Archive for the ‘Style’ Category

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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The History of Menswear Told Through NYPL’s Digital Collection: Part 2

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 two below, and find part one here in case you missed it. Arrow collars […]

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The History of Menswear Told Through NYPL’s Digital Collection

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. Arrow collars & shirts. Saturday evening post, April 12, 1913.     This […]

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The Professionals Collection

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Professionals Collection—a series of timeless dress shirts with understated patterns and semi-spread collars. In other words, shirts you wear to work. Featuring subtle stripes and checks in a blue and white palette, the Professionals are refined yet friendly. You’re not Gordon Gekko. You’re a good dude who works hard and succeeds without having to compromise […]

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Guide to Dress Shirt Collar Styles

We recently launched six new styles as a part of our revamped Classics Collection—a selection of timeless, fitted dress shirts in solid white, pink, or blue. Cut from beautiful two-ply 120-count poplin, the new Classics feature crisp collars and refined finishes like brass collar stays and mother-of-pearl buttons. In order to highlight the difference between each our of new Classics, […]

On the Road: Charlottesville

In the spirit of our new OCBD collection, James, our customer experience guy, spent a leisurely weekend in Charlottesville, VA. The one shirt he needed to transition from wine tasting at Barboursville Vineyards to cheering on UVA at a local bar? The Silo oxford cloth button-down in oxblood. After a tasting at the 18th century Barboursville estate (favorite wines […]

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