Some things we buy for style, some for practicality, and some for both. Like scarves and umbrellas, a good pair of gloves not only accessorizes, but also weatherizes. Choosing the right pair therefore involves a bit of art and a bit of science.
For all the handwringing we do over how our suits and sport coats fit, it’s good to know that some things aren’t as difficult to size. If getting a suit to fit right requires understanding jacket silhouettes and having an alterations tailor, getting a sweater to fit right only requires knowing your size and having access to a sink.
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.
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.
“If you’re in the fashion world —and I have one foot in it —at some point you have to come to terms with black. Black can be very chic, and guys who are into tradition are generally not into chic.” – Alan Flusser
Brand name products cost more than generics, and aren't always any better. Compare the brand name and generic drugs at CVS, for instance, and you'll find the same active ingredients each, just with more profit to the manufacturer mixed in for the brand name version. It's tempting to think that the same applies to the sunglasses sold next to the checkout line.
It’s embarrassing to admit, but I have more clothes than the average small-sized family, and over the years, I’ve had to come up with creative solutions for storage. Whether you’re a sane person who’s simply looking to de-clutter, or a clotheshorse looking for more space, here are ten ways to get more out of your closet.
Summer is a great time for many things. We get music festivals in the park, reasons to go to the beach, and better afternoons spent on the porch. At the same time, it can be hard to enjoy anything when the weather is hot and humid.