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Why Every Guy Should Own a Brown Suit

In more formal menswear circles--especially those across the pond--you may have heard the old adage “no brown in town.” This has since become construed as a fashion rule as strict as “no white after Labor Day” which has, in turn, limited men across the country to boring old navy and…

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The Power and History Behind Wearing a Signet Ring

While the conversations about “old money” and “stealth wealth” aesthetics have almost entirely focused on garments in recent years, the true telltale sign of dressing like a Rockefeller comes from the small details, like the jewelry that the one-percenters wear. Whether it’s a Blancpain watch on the wrist or a…

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Belgian Shoes are the True Definition of ‘Quiet Luxury’

While the term “quiet luxury” has become overused, there are some companies that still have that sense of old world charm about them. These brands remain steadfast to their principles and eschew hype culture, which, in turn, only adds to the mystique and reverence of the brand itself. One company…

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When Colder Weather Strikes, Put on the Sweaters From ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

Nearly a year on from its release, the Banshees of Inisherin sticks with readers for many things. Not least of which for the incredible sweaters. And now you can get that same look with the Colin sweater from the Irish clothing company The Tweed Project. Named for the star of…

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Add a Traditional Fisherman’s Smock to Your Closet

Layering is a key component of putting an outfit together — especially in transitional seasons. While you can always grab your denim jacket or your comfortable sweater, there is always room to expand your sartorial perspective into less well-worn territory. Take, for example, the fisherman’s smock, also known in French…

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How To Find the Perfect Denim Jacket

If you’re anything like me, the promise of cooler days immediately gets me itching to break out my favorite jackets. But also if you’re like me, you may find that the jacket you loved last year just isn’t doing it for you this season. Maybe your style has evolved or…

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Why a Few Good Oxford Shirts Are Really All You Need

More and more, I’ve found myself looking at my closet and realizing just how much stuffI have. I have shirts I only wear with a suit and others I will only wear to the beach. I have pants which are my “good pants” and I hardly ever wear them. Then…

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In Defense of Cheap Coffee, the Ultimate Caffeination Workhorse

Though I often talk about the value of living well, even I have my limits of where I choose to spend my time. I like my sleep. A lot. And because I now have three elderly dogs, there is less and less of it around my house. Because of this,…

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Vollebak Founders Explain How They Make Near Indestructible Clothing

Whether it's wildfires in the Arctic circle or deadly hot asphalt in Arizona, it seems like every day brings a new example of how humans aren’t adapting at the same rate in which the climate is changing. While it’s easy to be nihilistic, there are leaders out there working to…

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Murse, Tote, Handbag: Whatever You Call It, You Need One

Close your eyes and go back to the early 2000s. Bush was president. Facebook was a quaint idea. Digital cameras and Four Lokos were all the rage. It was also the height of cringey menswear portmanteaus. There were “mandals” for men’s sandals. And “meggings” for the compression tights cross-country runners…

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PSA: It’s Time To Upgrade Your Undergarments and Stop Buying Cheap Underwear

While countless words have been written about the merits of a good suit, there are far fewer on the benefits of good underwear. Which is odd when you really start to think about it. While a suit may give you the confidence to walk into a boardroom, a nice pair…

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You Need Some Short Shorts. These Offer the Best Fit and Look

Fellas, we need to have a serious talk about our shorts. How many of you are currently wearing a pair of shorts that end at the knees (or, worse, below)? How many of you haven’t reevaluated your shorts game in a few years and might even have a few from…

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London Buying Guide: Where To Find the Best Menswear On Your Next Trip

In early June, I touched down in Dulles after spending a few days in England. It was my first time in the U.K. and I can admit, I may have gone a little shopping crazy. I took an extra carry-on to stuff full of new clothes and, yes, I even…

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Warmer Weather Calls For Linen Suits. These Are the Best You Can Buy

With warm weather comes the perils of roasting in your two-piece suit. Whether you're at a wedding or a work dinner, it’s important to dress the part while not getting a heat stroke in the process. Yes, you can try to be creative and nix the jacket or go for…

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Finding the Perfect Hat: The Main Styles Every Guy Should Know

Compared to most other accessories, hats a lot of variety when it comes to design, style, and function. A bracelet or pair of sunglasses, for example, seem to follow a pretty basic outline. But a hat can be anything you put on your head. And this is the beauty of…

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