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Category: Style Thoughts

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…

Outfit Inspiration: Three Styles, Three Winter Coats

It’s that time of year. The dregs of winter have rolled in. The holidays have passed, the New Year has come and gone, and all we can do now is hibernate in our burrows until April. Unless, of course, we have a killer winter coat to help us brave the elements. Most people don’t have the luxury of jetting off to some warm island for the next few months. We have to go outside, and I don’t know about you, but I want to be warm AND look sharp when I do…

2016 Fall Boot Guide

Autumn has given us quite the reprieve this year from bad weather, at least around here. But make no mistake, winter is coming. And with winter comes the need to protect your ankles, socks, and pants from cold rain, slush, snow, and ice. There is no better way to do that than with some quality boots…

Outfit Inspiration: Three Cable Knit Sweater Looks for Fall

Here’s your daily dose of morbidity. Cable knit sweaters may have been originally developed to help identify the bodies of drowned sailors that washed up on beaches helping their families…