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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

dry cleaning 101

Dry Cleaning 101: When To Do It + What to Look For in a Quality Dry Cleaner & Why It Can Be Damaging

Dry cleaning is a necessity if you own a closet full of elegant men’s clothing. While proper wardrobe maintenance should always be the foundation of your clothes cleaning efforts, dry cleaning has its place.  The tags of your sweaters, suits, and shirts may declare that they are “dry clean only”, but what does that mean and why is it necessary? After all, frequent dry cleaning can be quite costly and that “bargain” sweater that needs to be cleaned every time you wear it ends up costing you lots of money and time. Read more

dressing the doctor

Dressing the Doctor: A Physician’s Guide to a Classic Wardrobe

Few professions are as defined by an article of clothing as being a medical doctor. In many people’s eyes, the white lab coat is the quintessential representation of medical knowledge, trustworthiness, and authority, but these days, the dress code for physicians has become a shifting landscape.
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The Queen's Garden Party: An Opportunity for Morning Wear

The Queen’s Garden Party: An Opportunity for Morning Wear

Among menswear enthusiasts there are those with a special affinity for morning dress; I count myself one of this group. At age 22, years before I truly understood what formal wear was, I wore a morning coat instead of a suit or tuxedo for my Las Vegas wedding—in 100-degree weather no less—because it somehow felt right. A challenge often shared by morning dress aficionados, though, is finding occasions to wear it. Read more

summer fabrics guide

Summer Fabrics Guide – Suiting, Shirt & Pants for Hot Weather

The changing seasons are typically accompanied by a major shift in a well-dressed man’s wardrobe. Muted, warm fabrics give way to airy, lighter fabrics in pastels and brighter colors. Unfortunately, the clothing industry doesn’t always shift fabrics as well as it shifts colors, so it’s up to the individual to look out for quality summer fabrics.
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