It’s On Sale: My Closet Clearance

Good news for all of you that just got tax refunds – I’m clearing out quite a bit of stuff from my closet that wasn’t getting the attention it deserves. There’s quite a broad range of styles and sizes – workwear and eveningwear, dress shoes and loafers. Many items are priced low to move quickly, so act fast if you’re interested. […]

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Product Review: Grant Stone Suede Longwings

I was recently talking with some menswear friends who feel that it’s a tough time to enter the market because everything’s been done already. Products of every style are available at every pricepoint, so what’s left to do? While I agree with this sentiment to a point, I also think that there will always be space at the table for new products, if that new product is offering something truly unique for their pricepoint. […]

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San Francisco Professionals, Part I: the Barber

1512 barbershop

One of my favorite aspects of living in a large city like San Francisco has been carving out my little micro-city within it – finding the places that I return to time and again, and getting to know the people that work there. It has a way of making a large, dense city feel much smaller, and I’ve loved forming relationships with many of the talented people here. […]

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One Year Later: Private White V.C. Twin Track Jacket

Over the past year, the rate at which I purchase new menswear has slowed significantly – in part because I’m trying to save money, but also because I have most of what I need. Because of this, I find myself getting lots of wear out of my favorite pieces. For that reason, I figured it would be a good time to resurrect my “One Year Later” series and highlight some of my favorite items that have aged well and are still available for others to purchase. […]

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What I Wore: West Coast Ivy

I’ve been experimenting with the polarizing denim-and-blazer look a bit lately, and while it may not ever become a central part of my style it’s worked out better than I initially thought. As with many menswear-y things, getting this look to work is more about finding the right pieces than anything else. […]

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Product Review: Crockett & Jones Skye in Shell Cordovan

When I was in London early last year, I spent a good deal of time at the Crockett & Jones store(s) on Jermyn street, as I discussed earlier. While I wasn’t really planning on purchasing anything initially, the very favorable 1.25:1 exchange rate at the time (along with my ability to try things on – such a rare treat for the online shopper) got the best of me and I ended up leaving with something very special. […]

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Packing for Amsterdam: A Retrospective

Well, it’s 2018 now and I’m back home in San Francisco. I have a big backlog of posts that I’ll be working on in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for some fun new content. In the meantime, I wanted to start the year with a look back on my recent post discussing what I brought to Amsterdam. […]

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Meermin’s Expanding Empire

Earlier this month I was able to catch up with the Meermin team when they conveniently hosted a trunk show in Amsterdam, just a few blocks from where I was staying. The brand has perhaps not received as much chatter as they did a few years ago when they were new to the market, but they’re still doing what they do best – making attractive, well-made shoes and selling them at a pricepoint that nobody can touch. […]

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