Back In Black

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This past weekend I was able to attend one of my favorite events of the year – an annual black tie celebration at San Francisco City Hall. My black tie kit has evolved and upgraded over the years, and now that all the pieces are more or less accounted for I’ve reached the somewhat confusing top of […]

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Wedding Season

Featuring a fresco suit and lightweight cotton tie. Ann Arbor, MI Suit – Suitsupply | Shirt – Proper Cloth | Shoes – Alfred Sargent | Tie – Eidos | Pocket Square – The Tie Bar | Shades – Oliver Peoples

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Packing For a Summer Wedding

Wedding season is here again – here’s what I’m planning on bringing this time around. First stop – off to Ann Arbor, Michigan! Gray wool fresco suit Linen blend sportcoat White spread collar shirt Cotton/linen spread collar shirt Chambray shirt Madras shirt Breton White and khaki chinos Some nice ties Black captoes Penny loafers Sneakers […]

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Tuxedo – Suitsupply | Tuxedo Shirt – Proper Cloth | Grosgrain bowtie – The Tie Bar | Square – Kent Wang | Captoe oxfords – Alfred Sargent ‘Armfield’ | Cufflinks and studs – vintage | Suspenders (not seen) – vintage | Socks – Pantherella 

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Completing the Kit

I love dressing in black tie for many reasons, but mostly because it allows me to take my obsession with men’s clothing to the next level. I love the rules, the order, the importance of every detail. And although “Black Tie Season” may be over for many, but it’s just getting started for me; my […]

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Buy Once, Cry Once

It seems that one of the favorite pastimes of menswear bloggers (myself included) is creating lists of “essentials.” It’s definitely a fun exercise, and helps you really think about what constitutes a necessary piece of clothing. For those types of items, I’ve found that it can be worth saving up a bit more to buy […]

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The In-Between Wardrobe, Part II: Shoes

The “In-Between Wardrobe” is a series of articles aimed at helping men find items that will play a versatile role in their closet. It is written with the idea that most men don’t wear extremely formal or casual clothing on a regular basis; they usually need items that are somewhere in the middle. See all […]

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Business Casual Basics, Part III: Shoes

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Previously: Part I, Part II. This is the third installment for my fellow white collar ballers. If you’ve spent any time learning about men’s clothing (be it from family, friends, or the internet) you’ve probably heard a disproportional amount of talk about shoes. Shoes are a huge part of what dressing well is about (both […]

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