A Finely Dressed Gent I noticed this gentleman on the train home today.  He was fully Prepped out, which is always nice to see in the city.  I envied him, for he was in seersuckers and I in a suit.  It cannot be seen from the picture but his shirt has a light check pattern which was a twist on...

What the hell is this heat about?  90 degrees in the city is intolerable, no 'if's and's or buts' about it.  When one is in the confines of air conditioning it is one thing, but for the inevitable foray out into the wild one needs to be adequately prepared in proper survival tactics.  During my commute the last few...

Today I attended an event put on by Kiehl's and The Sartorialist at the Kiehl's store at 13th and 3rd.  It was a promotional event for a 'limited edition dopp kit,' which was developed with the help of Mr. Schuman and is being marketed as a father's day gift.  I did spend a minute looking it over and yes,...

To flare or not to flare one's tassels, that is the question. I have often wondered what tassel loafers would look like with the tassels flared, however, I was not sure if I would like the end result.  I had never actually seen it done until I saw a recent post on Unabashedly Prep.  The aesthetic of the flared tassel...

My quest began online.  I first ran through the plethora of brands at department stores and retailers to see what was out there (Nordstrom’s, Brooks Brothers, Saks, Neiman's, MySuitNY, Polo, Zegna etc).  I looked at almost everything; I did not want to rule anything out without seeing it first.  I was generally turned off by most of what I...

34.  Thou shall not wear a back pack/book bag when in business dress, especially when in a suit.  Book bags are reserved for casual wear and students.

I closed my first post in this series by discussing my budget per suit.  I would like to follow that up with discussing exactly how I planned to spend the $500.  You see, I like to follow the belief that one should buy the best they can afford.  However, I also have a taste for the finer things in...

I cannot wait to wear these to work now that the season is right, as white bucks and white pants should only be worn between Memorial and Labor Days.  And yes, they can and should be worn to work if it is appropriate in your office setting. More on white bucks in a forthcoming guest post.  But for now know...

Things are still good, but not as good as they once were.  Back in the day, to the best of my knowledge, business was done almost exclusively in suits and golf attire, not business casual or even worse this new 9-5 dress bullshit (I will be posting a rant on this subject in the future).  Being that I am...

Men’s dress is all about proportions.  The relation between horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of a man’s garments can greatly affect the way a man’s body appears to others.  In fact, it can make or break any given ensemble.  It is essential for men to recognize that different types of lines flatter different body types. In general, horizontal lines serve...