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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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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Garrett Leight Opens in San Francisco

There have been a few exciting store openings in San Francisco recently (and one that we’re all waiting on…), one of which is the new Garret Leight shop in Hayes Valley. The LA-based eyewear brand launched only five years ago, but has attracted a strong following in that time. You can read my in-depth article […]

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Allen Edmonds: A Sale and a Giveaway

Two important things regarding the menswear staple Allen Edmonds are happening right now. The first is that their Rediscover America sale is on through Monday 10/13, and all models are marked down 15-30% in stores and online (many to the to the lowest price of the season). The second is that in celebration of this, they’ll […]

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Panta x Styleforum Tie Preorders Now Live

A quick update on my little project – like I mentioned previously, I’ve been working with Panta and styleforumnet to do a special run of Panta’s popular madder-patterned ties. The preorder is now live, and we’ve already sold over 200 ties. We have 5 swatches available, and are also offering two widths and two lengths. […]

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J!NS Comes to San Francisco

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to an event at the new JINS store in San Francisco. JINS is an eyewear brand that specializes in glasses that are inexpensive and can be filled with prescriptions quickly, and their new SF store represents their first location in the States. I had heard a bit […]

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Mixing Work and Play

As many of you know, last year I took a role at an e-commerce company called Massdrop as the buyer for their Men’s Style vertical. For the most part, I try to keep that work and this blog separate, but given that they both have to do with learning about great clothing and accessories and […]

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