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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It’s On Sale: My Stuff

Update: prices have been dropped. I’m doing a bit of closet cleaning, so if you’re a similar size to me you may be in luck! Current shop items include two awesome Suitsupply sportcoats, as well as shoes from Alden and Epaulet. There may be more to come, so if you know we’re similar sizes and […]

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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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Labor Day and The Fight for White

white after labor day

I love rules. My brain seems to do well with the order and reason they provide, and as a result of such they often shape the activities in my life. The laws of mathematics led me to study physics, which in turn led me to engineering. In the same way, I became obsessed with the the rigidity of music theory and that interest led me to jazz music, where I learned how to apply and break those very rules. And, unsurprisingly, the rules of classic tailored clothing is exactly what got me interested in menswear in the first place. With that said, though, there is one thing that any good rule needs – a good reason for existing in the first place. […]

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West Coast Winter

WIWT - Alden, 3Sixteen, Gant, Oliver Peoples

After traveling to the colder climes of New York and Chicago in the past month, it’s good to be back in San Francisco, where all one needs is a light jacket – no matter what month it is. M-65 Jacket – Gant Rugger | Madras Shirt – Proper Cloth | Shoes – Alden Unlined PTBs | […]

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Save a Horse – Ride a Cow, Boy

Shell cordovan – the ever-popular material made from a horse’s rear – is exceptional stuff. It’s hard-wearing, has a wonderfully rich color, is naturally water-resistant and crease-resistant, and just looks damn good. It’s no wonder that the stuff is so popular among the shoe aficionados of the world. There are two major problems with shell, […]

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Season to Taste

I have often used this blog as a platform to complain about San Francisco’s mild weather; it does feel a bit cruel to do that while the rest of the country has had a winter of epic proportions, but it’s true that living in a place that is 65 degrees almost every day can become […]

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A Good Pair of Boots

Menswear nerds like myself seem to enjoy talking about “essential” items, and footwear in particular – much has been written about the necessity of the black captoe, the brown brogue, the penny loafer, the suede chukka, and so forth. Although items like these are certainly useful, there are also things that are actually essential (not […]

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