The Search for the Perfect Breton

Over the years there have been a few items that I have attempted to add to my wardrobe, only to be thwarted by unexpected problems. In these cases, I have spent hours trying to find the perfect item, only to discover issues with fit, style, or material. It is a frustrating experience and one that […]

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Product Review: Howard Yount Chestnut Stick Umbrella

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Having a passion for men’s clothing is a bit of an infectious disease; it begins with trying to understand the basic principles of fit and function, but if left untreated it can spread to an aesthetic affliction that applies to every possible purchase. Before you know it, every piece of furniture or kitchen appliance you […]

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Product Review: Conrad Wu Ties

A month or two ago my good friend Jacob asked me if I had any experience with Conrad Wu ties – he had just ordered one himself, and was very excited to see the product firsthand. I admitted that I was not familiar with the company, but after perusing the website I was very intrigued and subscribed […]

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One Year Later: Howard Yount Flannel Trousers

As I’ve mentioned before, men’s clothing enthusiasts often tout the importance of buying high-quality products, an ideal that I generally agree with. Of course, few of us have the funds to buy the best of the best of everything, so the process of finding and purchasing clothing and accessories becomes more of a decision of when […]

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Product Review: Solosso Shirting

I was recently contacted by Jan Klimo of Solosso, who asked if I was interested in trying out one of their shirts. As many of my readers know, I have tried several made-to-measure (MTM) shirting companies in the past, but the amount of companies that perform this service has grown wildly and they now are […]

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Product Review: Kent Wang Bicolor Knit Tie

I love knit ties. I wear a tie several times per week, and when I grab one from my closet I almost always end up reaching for a knit. In my opinion, their informal nature makes them that much easier to wear in a business casual setting. I have four knit ties, which isn’t a huge […]

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A Closer Look at Beckett & Robb

Part III: The Final Product & Review Previously: Part I, Part II. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed documenting the suit creation process with Dustin and the Beckett & Robb team, but the most exciting part of a custom commission is receiving the final product. I’m certainly one to agonize over made-to-measure products while waiting for delivery, and this […]

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