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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24 Hours in Vegas

It’s no secret that I hate Las Vegas – anyone that spends time with me or reads this blog often enough has surely heard me complain about that. For as strongly as I feel about it, though, I sure do end up there a lot. I used to go there for work as an engineer, and […]

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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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