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The most stylish movie ever made: The Thomas Crown Affair

April 24, 2013

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I recently caught the Pierce Brosnan remake of the 1968 original Thomas Crown Affair and I’ve found it wanting. While the 1999 incarnation has gratuitous sex (probably more a statement of a decade of Basic Instinct led cinematic titillation), I felt dirtied rather than stimulated by its tawdry. Inversely, the original affair was showcased on the precipice of […]

The classically elegant neckties of Passaggio Cravatte

April 18, 2013

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It’s often a second thought, the necktie is normally chosen after one has decided which suit to wear. That said, ties allow us to express individual style- they can make an ensemble dressier or turn a formal look into preppy smart casual. The real tragedy is that neckties are the single most versatile dress up-dress […]

Author Gay Talese and what makes a real man

April 12, 2013

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Continuity from Particle Media on Vimeo. For many in the #menswear community, men’s style tends to fall closer to the side of trendy than classic and there’s nothing wrong with that. Personally, I’ve been indulgent with what’s fashionable rather than what’s classic more often than I would have liked. The truth is- being fashionable gets […]

Menswear for debonair men: Check blazers and Oliver Sweeney Kilties

March 28, 2013

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We all know that the well dressed man is back but what exactly makes him “well dressed”- is he perennially in top hat and coat tails? Obviously not. Dressing well is about projecting your personal sense of style and good taste rather than lumping a collection of blazers, shirts and trousers and calling it a look- It’s […]

Menswear 2013: Rise of the Classically Dressed Gentleman

March 9, 2013

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Last month, New York Times T magazine celebrated The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man and in their op-ed piece welcomed us all to the age of sartorial enlightenment. I agree with the premise but disagree with their assertion that Joe Namath was metrosexual avant la lettre. In fact if anything, his “wooly pecs” and “dense happy trail” categorically […]

Tool Watch not included: Functional yet stylish Gentleman’s Apron

March 7, 2013

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There’s one scene that will perpetually tickle my funny bone- Derek Zoolander “fashionably mining” in the coal pits. But still, it struck a chord with me- the age of the form-obsessed metrosexual is dead, long live the alpha male. All monsieurs should possess both form AND function, there’s something to be admired about the well dressed […]

Classic elegance beyond Savile Row: LOWET Blizen SS2013

March 3, 2013

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There have been a couple of classically styled menswear outfitters coming up within the last 5 years- all beyond Savile Row. I see that as more a reflection of the Row’s revival and the return of the well dressed man- these two events have led to the rise of reinterpreted classic men’s suit haberdashers like […]

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