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Fall's Ties: Ancient Madder and Wool Challis
18 Nov

Fall's Ties: Ancient Madder and Wool Challis

Some purchases flavor one’s wardrobe distinctively, though their proportions are small. Ties, pocket squares, and other well chosen accessories can give subtle nod to season or occasion, and change entirely the tenor of an ensemble. Or even the baritone.

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The Return of Bull's Wool
13 Nov

The Return of Bull's Wool

Classics aren’t always timeless, but they often make comebacks. When Talrach de Blacam first came to the Aran Islands in 1968, it was to study Celtic languages, but he eventually found that maintaining a living past would mean creating a viable future.

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Military Menswear
11 Nov

Military Menswear

While Americans spend today recognizing the service of the men and women of the United States military, it is as good a time as any to remember the army's contributions to menswear.

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Fast Fashion or
06 Nov

Fast Fashion or "Classic"

There is this idea that fashion is art in the form of life and that this intangible thing could be made real, rendered in cloth and thread from an idea.

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Why Don't We All Wear Saris
04 Nov

Why Don't We All Wear Saris

If you’ve read ad copy for just about any menswear product, you’re familiar with paeans to a garment’s comfort and practicality. Pockets for every gadget in mankind’s creation. Jackets that can be folded into a 3”x3” square for ease of packing. Or even turn into bags themselves to carry less thoughtfully designed articles. 

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Styling a Different Sportscaster
30 Oct

Styling a Different Sportscaster

Late October may be the best time of the year for American sports. The NFL is in mid-season form, the NBA season is just beginning, and the baseball season culminates in the World Series (congrats, Giants). All this TV time for sporting events means a lot of TV time for sportscasters. 

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The Classic Navy Suit
28 Oct

The Classic Navy Suit

When the Emperor of Japan met Prince Charles, they both wore the most classic of all men’s suits, the solid navy blue.  It was the same color of suit that Prince Charles chose when he showed his infant son William to the world for the first time.

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Italian Style in Japan
23 Oct

Italian Style in Japan

The ingenuity of Japanese design is innovation building on an awareness of history. I’ve never been to the country myself, but from my seat, menswear in Japan takes this ethos to a whole new dimension. Where else are you going to find a place willing to re-authenticate American culture (however defined) and subversively re-create it?

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