The Wild West(ern shirt)

Perhaps it’s because I just got back from a week in Montana, or possibly because I haven’t been getting dressed up much lately, but I’ve developed a hankering for denim and chambray shirts. Not the kind that you wear under a blazer – I’ve got those – but something deeply casual, well-worn, and with a bit of an “Old West” vibe.

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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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Denim Bruin 2014

San Francisco has always been a hub for denim and workwear, and once every year that history is celebrated in a series of events called Denimbruin. I attended a Denimbruin party at the Levi’s HQ last year and had such a great time that I made sure to get involved this year as well. It is certainly a […]

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Second Life

I am no stranger to used clothes. Although I’m not a skilled thrifter like Ben or Jason, I still hunt for used clothing on websites like eBay and Styleforum in order to buy high-quality goods that would normally be outside of my price range. Buying used clothing is a great option from a fiscal perspective, […]

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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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Out & About: A-B Fits

I’ve never claimed to be much of a denim head, but the events at Denim Bruin earlier this month reminded me that San Francisco is one of the cornerstones of the denim industry, and that the products found here are some of the best on the globe. Jeans have been part of this city’s culture […]

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Denim Bruin 2013

I had a great time last night at the first event of Denim Bruin, hosted by Levi’s Vintage Clothing. LVC opened up their vault and brought out their oldest and rarest items, dating back as far as the 1870s. It was a denimhead’s paradise, and Gerald and I thoroughly enjoyed nerding out over the vintage-est […]

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Product Review: Gustin Denim

I’ve had the good fortune of hanging out with the Gustin crew a couple of times, and a few weeks ago they were kind enough to offer me a pair of their jeans for review. There’s been a good deal of hype around Gustin’s jeans (mainly because of the killer pricepoint and unique denim options) […]

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Out And About: a chat with Gustin Denim

If you’ve been paying any attention to new developments in the men’s clothing industry then you’ve probably heard mention of Gustin – the kickstarter success story that shocked everyone when they introduced high-end denim at a pricepoint that seemed revolutionary (until they told us that it’s what we should’ve been paying all along). For those […]

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