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Part I | Thriving in the Shadows: New York’s Favorite Tailor


Tailors in New York City seem to be a dime a dozen.  Any reputable (or non-reputable) dry cleaner offers an ‘expert tailoring’ service from a ‘skilled’ tailor.  It’s hard to trust the Yelp reviews of how XYZ Cleaners managed to complete the “perfect hem”, but it’s just as easy to trust the horror stories on how that same ‘tailor’ ruined…

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Featuring R. Culturi


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: dressing is a form of art.  Art and menswear go hand-in-hand.  Craftsmanship, detail, purpose, feeling, etc., are all relevant characteristics for both worlds – worlds that tend to intertwine together almost organically.  Few brands in today’s commercial market are able to capture such a sequence, but many on the up-and-up have…

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MTM Contrast Club Collar Shirt


[Photos by Sebastian P.] Part of my admiration for clothing is the nostalgia and functionality that comes with it.  Outside of craftsmanship and attention to detail, the purpose of dress has always been fascinating.  Before “trends” were the anchor of design, everything had a purpose.  Not to say that trends weren’t relevant decades ago, but in today’s world, functionality seems…

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Round II with Rampley & Co


Dressing can very much be described as a form of art.  The world of menswear (fashion in general) expends quite a bit of praise to the world around us when it comes to inspiration.  Whether it comes from an individual, a city, or a painting, all these factors can be summed up in one word….art. Rampley & Co has taken on…

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The Online Shopping Gamble


Many of you know the Italian outlet, now ran by Net-a-Porter, Yoox.com.  Yoox is a very interesting, awesome, confusing, and sometimes overstimulating website that offers some of the most sought after brands for a steal of a price. Up until recently, I have purchased only items from brands I knew of on Yoox.  For example, I grabbed a Sartoria Parma…

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Fall Patterns with Morgan Coda


Fall is here, and the weather that comes with it is beginning to creep through.  With the fall comes fall clothing – one of my favorite times of year.  Tweeds, flannels, heavy cottons, etc.  Gotta love it!  The fall tends to bring out some bold patterns in the process.  There doesn’t seem to be a better time to bring out…

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Review | Jay Butler Shoes


For those of you who are unfamiliar, Jay Butler is the brainchild of Justin J. from popular menswear site The Fine Young Gentleman.  I have always been a fan of Justin’s, and I was excited when I had the opportunity to meet him during NYFW: Men.  We got to chatting and a pair of shoes was soon sent my way.…

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Review | Rampley & Co. Pocket Square


Rampley & Co. is a newcomer to the menswear accessory game. They bring unique designs and the finest fabrics together to make a most interesting final product. Menswear accessories, especially pocket squares, can be lackluster at times. There are many quality makers out there that offer very similar designs such as paisleys and contrasting borders in silks and cottons. Rampley…

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Review | MTailor


MTailor is an app-based made-to-measure shirt company. MT uses an innovative technology that allows you to measure yourself with your phone. They claim to measure 20% more accurately than a tailor would, which is definitely a bold claim. After talking with Haynes from MTailor, we decided to go through the process and review the outcome. What separates MTailor is the…

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