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  

"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...