frank clegg leatherworks

About a month ago I had the good fortune of visiting Frank Clegg Leatherworks.  Which to my mind makes some of, if not the, finest and most tasteful leathergoods in America. Frank's journey started a few decades ago when his then girlfriend (now wife) bought him some leather working tools and he started making some stuff.  He thought he'd try...

summer soiree

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...

Last night was the 2013 ESPYS, I guess it is a big night if your a big sports fan.  But I am not (I prefer to play, rather than spectate).  I did, however, manage to catch a few minutes of the red carpet while posted up at Ventuno (it doesn't seem right they have TVs back there, for the...

Nantucket Reds

The subtlety of some things is what makes them so good.  To the unseasoned individual Nantucket Red is Nantucket Red; it just is what it is.  To an extent this is true.  The real stuff can only be had from Murray's, as far as I am concerned so this helps keep things simple (although Lifshitz and Crew have tried...

suede loafers

Previously we have discussed the wearing of suede in various seasons (recap: you can wear it year round), which partially boils down to my affinity for the stuff.  And as with every other thing in your wardrobe, suede needs to be taken care of to get the most usage out of it.  In the first of a few posts...

mes chausettes rouges

We all know I have an affinity for over the calf socks, as should any suit wearing man.  Their functional superiority over mid calf socks is unquestionable.  But unfortunately for us men, there are not a plethora of suppliers.  Enter Mazarin and Gammarelli via Mes Chausettes Rouges (19.90 euro for cotton and wool, 49.00 euro for cashmere), which is...

obama takes off jacket

Obama has no problem catching headlines.  And he shouldn't, he is the President Of The United States Of America.  Admittedly, I don't follow his, or other politicians headlines.  But from time to time my attention is grabbed. Case in point, when said POTUS took off his jacket in front of a crowd in Berlin last week while giving a speech...

4th of july style

Not that any of you should need any guidance on what to wear on our great country's birthday tomorrow but all things red, white and blue should be in order.  It would be un-American to not show your support. Depending one the days itinerary a few ensembles could be in needed.  I, for example will have a day at the...

matthew aperry suit

As it starts with most suit companies I receive an email asking if I would like to review their suits.  If I have heard of the company and seen their site before I need to do little due diligence.  However, when I have not heard of the brand my first step is to do a little research.  Something that...

does linen wrinkle

Does linen wrinkle?  God yes.  But that is part of the elegance of it.  It is somewhat akin to the ferry (or short plane) ride over to the Promised Land.  But keep in mind, god also gave us the flax plant with the hopes of us humans making a cool wearing slubby fabric out of it.  It is perhaps...