The words “chino” and “trouser” don’t seem very different at first glance. After all, each term refers to pants. However, there are subtle—but important—details that separate pants cut into chinos and pants cut into trousers.Read More
For most of history, sea monsters were indicative of where you shouldn’t be going. Dig up a medieval map, and look for those corners of the globe they hadn’t quite figured out yet. In place of South America or Taiwan you’ll see fearsome, cryptozoological swimmers that stand for one thing: “lost.”Read More
When you have a shirt custom made, everything from the collar type to the placket is yours to choose. But one customization that often goes overlooked is the choice of button color. It seems minor, until you realize that a different colored button can completely alter the look of a shirt and its perception as a more casual or formal garment.Read More
The formula for winter dressing seems simple: shirt + sweater + coat. But the quilted vest is a sort of wild card that exists somewhere between the three. It’s also one of the most versatile options for winter layering, and can be worn with everything from a casual flannel shirt to your sharpest suit.
They’re both practical, due to their warmth, and culturally iconic, thanks to Nirvana. But quite a bit of confusion lingers over what precisely counts as a flannel shirt, and where the differences between flannel shirts and brushed cotton shirts shake out.Read More
The difference between a pair of non-cuffed pants and cuffed pants comes down to the fabric at the end of the pant leg. Non-cuffed pants will have extra fabric folded up and sewn inside of the leg as a hem, which gives it a clean visual appearance and allows for the possibility of lengthening the pant.Read More
It’s unlikely that any style community is more fixated on authenticity than followers of the Ivy League Look. Bring up whether a hook vent is essential or a jacket can ever be darted, and you’ll kick off a dogma debate rivaling the The First Council of Nicaea in its intensity.Read More
When it comes to everyday shirting, oxford cloth isn’t the only game in town. If you’ve ever worn a button down shirt that felt lighter, smoother and a little airer than oxford cloth, there’s a good chance that you and broadcloth (or as it’s sometimes called poplin) are already acquainted.
Perhaps more than any other piece of outerwear, trench coats come with built-in myth making. People associate them with TV detectives and conflicted heroes in black-and-white noir films. But look past those associations, and you’ll realize that trench coats are versatile, utilitarian, and easy to wear over tailoring or casual clothing.Read More
After you’ve worn custom, you may never feel the same in off-the-rack clothing again. But that isn’t the only change: you might detect some idiosyncrasies in the clothing worn by others that you’ve never noticed before (if so, you can give them a hand through our referral program). These are the things you can’t unsee when you go custom.
Yes, the decision to place a monogram on your clothing, plus font and thread color, can be viewed as a stamp of personality. But what might the placement of your monogram say about you? We have (very broadly) generalized how a few common monogram locations might shine a little light on what makes their wearer tick.Read More