Product Review: Carlos Santos Jumper Boot in Brown Grain

carlos santos jumper boot brown grain

As I mentioned recently, my search for a good, versatile pair of boots and my curiosity over emerging footwear brand Carlos Santos recently collided. Carlos Santos has generated some excitement over their great pricepoint and attractive styles, and I put together a made-to-order run of boots through my good friends at A Fine Pair of Shoes. They were delivered about a month ago, so after a few weeks of wearing I figured it was time for a review. […]

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Product Review: Away Carry-On (& Comparison to MUJI 33L)

away travel carryon review MUJI

I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately. And because of that, I’ve been talking a lot more about how I travel and what I use. My review of the MUJI 33L carryon was one of the top posts from last year, and I’ve received many questions on how it compares to Away, a potential competitor I mentioned in that article. I’ve since acquired one of their carryons and had some time to travel with it – here’s the review you’ve asked for, as well as how it compares to the MUJI. […]

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Product Review: Private White V.C. Twin Track Jacket

I like to think of myself as pretty ahead of the curve when it comes to menswear brands. I go to trade shows, read the right forums and blogs, and try my best to stay on top of what’s what in classic menswear. Even so, sometimes I completely miss something great and am blindsided when I learn about it. Most recently, the brand that caught me off guard was Private White VC. […]

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Better Bedding with Brooklinen

These days, I often find myself wanting to post an article but being unable to do so because I have no photo to go with it. Sometimes I need someone to take a picture of me, sometimes I can’t find the right spot to take the photo, and sometimes I just don’t know how to […]

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Buy Once, Cry Once

It seems that one of the favorite pastimes of menswear bloggers (myself included) is creating lists of “essentials.” It’s definitely a fun exercise, and helps you really think about what constitutes a necessary piece of clothing. For those types of items, I’ve found that it can be worth saving up a bit more to buy […]

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The Quest for the Most Versatile Shoe

Like many people that read this blog, one of my favorite pastimes is researching an item of clothing in search of the “perfect one” – the piece that will be the ultimate addition to my wardrobe. I do this in part because I try to keep my wardrobe relatively simple and utilitarian, but also because […]

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Product Review: Chester Mox Wallet

I feel that there are many words in the menswear vernacular that are overused or used incorrectly; terms like “bespoke,” “tailored,” “hand-made” and others readily come to mind. There is one in particular that bugs me more than the others, and that’s the overuse of the word “artisanal.” In my mind, this word refers to […]

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Product Review – SuitSupply Tuxedo

This might be my most off-season review yet, but I’m going for it anyway. Why? Because although there is certainly a black tie “season,” the beauty of the Black Tie Event is that it can strike at any time. The key is preparedness, because you’ll never have time to create a black tie rig from […]

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