Things I Wear: Coyote Fur

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About a year ago I briefly discussed my thoughts on wearing fur.  Something I am strongly in favor of.  However, I failed to provide examples of it being worn.  Although I have since included it in a post or two I don’t feel like fur has gotten adequate screen time. In my original piece on fur I said that I though it was best to work fur into your wardrobe by means of accessories and accents, which I still believe to be the case.  Start small and work your way up from there.  Case in point: a fur collar on … Continue reading

The John Doe Shoe Review

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The Mexicans are coming!  Well, their shoes are at least.  In the past 6 months or so, a few brands have come on the scene out of Mexico.  Just A Men Shoe being one and John Doe Shoes, being the other (yes, I know, the names could use some work).  Today we shall discuss the latter brand, in particular their Dover Chukka Boot. John Doe Shoes specializes in Good Year welted shoes, which are made at their factory in Mexico.  Which, if you care to hear my opinion, we are going to be seeing a few brands come out of … Continue reading

The Beckett Simonon Review

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I remember when I first heard about Beckett Simonon in late 2012.  So I went to their website, browsed the selection and almost bought a pair of shoes.  The only problem was that they were all sold out and I did not feel like waiting for them to restock.  Nonetheless, I still thought to myself that it was only a matter of time until someone started a direct to consumer shoe company, mind you, this was a year before Jack Erwin launched. Since then I have been keeping tabs on Beckett Simonon so when I received an email from their … Continue reading

Project Show NYC, Jan 2014

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This seasons (well, actually its for FW/2015) Project NYC show had a good showing.  Admittedly, much of what is shown at the show is not my style, but I still really enjoy attending the show and seeing what some brands are churning out these days.  So as I perused the aisles of the show I picked out a few items that caught my attention. David Hart NYC I had never heard of David Hart NYC before, as was the case with many of the brands at Project.  What drew me to the booth was the tweed herringbone coat with wool … Continue reading

Things I Wear: Flannel & Shearling

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In case you are not in the know the Northeast received a rather sizable dose of snow over the past 24 hours (I measured 9″ at my house in Bryn Mawr).  Minus my original train to NYC being cancelled today, I couldn’t be happier about the snow; I just wish I had more time to enjoy it.  Admittedly, I love NYC while it is snowing, but the black slushy aftermath leaves quite a bit to be desired.  I guess it’ll make traveling between menswear trade shows that much more…  Masculine?  Elegant?  Sprezzy (let me tell you how much I can’t … Continue reading

Things I Wear: To Brunch

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I love brunch.  To not would possibly be unamerican and unmanly.  But that is not why I love it.  I love it because the company is almost always good and the food should be enough to put you into a coma for the remainder of the day, if you so choose to eat in such a manner. Save the playful but mysterious little dishes for dinner; brunch is where we go to gorge.  Brunch is where metabolisms goes to die. However, there is one thing I hate about brunch, and that one thing is why I rarely indulge; the wait.  … Continue reading

How To (Not) Dress For College

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The pajama party that is many a college classroom and campus has to stop.  It is an outward manifestation, generally speaking, of a disregard for the importance of our academic system and the educations that it endows its students with.  And then there is the more direct and personal disrespect that it shows toward the teachers and professors who operate in said system. Don’t you guys give a fuck? Or maybe acting like you don’t give a fuck is really what it’s all about.  Sad. It is something I never understood and still don’t understand; guys wearing sweatpants, t-shirts, pajamas, … Continue reading

Things I Wear: The Last Hurrah Of White Bottoms

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As Labor Day nears here in the States the days to wear white pants or shorts dwindle.  At least for the more stodgy of us.  So enjoy it while I can, I figure to myself.  We’ve already covered the shorts with a blazer debate so we’re okay with that, right?  I felt like the white pinwhale corduroy shorts with bit loafers were a lot so I left things simple on top; a blue linen blazer and light blue oxford.  I’ve never purchased anything from Lands End until this summer, and so far I am pretty happy with what I purchased.  … Continue reading

A Personal Uniform For Summer

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From time to time the subject of uniform comes up in men’s style.  The two most notable examples that come to my mind are Karl Lagerfeld (who wears only black with a white shirt) and Tom Wolfe (who wears only white suits).  There are others who take it a step further and wear the same outfit everyday.  While each man may have his own reasons, the end result is the same. I find it hard to debate the utility of choosing a personal uniform.  It creates a stable and familiar image to the outside world.  A brand of sorts.  And … Continue reading

Things I Wear: Off To The Summer Soiree

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The Summer Soiree yet again delivered one of the best nights of my summer.  Something about the combination of Nantucket, girls with pearls, pastels and the Chicken Box is nearly flawless.  Anyway, I don’t really know what requested dress code is, not sure anyone does.  But at an event like this is doesn’t really matter because both guys and gals in these parts just know how to dress for such an event. First and foremost I needed to wear something that I could dance in so linen and shorts were ideal.  Second, I wanted something summery and simple with some … Continue reading