Setting the Standard with Standard Shirt

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The classic white dress shirt is indeed classic. It goes with virtually anything and as a wardrobe staple, blends with almost any genre. It pairs well with jeans and old docksiders or a bespoke suit and seven-fold tie. If there truly is one item that should be at the core of any man’s wardrobe, the … [Read more…]

    Michael Bastian: The Sharp American


    Designer Michael Bastian takes a starring turn in the new short film, The Sharp American, a collaboration of GMC and director Arnaud Boutin that celebrates American design and creativity. Bastian, along with musician George “Twin Shadow” Lewis and noted photographer Michael Avedon, narrate what precision means to them and how it influences their work. The … [Read more…]

      From Bleu de Chauffe: Scott, The Writer’s Bag

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      Many years ago, we were traveling in Europe and noticed the bags carried by many men. Particularly in cities, we saw what can only be described as small briefcases designed in a way that made them seem less for business and more for everyday necessity. Not effeminate, these bags were clearly designed for men – … [Read more…]

        Father’s Day: Boto Swim Shorts


        Men’s swimwear appears to be getting renewed attention this season, with more emphasis on resort wear quality and design. A great brand we have had a chance to review and test out is Boto. This Canadian company has cracked the code for pool-ready shorts that easily transition to poolside entertaining. Masculine nylon fabrics, clean lines, … [Read more…]