Inauguration Holleration

In spite of the fact we already know Barack Obama plans to wear a tux from his trusted Hart Schaffner Marx, WWD.com asked some of the leading menswear designers to weigh in, and weigh in they did. With looks ranging from a tux with tails and a chain wallet c/o D Squared to a straight…

The Bow Tie Project: Day One

The color of my shirt pulled focus. Today’s lesson learned, a bow tie won’t stick out as much if worn with a brightly-colored dress shirt. Tie, J. Crew, Spring 2007 Shirt, Polo Ralph Lauren, “Philip,” Classic Fit Eyeglasses, Paul Smith, PS-294 Shoes, Grenson, Parker, Fall 2008 Socks, Florsheim Suit, Vintage

The Bow Tie Project

Day One of The Bow Tie Project. My office has a very relaxed dress code. For the most part, I can get away with wearing jeans, a button down shirt, and a cashmere sweater with some variation of leather shoes. Every day. Going with the notion that American men are dressing up again, I would…

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…

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…

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.