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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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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