The Best $150 I’ve Ever Spent? The Z-Rack

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A few months back (one of those times I didn’t post for a while) I moved from the suburbs to city.  Partially as a result my clothing storage space became less than what it had previously been.  Which for someone who is as clothing obsessed as me this posed a significant problem.  I wrestled with the problem for a few weeks, unable to find something that was sturdy enough yet with enough capacity.  Which was about 10′ of hung clothing.  I also had a variety of bags and other items that I needed to find a home for. I looked … Continue reading

Wierd Al Yankovic Takes On Fashion

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Weird Al Yankovic has yet again returned with his unrivaled blend of musical parody and satire.  Much to the delight of this blog he decides to take on a few fashion trends and men’s style issues head on.  Which is rather interesting considering historically speaking his personal style has gravitated towards the more horrifying side of things.  But anyway, that is neither here nor there.  What is important is that he puts down Crocs, Uggs and Ed Hardy.  Most importantly, he makes it clear that wearing suspenders with a belt is also ‘tacky’.  He then throws in a few other … Continue reading

On Paper Vs. In Person

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“I have a great friend to set you up with.  I went to college with her and she has a great job at Bloomingdale’s as a buyer.  Shes from the Main Line and is really pretty, at least an 8.”  One of your girlfriends tells you.  So you scope her out on Facebook, she’s at least an 8.  In fact you think you saw her on Tinder, definitely swiped right on that one.  Anyway, you’re sold, you take the date. On paper this girl sounds great; smart, well educated, employed and attractive.  You meet her in person, have some drinks, … Continue reading

Awl & Sundry Custom Shoe Review

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It was only a matter of time until someone did the whole online made to order shoe thing right.  So, after a few years of waiting it has happened.  Or at least, it is as good as it gets for now, and I mean that as a compliment.  The ‘it’ I refer to is Awl & Sundry.  Although admittedly, Awl & Sundry is far from the first company to do made to order shoes, they are the first that I know of to work on multiple lasts with multiple styles of shoes and do it solely online. A few months … Continue reading

Lax Pinnie Friday

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My life is riddled with guilty pleasures.  I have found that my life functions a bit more smoothly with them, rather than without them.  A while back I shared about my secret love for the Supreme 5 panel hat.  Today I would like to opine on the supremacy of the lax pinnie.  Of course, there are numerous other guilty pleasures, they can either be discussed later on or have no place on this blog. So what is it about lax pinnies that make them both acceptable for wear in public as well as superior to any other form of dress.  … Continue reading

Wearing America: The 4th of July Shopping List

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Nothing says exceptional like America. And through years of historical precedent nothing saying you love your country by decking yourself out in all assortments of red, white and blue.  There is, of course, the option of wearing the colors on different items of clothing (think navy blazer, white shirt and red tie).  And then there is the option of wearing threads that were specifically created to remind the rest of the world just how exceptional America is.  Which in the unfortunate case you forgot about that small scientific fact, I ask that you take a few minutes to listen to … Continue reading

The Ed Et Al Shoe Review

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There are some brands that I follow the progress of for months and sometimes even years.  From time to time fortune smiles upon me and one of these brands will decide they would like me to review their products.  Such is the story with Ed Et Al, the young shoe brand from Singapore. Singapore?  You may ask.  Yes, Singapore.  Not only is the brand based there but the shoes are also made there in Ed Et Al’s own workshop.  At first thought it sounds like a pretty random place for a dress shoe brand to be based.  But in actuality … Continue reading

The Elegance of The V Neck Shirt

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The Dude abides.  No further justification is really needed than that. Many of you will likely be surprised to hear that I wear v-neck t-shirts quite often.  Although I talk about tailored wear most of the time here on The Fine Young Gentleman, I wear suits less than half of the time.  But I chose to write about them most of the time.  That said, I still rarely leave the house in anything less than a collared shirt, but when I do chances are pretty good it is my ambulance company’s shirt or a v-neck.  Why the v-neck?  Well, The … Continue reading

The Indochino Suit Review, 3.0

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As some of you long time readers may know, I have had a bit of a checkered past with Indochino.  I had mixed results with the first two suits I ordered from them.  Although the second better than the first, it was still not up to par, not to mention, many people I had sent to Indochino had less than favorable experiences.  However, through all of that the company and I kept in touch and I gave them what feedback I could in an effort to help them better their practices.  In fact, at one point Indochino’s CEO Kyle Vucko … Continue reading

MIA

Readers, I apologize for being m.i.a. for over a week without notice. It was not completely planned, but necessary. As I have shared in the past, I am starting a men’s shoe and leather goods company. I am currently down in Mexico working on sourcing and development, which has been great. However, time intensive and the internet less than kind to WordPress and blogging. Which leaves me sitting on a bench outside my hotel writing this post on my iphone (I don’t want to know what the data roaming charges will be for this). Things should get back to normal … Continue reading