Question: ...So, as background for my real question, I have built a base of quality suits in conservative colors – navy and grey – and I am reviewing the fit of my shirts to bring those in line with the tailored look of my suits.  My real question now though is pattern.  How do you mix or combine patterns?  Suit,...

Austen Heller Driving Loafer

I seem to have chronic difficulty finding reasonably priced casual shoes.  There are nice looking options, but they are $300-400; but nothing that aesthetically pleasing in the $150-200 range.  As a result, I find myself wearing Top Siders almost exclusively. Enter Austen Heller.  A company that is only a few months old but is showing some promise.  The company...

Behind FYGblog is a person, as is the case with all blogs.  And through the growth and travels of the blog and other of life's adventures I have come across many a good friend and many an interesting venture.  It seems that all at once three of these ventures are coming to fruition and I would feel remiss not...

American Trench

I have oft relished in my love for Philadelphia and The Main Line.  And now that I am spending much of my time back here I have been keeping an eye out for brands and stores that are based here.  One of which is American Trench, which was brought to my attention by Jake over at Modern Fellows. A few...

"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...