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Style Essential: Gitman Vintage Oxford

From dressing up jeans and shorts to dressing down a suit, the mighty oxford is the man’s casual version of the little black dress.  Heavier cotton oxford cloth is perfect as temperatures start to cool and texture becomes a more … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Happy Socks

We have been airing out our ankles all summer, but now it is time to pack them away for the winter until they can emerge again, pale and groggy, into the warm spring air.  But this hibernation doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Patagonia Outerwear for Apolis Uniform

For this design collab Apolis didn’t meddle with a proven design, and really where could they even begin?  Patagonia is already one of the most environmentally conscious and responsible companies on the planet, and they make some of the best … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Topman Gray Wool Mix Duffle Coat

Topman always seems to be on point with their affordable seasonal styles, and this hooded toggle coat is a perfect example.  It may be a wool-poly blend, but it’s the fit and attention to detail that make this coat worth … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Woolrich Wool Buffalo Check Shirt

Buffalo check has to be up there with carbon fiber and gunmetal on the scale of manly materials and patterns.  And on the scale of manly brands, then, Woolrich floats pretty close to the top.  The combination of the two … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Mackintosh Raincoat

The Mac is an all-season classic and an absolute necessity for the fall rains and thunderstorms building on the horizon.   Mackintosh’s process of waterproofing cotton cloth with a thin rubber layer has been keeping the Scots dry — no small … Continue reading

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Style Essential: J.Crew Cashmere V-Neck Sweaters

Yet again we turn to J.Crew for our basics.  These cashmere v-neck sweaters are such versatile pieces that can be worn in any number of ways: with a suit, with jeans, over a shirt and tie, or just wrapped around … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Levi’s Premium Trucker Jacket in Rigid Selvedge

The Levi’s denim jacket is an American classic, and this rigid selvedge version stands in proud defiance of anything distressed or pre-stressed or fancily washed.  We are men, after all; proficient in the fixing of old cars, the quoting of … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Standard / Quicksilver OG Scallop Boardshorts

Quicksilver’s collaboration with The Standard Hotel resulted in an impressive return to some classic boardshorts designs of the ’70s and ’80s, a time long forgotten when board shorts stopped above the knee.  The fit and fabrics have been modernized and … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Band of Outsiders Shawl Collar Dinner Jacket

As the weather starts to get a little cooler in the coming months, let begin the great vacation migration to warmer ports of call.  But since the rest of the tourists in Miami and Cabo are wearing sandals and Tommy … Continue reading

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