Chinos for Spring and Summer

Like I mentioned in my “Spring Selections” post, chinos are a great item to have on hand when the weather starts to warm up (and they’re much more affordable than loafers, too). Like many other popular men’s garments, chinos have a military background but have become immensely popular with civilians over the decades. They offer a casual […]

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A Rainy Afternoon

As a native Oregonian I grew up loving the rain, and it’s unfortunate to say that California just hasn’t been getting enough of it. Our state is deep into a drought, but the good news is that we had a day of showers recently, and that gave me the opportunity to wear my rainy day […]

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Tying a Trench

After my recent WIWT post I’ve gotten a couple of questions about what I do with the belt on my trench coat. They answer is simple – it’s tied behind me. I use the above method (taken from an old GiltMANual post that no longer seems to exist), which essentially uses a four-in-hand tie knot […]

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Drizzly, Damp Days

What I wore in New York, day two. Cool and wet weather calls for a few simple layers. Trech Coat – Club Monaco | Sweater – Gant by Michael Bastian | Scarf – Nieman Marcus | Chambray shirt – Proper Cloth

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Saturday in NYC, Part 1

Last Saturday was a very #menswear day – I spent the day attending trade shows, trying on nice clothes, drinking scotch, talking about the value of handwork in shirts, and so on. This is what I wore – nothing too fancy. These are some of my favorite items to put on so it’s a look that […]

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A Trip to New York City

I’m leaving for NYC tomorrow. I’m counting it as a vacation, but I’ll definitely be doing a lot blog work while there – meeting with vendors, trying on awesome clothes, taking pictures, writing – sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Oh, and since I always get so many questions about where each item comes from in these posts, I’ve […]

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Fall Favorites – 10 of my Go-To Autumn Items

It’s been difficult for me to start thinking about fall because San Francisco is just now leaving its second winter (“Fogust”) and things are finally getting warm here. Nonetheless, most of us are entering a period of sartorial transition by slowly trading in linens and loafers for tweed and suede. To me, Autumn is about […]

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Summer Storms

Saturday’s forecast in Minnesota: Thunderstorms with a chance of weddings. I spent a warm and wet weekend in Minneapolis for a friend’s wedding – this lightly lined, breathable coat was a lifesaver. Single-Breasted Trench – Club Monaco (with a few extra touches) | Shirt – Proper Cloth | Tie – E&G Cappelli | Shoes – Allen Edmonds […]

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