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The Colonial Obsession With Men’s Calves

Well, this is interesting. It’s no secret that throughout history, as fashions come and go, so too have preferences for certain body types and body parts. From the alarming codpieces of the middle ages to the height-enhancing top hats of the 19th century, menswear has often been tailored to feature the fetishes of the day. But now, […]

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The Difference Between Fashion and Style

When it comes to the difference between fashion and style, there is an old truism that is very easy to remember. Simply put, fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it. Even so, many men believe that just by copying what they see others doing, they are somehow expressing a sense […]

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Interested in a Lab-Grown, Spider Silk Necktie?

Step right up and get your necktie made in a laboratory! That’s right. This biologically engineered marvel can be yours for a mere $314. But even if you’re willing to fork over the cash, you’ll still need to enter a lottery to snap up this little piece of history. There are only 50 available. Bay […]

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Shave Better & Conquer Procrastination

There are plenty of sources out there more than happy to impart their insightful wisdom and “top tips” regarding how to achieve the perfect shave. We find that most of them are at once practical, accurate and utterly unoriginal. After all, haven’t we heard most of these before? Wash your face first with warm water […]

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The Curious History of the Man Bag

Will you be traveling this year? If, perchance you find yourself in Amsterdam between March 11th and August 27th, you might want to stop by the Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses. It claims to be the largest museum of its kind in the world and is situated in a beautiful canal house in Amsterdam’s […]

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Parterre Pocket Cocktail

Parterre & The English Garden

The Pocket Cocktail In this series, we pair one of our one-of-a-kind print pocket squares with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going. Today’s edition is an elegant summer cocktail, and was crafted by Lucy of Supergolden Bakes. :: The English Garden [inspired by our Parterre pocket square] Cool off with a simple, refreshing cucumber based cocktail. […]

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Mint Julep and Kelvin Pocket Square

Kelvin & Louisville Julep

The Pocket Cocktail In this series, we pair one of our one-of-a-kind print pocket squares with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going. Today’s edition is a simple mint julep perfect for relaxing lakeside this weekend, and was crafted by David Wondrich of Port Cocktail. :: The Louisville Julep [inspired by our Kelvin pocket square] A popular […]

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The History Of Menswear Told Through NYPL’S Digital Collection: Part 12

Earlier this year the New York Public Library shared 180,000 prints, maps, manuscripts, and much more in a digital public domain collection for the very first time. In it, we unearthed menswear ads from over one hundred years ago. In this series, we explore them. Discover part twelve below, and find the other parts here in case you missed them. Arrow collars […]

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NPK Pocket Cocktail

NPK & The Nomad

The Pocket Cocktail In this series, we pair one of our one-of-a-kind print pocket squares with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going. Today’s edition is a gin-based cocktail that takes advantage of seasonal citrus, and was crafted by Kaiser Penguin. :: The Nomad [inspired by our NPK pocket square] This cocktail is complex, refreshing, […]

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The History Of Menswear Told Through NYPL’S Digital Collection: Part 11

Earlier this year the New York Public Library shared 180,000 prints, maps, manuscripts, and much more in a digital public domain collection for the very first time. In it, we unearthed menswear ads from over one hundred years ago. In this series, we explore them. Discover part nine below, and find the other parts here in case you missed them. Arrow […]

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