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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A Closer Look: Proper Cloth Dress Shirts

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you have probably seen me wear Proper Cloth shirts on many occasions; just browse through these old posts if you need a refresher. The online custom shirtmaking scene has become very crowded in the past couple of years, but Proper Cloth continues to be the one I […]

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The Search for the Perfect Breton

Over the years there have been a few items that I have attempted to add to my wardrobe, only to be thwarted by unexpected problems. In these cases, I have spent hours trying to find the perfect item, only to discover issues with fit, style, or material. It is a frustrating experience and one that […]

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Product Review: Howard Yount Chestnut Stick Umbrella

Having a passion for men’s clothing is a bit of an infectious disease; it begins with trying to understand the basic principles of fit and function, but if left untreated it can spread to an aesthetic affliction that applies to every possible purchase. Before you know it, every piece of furniture or kitchen appliance you […]

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Product Review: Conrad Wu Ties

A month or two ago my good friend Jacob asked me if I had any experience with Conrad Wu ties – he had just ordered one himself, and was very excited to see the product firsthand. I admitted that I was not familiar with the company, but after perusing the website I was very intrigued and subscribed […]

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One Year Later: Howard Yount Flannel Trousers

As I’ve mentioned before, men’s clothing enthusiasts often tout the importance of buying high-quality products, an ideal that I generally agree with. Of course, few of us have the funds to buy the best of the best of everything, so the process of finding and purchasing clothing and accessories becomes more of a decision of when […]

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