One of the key tenets of classic style is to always dress appropriately for the occasion, which is most often stipulated by the required level of formality. But which articles of clothing are appropriate to different levels of formality, and how do they rank in comparison to one another? If you shop at amazon and […]
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About Dr. Christopher Lee
Dr. Christopher Lee is a Professor of Comparative Literature and English with an interest in classic men's style. He enjoys travel, especially in Italy and the UK, well-prepared food, classical music, and other gentlemanly pursuits.
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One of the things that a gentleman eventually notices and appreciates when wearing tailored clothes is just how many pockets a suit or sport coat has. If you shop at amazon and we refer you, prices are the same as normal, we just get a small commission. Thank you!
April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also soak your wool suit and destroy your shoes. These days, no matter the season, extreme weather events have become more common. In this article, we provide some tips on how to prepare and what to wear when rain is in the forecast. If you shop […]
We all know how the #menswear movement has taken the internet (and the world) by storm. More men than ever in recent years are upholding and promoting a classic style. But what about the next generation of little men–our young sons, grandsons, and nephews? How do we inspire them to have an interest in dressing well? […]
When summer turns to autumn and when winter weather is in full force, it’s time to layer up. Layering–with knits, vests, scarves or undershirts–is not only a practical way to keep warm; it also gives you the opportunity to experiment creatively with different looks, adding complexity to your tailored style. In this article, we’ll provide […]
When it comes to the classic patterns of menswear, those based on the geometry of the square–checks, grids, and plaids–have a long history that remains popular today. In this primer, we’ll discuss the different kinds of square and rectangular patterns in tailored clothes and show you how to “check yourself” without wrecking yourself. If you shop […]