Items For Sale in the FSTB shop

It’s been a few years since I’ve done any real closet cleaning, so here’s the first of what will likely be several rounds of selling off some great pieces. This round is mostly shoes and a pair of great trousers. Check it out if you like: shell cordovan in rare colors handwelted shoes Crockett & […]

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What I Wore: London

What I Wore London

Strictly speaking, it was colder in Edinburgh than in London during my trip, but somehow it felt much colder here because the air was so damp. All the more reason to layer up and give these often ignored warm clothes some use! Overcoat – Eidos | Suit – Beckett & Robb | Shirt – Proper Cloth | […]

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Product Review: Away Carry-On (& Comparison to MUJI 33L)

away travel carryon review MUJI

I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately. And because of that, I’ve been talking a lot more about how I travel and what I use. My review of the MUJI 33L carryon was one of the top posts from last year, and I’ve received many questions on how it compares to Away, a potential competitor I mentioned in that article. I’ve since acquired one of their carryons and had some time to travel with it – here’s the review you’ve asked for, as well as how it compares to the MUJI. […]

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What I Wore: Arthur’s Seat

Although I didn’t have an opportunity to venture in to the Highlands while visiting Scotland, I got a small taste of it on a hike up Arthur’s seat, the remains of an extinct volcano near old Edinburgh. It was a rainy, muddy, rocky hike – just how I like it. Also – this post feels familiar… […]

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A Visit to Crockett & Jones on Jermyn St, London

crockett and jones jermyn st london

If I had to limit myself to footwear from only one region in the world, it would be Northampton in the UK without question. The British style of footwear appeals to me much more than their continental counterparts, and I find that they have a better breadth of styles – from formal to informal – than their American cousins. And if I had to limit myself to one brand from this region (what a horrible fate that would be), I would pick Crockett & Jones. […]

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What I Wore: Edinburgh

I had a great time in Edinburgh last week – it’s a beautiful city. Plus, the weather was cool and dry enough to allow me to wear this overcoat, which is a big plus. I’ll be posting more WIWT shots as well as some longer content on my trip over the next few days, so […]

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An Expedition to England

packing for london

I recently arrived in the UK and will be here for the next week – first up in Edinburgh and surrounding areas for a couple days, and then down to London. If you have any tips for me while I’m here, let me know – it’s my first time here and my schedule is flexible! It should be a cool, damp trip, so here’s what I packed:

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Old Boots and Obenauf’s

I have a unique relationship with this pair of boots – either I’ve completely forgotten that I own them or I wear them every day and can’t imagine not having them. They generally get used as my bad-weather footwear, and occasionally see time as hiking boots as well. They’re old, tough, and were in some […]

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Los Angeles Getaway

packing for Los Angeles

Looking back at what I wrote in 2016, I noticed something interesting – although I traveled more last year than any previous year (1-2 roundtrip flights per month), I only posted one packing laydown. I suppose the constant packing and unpacking left me uninterested in adding any additional steps to the process. Either way, I […]

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