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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...

oliver wicks blue tweed suit with boots

Donegal tweed is a fabric, as with most tweeds, typically reserved for the cooler months.  Its distinguishing characteristic is the colored flecks, often in random or bright colors, that litter the surface of the fabric.  Most commonly, Donegal tweeds are found in grays and blues, sometimes in brown.  Oliver Wicks has great versions of the fabric in blue and...

Jay Butler Olive Green Suede Penny Loafer 2

It is far from too late to finish up your Christmas shopping. And if you are anything like me, you are just beginning to do your shopping; even though I made my list of what I wanted weeks ago.  Time is of the essence so I'm not going to bother with much small talk.  Just a few words about...

how to wear blue flannel suit with tweed pants

Flannel is to winter as linen is to summer.  Just a little more formal.  And perhaps just a little more famous.  Connery wore it as Bond on numerous occasions and then there was that movie about The Man In The Grey Flannel Suit...  But those were both long before my time (and likely some of yours).  Since then, flannel...