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Lessons Learned: The Casual Conundrum

June 22, 2019
by Joshua M.   I am not a particularly creative person. My right-brain functions are sorely underdeveloped (nb.: alas, the same could be said of my left-brain functions, but one thing at a time). I...
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The Origins of Business Casual

April 17, 2019
by David Isle.    Deirdre Clemente’s recent article in The Atlantic argues that business casual originated in Silicon Valley as a bottom-up phenomenon.  This is a story that both Silicon Valley and...
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Easy Pants for Summer

May 14, 2018
by David Isle.   Now is the winter of our #content made sweltering summer by this sun of New York. The wisest response to this onslaught is retreat to the safety of an air-conditioned sanctuary. Bu...
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Game: Set. No Match

October 27, 2017
by David Isle.   You may remember that there was a football game a couple of Sundays ago that ended in dramatic fashion. As the clock ticked down to zero and players and media spilled onto the fiel...
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How to Wear a Pocket Square

October 20, 2017
by S. Charlie Weyman.   There are many ways to wear a pocket square, but only one rule – always complement; never match. As with tie knots, card tricks, and pick-up lines, you want to look good wit...
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Priorities Straight, Pants Wrinkled

June 06, 2017
by Daniel Penny.   Some men go through life constantly adjusting their appearance: straightening their ties, re-puffing their pocket squares, running their fingers through their hair. As some astut...
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Be Kind to your Tailors

April 18, 2017
by David Isle.   As a measure of the darkness and frailty of the human spirit, it’s hard to beat fairy tales. One of the most famous, and most devastating, is “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The prota...
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The Easy-Fitting Balmacaan

November 17, 2016
by S. Charlie Weyman.   Men have never had more options when it comes to outerwear. Browse any shop and you’ll find dozens of styles taking inspiration from military, workwear, and outdoor traditio...
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