Category: Clothing

Every Man Needs a Suit of Armor


Regardless of what it is a man does for a living, there are going to be parts of his job he hates. We deal with conflict, disappointment, and discouragement on almost a daily basis. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by this stuff, but at least we don’t have to fight or kill for our lives…. Read more »

I finally got braces… at the age of 30


As I’m walking clients through the design of their suits, we address details like cuffs, pleats, and brace buttons. For some reason these will elicit an emotional response from a lot of men. I hear, “I’ll NEVER wear suspenders” about 80% of the time – as if they have some inherent evil that takes them… Read more »

Dressing Well is the Easiest Energy Boost


Listening to this month’s book (How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big) has taught me a lot already. One of the things Adams talks about is the importance of focusing on things that energize you. For me, that’s all of this blogging stuff. I hadn’t been able to put into words why… Read more »

When Being Cheap is the Best Approach

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I’m a huge advocate of investing the money required to buy quality pieces, but no man should be a price snob. The shoes I’m wearing were lovingly crafted and painted, by hand, by an old cobbler in Italy who has probably made more shoes than I’ve lived weeks. The suit I have on took longer… Read more »

The Right Sized Noose Around Your Neck


A quick comment on the importance of proportion. It really is a necessary component of dialing in your appearance – especially when it comes to suiting. One key area is the balance between the tie width, lapel size, and shirt collar height. As the sartorial world is moving away from the razor thin lapels circa… Read more »