Cashmere Explained

Cashmere Explained

Cashmere, like many other fine materials, is easily taken for granted in today’s globalized and commoditized world. It is generally easy to find and it is more affordable now that it has been in the past. However, this exceptional fiber is worth a deeper dive, because so much important information is obscured by the clothing industry that you need to know to be an informed consumer. Read more

Black Tie Explained

Black Tie & Tuxedos Explained with 1930s Fashion Illustrations

After seeing the black tie outfits at the Oscars, we were quite disappointed, and while it is always easy to critique others, it is more difficult but also more helpful to show great examples of elegant tuxedo outfits. Therefore we decided to create a hands-on black tie series that helps men look dapper in a tuxedo or dinner jacket without having to sacrifice individual style. Read more

Glued/Fused Suit vs. Half Canvas vs. Full Canvas Construction

Glued / Fused Suit vs. Half Canvas vs. Full Canvas Construction

When you go out and buy a suit today, no matter if it’s offline or online, chances are you encounter the terms Glued, Fused, Half Canvas or Full Canvas. But what exactly do these terms mean, and why are some jacket construction techniques better than others?

Many of salesmen use these terms loosely and therefore we want to help you understand what you buy so you get the most value for your money when you buy a suit. Don’t expect the salesman to know what they’re talking about, you should know what you get so you don’t get cheated.

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Oscars Tuxedo guide

The Oscars & Men’s Tuxedos & Black Tie Outfits

In 2012, we looked closely at the men’s tuxedos at the Oscars and it seems like 2014 was another low point and now we take a look at 2016. And since just critiquing is easy, we also provide a short guide on how a tuxedo should be worn, Read more