That Tweed Prince Of Wales Plaid Suit

tweed prince of wales 3 piece suit

If you all have not caught on yet, I often have a thing for some rather aggressive patterns and fabrics; especially in aggressive configurations.  Think Lilly Pulitzer vests and double breasted windowpane suits.  So going into my last visit with Joe from MyTailor.com/Hemrajani Bros I decided I wanted to get something in tweed, preferably a plaid. Little did I expect to find something so fit for the bill.  So bold and yet still tasteful.  So much a country/suburb fabric, but still wearable in the city if needed (or if I so desired).  And in colors that fit me. What I … Continue reading

Awl & Sundry Custom Shoe Review, pt I

awl and sundry custom mens shoes

The made to measure/custom suit and shirt industry has been doing quite well for itself over the past few years.  The number of players has increased greatly and partly as a result, the accessibility of made to measure suits (by means of the internet and lower prices) has greatly increased.  It was only a matter of time before the same started happening in shoes. Sure, Nike ID has been around for a while and since it is Nike, it is no doubt a huge operation, but it is limited in its scope.  However, aside from the top tier of shoe … Continue reading

The Monsieur Fox Cufflink Review

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I really like cufflinks.  Both wearing them and looking at them.  Some are merely objects of function.  Whereas others are that and more; objects of function and art.  Cufflinks and tie clips from Monsieur Fox are certainly worthy of being classed in the latter category. Monsieur Fox was started by Adrian Azodi in 2012.  And although based in Dubai, Adrian was raised in the United States, New Hampshire to be exact.  Which is partly where he draws inspiration from.  But for more on this subject check out this interview of Adrian by Business Of Everything. My relationship with Monsieur Fox … Continue reading

Dandy Wellington Via The Dandy Portaits Video

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I would like to continue with my theme from yesterday.  That is, knowing and wearing what works for you.  A man who exemplifies this ethos better than most is Dandy Wellington. Dandy, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with a few times, was recently featured in Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams’ book I Am Dandy.  He is also the band leader of Dandy Wellington and His Band, a NYC based jazz ensemble. Anyway, Rose and Kelly Desmond Bray (aka Rarebit Productions) put out a video a few days ago profiling Dandy (titled The Dandy Portraits – … Continue reading

Oh, How I Wish I Could Wear That…

black and white plaid suit

I have long wanted to acquire a black and white plaid suit (like the one Nick Wooster is pictured in as well as the Tom Ford also pictured).  But I just can’t.  It just wouldn’t work for me.  Which is not something I say often.  And you may ask why, out of all things, can I not wear what is often thought of as a rather simple and classic suit?  Especially, when I wear some rather aggressive patterns and colors and feel completely comfortable in them. The reason is two fold; a mix of self awareness (which, as a side … Continue reading

Apologies

Readers, I realize that over the past few days there have been issues with both the blog and the email subscription.  That is, the blog reverted to an old format and the most recent posts displayed were from March of 2012.  And the email subscription service sent out numerous emails over the past 2 days, likely clogging some of your inboxes.  I apologize for the inconvenience these issues have caused to any and all of you.  I believe the issues have been resolved.  The blog has been restored to the current and correct format with recent posts.  The email subscription … Continue reading

The John Doe Shoe Review

john doe shoes review

The Mexicans are coming!  Well, their shoes are at least.  In the past 6 months or so, a few brands have come on the scene out of Mexico.  Just A Men Shoe being one and John Doe Shoes, being the other (yes, I know, the names could use some work).  Today we shall discuss the latter brand, in particular their Dover Chukka Boot. John Doe Shoes specializes in Good Year welted shoes, which are made at their factory in Mexico.  Which, if you care to hear my opinion, we are going to be seeing a few brands come out of … Continue reading

Oh, The Horror (2014 Oscars Men’s Style)

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The red carpet was awash in sartorial disaster at the 2014 Oscars, as per usual.  It pains me so much to see anyone, especially celebrities, do black tie with such recklessness.  I do understand that many celebrities use the red carpet to try new looks (this year the white dinner jacket was huge), differentiate themselves and cash in on endorsement deals to wear a given designers clothing.  I feel bad for many of the designers, as many of their muses looked like, well, shit.  Indeed, any PR is not good PR.  True, there were some who did dress well, but … Continue reading

The Arden Reed Suit Review

arden reed suit review

This review is a long time coming, arguably overdue.  For that I owe Arden Reed an apology for taking so long.  Anyway, I first came in contact with Arden Reed about a year and a half ago when they reached out to me.  However, we decided the time was not quite right to do a review of their suits; so we held off. Fast forward a year and the construction of a truck designed to measure guys for suits and Carlos (Arden Reed’s co-founder, the other being Mike Abadi) and I decided it was time to do a review of … Continue reading