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the art of shaving like a gentleman
June 3, 2013

How to Shave Like a Gentleman

The Art of the Shave

Only a true gentleman understands importance of a close shave. It’s no easy feat given that it gives lie to the idea that practice always makes perfect: you could shave day in and day out and still be left with results that simply don’t meet your standards. The truth is, a plain old razor and [...]

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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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stay stylish and warm during the summer months
May 11, 2013

How to Stay Classic in the Heat

Dressing for the Summer

I understand, I really do: you’ve forgotten what it feels like to be warm, it’s been cold for so long, and warm-weather-euphoria is bubbling through your bloodstream like champagne.  At this point in spring every Classic Sir looks forward to grilling and hitting the beach, but so often I’ve observed even the most level-headed sartorialist [...]

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April 14, 2013

Mad Men Yourself

Why Men Love Don: Part 2

I don’t claim to have as many problems as Don. Heck, I’m not even sure I’m as psychologically real. I do, though, know that there is something immensely comforting about wearing a uniform; you know who you are, because you know what you’re wearing, and vice versa. Oscar Wilde wrote in his essay 1891 essay [...]

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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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November 12, 2012

How A Stylish Home Theater Can Enhance Your Space

Stylish Home Theaters

It is easy to emulate style and luxury, and it is easy to enhance the sound of your home theater. However, it is quite difficult to take both of these into account and make an all encompassing goal. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a fruitful endeavor by any means. If you can find [...]

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