The Big Announcement – HODINKEE
In Blog

The Big Announcement – HODINKEE

Well, here is the big announcement: I have signed on as associate editor at HODINKEE. Click through to read more about HODINKEE’s relaunch, what you can expect to see from me over there, and what the future looks like for Simply Refined.

Shrine Haberdashers Chicago

Shrine Haberdashers Chicago

Posted by: on Oct 26, 2011 | No Comments

With the explosion of online retail, it’s always exciting to find a small, local shop with a bit of personality.  Enter Chicago’s Shrine Haberdashers.  A little classic, a little modern, and more than a little dandyish.

A Day for St Crispin, The Patron Saint of Shoemakers

A Day for St Crispin, The Patron Saint of Shoemakers

Posted by: on Oct 24, 2011 | No Comments

It’s not unusual for a truly great pair of shoes to elicit an exclaiming including the words “God” or “Holy.”  But on October 25 we can take this to the next level and celebrate St Crispin’s Day.

Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born

Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born

Posted by: on Oct 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Anderson & Sheppard finally have a monograph of their own, A Style is Born, which is being released next week.  I stopped by The Drake Hotel in Chicago to chat with Mr. Hitchcock and Mr. Heywood about the book, their amazing customers, and their US tours.

Hot Toddy, Cold Cure

Hot Toddy, Cold Cure

Posted by: on Oct 19, 2011 | No Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done a drink post, and since I spent much of the last week nursing a cold I thought I’d share my Hot Toddy recipe.  When you’re all stuffed up nothing has much smell or taste, and this traditional remedy is the quickest way to recover both.

What I Won’t Be Wearing this Fall

What I Won’t Be Wearing this Fall

Posted by: on Oct 17, 2011 | One Comment

Everyone, including myself, is posting their “What to Wear this Fall/Winter” guides this time of year. More opinions and more information benefit everyone.  But I’m going to do something a little different. Here are the things I definitely WILL NOT be sporting in the next few months.  Or probably ever.