Blog — Leather belts

Leather Belts

Most men don’t give belts a lot of thought. You have a black belt and a brown belt (maybe just a double sided belt) and that’s it. While this approach might keep the size of your closet manageable, which is a laudable goal, it stops you from appreciating all the intricacies of a well-crafted belt, and the variety of belts that exist. The most important component of a belt is what type of leather it’s made from. Belt leather can...

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Overdyeing

Perhaps you've seen a friend's pair of jeans fade from black to blue and wondered what happened. Or maybe you've seen the terms “overdye,” “overdyed,” or “overdyeing” while cruising the interweb for fashion knowledge.  In one way or another, there's a good chance that “overdyeing” or some form of it has made its way into your life but maybe not into your vocabulary. Kind of like the word “perfunctory.” (Note: give this post more than just a perfunctory read) Well...

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Grade Six

Browse through online clothing forums today, where tailored clothing enthusiasts congregate, and you’ll find dozens of threads where people argue over which makers produce the best suits. In fact, in one StyleForum thread, there’s a working hierarchical list that aims to organize producers according to tiers. One user suggests that Kiton be placed under the “Excellent” category, while Canali is just “Good” and Brooks Brothers is simply “Satisfactory.” A couple of posts later, one happy Canali customer bravely bumps up...

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What's a Jacquard?

If the world can thank GQ and #menswear for anything, it might be the return of bold prints to the clothing mainstream. Where five years ago you’d find nothing but an array of white, blue – and if daring – pink medium weight oxford cloths, now you can see exotic patterns gracing shirts everywhere. Even business casual mavens aren’t afraid to throw on an indigo dot or sailboat print button down. When buying these shirts, though, it’s important to bear...

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Clothes Are Not Commodities

A common misconception today is that clothes are just commodities. That is, if you find two similarly styled shirts – blue, striped, and spread collared – then they’re substitutable and differ only in price. This is an understandable attitude when you consider how few men today understand how clothes are made, or are able to meet the men and women who produce what they wear. Contrast this to the early 20th century, when men had clothes custom made for them...

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Whole garment knitting

It’s both easy and difficult to determine the quality of a sweater. It’s easy in the sense that there aren’t many variables to consider, at least in comparison to suit jackets and sport coats. A well made sweater will be densely knitted, which will require more material, but also allow the garment to hold its shape better. The yarns will also be made from longer fibers, which will give it fewer “weak points” (microscopic to the eye), and thus result...

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A Tale of Love & Loss

This past week we have been showing at Capsule for Men's Market and our Fall '13 collection has been quite popular. So popular in fact that one of our cornerstone pieces was stolen from our booth. Our black cable knit sweater jacket was, well, jacked.     In a way it's flattering that someone would forgo being a decent human being and wait until it hits retail to pick one up. That it is such a "have to have it...

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Last Day of the Black Friday Sale!

 It's the last day of the Black Friday Sale and there are some choice picks left for the upcoming holiday party barrage you surely will be hit with! The Pine Green cashmere sweater paired with Lavender striped button down (available in either Before or After Dinner) and Golden Gray Bloodline trousers is a killer holiday kit.     originally $425, now $212.50  originally $185 now $92.50 originally $400, now $200 The Black and Tan button down with Brown and Cream...

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Got Wood?

There are too many black case-less iPhone 4S' floating around so finding a way to distinguish one phone from another without adding a bulky case and not compromise the aesthetics of our phones was assumed to be a challenge. Luckily, Monolith makes incredible replacement backs for iPhone 4's and 4S'.  The installation takes all of a couple minutes and the end result is about as perfect as any person could want a polished wood panel for a mobile device to...

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Green Soccer Journal Issue no.4

    (Im)Patiently waiting for issue four of Green Soccer Journal to arrive in the mail is the current state of affairs this afternoon. For those who aren't familiar, this magazine marries editorials on style and soccer. What more could anyone want? If you are like us and accosting your Postal Service worker during his or her route, let this video, starting Phil Daniels from "Quadrophenia" as a frustrated soccer manager, satiate you until your copy arrives.  

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