An Expedition to England

packing for london

I recently arrived in the UK and will be here for the next week – first up in Edinburgh and surrounding areas for a couple days, and then down to London. If you have any tips for me while I’m here, let me know – it’s my first time here and my schedule is flexible! It should be a cool, damp trip, so here’s what I packed:

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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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A Gray Day in the Bay

San Francisco has been seeing some rain recently – beautiful, wonderful rain. It’s given me a chance to bust out my new jacket, a waxed cotton number from Private White VC. The jacket is something that I’ve had my eye on for a long time, and I’ll be sure to post a thorough review soon. […]

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Labor Day and The Fight for White

white after labor day

I love rules. My brain seems to do well with the order and reason they provide, and as a result of such they often shape the activities in my life. The laws of mathematics led me to study physics, which in turn led me to engineering. In the same way, I became obsessed with the the rigidity of music theory and that interest led me to jazz music, where I learned how to apply and break those very rules. And, unsurprisingly, the rules of classic tailored clothing is exactly what got me interested in menswear in the first place. With that said, though, there is one thing that any good rule needs – a good reason for existing in the first place. […]

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Meet the Parents

Packing for Hawaii

Every now and again I see an article or forum discussion outlining how to dress when meeting the parents of the person you’re dating. The answers are usually to wear something put-together enough to convey respect, but without being overly stuffy – something like an OCBD with a sweater and khakis, and maybe some suede chukkas to finish it off. […]

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Menswear-Inclined: 2015

The upcoming sale season makes it too easy to start focusing on buying for yourself and forget about the impending holidays; I’m here to remind you that it’s time to put that shoe purchase on the backburner and start planning out what you’re getting your loved ones. This list is for the men that deserve your gratitude this […]

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A Trip to Europe

Apologies for the radio silence recently – I’ve been busy with a few things, but most notable is the fact that I’ve been out of the country for the last week. I plan on getting back to my regular posting schedule somewhat soon, but in the meantime here’s what I brought with me: Navy flannel […]

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