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mens summer layering orange vest 2

Layering is not just limited to fall and winter. It can be equally useful in the spring and summer, especially for those of us traveling to slightly cooler climates (think Maine, Nantucket or the Adirondacks).  You know, those days where it is 75 and sunny during the day but drops down to a cool 60 at night.  Fog may or...

benchmark bags brown leather duffel bag review

A good leather weekender is an easy thing to come by, actually. Finding one that is of good quality and doesn’t cost more than $500 is quite hard. And frankly, there aren’t many options. More often than not, ones that I have seen of leather that are for less than $500 are often of sub-par quality leather; which just...

lilly pulitzer suspenders

Alas, they have returned. And by they I mean Lilly Pulitzer suspenders. After a two or so year hiatus from my suspender (or braces if you prefer) project I finally got my shit together and had another batch made up. These are perhaps the most glorious ones yet. There are two fabrics on offer; both from Lilly Pulitzer. The first...

black lapel grey birdseye 3 piece suit review

Over the past 4 years I have reviewed Black Lapel twice; I’ve also commissioned a few things on the side that I haven’t written about. Black Lapel was even one of the first brands that I reviewed on The Fine Young Gentleman so it has been nice to seem them build their business over the past four years. Each...

jay butler indochino event philadelphia

Dear Readers, As many of you know, I have been working rather tirelessly on my brand, Jay Butler (thus why posts here haven't been as often as I'd like).  The struggle has been real, as some would say, but rewarding.  Things are progressing and growing at a nice rate.  But of course, there is always more to be done and...

correct mens tie length

On a list of things most often done wrong in tailored menswear, wearing a tie at an incorrect length would likely rank in the top 3.  Fortunately, this is an easy problem to fix.  Just as easily as a man can wear his tie at an incorrect length, he can also wear it at a correct length.  So, 'how...

justin bieber terrible style

It’s time to add a rule. It’s been a while; perhaps I’m off my game of being a judgemental d-bag. Or perhaps I’ve just been a bit sidetracked. Sadly, I can’t even take credit for this one; that goes to Wil Fulton of Super Compressor. It wasn’t even a rule set forth by Wil, just a statement referring to snapback...

Over 4 years ago it was proclaimed that The Fine Young Gentleman was a reaction to all of the poorly dressed men out there. That was April 4, 2011; the post was titled 'Actions & Reactions'.  It was the first post on this blog.  It was written out of frustration and catharsis; but mostly of a desire to help men...

david fin ties label and keeper

A number of months ago I was put in touch with a precocious young man named David Herzka.  David was just in the final stages of launching his new tie brand, David Fin, which launched in late 2014 and I can say makes some very solid ties.  David told me of his affinity for ties but also of the...

mens style pro dragon inside

This whole menswear blogging this is having a good moment these days.  Obviously, within the category there are a number of different types of bloggers and styles.  For the purposes of this post, I am referring more to the guys who focus on helping guys dress better without breaking the bank; whether it be casual clothing or tailored clothing. ...

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