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Re-Tweed: The Return of Ivy League Style

January 11, 2016


Tweed commemorates classic Ivy League style and yet when Amory Blaine, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s titular character from This Side of Paradise offers an opinion of the style he aspires to, it’s a pedigree he erroneously tars with a broad stroke. Tweed’s Timeless Elegance “I think of all Harvard men as sissies. All Yale men wear big […]

The Monsieur Loves Mr. Porter (and Ralph Lauren Purple Label Mens Cardigan)

July 18, 2011


I’m loving Mr. Porter, they really take a lot out from the effort to stay “effortlessly” stylish. Handknit, classically elegant and in 14 ply cashmere and super-fine merino wool, this well constructed double-breasted cable knit cashmere cardigan from Ralph Lauren Purple Label collection justifies the hefty price tag (it almost costs as much as a […]

Shoes for that Blazer and Shorts Look: Ralph Lauren Purple Label Loafers

July 15, 2011


I’ve often found that it isn’t easy to pull off that blazer and shorts look without looking like a complete dandy. The Monsieur isn’t a foppish, he’s classic elegance defined and it takes a real pair of leather loafers to make you look fine and not dandy. The solution? Ralph Lauren Purple Label Leather Tassel […]

Ralph Lauren’s (Other) Collection: 1955 Jaguar D-Type

February 24, 2011


I’m sure that the Batman theme song circa Adam West is currently playing in your head (should you be an old foggy like myself) and I won’t blame you-retrotastic styling, curvy bodywork complete with wind busting tailfin it does bare some resemblence to the campy Caped Crusader’s vehicle of choice but what you’re looking at […]

Iconic Men’s Style: A Ralph Lauren Introspective Pt 2.

January 24, 2011


Born 14 October 1939 as Ralph Liftshitz, this American fashion designer and business extraordinaire single handedly elevated continental fashion design and imbued it with trans-international-pan-European aesthetics. This man is known today as Ralph Lauren. The son of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants, Ralph’s sartorial inclinations were perhaps first forged in Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy; selling ties to his […]

Iconic Men’s Style: A Ralph Lauren Introspective Pt 1.

January 19, 2011


Admittedly, as a fan of Euro-English designers like Paul Smith , I can be a little snobbish. I’ve often kept my distance from American designers like Ralph Lauren; that giant horse riding polo player logo on the polo shirt isn’t really my thing. Then one day last year, everything changed. Before me, lay some of the finest […]