Proper As Hell

photo and tie bar by @bevinelias #menswear (at Bouchon Bakery)

photo and tie bar by @bevinelias #menswear (at Bouchon Bakery)

Winding Down the Days of Summer

Winding Down the Days of Summer

Summer is winding down. For the purists, one more week of frivolity remains. That is, if wearing white is as daring as you’ve gotten this summer (pity).

The sartorial outpouring of wanton socklessness, three(!) undone shirt buttons, and unlined jackets are nearing their official end. That’s no cause for panic, but rather a call for a glorious final lap.

Suit by Brioni, shirt by Kamakura, tie by Valentino, shoes by Alden

Suit by Brioni, shirt by Kamakura, tie by…

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On the blog today, taking the plunge into bespoke. #menswear

On the blog today, taking the plunge into bespoke. #menswear

Reader Question: Take the MTM plunge?

Reader Question: Take the MTM plunge?

“I shopped at Armani for the first time the other day and absolutely loved it. Their clothes are amazing, but the service I received from my seller and even the store manager was unlike anything I’ve ever received before. I noticed you don’t talk about them much and you speak very highly of custom fitting. I’m in the market for a navy blue suit. In your opinion should I skip Armani and go the…

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The ‘Just’ Factor

The ‘Just’ Factor

A bad, appallingly bad precedent bordering on dangerous is set when just (an irritating adverb), continually creeps up as the primary excuse for employing minimum standards in dress. A common rationale I have often heard is: “the event or location isn’t important enough to warrant effort.” While this can apply to nearly any endeavor with which we choose to assign minimum effort, it is most…

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