READ WALL Takes a Stroll to Bethesda Row

Our friends over at READ WALL are expanding their classic American sartorial footprint. The DC-based men’s tailored clothing brand and custom tailor just announced the opening of a new pop-up location on bustling Bethesda Row, in Bethesda, Maryland. The shop is located at at 4838 Bethesda Avenue. Just north of Washington, D.C., this location is well … [Read more…]

The Linjer Watch: Minimal does not mean Simple

Linjer began it’s life as a quest to craft the ideal slim briefcase. It was to be both elegant and versatile and not break the bank of the potential customer. The reasoning was simple enough – that great style and quality could be had for a fair price and end in the acquisition of true … [Read more…]

Beyond the Basics – The Navy Blazer

“All the boys down at Yale wear navy blazers.” This was a variation of my mothers ongoing mantra of how the “boys at Yale” should guide one’s sartorial and cultural life. This also applied to haircuts, as Yalies apparently sported only crew cuts. Leaving aside the fact that her view of Yale life was frozen … [Read more…]

Things That Last: The Classic Tote Bag

Things that never go out of fashion often seem to have a common thread. Sometimes it’s design or construction, maybe function or literal functionality. However, the one thing that tends to win out in the long run is utility. If something retains an ability to do its job over time, it will likely become a … [Read more…]

When Details Matter: The Money Clip

We are unabashed fans of the wallet. An expertly crafted billfold, whether for the back pocket of one’s favorite jeans or carefully housed within a bespoke jacket, is a portable filing cabinet and easy safe-house for your currency, cards, receipts, and notes. However, there are times when less is more and leaving your wallet at … [Read more…]

Making the College Professor Look your Own; Timeless Style that’s Always Current

If there is any one style that best defines East Coast, Ivy League, or OTC’ “house look,” for that matter, it is that of the iconic college professor. When most people think of college professors, a singular image often comes to mind: tweed and corduroy, grey flannel, well-worn leather shoes, a beat-up satchel, and some … [Read more…]

Tactical Denim from Triple Aught Design

These days it seems that everyone wants to have their name in the denim space. Japanese selvage, American heritage, and everything in between – and that’s a great thing for those of use who love a great pair of jeans. And, with more flexibility in work wear along with denim being seen as a casual … [Read more…]

Winter Skincare Roundup

Taking care of one’s skin is a task often neglected by too many men. Winter’s cold weather and harsh winds don’t help the situation much, so we have taken some time and pulled together a helpful little list of some great skin and haircare products made just for men. From skin lotion to cleanser to … [Read more…]

The 30 Year Jacket from Tom Cridland

British designer Tom Cridland made his name with the 30 Year Sweatshirt, a tough-as-nails everyday staple built for comfort and durability. With a focus on sustainability and vertical brand and production control, Cridland is also known for his commitment to doing good while also doing well. Cridland creates wardrobe essentials that combine classic style, comfort, and … [Read more…]

Helly Hansen’s Foul Weather Style

Helly Hansen is one of those unique brands equally familiar to country club dwelling CEOs and street savvy urban hipsters. While originally designed to protect sailors from stormy seas, lashing winds, and brutal weather, this Norwegian brand has also conquered style-conscious devotes from Manhattan to Marylebone. In many ways, Helly Hansen has done for sailing gear … [Read more…]