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what tie to wear with a tuxedo

A rather sizable minority of questions I receive from friends and readers revolve around all things black tie.  It also seems that men make an effort to bastardize black tie, celebrities being perhaps the most chronic offenders, which is unfortunate.  So, I thought it prudent to put together a list of sorts, rules of black tie, if you will. ...

the cary collection picture

Some people collect for profit, others for love and yet others    Thomas Cary has conjured up some synergy of sorts of all these motivations and has built what is likely the largest collection of prep, wasp, anglophile and old school regalia, books and art.  He calls it The Cary Collection.  The collection occupies nearly every square inch of available...

Things seems to be close to normal back here on Manhattan.  I feel the rumble of the train beneath my apartment every now and then (I live on Lexington), power has been restored to most of Manhattan and it seems that many businesses are back up and running.  Although much of Manhattan lost power for 5 days and the...

For a second night I ventured into the Dead Zone.  I started at the Brooklyn Bridge and moved up past City Hall and into Soho.  The sky was a different story on Thursday night than it was on my adventure Wednesday night.  It was overcast and the lights from midtown and Brooklyn reflected off the clouds to provide an...

Hurricane Sandy got the best of me here in New York City.  I couldn't stand it anymore, I had to see what it was like at night.  It was a scene straight out of the movies.  Manhattan south of 39th st, that is.  Previously I said it reminded me of Gotham in Dark Knight Rises.  But I must amend...

My Friends, Not sure if you've heard but 39th street is the new Mason Dixon line.  Power south of 39th and east of 7th ave is out, and from my talks with some guys at ConEd it will likely be 2-3 days until it is restored.  Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers without power for days?  Unthinkable.  This is much...

So now that the entire East Coast has the first half of the week off work (let's be honest, we're not going to work tomorrow) and we are ensconced in our respective domiciles what are we to do...  I for one just had my last supper at J.G. Melon and took home a few bowls of their legendary chili...

As you all may know, Indochino's traveling tailor is still in NYc at Grand Central, in fact, it is here through Monday.  There are still some spots open, take a look.  However, what you may not know is that Rotenier is having a sample sale tomorrow 10am-7pm.  The event is not open to the public, but Mr. Rotenier was...

what to wear on an airplane

Lately it seems the topic of what to wear on the airplane has come up a lot in conversation.  Especially with my beloved (and obviously flawless) mother.  John Tinseth says "not as good as it was.  Better than it will be"  The first part of his statement, I would reckon is correct regarding how men dress.  But everyday I...

We all know about the affinity for made to measure suits here at FYGblog.  So I felt it prudent to write the first of what will hopefully be many pieces for Business Insider on made to measure suits.  Give it a read here.  Thank you to Business Insider for having me write! Cheers, JLJ  

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