Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sack

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One term I’ve used in connection with the classic American style of dress I prefer, but haven’t defined, is sack.  A sack suit or sportcoat is one where the jacket … Continue reading

Drape

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If you look closely at the sides of the chest of this suit, near the armpits, you’ll see little vertical ripples of extra fabric.  That’s called “drape,” and it was … Continue reading

Surface Interest

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I have a love affair with flannel suitings, wool ties, and other fabrics and items that have texture.  It’s one of the reasons I love fall and winter clothing so … Continue reading

Bright Colors, Dim Day

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Nothing like a brightly colored jacket to brighten up a dull, dreary, rainy day.  As we’ve discussed before, when you have one especially bold item in your outfit, tone down … Continue reading

The Natural Shoulder

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One of the hallmarks of traditional American style, especially the Ivy League look popularized by Brooks Brothers, J. Press, etc., is the natural-shouldered jacket.  It’s referred to as a natural … Continue reading

Not Too Perfect

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There are different schools of thought regarding how pocket squares should be displayed, and I go back and forth between them.  The main thing is that, with the exception of … Continue reading

Shiny

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Never underestimate the importance of a good shoe shine. Suit: Southwick, thrifted, $30 Shirt: Brioni, consignment store, $20 Tie: Kountz & Rider, swapped with a friend, $0 Pocket Square:  thetiebar.com, … Continue reading

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