Train travel is something I've loved ever since I was a kid. I can still remember my first real train trip—just a short ride between my hometown, Schenectady, NY, and nearby Amsterdam—which was arranged expressly for me to have the experience. It's a good thing that I still enjoy riding the rails because it's something that's become much more frequent and necessary as the blog has continued to grow. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Tag Archive: Polos & Rugbys
This was completely unplanned, but exactly one year ago I published an almost identical look, focusing on the resurgence in popularity of the double-breasted blazer. Dedicated readers know that one of my absolute favorite things to illustrate is what I call the small changes/big impact principle. Meaning, you can make the same basic outfit give off a completely different vibe and character with just a few minor changes. How did I do it here? Look back, then read on. VIEW MORE ▶︎
A couple weeks ago, Rob invited me to spend the weekend at his wife's parents' house on Lake Monticello in Virginia. To be honest, my first thought was, "Oh, man, all the way down there?" If you know D.C. beltway traffic—or, more specifically, D.C. beltway traffic during Friday evening rush hour—you can understand my concern. A three-hour drive can easily become a five-hour odyssey. Nevertheless, I'd been in need of a getaway and decided to make the trip (and battle the traffic) for what turned out to be an absolutely perfect weekend. VIEW MORE ▶︎
An unfortunate pant style from the early 2010s reminiscent of the Hammer Pants of the 1980s popularized by Stanley Burell.
A young, urban, heterosexual male with liberal political views, an interest in fashion, and a refined sense of taste.
A man’s comfortable jacket, typically made of velvet, formerly worn while smoking after dinner.
An ankle-length boot made with a suede upper and a crepe leather sole.
A type of outer garment that is half shirt, half jacket. Kind of both. But not either.
A trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.
A small, thin suitcase that is used especially for carrying papers and documents.
A multicolored diamond pattern, sometimes with overplaid, usually in wool; originally knitted in England on hand frames, it is now made by machines and applied primarily to socks and sweaters.
The height, distance and spacing of a coat’s front buttons relative to its front edge and waist.
A man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.
Clothing that is sewn from a standard-sized based pattern.
A unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing.
The arrival of spring means a shift in wardrobe. Time to put away the heavy coats and fabrics in favor of lighter pieces. And because it's starting to warm up, it's also time to begin doing more with less, which is why it's important to have some solid and versatile spring basics. To get you going, here are four of my spring style essentials. VIEW MORE ▶︎
A rugby shirt is a great piece to start working into your wardrobe as summer begins to change to fall. It's perfect on its own and also serves as a great layering piece, worn over another shirt, or under a jacket or blazer. And though I'm all for dapper travel, I'm never opposed to just keeping it simple and comfortable. Here's an easy look that's perfect for a casual late-summer weekend getaway. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Just as there are many ways to dress up a khaki suit, there are also plenty of ways to dress it down. There's a reason it's a great spring and summer suit and its versatility is definitely at the top of that list. While a button up is one way to do it, sometimes you might feel like going even a little more casual. VIEW MORE ▶︎