Mercer & Sons Oxford Review

Mercer & Sons Oxford Review

Mar 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

I wrote a little while ago about Mercer & Sons, who are making authentic, high-quality American shirts in Maine.  Their signature is the rolled button-down collar that David Mercer has pretty much saved from extinction.  David was kind enough to send me a blue oxford cloth button down (OCBD) to try out and review.  And here are the results.

Trouser Talk – The Leg Opening

Trouser Talk – The Leg Opening

Mar 5, 2012 | 10 Comments

And here we are.  The final installment of Trouser Talk, my by no means exhaustive guide to trouser fit and style.  We’ve arrived at the bottoms of the trousers and will cover the basics of break, opening size, and whether or not you should be sporting a cuff.

Trouser Talk – Shaping the Leg

Trouser Talk – Shaping the Leg

Mar 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the last Trouser Talk we discussed the tops of your trousers – waist, rise, and front.  Moving down a little, it’s time to talk about the shaping of the leg.  Unlike a canvased jacket, which has some necessary structure, trousers remain a more delicate affair.  Cut is everything.

Trouser Talk – Waist, Rise, and Fronts

Trouser Talk – Waist, Rise, and Fronts

Feb 29, 2012 | 10 Comments

Everyone talks about jacket cut and shape all the time, but the trouser often winds up ignored.  There are a few crucial elements to take into consideration when thinking about your trousers, most importantly waist, leg shape, and opening.  In this installment of Trouser Talk we’ll cover the first.

Alden Snuff Suede Chukkas – My Latest Indulgence

Alden Snuff Suede Chukkas – My Latest Indulgence

Feb 27, 2012 | 6 Comments

Alden has been tempting me for some time.  I finally decided to take the plunge last week and order a pair of the flex-welt suede chukka boots in snuff suede and they arrived over the weekend.  I couldn’t be more excited and want to share my initial impressions.