functioning sleeve buttons

There is all of this fanfare around functioning sleeve buttonholes.  Understandably so.  They do often signify some level of quality and attention to detail.  And then there are those who like to keep one or more of the buttons unbuttoned, that damned 'sprezzatura' thing that is so often taken too far.  Don't get me wrong here, I love functioning...

There are various schools of thought on wearing white bucks and spectators (which ill collectively refer to as 'white shoes'), no doubt.  Since my interest in men's style took hold a few years ago I have heard murmurings about the differences in the rule on the subject between the north and the south.  Something I had always attributed to...

I would be remiss if I did not give proper thanks to those who have supported my efforts here at FYGblog over the past few months.  A while back you will have noticed that I decided to take on sponsors for the blog.  I did so only once a few criteria were met.  First, that I have reviewed the...

cufflinks without a jacket

So, I have this set of style 'rules' that I have been known to live by.  The rules are really intended for dressing for business moreso than anything else.  That said, the rules almost always take a more conservative stance on any given issue.  Additionally, some rules are better to break than others.  However, one of them that should...

radnor hunt races

Yesterday was a grand day, in fact one of the best days of the year.  Year after year.  The occasion was the 83rd Radnor Hunt Races.  The day's festivities surround 6 horse races, both literally and also more figuratively.  Both inside and outside the circular track thousands of tailgaters assembled in various forms of glory.  The day is much more...

As I noted last week I will be at Indochino's traveling tailor event next Monday (May 20th) for the latter part of the day acting as a style adviser for any of my readers who may want to stroll by (I am not getting paid so I have nothing to gain here).  I have been through the traveling tailor...

black tie optional

There has yet to be a charity event committee that I have served on that in the discussion of dress code black tie optional does not come up.  That is not to say that 'cocktail attire,' 'black tie,' and 'business dress' don't come up, because they do.  But anyway, without fail, someone brings up 'black tie optional.'  Something which,...

For months I have been looking forward to seeing Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby and the men's style in the movie, which was designed by Catherine Martin and made by Brooks Brothers.  This was only exacerbated when the release date was moved back from December 2012 to May 2013.  Among other things, I could not have been...

blue linen pants

It is our family tradition to do brunch out at our club, this year was no different.  I won't step foot in the clubhouse wearing anything without a collar on, but on days like today a jacket and tie are called for.  Not only because the event is a more formal one, but more importantly to show respect and...

indochino spring summer suits

A few weeks back I announced that Indochino would be bringing its Traveling Tailor series to Philadelphia.  The shop opened today and will be here through May 27.  I found myself downtown today and decided to stop by the shop at 1518 Walnut st and can say that Indochino has settled into the space well. Since the New York event...