Introducing Hottin Daro Cashmere Sweatpants

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Hottin Daro is a new online retailer started in 2012 which sells luxury cashmere lounge pants. I originally came across the brand through a third party luxury gift site which included ridiculously extravagant gifts that only those with enormous amounts of time and even more money could afford or even think of purchasing. However, Hottin Daro was offering an actually viable product that seemed interesting. Cashmere sweatpants are not inaccessible. … [Read more...]

Hugs & Co Footwear – Got %100 Off, You Get %15

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I was originally introduced to Hugs & Co by my colleague Justin FitzPatrick of The Shoe Snob and if Justin recommends a footwear brand, I don’t hesitate to investigate.  Hugs & Co is a British born label offering suede penny loafer/drivers and now offering suede tasseled loafers/drivers since 2012.  I originally spoke with Hugo back when they only offered penny loafers and discussed his upcoming product. He mentioned the addition of … [Read more...]

Massimo Dutti Personal Tailoring: Part 3 – Living In the Suit

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Tailoring aficionados know that one of the most important parts of the made-to-measure or bespoke process is ‘wearing the suit in.’ A tailor who sends a customer off into the world without apprehension or even a simple ‘see how it goes’ isn’t doing their job properly. If something has been made for your frame, it needs to be worn at least four or five times before a full analysis of the product can be delivered. I have now worn the … [Read more...]

Introducing | Mantorrii Custom Footwear

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Mantorii is a relatively new online custom footwear maker.  They are one of the latest to jump on the train of the sub $300 made to order footwear providers.  Others include Pediwear and Beckett Siminon.  A review to come on the latter in the future.  As many menswear enthusiasts are aware it is widely held true that quality men’s shoes and boots start around $300 and climb exponentially from there.  Today Mantorii is attempting to reverse … [Read more...]

Monkeying Around with Bonobos

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Bonobos Guide Shop Georgetown Introduction Bonobos is an online technology-driven clothing brand launched in 2007 by Andy Dunn based on the need for better-fitting men's pants.  Bonobos is now the largest web based apparel brand in the US. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching e-commerce showrooms called Guideshops to bring personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person.  In 2012, Bonobos … [Read more...]