The New Job Interview Uniform

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). […]

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It’s On Sale: the Suitsupply Outlet

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.

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South Korean Tailoring in San Francisco

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. […]

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Pleats and Thank You

trouser single pleats

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. […]

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Trends That Need to Die in 2014, Part 3

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 […]

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