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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The In-Between Wardrobe, Part I: The Shirt

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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Consider This: Dress better than you feel.

We all have days in which we don’t feel that great but still need to get things accomplished. It may be a lack of sleep, long work hours, lingering head cold, unexpected hangover, funky Chinese food or a myriad of other reasons. Many of these situations can be avoided to some degree, but less-than perfect […]

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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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Business Casual Basics, Part II: Dress Pants 

After some positive feedback from my first business casual post (I see you, Reddit) I’ve decided to continue the series for my fellow white collar ballers (being a baller is not actually required). Again, this may be old hat to some, but for those that are interested – read on. 1. Please stop buying black […]

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Packing for a Business Trip

I’m about to embark on my first ever business trip (I was going to head to NYC last month but then Sandy happened). I’ll be in sunny Los Angeles, spending two days in meetings and one day on a construction site. The challenge: pack lightly for one professional day, one business casual day, and one […]

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The Final Showdown: Proper Cloth vs. Ratio

I’ve talked about Proper Cloth and Ratio Clothing several times in the past. Not everybody needs or likes online MTM shirting, but I clearly enjoy the process. Here’s why I like it: The potential for a better fit without tailoring Control over collar style and other details More fabric options than off-the-rack More information on fabric, […]

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Business Casual Basics, Part I: The Dress Shirt

Like many Americans, I work in a ‘business casual’ setting. This vague definition means different things to different people and companies, but you can be sure of one thing: you will be wearing a shirt, and that shirt will (hopefully) have buttons up the front. Since so many men eschew ties and blazers nowadays, the […]

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