How To Wear A Three Piece Suit

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A three piece suit is one of the most useful and versatile items a man can own.  In the tailored goods category, it may in fact be the most useful (yes, even more so than a blue blazer).  The added vest (that makes a two piece a three piece) allows for a few more combinations that are not possible with the more common two piece suit.  Additionally, there is the practical utility of the extra layer around the torso in that it can provide warmth, which can be ideal in cooler weather. Although a three piece suit is typically a … Continue reading

Other People’s Rules of Men’s Dress


Often, constantly, the Rules of Men’s Dress presented on this site are derided.  Most of that is done by the haters, I welcome that sort.  There are also those who support the rules, I also welcome that sort.  And then there are those who have their own rules, whom I am also compelled to welcome.  Admittedly, I do not live by all of my rules, nor do I believe that a man need to, as the rules are set out to be an uber conservative and fool-proof way to dress.  That said, I certainly do not fully abide by the … Continue reading

Happenings In NYC This Week

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Good things are happening in NYC over the next week.  If any of them interest you, I recommend you make the effort to attend. Starting Thursday Meermin (review here) is having its first ever US trunk show.  They will be showing through Saturday (Nov 14-16), 10am-6pm daily at 481 Broadway, 4th flr.  I believe that Pepe will have some stuff on hand that will be exclusive to this trunk show, but I could be wrong.  At the least, he will have a solid spread of shoes to show, and hopefully swatches and samples for the MTO Meermin does.  For those … Continue reading

Thanks To The Sponsors

Again, I think it is time to give credit where credit is due and thank the two sponsors of this blog; Cottonwork and MyTailor (Hamrajani Brothers).  Both Sponsors have been kind enough to not only provide products for review (CottonWork and MyTailor), but also on an ongoing basis.  I have an order of shirts from Cottonwork on the way, some of which should be featured in some ‘Things I Wear’ posts and also a rather aggressive tweed plaid suit on the way from MyTailor that will also be featured. I feel that I should add that these brands are sponsors … Continue reading

The Jack Erwin Shoe Review

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One of the my favorite parts of this whole men’s style blogging/reporting thing is that I get to see brands grow.  Most of the time I learn of a brand it is soon after its launch, or soon after it starts growing.  But every so often, I will start following a brand before it launches.  In the case of Jack Erwin, I started following them when they were in the fundraising stage.  After hearing their pitch and brand concept I was rather excited.  With their affordably priced shoes they presented a simple solution to a persistent problem in #menswear: aesthetically … 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

Reader Question: What Color Shoes To Wear To A Nightclub?

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Admittedly, I do not talk enough about what to wear to a given type of event or a given place.  Perhaps I will start doing more of it.  But for now, I recently received an inquiry from a reader which in short asked what color shoes to wear to a nightclub.  Below you will find the question and my full answer.  If you have questions you would like answered feel free to email me at or post a query on my Tumblr. -JLJ   Question: Dear Justin, I discovered your blog today, and I am truly enjoying the read. … Continue reading

FYGblog Via Cool Material: Wear This

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A few moths ago I was asked by the gents at Cool Material to do a piece for their ‘Wear This’ segment, in which they have a blogger, editor or other style guy to put together a few items for a solid seasonal ensemble.  I obliged, naturally, and came up with what I think to be a pretty solid look that should last through the fall and winter months.  It was a fun little project and something a little different than what I normally do.  Which proved to be a nice change of pace, perhaps I will start doing more … Continue reading

Celebrity Style Gone Wrong: Niello & Nilzmoke


Over the past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a good friend from Sweden.  With him he brought a few fellow Swedes who I am now also pleased to now call my friends.  The purpose of their trip was to shoot a music video for one of the guys, Niello, who is a Swedish rapper (if you are interested, he has a few other singles out; Legenden and Svett). I know what your thinking, and no, I didn’t know that Sweden had rappers either.  But I know how some of you #menswear nerds have a thing for hip-hop so … Continue reading

How To Pack A Suit Via Business Insider

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Last week I wrote another piece for Business Insider titled How To Pack A Suit.  Which for the full version you can go there (it also includes tips to pack shoes, belts, ties and pocket squares), or read on for an abridged version. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure and you have to pack a suit or jacket there are wrong ways, right ways and better ways to do it.  The idea is to pack you suit in a way that takes up the least amount of space while limiting the amount of creasing and wrinkling in the … Continue reading