Grenson Boots, 50% Off

This weekend, I picked up a fantastic pair of chukkas from English bootmaker, Grenson, part of an unheard of half-price sale at Orchard St. store First Among Equals. NB, the prices are misrepresented on their site. Marika, the girl helping me, happily mentioned that the online price was wrong and that she was working to correct it. For best results, stop by the store or call (212) 253-2202, and explain that you'd like to purchase a pair, but you heard the web store wasn't working. English sizing runs a full size

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Esquire's Handbook of Style

Esquire Magazine's Handbook of Style arrived literally moments ago. Giving it a quick flip, it is now painfully obvious all those sheets I've torn from back issues and stuffed in a file may well be for naught. While Clothes and the Man still suits me fine, this well-appointed tome, more so than their annual Black Books, could be the defining men's guide for some time to come. I imagine I'll refer to it here from time to time, and I hope you would refer to it there.

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Plaidy of the Week: Maryna Linchuk

It's Friday. You know what that means. It's time for our Plaidy of the Week. This week, allow me to introduce Belarusian Beauty, Maryna Linchuk, recently tapped by Sofia Coppola for Christian Dior's Miss Dior Cherie commercial.

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"It's not a memo…"

As I continue to refine this blog, I hope my intentions for it are met, and met with a groundswell of support from friends and loved ones. I wanted to begin writing about clothes much sooner. Now, spurred by the events of November 4th, and by warnings from the media of our country's impending financial doom, and by an overflow of email I sent to myself with the subject "Something Else for the Blog," I'm finally starting. In an article in today's New York Times The Underminer, Mike Albo states (far

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Re: Abercrombie

My father sent me an article from today's WSJ regarding Abercrombie's decision to fight the massive wave of discounts sweeping the world of retail. In a precaffeinated haze, I wrote the following response: In my humble opinion, the company needs to reexamine its branding strategy from top to bottom. To riff on Dylan, they are stuck inside of 1999 with the over-gelled blues again. Americans and, if Germany's current issue of GQ has anything to say about it, the world are reintroducing themselves to a classic silhouette. This may be way

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APC & Nike, Sp '09

The Pipeline at Refinery 29 announced today that come Spring 2009, APC will release another shoe in collaboration with Nike. A fresh take on the 1975 All Court model, the shoe will be available in one of three colorways, red, white, or bleu.

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