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The Christmas season is indisputably one of the best times of the year.  'Tis the season to ask your loved ones to buy you the things that you would or even better, would not buy for yourself.  And that is a beautiful thing.  Here are a few ideas to add to your own list or if you are shopping...

shetland-tweed-suit-and-fender-stratocaster

No fabric is more at home in the fall than tweed.  Although tweed comes in many forms, we are going to focus on Shetland tweed for the purposes of this post.  Shetland tweed is called such because the wool yarn comes from the sheep of the Shetland Isles.  Relative to other tweeds I find Shetland tweed to be wiry,...

dicaprio-cargo-shorts

Gents, There has been a pervasive evil to emerge in menswear this past spring and summer season.  It's always been around, refusing to die; but it has made a strong resurgence as of late.  The evil I speak of is the cargo short.  In the most concise manner possible, I will say that guys should not wear them in civilian...

suits in front of ny supreme court

A little over a month ago Black Lapel invited me to hang out during their f/w 2016 photo shoot; which was to start in Manhattan and venture over into parts of Brooklyn. I’ve been following and working with the brand nearly since their inception so I thought it a good opportunity to see what they have in store for...

caramel penny loafer with orlebar brown surfers bathing suit sq

We're in the dog days of summer and it is important to look good while by the pool or ocean.  We’ve put together a few thoughts on how to up your style for future waterside wanderings. Ditch the board shorts of years past and go for something a little more updated and mature; either a more traditional pair of swim...

pitti peacocks 1

Twice a year Pitti Uomo happens in Florence.  It is the largest menswear trade show, perhaps you could call is the show of shows, or something like that.  This season the show garnered particular attention for a few shows that were put on during Pitti (ie Raf Simons) as well.  I suppose it is fitting that it occurs in...

black lapel suit with jay butler brown leather tote bag

For years I have begged and pleaded with many, if not all of the custom suit brands you have read about here on The Fine Young Gentleman, to offer their suits in a fresco fabric.  In the past I have waxed poetic on the virtues of fresco so I won't bore you with that again.  As that is not...

preppy lilly pulitzer suspenders

The time has yet again come to refresh the crop of Lilly Pulitzer suspenders on offer.  To those of you that have helped sell out all of the styles until this point, thank you! A few years back Lilly Pulitzer made the error of ending its men's line.  I've asked a number of people at the brand to re-launch the...

jay wright cutting the net

It has long not been a secret that Jay Wright is one of, if not the best dressed coach in college basketball.  Alas, it can now not be argued that he is now regarded as one of, if not the best coach in college basketball right now. The fit of his suits is always on point.  His pattern selection and...

ralph lauren polo bear sweater and corduroys

There are some things in life that they are so bad that they are good.  Almost irresistible, in fact.  Perhaps you could argue that some of today's pop music belongs in this category (although I will say that most of it just flat out sucks).  Staples of the Philadelphia diet such as cheese whiz and scrapple are certainly so...