The Ben Silver Catalogs

The Ben Silver Catalogs

Oct 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

With the internet came the death of catalog shopping.  They’re still out there though, and Ben Silver has the best collection of catalogs around.  Separate booklets for clothing, shoes, neckwear, and eyewear, and each is packed with great images.  Take a look.

The Ben Silver British Neckwear Catalog

The Ben Silver British Neckwear Catalog

Oct 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Repp stripe ties are arguably the most classic neckwear of all.  They had their American heyday in the Ivy look of the 1960s but are quintessentially British in nature.  Ben Silver has the best selection on this side of the pond and have even dedicated an entire catalog to their distinguished offerings.

A Conversation with Kirk Miller of Miller’s Oath

A Conversation with Kirk Miller of Miller’s Oath

Oct 10, 2011 | One Comment

At the tail end of the summer I sat down in the far-West village with Mr. Kirk Miller, founder of Miller’s Oath.  Having cut his teeth at some of the best brands in menswear, he’s out on his own and making some of the best American tailoring.

Steve Jobs and being a “Mac Person”

Steve Jobs and being a “Mac Person”

Oct 7, 2011 | One Comment

Simply Refined is a lifestyle blog, not just a style blog.  And few people have had such vision and have inspired as a great a dedication to a lifestyle as Mr. Steve Jobs.  He will be greatly missed, and here’s why.

The Act of Getting Dressed

The Act of Getting Dressed

Oct 5, 2011 | 6 Comments

It’s easy to pay tons of attention to selecting and commissioning our clothes, polishing up our shoes, and getting “dressed up” for special occasions.  But it’s the daily act of getting dressed that provides me a few moments of calm and pleasure to get my days started on the right foot.