Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Posted by: on Apr 2, 2010 | One Comment

So yesterday I did it. I wore linen trousers for the first time this season. I know, I know, it’s not Memorial Day yet, nor is it even officially baseball season until Sunday. But, when it’s 85 degrees outside on the first of April, rules become the last of my worries.

Clothes With (A) Character

Clothes With (A) Character

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2010 | 2 Comments

I have been lucky enough to be invited to write a guest post each Monday for the wonderful Men’s Flair. In case you are not yet a reader, and believe me you should be, here is my contribution from Monday:

Changing for Dinner

Changing for Dinner

Posted by: on Mar 29, 2010 | One Comment

Over the weekend, I stumbled upon this image on The London Lounge boards, and found it both utterly charming and completely hilarious. The chap on the left, dressed in what we would consider extremely formal evening wear, is roguishly picking his gloves off his fingers while the rather priggish young man to the right looks on in disdain.

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Posted by: on Mar 17, 2010 | One Comment

It was only two weeks ago that I extolled the virtues of winter ties and claimed that spring was not yet coming. Oh how very wrong I was. Temperatures are now regularly creeping close to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and my coats have possibly seen their final days until fall. Along with putting the coat a bit further back in the closet, comes the yearly color and fabric changes of spring.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Metal buttons in a gentleman’s wardrobe are confined almost exclusively to the gold-tone buttons of the blazer. That said, I am not usually fond of wearing gold or brass jewelry and furnishings, and thus usually avoid brass buttoned blazers. It was only a few months ago that I saw in a West End shop window a beautiful double breasted number fitted with silver buttons; I had been living in Plato’s cave my whole life and finally caught a glimpse of the sun.