"Let me begin by saying, you all dress up pretty nice."  Was how Mr. Obama opened up his speech at the Inaugural Ball.  Kind words, no doubt.  But sad that they do not apply the the man speaking them.  Especially since said man is the President of our great country.  Even the Vice President got the memo and absolutely...

passagio cravatte tie

I have in the past referred to Vesper Lynd's statement that 'there are dinner jackets and then there are dinner jackets' in Casino Royale.  The latter being something worthy of admiration and recognition.  Well, Passaggio Cravatte is one of the tie makers that make ties and not ties.  In fact, the nicest tie that I, and probably any man...

Fear not, the men of the celebrity set have yet again showed us how not to dress for black tie...  Or if you are Ewan McGregor you think you are too cool to actually wear a tie at all, that's some serious dark side of the force shit and Yoda would not approve.  I do not know why they...

Note: Since time of publication my stance on Indochino has changed.  Please refer to this most recent review for updated thoughts. A few months back the good people at Indochino made a stop in New York City to show off their latest goods in the NYC installment of their traveling tailor series.  Indochino chose to hold the event in Grand...

What is the best necktie a man should have, I have been asked on multiple occasions.  Well, last week old man Boehlke over at A Suitable Wardrobe postulated of the black silk grenadine necktie that "If a man were to have but one necktie in his wardrobe, one could make an argument that it should be a black silk...

Quite often, guilty pleasures are some of the best pleasures.  I need not delve into an extensive list of mine but today I'd like to talk on one in particular.  Snapback hats from Supreme, specifically one made of Harris Tweed in a plum color.  I have always had a weird curiosity about their signature 5-panel hats.  But my respect...

Ideally it is something that only happens once a year, if that.  Moving; that is.  And in my experience it is always a hassle.  And it always takes longer than expected; like many things in life.   Given my predilection for clothing the focus of my move oft resides with my wardrobe (and my home theater because audio and video...

scarosso tassel loafer

A few months back Scarosso shoes were discussed here on FYGblog.  In particular, I reviewed a pair of burgundy suede wingtips.  In that write up I noted that I hoped to review Scarosso's custom shoes (also mentioned them here).  That is, custom to the point where you can choose the colors of the sole, lining, upper and tassels.  There...

Over Thanksgiving I was lucky enough to stop by Centofanti tailors in Ardmore, PA where I stumbled upon an old tailoring trade publication, The Custom Tailor.  The particular edition I came across was to commemorate an anniversary of the organization, I believe.  So there were pieces from the past century or so.  Over the next few months I plan...

As I woke up today I refused to acknowledge that Christmas was in fact over.  So I thought a post on the style of Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2 (1992) would help us all. Happy Boxing Day, JLJ