A Large Herring

suitsupply hudson herringbone

I’ve been interested in getting a brown herringbone sportcoat for a while. I’ve had a rather specific mental image of what I’ve wanted for this jacket – a classic brown/tan color with a wide herringbone pattern, three patch pockets, and wide lapels. This idea in my head was definitely influenced by Gus’ amazing “truffle hunting” sportcoat, as […]

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Made in the Suede

Although I feel that full-grain calfskin shoes should probably be the cornerstone of a small shoe wardrobe like mine, I can’t seem to keep myself from gravitating towards suede. Some men seem overly concerned that suede is difficult to maintain or is “out of style” for some strange reason, but I have never had an […]

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Item Roundup: Chukka Boots

The leaves are starting to change colors (or so I’m told), everyone’s talking about pumpkin spice lattes, and the dollar is gaining ground on the euro. When put together, these signs can only mean one thing – it’s time to grab some autumnal footwear. The chukka boot is an incredibly versatile shoe and is perfectly […]

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The In-Between Wardrobe, Part II: Shoes

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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An Evening with Friends

In a few hours I’m heading down the street to a private event at the new Ghurka store in San Francisco. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing their products up close, as well as hanging out with the SF menswear gang. Here’s what I’m thinking about wearing…we’ll see if I change my mind. That scarf […]

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A Rainy Afternoon

As a native Oregonian I grew up loving the rain, and it’s unfortunate to say that California just hasn’t been getting enough of it. Our state is deep into a drought, but the good news is that we had a day of showers recently, and that gave me the opportunity to wear my rainy day […]

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A Trip to New York City

I’m leaving for NYC tomorrow. I’m counting it as a vacation, but I’ll definitely be doing a lot blog work while there – meeting with vendors, trying on awesome clothes, taking pictures, writing – sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Oh, and since I always get so many questions about where each item comes from in these posts, I’ve […]

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Fall Favorites – 10 of my Go-To Autumn Items

It’s been difficult for me to start thinking about fall because San Francisco is just now leaving its second winter (“Fogust”) and things are finally getting warm here. Nonetheless, most of us are entering a period of sartorial transition by slowly trading in linens and loafers for tweed and suede. To me, Autumn is about […]

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