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...

summer suit fabrics

Now that spring is pretty much, but not completely, here (at least in Philadelphia) I have been receiving numerous questions on what men should be looking to add to their wardrobe for the upcoming warmer months. First off, I put away your flannels.   Second, break out the linen and fresco; if you have any.  They are two of the...

meermin black shoes

Black shoes often seem to lack personality.  I would argue they are sometimes boring.  Black is black and that is that.  Contrarily, shoes of other colors like brown and burgundy are not lacking of personality.  For starters, they do, over time, take on a certain patina.  And then there are the many shades of each color.  With all of...

"Give the people what they want, and they'll come out for it." so said Red Skelton.  And although he was in no manner speaking about men's style the quote can be applied to such; in particular the current retail climate. What I mean specifically is that companies are producing and selling products that the people seem to want.  So they...

contrasting buttonhole

With the advent of the online made to measure era there are few customization options that I feel have received more support and and attention than contrasting buttonholes (functioning buttonholes are another but I'll save that for later).  And I will come right out and say it; I do not like them and I do not and will not...