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Category: Style Thoughts

OOTD: What I Wore for St. Patrick’s Day

I had a great St. Patrick’s Day post planned for last week that was completely thrown off by Stella. The kids were home for days on end, and I just wasn’t able to get it pulled together. I probably should have. I’m still struggling with getting out as many posts as I’d like. But I guess this is all part of the writing process. What I can do is take a look at what I wore on St. Patrick’s Day and share that with you…

Five Ways to Boost Your Style for Free

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of publications out there, online and print, offering advice on how to improve your style. Much of that advice is really sponsored content. This isn’t an issue as long as you trust the creators of that content to only accept projects which fall in line with the rest of their aesthetic (or brand…

How to Wear a Field Jacket for Spring

Spring is almost here. While this past winter has been relatively mild, spring always brings uncertain weather, volatile temperature changes, and a daily difficulty about what to wear. Should I wear a coat? Will I be too warm? Too cold? What if it rains? Allow me to introduce the perfect spring coat; the field jacket…

Big News from J. Crew! Wider Lapels!

This is a true story. On Wednesday I was sitting with my wife at the kitchen catching up on the day. The newest J. Crew catalog had arrived that day, and I was flipping through it as we talked. I started to explain how I really liked the fit and fabrics of J. Crew’s suits (as a guy who’s 6 foot tall and weighs 220 pounds, I prefer the Crosby suits to the Ludlow suits). However, my biggest issue with J. Crew’s suits is that the lapels on the Ludlow suits are 2 ½ inches wide and the lapels on the Crosby suits are 2 ¾ inches wide. I think these are proportionally too slim for my build. I was literally mid-sentence explaining this to my wife when I turned the page and saw this:

Outfit Inspiration: Selvedge Twill Pants or Chinos

A few weeks ago I took a trip to the King of Prussia Brooks Brother’s store in search of some new chino pants. As a longtime customer of BB, I know they’re one of the best places to shop for men’s pants…

The Look for Less: Dev Patel’s Navy Suit at the 2017 SAG Awards

My social feeds have been filled with plenty of “Best Dressed” lists from Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Most of the lists included a lot of tuxedos, which I have no problem with. But one suit stood out for me: Dev Patel’s navy Brunello Cucinelli suit…

Outfit Inspiration: How to Style a Motorcycle Jacket Two Ways

Leather is a wonderful clothing material. It’s remarkably tough, virtually windproof, and ages beautifully. There are few things better than a time-worn patina. A leather motorcycle jacket is a great way to add both some leather and a little bit of edginess into your look…