I am very happy to announce that Off The Cuff will now run as a column in three DC area community newspapers! It’s not the Washington Post, but I’ts a circulation of 6,000 readers. I’m going to cover a broad range of topics, but the general theme will be menswear and lifestyle topics from a guy’s point of view. I’ll post the newspaper links on the blog once the column starts it’s run.
So, if anyone out there has a burning question they’d like answered, let me know. Personally, the question I’d like an answer to is how on earth an otherwise sharp looking guy can actually leave the vent to suit his jacket stitched shut? Whoever you are, I was behind you on the Union Station escalator and tried desperately to get your attention but was too late – off you went into the crowd. I hope the jacket survived because with every step you took the whole back sort of stretched and pulled in weird directions and that big white X holding the vent closed looked like a bomb ready to explode.
The Lesson: men, if for some reason your tailor has not already done so, remove that big X of a stitch that the manufacturer uses to hold your new jacket’s vent closed, as well as the stitching that seals up the side and breast pockets. Yes, those all actually do work.
Anyway, if you swing by and have a question, comment or thought, post it and I’ll get right back you with an answer, or at least an opinion. If it’s good, maybe I’ll put it in the column and make you famous – at least in Mongomery County.