Jay Gatsby Straw Hat Style
June 16, 2013

Jay Gatsby Upgrades Your Look

Classic Sir

  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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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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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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Don Draper - Mad Men
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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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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preview_harris-tweed-loop-scarf
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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Corduroy-1
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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Classic Hair Cut
August 28, 2012

A Conversation on Grooming, Pt. 2

Home Technique

This week we return to Jason and Kyle’s conversation on men’s grooming. The second part of their conversation is focused on home styling technique. Mr. Jason Sebacher JS: So what do you do every morning? KH:  For me it changes every couple weeks because I’m finding new and better ways to style my hair– JS:  [...]

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barbershop
August 22, 2012

A Conversation on Grooming, Pt. 1

Finding the Perfect Barber

The following is a transcript of a Saturday-morning conversation between Jason Sebacher and his old college buddy, Kyle Henry. When I see my barber it’s like seeing a friend. Getting your hair cut doesn’t have to do with hygiene or style…it’s the routine. JS:  Hey buddy. KH: Hey brother. How’s it going? JS: Good.  I just moved [...]

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