May is for Madras

madras spring proper cloth

I’ll be honest, spring is probably my least favorite season. First, it means that we’re still half of a sun orbit from autumn, which is clearly the superior season. It also lacks the vacation-ness that summer provides, or the cozy, holiday vibes of winter. So yeah, not my favorite. There is one thing that spring does well, though – it’s a great time for wearing madras. […]

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Back In Black

suitsupply tuxedo black tie

This past weekend I was able to attend one of my favorite events of the year – an annual black tie celebration at San Francisco City Hall. My black tie kit has evolved and upgraded over the years, and now that all the pieces are more or less accounted for I’ve reached the somewhat confusing top of […]

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Reppin’ My Team

suitsupply lazio shibumi grenadine

I’ve always found that the colors navy and burgundy look great together, especially when they’re on the jerseys of my undergraduate alma mater as they annihilate the competition in the NCAA tournament. For that reason, I thought I would rep(p)* this new block stripe grenadine tie from the folks at Shibumi Berlin. […]

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Epaulet x Styleforum Sport Trainer Pre-Order

Epaulet Styleforum Massdrop Sport Trainer collab

Now that I’m back from my recent trip, I wanted to highlight a project I’ve been working on. As many of you know, I helped put together a project with Styleforum and Panta late last year for a made-to-order run of Panta’s popular ties. A similar event is up on Massdrop now, this time with the #menswear favorite Epaulet. […]

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Meet the Parents

Packing for Hawaii

Every now and again I see an article or forum discussion outlining how to dress when meeting the parents of the person you’re dating. The answers are usually to wear something put-together enough to convey respect, but without being overly stuffy – something like an OCBD with a sweater and khakis, and maybe some suede chukkas to finish it off. […]

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West Coast Winter

WIWT - Alden, 3Sixteen, Gant, Oliver Peoples

After traveling to the colder climes of New York and Chicago in the past month, it’s good to be back in San Francisco, where all one needs is a light jacket – no matter what month it is. M-65 Jacket – Gant Rugger | Madras Shirt – Proper Cloth | Shoes – Alden Unlined PTBs | […]

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A Trip to Horween

Horween Chicago tour

I just returned from a brief work trip to Chicago and while there I had the great fortune of touring the famed Horween tannery. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working with Phil Kalas through Massdrop for a while now, and Phil also heads up operations at Horween. He was kind enough to give me a tour of the place, and I must say that I learned quite a bit. […]

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A Large Herring

suitsupply hudson herringbone

I’ve been interested in getting a brown herringbone sportcoat for a while. I’ve had a rather specific mental image of what I’ve wanted for this jacket – a classic brown/tan color with a wide herringbone pattern, three patch pockets, and wide lapels. This idea in my head was definitely influenced by Gus’ amazing “truffle hunting” sportcoat, as […]

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