Tight-fitting clothes vs. classic, comfortable tailoring

Here's my take on the subject of men's clothes. I realize I'm going against current trends with this view, but thanks to my recent experience with severe back pain, I've gained additional insights into the effects that clothes have on our posture, our bodies and ultimately our health. I know and I have seen first-hand … Continue reading Tight-fitting clothes vs. classic, comfortable tailoring

Men’s Summer Wear Suggestions

Hot summer weather is here (it's been here for a month or so) and that means it's nearly impossible to wear a suit during the day. Here are some suggestions I've put together for acceptable summer clothes that will keep you cool and presentable. I've also included a few pieces of advice such as how to … Continue reading Men’s Summer Wear Suggestions

How to pair shoes with pants

While it's good to have variety in your outfits and to sometimes break the rules when it comes to choosing what you wear, it's also important to know how things go together. As Picasso used to say, you need to know the rules before you can break them. With that in mind, I'd like to … Continue reading How to pair shoes with pants

Classic Solo Handmade Shoes

Late last year, I ordered a pair of handmade shoes from Stefan Burdea, a shoemaker from Bucharest, Romania. I'd like to show them to you now. They're the Classic Solo model, a beautiful and understated pair of shoes made from a single piece of leather. Some of you may already know that it's fairly difficult … Continue reading Classic Solo Handmade Shoes

Bespoke vs. Store-bought Suits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD0cDIfhhsM In this video, which is part of The Elegant Gentleman series, I talk about the following topics: The importance of a proper fit (also known as a cut) for your clothes, which only a good tailor can do. It matters because it not only makes you look good, but it allows for fluctuations in … Continue reading Bespoke vs. Store-bought Suits

Cold weather clothing

I thought I'd do something a little bit different for this topic and publish photos of some of my cold weather clothes. I want to give you some ideas of what to look for in materials and what you can combine in terms of color and texture. Warm weather may be on the way but … Continue reading Cold weather clothing

A brief history of clothes

“Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us.” ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando Clothing may have been around for hundreds of thousands of years, with some scientists proposing that it may have been … Continue reading A brief history of clothes