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The online men’s dress shoe space has been busy welcoming new brand after new brand over the past few years. This is a good thing for all of us men. It gives us, as consumers and menswear nerds, options.  And we love options. Sometimes moderation and restraint are difficult to exercise. But, sacrifices must be made. To that end,...

A black suit is a go to look for a lot of guys even though it shouldn't be. But why? A few reasons: contrast and coloring, context, tradition and its association with mourning. I'm not saying there is never a place for the black suit, there is. But for most guys and for most of the time, there are...

Let’s discuss cardigans, specifically those heavy chunky ones that are so at home in the late fall and winter seasons. In other words, right around this time of year.  There is something alluring about a heavy knit cardigan of wool and/or cashmere.  The good ones are enveloping and undeniably comfortable. The resulting aesthetic is cozy and casual, sometimes with a rakish...

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So many times I have been asked 'what is the first suit I should buy?'.  My answer is almost universally the same thing: a solid navy or grey suit.  But the answer does not stop there, there really is much more to it.  To best help you guys get the best suit you can, I'd like to share some...

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Christmas is in 10 days.  Scary, I know.  If you guys feel like I do, this year passed by at an exceptional rate.  Arguably too fast.  For those that have not done all of your shopping yet, there is still time to do so.  As a little bit of last minute gift inspiration I'd like to offer up my 2017 Last...

carl friedrik briefcase review

Today we shall discuss and review the Palissy bag from Carl Friedrik (f/k/a Oppermann London, link). Like many of the brands I review, I have been keeping tabs on Carl Friedrik for a few years and have been asked about the brand by friends and readers. But unfortunately, until recently I had no personal experience with the brand so...

wolf and shepherd shoe review

Are there any great dress shoes out there that are not Good Year Welted, Hand Welted, Blake Stitched or something similar?  Put a different way, are there any quality dress shoes that are of a glued or cemented construction?  Conventional menswear knowledge would say no, there are not any.  I tend to follow this school of thought.  Although there...

Let’s talk about something new this week: denim. Specifically white denim; often referred to as white jeans. Perhaps surprisingly, I am a big fan of white jeans and wear with moderate frequency. Although oddly, I do not wear blue jeans, and probably never will; it is just a personal preference, they aren’t my style. So for today, let’s stick...

A few weeks ago New York City was blessed with the opening of the Drake's store, located at 39.5 Crosby st.  Drake's has long been one of my favorite men's accessory brands so I felt it fitting to stop by the store to check it out. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Drake's it is a London based...