If you ask any menswear-inclined community what a man should wear to a job interview, you’ll get the same answer – CBD. “Conservative Business Dress,” if you’re not familiar, is probably what you think it is: navy or charcoal single-breasted suit, white shirt, tasteful tie, dark oxford shoes. Traditional “I mean business” attire, in other words. Although this advice may have been astute back when one worked at the same job for 40 years and then retired, times have changed (and so have the rules). […]
Suitsupply – the tailored clothing brand that I’ve talked about at length before – isn’t known for having sale prices on their site, but they do run online outlet sales from time to time. They often show up somewhat unpredictably and stock moves fast, but for those that are ready there are many good deals to be had.
South Korea wasn’t a place I associated with tailored clothing until a couple of years ago, and my curiosity has only increased in the time since then. Bespoke tailoring houses like B&Tailor and Vanni have been tempting me with beautiful pictures of their garments – very Italian-inspired pieces, always in tasteful fabrics with truly impeccable fits. […]
J. Crew has been in the news a fair amount lately, and not for great reasons. Like many other mid-market retailers, J Crew has felt the sting of declining sales and an increasingly uninterested customer base. It felt like the company could do no wrong six or seven years ago, but not much has gone right for […]
Well, they kept to their word.
After years of delays, the San Francisco Suitsupply store is up and running, and it feels great. Now that the hangover from the opening party has faded and we’re past the phase of speculation, I thought I’d provide an update on the store and what it offers. […]
Well, it’s finally happening. I think. Readers of this blog will know that I’m a big fan of Suitsupply, a company that I believe makes the best tailored clothing around the $500 price point. Those same readers (and other Bay Area fans of the brand) will also know that the company has been trying to open a store here and failing for the past 3 years or so. […]
I can’t think of any aspect of men’s clothing more widely criticized than pleats. There are many “influencers” out there that vehemently oppose pleats in every situation, acting as if they are some remnant of an era where no good style decisions were made. Heck, hating pleats has become a defacto stance for when a numbered list of points on “how to buy a suit” needs one more entry, it seems. […]
In an airy suite on the 16th floor of the Mark Hopkins hotel, a few hundred fabric samples littered a small table. There was no fanfare, no media release, no press party with free booze to celebrate the arrival of these fabric swatches. Unlike the noise that seems to accompany traveling made-to-measure tailors, Edwin and Matthew […]
Every new year brings with it a slew of trends that slowly permeate the menswear scene; they are an unavoidable phenomenon and definitely affect the landscape of the menswear market. Many of these trends can be fun to experiment with, but in the end-of-the year spirit I’ll highlight some that I believe have overstayed their welcome. Part […]
One of the most anticipated vendors in the Styleforum Trunk Show last month was No Man Walks Alone, the new online men’s store recently founded by Greg Lellouche. I had the pleasure of chatting with Greg that afternoon, and talked to him about his store, his products, and his own sense of style. Styleforum fans […]