black and white plaid suit

I have long wanted to acquire a black and white plaid suit (like the one Nick Wooster is pictured in as well as the Tom Ford also pictured).  But I just can't.  It just wouldn't work for me.  Which is not something I say often.  And you may ask why, out of all things, can I not wear what...

Readers, I realize that over the past few days there have been issues with both the blog and the email subscription.  That is, the blog reverted to an old format and the most recent posts displayed were from March of 2012.  And the email subscription service sent out numerous emails over the past 2 days, likely clogging some of your...

john doe shoes review

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...

The red carpet was awash in sartorial disaster at the 2014 Oscars, as per usual.  It pains me so much to see anyone, especially celebrities, do black tie with such recklessness.  I do understand that many celebrities use the red carpet to try new looks (this year the white dinner jacket was huge), differentiate themselves and cash in on...

arden reed suit review

This review is a long time coming, arguably overdue.  For that I owe Arden Reed an apology for taking so long.  Anyway, I first came in contact with Arden Reed about a year and a half ago when they reached out to me.  However, we decided the time was not quite right to do a review of their suits;...

49.  Never, ever, ever wear a black dress shirt with a suit (or a dinner jacket/tuxedo for that matter).  Just because they may be or may have been 'on trend' does not mean one will ever look good on you. -JLJ PS - I have nightmares about things like Matt Damon's ensemble above.  You may think I'm joking, but sadly, I'm...

Readers, First, I must apologize for the unannounced week long absence (and I have been MIA on email for about a week and a half so I owe some of you emails, you will hear from me soon).  I was on vacation with family and to be honest once I got down to Florida I didn't feel much like spending...

beckett simonan shoe review

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...

what to wear to a funeral for men

What should a man wear to a funeral?  Easy, keep it simple stupid.  Is a phrase that works for so many things, including how to dress for a funeral or memorial.  Fortunately, I think that attending funerals is something that many of us do not have to do often.  But nonetheless it is unfortunate when it does have to...

best custom shirts in nyc

The best custom shirts in NYC?  That's an aggressive question to answer as well as a bold implication.  I cannot say that the shirts that The Sock Hop makes out of its small Nolita store (I don't think anyone truly knows the borders of the neighborhoods down there) are the best in NYC they are certainly some of the...