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Linen Shirts and the Summertime

Linen Shirts Summer time is to me, synonymous with linen and the lighter fabrics designed for warmer weather. This one from J. Crew is no different. I absolutely love linen shirts. The perfect weight and the perfect piece to go from office to picnic or an after-work BBQ, it’s light enough to not make you sweat through the day. In Texas it’s tough to find fabrics in the summer that are breathable, but linen is just the one. Stick to your lighter cottons and linens and  ...

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Menswear

The Fine Line Between Skinny and Slim

Gone are the days of bootcut jeans and fuller pants and I don’t mind that. But we’re starting to venture into yoga-tight territory on some of the men’s jeans and trousers I’ve seen recently. Some of it is quite terrifying to see, almost to the point shielding your kids eyes from it all! I was working last week when I put on said pants. They almost split in two when I moved, it was quite embarrassing. This seems to be happening a bit more in the men’s world with  ...

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Why Men Cuff Their Pants

The cuff. The mankle. Whatever the hell you’d like to call it is here and has been here for some time. I know that now it’s really mainstream since some Phil Dunphy type dads are seizing the trend. But why do we do it? What’s the point? Well I’m actually a huge fan of this and I’ll tell you why. A Brief History This trend takes its origins from numerous places. For one, Thom Browne is largely to be blamed for the fad. He is the man that effectively shrunk the classic suit, and rose the suit  ...

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Peak Lapels and the 9-5 Suit

Shop The Post   The Navy suit. Quite possibly the most essential piece of menswear in my opinion. Every man NEEDS to have a navy suit, plain and simple. It Is leaps and bounds better than the basic charcoal grey (and more youthful too) while also being a bit more sartorial. The hue and color of the navy make the colors that you pair it with pop a bit more as opposed to the dullness of the grey. Tom Ford has recently been gaining traction in the menswear world (as if he wasn’t  ...

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