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…]

    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…]

      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…]

            J. Panther’s RucTote Special Fabrics Series

            J. Panther Luggage Company is one of the most interesting bag makers in the men’s lifestyle space. While there are plenty of women who love J.P.L.C.’s elegant yet rugged tote bags and briefcases, the brand’s personality hits squarely a space occupied by men who both appreciate stylish functionality and possess a certain sophisticated wanderlust. We … [Read more…]

              The Ice Block Bag Cometh: Mission Mercantile

              The emotional pull behind the Mission Mercantile brand story is a interesting play on the heritage wares movement prevalent in menswear today. the company seeks to emulate the long lost local mercantile store that was once the heartbeat of any American frontier town. The mercantile was where one might find anything needed for a journey … [Read more…]

                A New Spin on Underwear: The Eighth

                Today’s men’s underwear is not your father’s underwear. In some cases, it’s even the underwear you’re currently used to. As with every other aspect of the menswear space, furnishings – underwear, undershirts, socks – are all being re-imagined. Blending new designs with high tech materials, today’s underwear option can keep you comfortable all day long. … [Read more…]