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Monthly archive February, 2013
Suiting 101: Two-Button or Three-Button Suit

Suiting 101: Two-Button or Three-Button Suit

Men’s style is all in the details. But you already knew that. And there are few better examples than those 1-inch-diameter disc-shaped objects hanging snugly from the front of your suit. What your buttons are made of is important – real bull horn (what we use) is superior to plastic. But even more to the...
Suiting 101: An Introduction to Suit Jacket Construction

Suiting 101: An Introduction to Suit Jacket Construction

When you think about suit quality, what are the first few things that come to mind? How killer it makes you look (fit) is obviously numero uno. How nice it feels (fabric quality) is an obvious second. But what about construction? Unlike fit and fabric quality, you may not care about the construction of a...
Saving Money with Traditional Wet Shaving

Saving Money with Traditional Wet Shaving

Q: “I really enjoyed reading your guide on traditional wet shaving. But I was wondering, do you really save money using a safety razor as opposed to a normal cartidge razor?” – Jeff M.  A: Yes, while you’ll spend a little more initially acquiring the supplies, you’ll save in the long-term primarily because the costs...
Guide to a Better Shave: Wet Shaving

Guide to a Better Shave: Wet Shaving

Like most guys, you probably shave 4 or 5 times a week. You do it because you need to and because the Geico caveman look hasn’t been “in” for the better part of two centuries. It’s routine and things done in routine are often done complacently, without much care. So why should you deviate from...
Black Lapel: Our First Year in Review

Black Lapel: Our First Year in Review

 
Belt Alternatives: Side Tabs & Suspender Buttons

Belt Alternatives: Side Tabs & Suspender Buttons

Q: “Ever since discovering custom tailored suits, I’ve warmed up to the idea of forgoing the belt. Still, I feel a little awkward wearing suit pants with empty belt loops just hanging there. What are your thoughts on not wearing a belt on suit pants with belt loops?” - George M. A: As Glenn O’Brien once...