What I Wore: Arthur’s Seat

Although I didn’t have an opportunity to venture in to the Highlands while visiting Scotland, I got a small taste of it on a hike up Arthur’s seat, the remains of an extinct volcano near old Edinburgh. It was a rainy, muddy, rocky hike – just how I like it. Also – this post feels familiar… […]

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Los Angeles Getaway

packing for Los Angeles

Looking back at what I wrote in 2016, I noticed something interesting – although I traveled more last year than any previous year (1-2 roundtrip flights per month), I only posted one packing laydown. I suppose the constant packing and unpacking left me uninterested in adding any additional steps to the process. Either way, I […]

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May is for Madras

madras spring proper cloth

I’ll be honest, spring is probably my least favorite season. First, it means that we’re still half of a sun orbit from autumn, which is clearly the superior season. It also lacks the vacation-ness that summer provides, or the cozy, holiday vibes of winter. So yeah, not my favorite. There is one thing that spring does well, though – it’s a great time for wearing madras. […]

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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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Item Roundup: the M-65 Jacket

Outerwear has always been a bit of a sartorial struggle for me; with tailored clothing, there are enough guidelines and principles at play that I can generally feel confident in my direction. With outerwear, the field is a bit more open, as there is more room for experimentation and less stringent rules for proper fit. […]

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Twelve Ties

After posting a picture of my Kent Wang knit tie last week I got some questions about the rest of my tie collection, since I boldly claimed to only have a dozen. Here they are. I will make no claims that this is some ultimate “essential tie wardrobe” and that it is something to aspire […]

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WIWY: Dressed for work, not for play

When I got dressed yesterday morning I was planning on attending an important meeting at lunchtime. However, when my coworkers realized the Giants’ World Series Champions parade was happening right outside our office, our plans quickly changed. OCDB – Ratio | Tie – Vintage GANT (ebay) | Blazer – Boglioli | Flannel trousers – Howard […]

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