In Praise of Linen and Terrycloth

July 28, 2021
by André Larnyoh.   The goal for any summer outfit is to keep you cool in terms of both temperature and looks, with equal importance.  Whether you’re struck in the city or you've managed to escape ...
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Bright Green, Bright Yellow

July 20, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   A romantic restaurant six years ago. Thin and nervous, recovering from the worst illness of my life. On one side of us, a fireplace roars and crackles, making up for t...
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On Deconstruction

July 13, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.   When it comes to menswear, the term deconstruction can suggest a few different things.
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Jean Dujardin, Icon of Impermanence

July 06, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  There’s a fantastic new podcast Kill James Bond! providing a critical eye on the tired old cliché and media it inspired, from the Ennio Morricone-scored, Neil Connery-s...
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Weak Ties and Strong Ties

June 29, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.  It was a theory of social networking before social networks. In 1973, Mark Granovetter published an essay on “The Strength of Weak Ties.” Rejected four years earlier by one ...
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Notes From the Ground Floor

June 22, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  As I get older, it’s amusing to recognize that so many of the pithy quips and sayings I have derive from a small set of catchy past readings, however shallow my culture. 
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Rabbit Holes

June 15, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.  The curse of the algorithm is also its genius: the goal is to make you watch one more video, but whether you click or not, it uses that fact to become even more persuasive n...
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