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

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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

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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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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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Fall Fabrics

Today is the first day of autumn, which means a lot of menswear nerds are going to switch from wearing linen to flannel overnight. Whether or not you’re planning on making this switch, I encourage you to read this article I wrote about tweed for Styleforum (which, like most posts on my blog, is basically just […]

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