South Korean Tailoring in San Francisco

South Korea wasn’t a place I associated with tailored clothing until a couple of years ago, and my curiosity has only increased in the time since then. Bespoke tailoring houses like B&Tailor and Vanni have been tempting me with beautiful pictures of their garments – very Italian-inspired pieces, always in tasteful fabrics with truly impeccable fits. […]

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Years Later: Chester Mox Bifold

chester mox one year later review

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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The Two-Season Wardrobe: How to Wear It

menswear wardrobe essentials

After my recent post on my two-season wardrobe essentials, I thought I would write a follow-up with how I typically wear these pieces. None of this is particularly groundbreaking as all of these items are very common and versatile, but I suppose that’s why I consider them my essentials. Like I mentioned then, the idea here is that I have a warm- and cool-weather version of each piece, which gives me enough versatility to wear this “uniform” throughout the year. […]

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24 Hours in Vegas

It’s no secret that I hate Las Vegas – anyone that spends time with me or reads this blog often enough has surely heard me complain about that. For as strongly as I feel about it, though, I sure do end up there a lot. I used to go there for work as an engineer, and […]

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It’s On Sale: 50% Off Founders Footwear

I imagine that some of you have heard of Founder’s Footwear, a shoe brand that launched last year. The company offers Blake-rapid welted shoes made in Italy, and has a small collection of core styles. While the ~$300 price does put them in the same realm as some other young shoe brands (although Founders does include shoe trees and free returns/exchanges, which is notable), they’re currently having quite the sale. […]

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FSTB Turns Five

We made it another year! Time really flies, doesn’t it? Over the past year I’ve had a bit less time to write, but I’ve enjoyed putting together the pieces that did go up. From checking out great new products to touring tanneries and meeting shoemakers and finally writing something about my “essentials”, there have been a lot of fun […]

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