One Star Leather’s Park Sloper Senior

A debate has been slowly but steadily percolating to the surface in the world of menswear opining as to whether or not the wallet’s luck has finally run out. With digital currency inevitably moving into the mainstream, and cards otherwise replacing cash for many transactions, the question of the wallet’s relevance and even need is … [Read more…]

Adidas Terrex Agravic Trail Runners

Sneakers can be a tricky thing. Often, they are either too sporty to be practicable for everyday wear or more shoe-like than performance, therefore limited to fashionable pursuits. There are some which can cross these lines – classic tennis shoes like Stan Smiths come to mind. All that being said, sneakers, especially purpose-built ones, have … [Read more…]

Coming Soon: Ball and Buck’s New Active Anorak Jacket

Ball and Buck is not your typical menswear brand. Founded in 2008 by Mark Bollman, a guy who actually does a lot out-of-doors, this Boston-based company offers more than just rugged looking gear. B&B is an experiential brand for guys who don’t simply want to look like they hike, camp, shoot skeet, or trail blaze, … [Read more…]

How luxury became commoditized and no-label style took over

The shiny barrier of luxury that once clearly defined social and cultural classes has for the most part fallen by the wayside. These days even the most average of incomes can support some level of Tiffany, Cartier, Hermes, Asprey, Gucci, or Louis Vuitton. Only one generation ago any of these names would conjure up images … [Read more…]

The Fine Art of Intelligent Style

Being called stylish can mean many things; that you dress well, have a nice haircut or cool bag, drive great car, or own impressive art collection. Even how you walk down the street can be stylish – think of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Then there’s the kind of stylish that transcends mere clothing … [Read more…]

Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers: Holiday Dopp Kit

New York-based Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers is the barber you wish you had wherever it is you live (unless, of course you happen to live in NYC). The company was launched by three professionals who wanted a luxurious grooming experience without having to go to a female-centric salon. Their solution was to create a masculine enclave … [Read more…]

The Bosca Partners Brief: A Classic that’s thoroughly Modern

The Bosca Partners Brief is an iconic bag, no question about it. In design, the gatemouth style lawyer’s briefcase is instantly recognizable and carries with impressions that range from high-power envy to stodgy old-fashionedness. For generations of attorneys, becoming partner was a milestone often accompanied by the acquisition of a proper lawyer’s briefcase, traditionally monogrammed … [Read more…]

The J.P.L.C. DocFolio Zip Portfolio

One of the classic minimalist workplace holdalls is the zip portfolio. By design, it’s clean, simple, and meant to transport one’s papers and files in a low-profile sort of way. a leather folio is practical but also personal and often thoughtfully chosen. Sort of a workplace male clutch that holds a few things you really … [Read more…]