Tips: Hand Washing Wools

Hand_Wash

Gents,

Now that you can officially call “no-backsies” on Spring, it’s time to put away the heavy wool and cashmere from the polar vortex era.

But instead of sending everything out to be dry cleaned, hand washing will save your garments and your wallet. Here’s how. Continue reading

Camel Colored Spring

Photos by Celton Agpoon

Gents,

Navy blazers, wear them if you want.

Navy is good, it’s fine, practical.

It’s also expected, and if you’re not careful, boring. Let me introduce you to another option. A softer, thermostatic option; a luxurious option that exudes sartorial triumph. It’s made from camel hair. And a camel hair sport coat will be your new go-to for Spring. Continue reading

Dress Up Without Even Trying!

Grey Turtleneck with Navy Peacoat and Brown Gloves

Gents,

You have two very vivid memories of turtlenecks.

One of them involves you at a young age, and your mother mercilessly stuffing you into what could only have been described as the itchiest sweater on earth. You swore it was made of live fire ants.

The other is someone looking completely awful… wearing a turtleneck.

Let’s assuage those concerns now.

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Brooklyn Stand Up: Shop Guide

Schott A2 Jacket at Smith and Butler

Gents,

It’s time we took a stroll.

Let’s head to all the blog-worthy men’s shops right over the bridge in Downtown Brooklyn (yes, I call all of this Downtown Brooklyn) and preview the best of their Fall/Winter 2013 menswear. All of these shops have been here well before ahem… LuluLemon and these are my favorite pieces from all the incoming collections. All stocked locally. Brooklyn stand up. Continue reading