Dress Sweat Pants
April 7, 2014

Dress Pant Sweatpants: Workplace Etiquette

All Work No Play?

I spent a little over two years as a pretty strict raw vegan, another as a regular, not-insane vegan. Now I’m a lapsed vegan, but during that time, I’d eat very simple meals, made of whole foods. It was a great time for me, nutritionally; I always felt energetic, and was never sick. I ate a [...]

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July 22, 2013

8 Things you didn’t know about Seersucker

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Seersucker is a flexible and versatile fabric that is often ignored because of other more exciting options like linen, chambray and madras check. Perhaps, these may be a bit over your head as well, and instead your closet is full of shades of run of the mill cotton. While, summer seersucker is a type of [...]

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July 12, 2013

How To Not Wear a Tie

How To Stay Classic In the Heat, Part 2

If you read my article on cashmere, you’ll know I’m unafraid of statements that might make most Woosterians howl and fray their handlebar mustaches; here’s another: take off your tie. Take it off; gently drape it over a hook; whisper that everything will be okay; smooth its tired, wrinkled neck; and pop open your second button. Really, it’s a [...]

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June 16, 2013

Jay Gatsby Upgrades Your Look

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  There was once a time in history when every man dressed to the nines all the time. When ladies were dolls and guys were dapper gentlemen. That lavish and extravagant era became commonly known as the Roaring 20′s. Heralded by one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, the [...]

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May 25, 2013

Iconic Watch Resurfaces After 50-Year Hiatus

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A watch sported by Sean Connery when playing James Bond in the 1965 movie, Thunderball, was recently found in dramatic fashion after being missing for many years. The geiger counter watch hadn’t been seen for decades and was thought to have been passed on by a cast member or employee of Pinewood Studios, where the [...]

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Classic Sir wardrobe essentials
May 23, 2013

7 Classic Essentials for Every Man’s Wardrobe

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Most men might not spend much time pondering the relative value of heel height, or the slimming effects of vertical stripes or block colors, but that’s not to say they don’t want to put the effort in. Happily though, the world of men’s fashion is full of timeless classics that help to take the guess [...]

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Don Draper
April 6, 2013

Mad Men Yourself

Why Men Love Don: Part 1

If you’re anything like me–and because you’re reading this I assume you are–you made a kindergarten-style paper chain to mark the days until the premiere of season six of Mad Men. Few cultural artifacts have made such an impact on contemporary public consciousness as this show has, and few creations have had as great an [...]

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March 19, 2013

The Basics of the Bow Tie Knot

Learn How to Tie a Bow Tie

Simply knowing when to wear a bow tie is just not enough. Knowing how to tie a bow tie separates you from the masses who don’t know the finer points of tying one, let alone the basics. If you are a first time buyer, remember that there are two variations of bow ties. The more [...]

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March 4, 2013

On Cashmere

Too Soft?

Maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s my penchant for all things preppy, maybe it’s that fleece (the least preppy fabric) or anything resembling fleece gives me the howling fantods, but I have to finally come out and say it: I don’t like cashmere. I kind of hate it, actually. Put down your pitchfork. You, pocket [...]

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November 27, 2012

Corduroy Day

The Best Day Of The Year

Last Sunday, November 11 was, other than St. Crispin’s Day and Festivus, my favorite holiday. The wales align on Corduroy Day, the date that most resembles the “cloth of kings” (corduroy’s French translation). So, in homage, I’d like to spend a meditative moment or two in tribute to this classic autumnal fabric. No other fabric [...]

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