Things A Man Can Never Have Too Many Of: White Shirts

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Necessity can be sometimes pleasing and other times an annoyance.  But excess can be a beautiful thing.  There are certain things a man needs in his wardrobe.  Of those certain things, there are some that he cannot have to many of; such as solid white shirts. I believe that at last count I have 18.  It is guaranteed that that number will only increase with time. ‘Why on earth do you need so many white shirts Justin?’  I have been asked on more than one occasion.  At the heart of the matter are two things.  First, a white shirt is … Continue reading

A Visit To The Jay Butler Factory

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Dear Readers, I apologize for the extended absence.  The blog has had to continue to take a back seat lately.  I have spent the last week and a half traveling, most of the time was spent down in Mexico at the Jay Butler shoe and leather goods factories.  Sadly, there was not much time for blogging.  Which brings me to something I have been meaning to mention for a while.  If any of you are interested in writing for The Fine Young Gentleman, please send me an email at Justin@TheFineYoungGentleman.com.  I am exploring options to augment my writing (and perhaps … Continue reading

Two Birds With One Stone

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2 birds with 1 stone, or 2 trends in one garment.  Without intending to sound rhetorical; it’s certainly not the first time it has happened, and will definitely not be the last.  Let me elaborate. A few weeks back I wrote on some of the men’s style trends for this fall/winter season.  Although admittedly I generally dislike calling things trend that are really some pretty simple and classic aspects of menswear. For today, let’s focus on two of the trends, the color green and all things quilted.  The first thing that comes to mind when I think of green clothing … Continue reading

The Changing Face Of Online MTM Suiting

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Long time readers of this blog will know that tailored clothing, in particular made to measure suiting has been the most frequented topic discussed on The Fine Young Gentleman.  I would even go so far as to say that I have reviewed more brands than anyone else and that those reviews garner more traffic than other blogs reviews.  But I could be wrong on both of those.  Either way, my point is that I have been following the industry closely over the past 3.5 years, back when the industry was really in its infancy.  Now it is somewhere past its … Continue reading

An Alternative To Lax Penni Friday

Champion performax shirt

A while back I wrote of my affinity for wearing lax pennis to the gym.  However, I do realize that a pinnie is not always the ideal choice to gym wear; some have argued that it is never an appropriate choice.  Although dissent is appreciated, I disagree with the haters.  Lax Pinnies are still okay. But to appease them, somewhat, I will acknowledge some other options for gym wear.  Some of which we can talk about another time, tonight we will talk about about more performance oriented clothing.  As an example I’ll discuss Champion’s Performax line.  Admittedly, most of the … Continue reading

Jay Butler Launches Leather Goods Collection

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Dear Readers, A few weeks ago I announced that I was starting a shoe and leather goods brand, Jay Butler.  Proudly, I can now say that ‘starting’ has changed to ‘started.’  That said, late Monday night I launched the leather goods collection.  The collection consists of wallets, money clips and other small leather accessories.  Over time the collection will grow to include duffel bags, lap top bags, dopp kits and other small leather items. When I was designing Jay Butler’s first leather goods collection I wanted to keep things simple and classic (big surprise there, right?).  Functional and practical while … Continue reading

The Ravis Custom Tailor Suit Review

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Like many of the reviews on this blog, the following review of Ravis Custom Tailors is a long time coming and also overdue.  For which I owe the brand an apology.  But more importantly, let’s get on with the review. Ravis Custom Tailor is not a brand that I have seen talked about on other blog.  There are, of course, a few threads on the brand on AAAC and SF; the consensus seems to gravitate toward the less favorable side of things.  Which oftentimes makes me more curious about a brand and its products.  Overall, my impression of Ravis has … Continue reading

Changing Of The Guard

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Summer is over. Our delusions of a perpetual Indian Summer come to an end.  The reality that the chill of fall and winter is upon us sets in.  This brings joy, sadness and transformation. I personally favor warmer weather.  But not so warm that the wearing of a suit is nearly prohibited because of the discomfort of excessive sweating (I took the month of August off from suit wearing).  Anyway, something about freezing temperatures just doesn’t get my blood flowing.  However, there are a few saving graces of this coldness.  First, it is prime weather for chunky sweaters as well … Continue reading

Announcing My Brand, Jay Butler

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Dear Readers, A little over a year and a half ago I announced that I had left my job as an accountant to start a shoe brand, thank you to those of you who have given me your support since then.  I hope that all of you will continue to support me by continuing to read the The Fine Young Gentleman as well as patronize my brand, Jay Butler.  Although I have mentioned the brand a few times in passing I have remained relatively quiet about things.  However, I feel that it is now time to more formally announce Jay … Continue reading

Trends For The Fall/Winter 2014/15 Season

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Whether you follow (or even care about) trends or not is up to you.  Perhaps you find them silly and useless or perhaps you follow them with the utmost allegiance.  If you are of the former camp then I suppose you should stop reading.  If you are anywhere but that then you may find it of interest to read on for some of the trends that I’ve caught onto for the coming season.  As you may have guessed, I have a few thoughts about each of the trends, I’ll try to be positive about them.  Anyway, if you are like … Continue reading