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A Sport Coat and Jeans, the New Uniform for Almost Every Occasion

You’re going to tell me that there’s nothing actually new about a sport coat and jeans. Yup, you’re right. I know. But hear me out. We took our first big family vacation, a cruise, since the pandemic this month. Cruises usually have a formal night or two, but Celebrity has downgraded their requirements to “elegant…

What Makes a Custom Shirt Special?

You’ve heard your colleagues and friends talk about bespoke shirts. But before you commit, you want to know, what makes a custom shirt special? Not just special, but so special that they’re willing to wait five to six weeks for their new garments to arrive? The Trouble with Off-the-Rack Clothes you buy in a store…

Cozy Up in Flannel This Fall

For this teen of the nineties, the change in the season gives me an excuse to cozy up in flannel this fall. I’m not talking about my beloved grunge-era oversized plaid flannel shirts. Reimagine comfort in flannel wool trousers. Dress up—and soften—your regular work wardrobe with a flannel blazer. The soothing texture of flannel evokes…

Back-to-School for Professionals: A Checklist

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