The Big Announcement – HODINKEE
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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.

Button Up

Button Up

Posted by: on Apr 5, 2010 | No Comments

Usually I am a great devotee of the spread collar, and when feeling especially rakish, the cutaway collar. But, with temperatures rising (I promise this is the last time I will complain for the week) I have been venturing out tie-less more and more, and these collars don’t always work so well without something holding them in place.

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.

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Posted by: on Mar 26, 2010 | One Comment

Just as I began to think that a breeze and some sunshine were becoming the order of the day, typical St. Louis weather kicked in and yesterday was a not-so-wonderful 45 degrees and pouring rain all day. Wednesday afternoon was spent playing croquet on the campus lawn, and Thursday was spent shivering and wringing the water out of my mackintosh’s pocket linings.