Style Library [Part 1]

Over the years I have collected a number of books on men's style. Following is a list of some of my favorites (in no particular order). Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, Alan Flusser (2002). This 305 page tome is one of my all-time favorites. It is full of photographs and old Esquire illustrations. Flusser covers the full spectrum of men's style. The book includes chapters on color, proportion, and pattern. Each … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions

Another year is drawing to a close. Many people will use the start of the new year as the impetus to resolve to improve their life in some meaningful way. Some common New Year's resolutions include getting fit or losing weight, improving a career, getting out of debt, being more organized and helping others. I would suggest that all of these worthy goals can have some relevance to men's style. This time of year many people resolve to lose … [Read more...]

Warby Parker: Sneak Peek

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I got a sneak peek last week of some great new eyeglass frames from Warby Parker. Warby Parker sells vintage-inspired acetate eyeglasses online for only ninety-five dollars. I personally wear a pair of the Thompson frames in revolver black. Friends call them my Walter Cronkite glasses. Back in July when I reviewed some Warby Parker frames on my blog, A Southern Gentleman, my chief complaint was the fit of the frames. I expected that the big, … [Read more...]

The Shirt Jacket

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I find it hard to dress for the weekend. For me the work week is easier. Suit and tie. Or trousers, odd jacket and a tie. But what to wear on the weekend? What to wear on those occasions when an odd jacket it too formal? What to wear when running errands or walking the dog? The temptation this time of year is a pair of jeans and a fleece pullover. In the summer it's shorts and a t-shirt. For a long time I have striven to rise above those … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffers

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With the holidays fast approaching I thought I would offer some small stocking stuffer ideas for the stylish man in your life. Tiffany 1837 Tie Bar This classic accessory in sterling silver is hallmarked with the year that Tiffany & Co. was founded.  $85 from www.tiffany.com Proraso Shaving Cream This wonderful Italian shaving cream is infused with Eucalyptus oil and Menthol.  The oil provides a slick coating that helps prevent … [Read more...]