Pre-Winter Wonderland

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It’s not often that I get to spend time in sub-zero climates, but a serious cold snap during my visit to Central Oregon allowed me to bust out some of my favorite winter weather gear. The star is this overcoat from Eidos – I bought it last February, the day before I left for a work trip to Chicago. I’m pretty sure it saved my life on that trip; I have no idea how I would have made it through that week without it.

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Menswear-Inclined: 2015


The upcoming sale season makes it too easy to start focusing on buying for yourself and forget about the impending holidays; I’m here to remind you that it’s time to put that shoe purchase on the backburner and start planning out what you’re getting your loved ones. This list is for the men that deserve your gratitude this […]

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Welcome to the New FStB.

When I started this blog over three years ago I chose to host it on Tumblr, because that’s where the action was. Tumblr’s #menswear tag was a beacon of light in the menswear world, and most of the best content was created there. Much of that still continues, albeit to a lesser degree – many of […]

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November in Paris


While I was in Paris last week I decided to bust out this “new” suit – it’s something I commissioned from Beckett & Robb about a year ago, but due to some delays and errors from the factory I didn’t receive it until the summer. Now that the weather is finally getting cooler I’m hoping I’ll […]

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A Trip to Europe


Apologies for the radio silence recently – I’ve been busy with a few things, but most notable is the fact that I’ve been out of the country for the last week. I plan on getting back to my regular posting schedule somewhat soon, but in the meantime here’s what I brought with me: Navy flannel […]

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Allen Edmonds Giveaway Update

First off, thanks to the nearly 300 of you that entered the recent giveaway for a pair of Allen Edmonds. I had a great time reading all of your emails – many of them went far beyond the required info and were an absolute pleasure to read. I would have responded to all of them, […]

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