"We're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye.  And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse." -Clark Griswold, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

To my knowledge there are some fabrics that are widely regarded as solely seasonal.  Or at least, solely for a certain temperature range.  Flannels and tweeds for the cold of winter.  And linens and frescos for the warmth or summer; or if you are in a tropical climate then year round.  But what if that was not so much...

Santacon.  A day of Santa Clausery and debauchery.  Basically, a day when many think they can still hack day drinking like those oft longed for collegiate days (most can't, it seemed).  But all the while rocking some form of a Santa costume or other related Christmas garb.  There were some true sights to behold; the good, the bad and...

I never get bored of talking about how to match men's accessories.  The combinations are almost endless.  It is quite simple, yet so many men do it so poorly.  There are many ways to approach the subject.  For today I will stick to using the tie (wool challis from Chipp2) as the foundation.  From that foundation everything else will...

Steven Hitchcock tailor

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be put in contact with Steven Hitchcock by our mutual friend Rose Callahan.  Up until that point I had only heard of Steven, I had never seen him or his work in person.  And by his work I mean his bespoke suits; he is a tailor, mind you.  He champions...

what tie to wear with a tuxedo

In on ongoing series I address questions I receive from readers, friends and fans.  This installment focuses on what type of tie to wear with a tuxedo.  That said, if there are any unanswered questions or if you would like to ask a totally unrelated question feel free to leave a comment of email at Justin@TheFineYoungGentleman.com.  For further discussion...

The idea of spending $26 for a single suit hanger is absurd to some men.  Understandably so.  But Butler Luxury hangers provide a product nice enough to justify the absurdity of it all.  Previously, I have discussed the hangers from The Hanger Project; which are also exceedingly nice hangers.  When things get to a certain level in quality, price...

phineas cole tux

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend an event at Paul Stuart that commended the unveiling of the newest set of window displays, which were done in collaboration with Town & Country (images can be seen below).  But my visit got me thinking of my previously released Christmas list.  Namely, the last item which was 'anything from Paul...

Few ready to wear shoe companies are as revered as Edward Green.  And for good reason, for both the style and quality of the shoes are excellent.  Anyway, the good people at Edward Green had a trunk show at Leffot last Friday (nov 30) where they had many of their models on display.  They were also taking orders for...

Christmas is upon us (or Haunnukah if that's your jam).  Cookies, ugly sweater parties and gifts proliferate almost all aspects of life.  You're on your own for ugly sweaters.  But I do recommend you get cookies from Hope's Cookies of Bryn Mawr.  And I obviously have suggestions on the gifts; both to give and receive.  Many of the things...