Labor Day and The Fight for White

white after labor day

I love rules. My brain seems to do well with the order and reason they provide, and as a result of such they often shape the activities in my life. The laws of mathematics led me to study physics, which in turn led me to engineering. In the same way, I became obsessed with the the rigidity of music theory and that interest led me to jazz music, where I learned how to apply and break those very rules. And, unsurprisingly, the rules of classic tailored clothing is exactly what got me interested in menswear in the first place. With that said, though, there is one thing that any good rule needs – a good reason for existing in the first place. […]

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A Short Summer

summer shorts proper cloth fsc

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again just to be safe – I hate shorts. Whether it’s in reference to arms or legs, I just don’t feel like I have the muscle mass or melanin in my limbs to make this style feasible. With that said, I totally get the appeal – when it’s hot out, why would you want to wear anything else? […]

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Product Review: Suitsupply Jort Blazer

I’ve been looking to add a light brown summer sportcoat to my wardrobe for a while now. Inspired by pictures from the Sartorialist, Articles of Style, Styleforum’s NOBD, and more, I felt that this addition would be a way to experiment with some seasonal tailored clothing that would still be versatile and play well with […]

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Wedding Season

Featuring a fresco suit and lightweight cotton tie. Ann Arbor, MI Suit – Suitsupply | Shirt – Proper Cloth | Shoes – Alfred Sargent | Tie – Eidos | Pocket Square – The Tie Bar | Shades – Oliver Peoples

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The Sailing Life

Featuring the seafaring Breton and an Omega Seamaster. Long Island Sound, NY Breton – Uniqlo | Chinos – J. Crew | Shades – Warby Parker | Sneakers – Superga | Watch – vintage Omega

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The Summer Staples, Revisited

Last year I posted a photo outlining my core pieces for the Spring and Summer months. As I anticipated, I did wear all those items extensively last year, and continue to do so now. However, my lifestyle has changed a bit in the past year and I find myself having less opportunities to wear sportcoats […]

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San Francisco Summer

I told you guys that summers in SF were gray and chilly, and I wasn’t kidding. As an aside – I’ll be in my home state of Oregon for a few days, so regular posting will probably resume some time next week. If you’d like to stay in the loop while I’m away, follow me […]

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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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