Cashmere is one of God's gifts to mankind.  This is scientific fact.  On this day I chose to incorporate cashmere via a necktie from Altea.  In fact, I built the entire outfit to work around the tie.  As we know, cashmere is more of a fall and winter textile.  This holds true especially for neckwear.  That said, I thought...

Alas, Fine And Dandy Shop opens its brick and mortar version in NYC.  The shop is tucked away on a quiet block of w 49th st, 445 w 49th st to be exact.  The shop is decorated with a combination of product and vintage paraphenalia, like the 'Dress well and succeed' poster (photo below).  Much of the merchandise is...

So, it has set in.  Our food comas, that is... And that was as far as I got last night when trying to write this post before I passed out.  Anyway.  The amount of money and/or discount that would be needed for me to step foot in a mall or shopping center today is rather exorbitant so any purchasing I...

Every brand and store in America is having a sale for Black Friday, at least as far as I know.  I bet even the fruit stands on the corners will offer discounts, maybe even firesale prices...  Anyway, our friends at Indochino are throwing their hat in the ring and are offering 30% off orders over $700.  Recently, Indochino was...

I remember running the last few hundred yards of the Philadelphia Marathon when I was a kid.  My uncle was running it so my cousin and I thought it fitting to join him on his triumphant finish.  I suppose it has been since then that I have always wanted to run a marathon myself.  I ran a couple half...

men of the cloth kickstarter

The interaction between supply and demand is the bedrock of economics.  Or at least that's how it was taught to me in school.  And it seems that as interest (and likely demand) in fine tailoring has increased over the past few years, the supply will only, over time, inevitably decrease.  Or so it seems that is to be the...

how to wear a kilt

A few weeks back I covered they style The Hunt in Far Hills, NJ.  Shortly thereafter, Quest Magazine contacted me asking to use some of my photos and I obliged.  The November issue (which also happens to be the 25th anniversary issue) was just released and my photos can be found on pages 174-175.  Or, you can always pick...

A few weeks ago I voiced my support for a proper dress code at a club.  Which should have come as no surprise to any of you.  A few nights later I was fortunate enough to be back in the Motherland (Bryn Mawr) and even more fortunate to have a meal in the new formal dining room, of which...

Last Friday marked the conclusion of the two day event Ivy Style Symposium at Fashion Institute of Technology.  The day kicked off with a speech from Richard Press, who offered both serious anecdotes as well as some legitimate comedy.  The pinnacle of which was his reference to his relationship with Frank Sinatra, which if I understood him correctly, he...

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. ...