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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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The Tailor of the People
04 May

The Tailor of the People

Modern dandies idolize the tailor as the “doctor to the soul,” the sage maestro who can create gentlemen out of cloth and canvas. But this is perhaps an example of romanticizing an endangered species, the same way the irascible and coarse panda bear appears in the public consciousness as a lovable, downy playmate.

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The Spirit of Appomattox
10 Apr

The Spirit of Appomattox

153 years ago yesterday, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, essentially ending the American Civil War. This was one of the most momentous meetings in all of American, bringing an end to four years of bitter, murderous warfare.

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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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Style on Film: Why I Don't Like North by Northwest
12 Mar

Style on Film: Why I Don't Like North by Northwest

There are very few famous suits. There are famous silhouettes or styles, but specific individual suits rarely penetrate the collective consciousness. Cary Grant’s suit in North by Northwest (1959) is one of the few exceptions.

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An Interview with Kimitoshi Chida of Sage de Cret
02 Mar

An Interview with Kimitoshi Chida of Sage de Cret

Kimitoshi Chida designs Sage de Cret, which has produced some of the most unique and enjoyable clothing to come through No Man Walks Alone, from last year’s rabbit fur fishtail parka (keep an eye out for this year’s version, soon to come to the No Man store) to the newly arrived patchwork jacquard coat, shown above. He kindly answered a few questions about his design process and vision.
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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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