overstate what a wasteland the entry level suit market was a decade ago. When I was coming…

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A Bespoke Tailor On Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shoulder Bags or Backpacks with Suits

November 1, 2017

A Bespoke Tailor On Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shoulder Bags Or Backpacks With Suits

If you walk through any downtown business center nowadays, you’re more likely to see men in suits wearing backpacks than…

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Japanese Magazines Have the Best Suit Guides

August 28, 2017

Japanese Magazines Have The Best Suit Guides

In all the years I’ve been reading menswear magazines, the Japanese have always made the best suit guides – especially…

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Jackets for Shoulder Seasons

August 23, 2017

Jackets For Shoulder Seasons

Back when he was still writing, Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe used to talk about “shoulder seasons” – those weeks…

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When Can You Wear a Tailored Jacket with a Tshirt?

August 16, 2017

When Can You Wear A Tailored Jacket With A Tshirt?

I’ve always considered the tshirt-with-tailoring combo to be the sort of look you only find in Monocle, something nice but…

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Real People: How to Look Great in a Casual Suit

June 19, 2017

Real People: How To Look Great In A Casual Suit

Unless you work in certain industries – say, law, finance, or government – wearing a suit these days takes a…

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Eight Practical Tips for Wearing Tailored Clothes When it’s Burning Hot

June 12, 2017

Eight Practical Tips For Wearing Tailored Clothes When It’s Burning Hot

Dressing for fall and winter comes easy. There’s a whole range of tightly woven and napped materials for suits, such…

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How you dress, and how you are treated

June 1, 2017

How You Dress, And How You Are Treated

“I feel like this world judges you from the outside, so if I walk into a store with a hoodie…

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Silk Jackets: Not Just for Sleazeballs

May 3, 2017

Silk Jackets: Not Just For Sleazeballs

Silk isn’t something you’d normally imagine for sport coats. Most us wear wool, linen, and cotton for our jackets, then…

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The Biggest Problem with Suits Today

February 20, 2017

The Biggest Problem With Suits Today

I’m not much of a late night show guy, but I’ve been really enjoying The Late Show with Stephen Colbert….

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