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See, now to me, that button is in the worst possible spot. The second button literally makes or breaks the shirt. Look at it. It's too high! It's in no man's land. You look like you live with your mother.
2024-01-18 14:43
Steven Stokey-Daley has been getting plenty of love over the past few years. In 2022, he won both the coveted LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers and the British Fashion Council Foundatio… Read More
2023-12-31 15:04
A while back, I wrote an article about some pants I wanted. A silly premise? Maybe. But it was a fun way for me to explore my intentions as I expanded my wardrobe. Now, as I continue to spen… Read More
A Selection Of Black Friday 2023 Sales
2023-11-24 15:48
Just a quick list of sales here, nothing too deep. Will keep this list updated but relatively short. I'm not a big sale guy in general, but there are a few worth highlighting this time aroun… Read More
Cardigans Revisited
2023-11-20 14:49
I love cardigans. So much so that the first inspiration album I ever put together was themed around cardigans. But in the past five years, my perspective has changed some. So I thought it wo… Read More
On Fit Perfectionism
2023-10-26 15:08
Fit is king. Clothes that fit poorly never look good, and simple clothes that fit well often do. We know that. We also know that silhouette is one of the most important considerations when b… Read More
2023-09-26 13:56
I said this back when the lookbook dropped—Todd Snyder FW23 is really good. Sometimes, a good lookbook is just that—a good lookbook. But Todd's recent collection is not just styl… Read More
2023-07-17 14:04
More and more, guides out there have started to extol the benefits of minimal leather sneakers—so-called "dress sneakers." These guides are quite ridiculous, as there are certainly no… Read More
2023-06-29 13:52
In case you're new here: Alfargo's Marketplace in New York City is a menswear thrifting popup that makes Pitti Uomo look like your average afternoon in a law office. Deejayed by Kris Lynch… Read More
2023-06-23 20:39
This is a quick one. Not a lot to be said, except... Dries Van Noten Men SS24 is really, really good. The tailoring is great—especially the belted DB above—and he uses shorts unc… Read More
2023-05-23 13:52
Okay, let's start out by getting the various elephants in the room out of the way. Yes, Harry Styles is very popular. Yes, he has worn a dress, and often wears pearls. Yes, he has a team of… Read More
What's *not* The Old Money Aesthetic?
2023-03-07 15:04
The French have a phrase—"nouveau riche"—that they use, derrogatorily, to refer to people and families who came into money, but haven't integrated into the culture of families wi… Read More
'stache
2023-02-08 17:21
I'm a beard guy. I'm fairly certain you'll never see me go for a moustache. They can be hard to rock without making people think you're a hipster, an old-timey porn star, or, worse yet, a co… Read More
Pitti Uomo 103 Highlights (So Far)
2023-01-11 19:52
Pitti Uomo is the menswear event of the season. Technically a trade show, it's known more for the fact that men go there to get dressed like it's blood sport. They put together their best po… Read More
Black And Brown
2022-11-01 13:46
As you might know by now, I enjoy debunking menswear taboos. You can jet your pockets casually, you can wear blue jeans with black loafers, you can wear linen in the fall. But one of the mor… Read More
The Difference Between Linen And Linen
2022-10-11 16:40
Phillip GregardHappy October, all. Hope you haven't put all your linen away yet. I'd like to start with a quote from Philip Gregard, which he shared on the Style and Direction discord upon s… Read More
Letting Loose
2022-07-21 14:30
Your shirt doesn't have to stop at the second button. I'm a Persian-American Jew. As such, I have a long, frought history with the prospect of opening up that second button—or, heaven… Read More
2022-07-20 13:38
See, now to me, that button is in the worst possible spot. The second button literally makes or breaks the shirt. Look at it. It's too high! It's in no man's land. You look like you live wi… Read More
2022-06-20 15:02
Wes Anderson is an auteur. He doesn't just write or direct a film. He digs deep into the details, and it shows through every aspect of the film's style. He uses head-on profile shots, rich c… Read More
Toasted Almond: Lighter Brown Linens
2022-05-31 12:30
I'll tell you a Persian cooking secret. It's not about rice, or stew, or skewered meats. It's about nuts. Nut-based desserts are, categorically, awesome. And while peanuts and cashews and ha… Read More
2022-05-20 17:30
There's a hot new vintage menswear popup in New York City. Alfargo's Marketplace, "The Menswear Garage Sale," brings together cool guys with cool clothes to sell. Named for Stephon Carson's… Read More
Some Pants I Want
2022-04-10 23:47
I've had a few different pairs of casual pants on mind for a while now. Some of them, like the off-white jeans, are a little more generic, but pair with my wardrobe very well, or fill a spac… Read More
Strawberry Shortcake
2022-03-29 13:45
I swear, Good Humor is not a sponsor. I don't take sponsors... But I might be willing to make one exception. Unilever, I'll take payment in ice cream bars. Of the four core Good Humor bars… Read More
The Ugly Shoe Paradox
2022-02-28 14:24
A while back, I got a pair of wholecut leather sneakers from Beckett Simonon. I thought they looked kinda cool—they reminded me of Crown Northampton's, which I had wanted beforehand. B… Read More
Eveningwear Part Two: Simple Variations
2021-12-23 15:04
Classic black tie has a lot of benefits. It's time-tested, and proven to work on a wide variety of men. It's a uniform rooted in tradition. That can be a good thing, but it might leave you… Read More
Eveningwear Part One: Classic Black Tie
2021-12-14 01:43
Eveningwear makes me happy. It's tailoring that's exclusively for parties. No business: just weddings, galas, holiday parties, fancy dinner parties... It's a symbol of celebration, and here… Read More
Dress Code Gift Guide: Holiday 2021
2021-11-23 16:19
Chanukah is right around the corner, and you probably want to know what to buy your loved ones. While I would generally think twice about menswear gifts, I have a few simple tips to make the… Read More

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