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Summer Wool


I read, more than once this summer, a number of editorials stating that the beginning of summer was “time to put away your wools” and bring out the “summer” fabrics.  When thinking of warm-weather-appropriate fabrics, there are the usual culprits: linen, cotton, seersucker, etc. However, it is often overlooked how well a lightweight wool stands up to the summer heat. …

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Tiger House in Hudson, NY


An old hunting house.  A former convent.  A….brothel?  Not quite your typical inn around the Hudson Valley.  A place full of history, you can feel it the moment you approach the the stone tigers along the walkway to the front door. Formerly the Hudson Inn steps away from the bustling Warren St, the Tiger House is placed just off of…

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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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ShortsByNature: The Salesman


ShortsByNature is a new project I have embarked on authoring a series of short stories.  The stories will have no direct relation to what goes on here at SuaveByNature, but will take inspiration from my own style, lifestyle, and other random anecdotes of fiction.  While it unravels, I hope to share these stories with you here and via its own…

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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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The Peacoat


As much of classic military wears, the peacoat has stuck around for quite some time.  With its Naval roots tracing back to the Dutch, it has become one of those truly “timeless” pieces that has stood tall through the test of time.  Born to fight any and all elements, from rain to wind, it is still looked upon today as…

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Midtown Brown


[Photos by Sebastian Pilch.] Midtown Manhattan.  Steps beyond the crowded flurry that is Grand Central Terminal is the home of corporate offices for most white collar business (except for those who have fled downtown).  Park Avenue. Madison Avenue. Lexington. Etc.  From 9-5… or 6… or 7… or 12… the streets are full of business men and women throughout the day.  These…

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The White Canvas


There’s a lot of wisdom my pops has shared with me over the years.  Plenty of valuable life lessons, but also a few tips on the sartorial-side.  One of those was the importance of building your wardrobe around the white shirt.  I always thought it was a boring concept growing up: white, pale blue, and sometimes the blue striped shirt.…

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