Pop of Color

I’m glad we’ve gotten over the last cycle of ‘preppy’, in that bright colors paired with seersucker and neon argyle socks are a thing of the past.  We are in a traditional cycle now, with more of a focus on quality and fit.  I hope this cycle lasts for a…

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Catching Up: Oak Street Bootmakers (And an RCS Discount!)

I have been a huge fan of Oak Street Bootmakers since I bought my first pair of beef roll loafers back in 2013.  I still have them.  They’ve been professionally restored once, and quite frankly, they look incredible.  I don’t see any reason that my boys won’t be fighting over…

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My Cap Toes: The After

One of my new COVID hobbies is to catalog and taking stock of my stuff.  It’s like an episode of Hoarders at a department store.  Weird.  It’s not just clothes and shoes, but really everything.  Going through junk drawers is like a reckoning.  This could be a post all it’s…

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Brooks Brothers: Now What?

I can’t decide what I hated more: the bankruptcy announcement from Brooks Brothers, or their transition to a non-iron, characterless bloated catalog over the last ten years. The Brooks Brothers I remember was a bit romantic. The only access I had was the shop at Lenox Square Mall, which I…

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