acuteobtuse asked: That's a great Navy jacket. Linen? Where's it from?
Where's your sport coat now?
I will be monitoring this closely. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you read a dozen other style blogs. Anyone who’s spent enough time around the menswear tumblrs knows that 40-60% of them are positively bro-tastic. FuckYeahMenswear occasionally takes these blogs to task, but does so as a loving insider. FYM works precisely because it’s chock full of shibboleths. It feeds...
greyongray asked: Per your "out of place" comment in regards to the "gentleman wearing jeans" from yesterday - I'm curious to know why you think his environment wouldn't lend itself nicely to wearing a sport coat and jeans? Would your answer change if I told you that gentleman was in and out of show rooms and meetings for 15 hours that day? Needing, for comfort and style, to be...
Skinny me Fat Me These photos were taken with the same camera, roughly three hours apart on a whale watch yesterday. With the exception of a small lighting/color adjustment, neither photo has been edited. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. A note about the clothes: The popover is the same LEC that This Fits posted about. It’s on sale for $12 until midnight using promo code...
Are you really rolling your shorts like that?
Is that what the bloggers are doing? This has gone too far. -My Wife
Insane Deals on Paul Stuart Shoes
You have to check out the sale Rider Boot Shop has on Paul Stuart closeouts. Practically everything is under $170. Most of the stock is made in England, by Grenson to Paul Stuart’s standards. In terms of quality, they tend to fall in line with Grenson Masterpiece, as opposed to Grenson Rose or mainline Grenson (that’s a good thing). I have three, and they’re among the best...
Linen, Madras, Poplin, Seersucker.
thesilentist asked: Do you mean it begins today? Or on Sunday?
Saks Consolidation Sale 7/14 - 8/14
Saks’ consolidation sale begins Thursday, July 14th. Saks Fifth Avenue holds this sale twice a year and twice a year, they take my money (well actually they take my money with a slightly higher level of frequency). The gist of the sale is that unsold stock from every Saks location is consolidated in a handful of major market branches. This year’s participating stores are: Atlanta,...
ESPY Style Review
Over at my main blog.
WIWRN 7-14: The Last Bow-Tie Thursday
For the last couple of years, I’ve made it my custom to wear a bow-tie every Thursday. There’s no rhyme or reason to it. It’s just a habit. Today marks my last day in the office. I’m not leaving the job completely, but I will be relocating and working from home, thus signalling the end of bow-tie Thursdays. I genuinely like wearing ties, but there’s no way in...
Casual look for my last week in the office. This is about as close as I can get to a floral print.
royaljoke: Kenny Powers K-Swiss uncensored video is f#^*ing hilarious (Video - NSFW)
Reblogging pics from StyleForum
The idea that anything posted on the internet is public domain is pretty standard now, but in reality, privacy is a bit more nuanced than that. There is public, and then there’s public. At first glance, one might easily assume that the gentlemen who post fit-pics on Styleforum are sharing them with the world, when in fact, they’re sharing with a small community of like-minded...
I like to call this “Getting It Wrong”. These chinos have too low of a rise, so the end effect is a bunching around the crotch. If you look closely, you’ll see that my right (your left) lapel isn’t laying as flat as it could. That’s because I bought this jacket with the intent of wearing it as a 3-roll-2. Unfortunately it’s a true three-button. The shirt...
7 inch leg openings
FYI, that’s just a guideline, not a platonic ideal. When getting OTR pants slimmed, don’t just walk into your tailor’s shop, plop them on the counter and tell him to taper them down to to a seven inch opening. Put them on, and have them pinned to your desired fit. You wouldn’t get pants with a 32in waist just because some well dressed blogger told you he wears a 32W,...
There are a million style blogs
One of them will inevitably hype the shit out of Jimmy Choo for men. Unfollow that one.
Thinking About Wearing a Bow-Tie Every Day Next...
It’s my last week on the job, so who cares if everyone thinks I’m NOI.