Other People's Gear

June 01, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.  Borrowed branding has a strange appeal. The most egregious example might be Franklin & Marshall: not the small liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but the I...
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Book Review: Richard James Savile Row

May 25, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  As Troy McClure said about playing the human in a musical adaptation of Planet of the Apes, reviewing this book is “the role I was born to play!”
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A Slipper to Enjoy

May 18, 2021
by David Isle.  Life in the time of coronavirus has raised at-home footwear to a place of paramount importance in my life. I’ve always been an outdoor-shoes-are-for-outdoors kind of person, but hav...
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Fashion Survivor

May 11, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  “It’s STYLE not fashion!” enough of us have trumpeted, reflexively, defensively, guiltily, at surprised interlocutors who have confused our interest in clothes no one e...
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Rules of the Hat

May 04, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.  This year I broke a rule I didn’t know I’d made: no hats at home. It wasn’t intentional, I realized, but over the years hats, like shorts, had become things to wear only in ...
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Start Being a Loafer

April 30, 2021
by André Larnyoh.  At this time of year, I'm a firm advocate of shoes that don’t require laces.  Psychologically, it represents a shift in mindset. The cold rainy days are over, and so the boots ca...
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The Old Desi

April 27, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   A friend (why not? To paraphrase Rjmbaud, Réginald-Jérôme de Mans est un autre) writes: “Live to be a hundred, I’ll never forget it. In a cheesy import superstore, the...
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