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Frida
30 Aug

Frida

Fate gave Frida Kahlo a transfixing beauty and a lifetime of suffering, both physical and emotional. Over her life, she developed a distinctive personal style that accommodated all of her providential fortune, both assets and liabilities. 

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Particularly Snug at Home
11 Dec

Particularly Snug at Home

If you’re in the Northeast United States, you’ve probably got wintry weather at your doorstep and perhaps even a day or two off from work. If these days away from the constraints of your work wardrobe mean relaxing at home in a hoodie and sweatpants from your college bookstore, you are missing an opportunity to treat yourself better.

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The Barchetta Pocket and the Purpose of Beauty
16 Oct

The Barchetta Pocket and the Purpose of Beauty

The barchetta pocket is often thought to be a tailoring detail exclusively from Italy.  The word “barchetta” is Italian for “little boat.”  It describes how the pocket floats on the chest, gently angled upwards, like the bow of a sailboat.  Most machine-made suits, by contrast, have chest pockets with a more stamped-out, rectangular shape.

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Chief
23 Feb

Chief

Aside from their songs and lyrical ability, style plays a huge factor in the life of most musicians. The clothes they wear and how they carry themselves show how they want to be perceived. The 29-year-old MC Jidenna has no problem making his presence, music, and style known. 

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This Is More Than Just Money, It's Cashmere
13 Jan

This Is More Than Just Money, It's Cashmere

In the mid-20th century, Scotland’s cashmere industry employed about 50,000 people, about one percent of the entire Scottish population. Since then, Scotland’s ties to cashmere production have frayed. Today, the industry has been reduced to about 5,000 people and a handful of companies fighting for dear life.

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How to Find a Great Sweater
30 Sep

How to Find a Great Sweater

Purchasing a good sweater can be more difficult than purchasing a good sport coat or pair of shoes. Unlike those items, sweaters have fewer "telltale signs" for quality. For example, whether your knits will pill after a few wears is largely determined by the length of the fibers used to make the yarns. 

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Quick Study in Neapolitan Shoulders
02 Aug

Quick Study in Neapolitan Shoulders

When commissioning a bespoke jacket in Naples, the choice of which shoulder construction to use tends to fall into two main categories.

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