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 Trip to Europe

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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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Sonoma Getaway

Headed to wine country for the weekend. Here’s what I’m bringing: Linen blend sportcoat Cotton/linen spread collar shirt Chambray shirt White and off-white chinos (because I’ll probably spill wine on one pair) Swim trunks Penny loafers Sneakers A nice belt Heather gray pocket tee Sunglasses A dopp kit with the essentials Now I just need to throw […]

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Packing For a Summer Wedding

Wedding season is here again – here’s what I’m planning on bringing this time around. First stop – off to Ann Arbor, Michigan! Gray wool fresco suit Linen blend sportcoat White spread collar shirt Cotton/linen spread collar shirt Chambray shirt Madras shirt Breton White and khaki chinos Some nice ties Black captoes Penny loafers Sneakers […]

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Packing for a Thanksgiving Weekend Trip

I’ll be out for a couple of days visiting family over the long weekend. Here’s what I stuffed in my overnight bag: Oxford and chambray shirts Shetland sweater Raw denim Cotton trousers M65 jacket Unlined suede bluchers Shell cordovan wingtips Cashmere scarf A good leather belt Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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A Trip Up North

Those of you that follow me on Instagram and twitter already know that I recently arrived in Eastern Canada. No, I’m farther east than Toronto. Yup, still past Nova Scotia. I’m talking waaaay east – like the farthest east you can possibly go on this continent. I’ll be here for the rest of the week and […]

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A Trip East

One of the most challenging aspects of packing for me is dealing with tailored clothing – it takes up a lot of space, doesn’t respond that well to folding, and, as much as I love wearing it, can be a hassle during a trip. For that reason, I’m trying something new for this trip and […]

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A Quick Trip to Vegas

I’m heading to Vegas tomorrow to check out the recently completed Vegas High Roller. It’s the world’s largest observation wheel at 550 feet, and I had the pleasure of working for the firm that designed it. One of the best things about being a structural engineer is seeing the projects you’ve worked so hard on become […]

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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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