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Outpost of Self
26 Jun

Outpost of Self

Long, long ago your correspondent dreamed of an ideal rootless world of a jetsetting lifestyle, ideal for the shock troops of capitalism among whom he daydreamed himself to be, without realizing that they, too, are just more cannon fodder swarming out of trenches for our overlords.

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What to Wear to:
23 May

What to Wear to: "Cocktail Attire"

As if there weren’t enough evidence of the continued decline of English taste and sensibility, I have managed to secure an invitation to tonight’s Savile Row event at the British embassy. Perhaps the dress code at such an event should be an unspoken understanding, but the organizers left nothing to chance and demanded “cocktail attire.”

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Easy Pants for Summer
14 May

Easy Pants for Summer

Now is the winter of our #content made sweltering summer by this sun of New York.

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Is Your Work Clothing Tax Deductible?
02 Apr

Is Your Work Clothing Tax Deductible?

Anietra Hamper thought that if she bought a clothing item specifically for her job as a TV news anchor, then she should be able to deduct it from her taxes. So she kept meticulous records of the $20,000+ dollars she spent every year on business clothing, which included conservative suits, as well as bikinis and thong underwear (part of a well-rounded business wardrobe). If a baseball player can deduct his uniform, she reasoned, why can’t she deduct hers?

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They Might as well be Dispoable
06 Mar

They Might as well be Dispoable

Change of season is the perfect excuse for those of us interested in such things to vary our methods of self-indulgence. Fall is when iGents crow with relief at being able to break out their patterned tweed jackets, intricately knit sweaters, and flannel trousers. And winter, whether in Rockridge or Reykjavik, provides the excuse to open this year’s crop of cashmere socks.

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The Indoorsy Baseball Cap
27 Feb

The Indoorsy Baseball Cap

The baseball cap is an indoor hat. I know that sounds weird. You probably wear yours only when outdoors and remove it when you go inside.

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Fisticuffs Over Fits 'n Cuffs
22 Feb

Fisticuffs Over Fits 'n Cuffs

At some point in your life as a grownup, you will purchase pants that come with an unfinished hem. They will probably sit in your closet unworn, for a couple of weeks at least, as you forget to bring them to the alterations tailor day after day.
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On Needless Things
30 Jan

On Needless Things

Long ago when I first began writing on #steez, I began one essay urging readers to stop me if I got too wrapped up in the needless fetishization of possessions. Today, I stage my own intervention, albeit a small one, in preparing to get rid of this beautiful, luxurious, quite functional and completely useless antique flask.
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