mens scarves
August 31, 2015

The Fall Guide to Mens Scarves

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Fall generally brings back loving memories of my childhood wardrobe. When the humid summer air turned brisk, and the wafting odor of rotting pumpkins on the neighbor’s doorstep lingered in the air, my bedroom closet would swell with rigid corduroys starched to perfection and a colorful bouquet of Cosby-esque sweaters for the coming school year. [...]

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Ralph Lauren Plaid Shirt
October 8, 2014

Checkers & Balances – Guide to Plaid

Do's and Dont's

Being, as it is, past Labor Day, we are in prime plaid shirting season. Yet wearing this staple is trickier than you might think, fraught with unseen risks. Before you button down, read up. There are three kinds of plaid: vintage, mod plaid of the kind found on Don Draper’s casual jackets, which I lack [...]

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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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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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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 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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April 13, 2012

GQ Magazine uncovers the humble gentleman behind NBA’s reigning MVP

Derrick Rose

At just 23, Derrick Rose already has an MVP award, a $95 million contract, and a direct line to the White House, home of his number one fan. He also has Chicago—the city where he was born and bred—convinced that it’s witnessing the second coming of you-know-who…Read More from GQ.com It has been over 6 [...]

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