Newsroom — David Isle


Stand Up Straight. No, Straighter

August 19, 2014
by David Isle.   In my last post on clothes and the body, I discussed the dropped shoulder, a very common defect. I have bad news: this is by no means the only affliction that modern life has visit...
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Towards a Better Business Casual

January 17, 2014
by David Isle.   “Business casual” is a nebulous purgatory. Nobody really knows what it means, except that it doesn't include the increasingly rare suit and tie, and it doesn't descend quite to the...
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What to Wear to the Office Holiday Party

December 12, 2013
by David Isle.   'Tis the season to be gaudy. It's the time of year when every mall spins saccharine holiday music every shopping hour of the day, every annoyingly over-energetic neighbor covers th...
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The Five Tie Wardrobe

November 26, 2013
by David Isle.   “Wear a tie” is kind of like “start with a joke.” It's good advice, but you have to know your audience and occasion to execute it properly, and missteps can be disastrous. As with ...
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The Fight of the Century

September 13, 2013
by David Isle.   The Mayweather-Alvarez fight will be big, but not near as big as the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in 1971. Tickets never rea...
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A Workshop Weathered by Time

August 23, 2013
by David Isle.   If Gaudi had ever built a shrine to umbrella-making, it would look like Mario Talarico’s workshop. It’s located in Naples’s Spanish Quarter, surrounded by cobblestone streets and t...
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