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With the fast growing made to measure suit and shirts industries I knew it was only a matter of time before shoes caught up.  Presumably socks, belts and ties will be next; but I can only hope for now.  For today, let's talk on shoes.  It is oft said that you can tell how a man dresses by looking...

44.  Thou shall not wear sport sunglasses with a suit.  It's like wearing socks with sandals; everyone else knows its wrong, why don't you? Note: this rule was suggested by friend of FYGblog BDV.

Las Vegas is absurd.  There is really no way around that fact.  Everything about the place is designed to let hedonism flourish (and take your money at the same time).  And I, my friends, am a fan of hedonism.  Anyway, a few useful tips that my friends and I learned along the way over our time there.  If you...

Knowing how to dress for the weather is an essential attribute of any well dressed man (or woman).  On this day the weather was nearly perfect, spring at its finest.  Sun was abundant with only a few sparse clouds.  The temperature hovered around 75.  As such I opted for a navy blue wool/mohair fresco from My Tailor.  The fresco...

Dear Las Vegas, We had a brief encounter a few years back; short and moderately sweet.  I was in no rush to end up back in your bosom.  But, as fate would have it we are once again on a collision course.  This time I have brought reinforcements and accomplices.  Although my judgement is oft flawless, their's is not always...

In this second post in the Black Lapel series we will discuss the initial fit of the suit out of the box.  In the first post, we discussed the measuring and detail selection process; so if you are unfamiliar with it you may find it prudent to read it to catch up on things.  But in short the measuring...

There are events and then there are Events.  The Radnor Hunt Races are of the latter.  Somewhat akin to Foxfields and Far Hills Races (known to us NYC dwellers as 'The Hunt'), except more intimate and local; the way many of us like it.  Preakness was nothing but an afterthought for many of us.  The day is one of...

In honor of the Facebook IPO tomorrow I think it would be prudent to discuss the style of one Mark Zuckerberg.  Now, before I get into it I shall say this.  When you've changed the world in as much of a way Mr. Zuckerberg has you can wear just about whatever you want in my book.  And not to...

Just look at that.  Look at the creases and stress put on the fabric.  Imagine whats happening on the inside of the jacket.  Thousands of threads from the fabric, shoulder pad and collar are screaming out in agony; they can not take it anymore.  They want to leave him and never come back.  This is the last time they...

By this point most of you should have realized that I may be perhaps addicted to made to measure (and some would argue custom) suiting, could be worse...  On my ever growing quest to compile a solid list of makers I have encountered various business models, price points, levels of quality and fit and most importantly happiness in the...

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