I had just finished a serious afternoon chocolate and pastry bender while on a chocolate tour around Paris's beautiful left bank (yes, there really is an organized tour of about a half dozen chocolate and pastry shops, it was divine and can be found through a tour company called Viator).  All I wanted to do was lay down.  However,...

My friends, I have discovered something amazing.  A Spanish shoe company called Carmina.  Carmina was started in 1997 and is based out of Mallorca.  Until yesterday afternoon I had somehow never heard of this company, however, it was love at first sight.  Upon seeing the store at 4 Avenue de l'Opera I walked right in and what I immediately...

I like art and I love shoes. When these things are combined one should logically conclude that I would love the result.  In the case of Berluti shoes there is little love, but a lot of respect.  I do not particularily care for the shoes nor would I wear them at this point in my life.  However, I do believe they...

When you look at the picture below what is your first thought about how the man is dressed?  Is he dressed well or is he dressed poorly?  Either side could be argued for.  However, I would like to argue in favor of the former.  For the man pictured is no clown, he is a legend within the world of...

Some time ago I decided it would be in my best interest to take a vacation, so I decided I was going to go to Europe.  I arrived in Paris yesterday and am in Europe for roughly two weeks.  Upon arrival I was eager to get out on the town and explore.  Sadly, the powers that be, aka the...

35.  Thou shall not wear shirts with an off colored collar or cuff lining or off colored buttonhole stitching in a business setting.  These shirts should be reserved for casual wear.

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...