I know this is probably towards the wrong end of winter to be asking, but where/who would you recommend for some decent leather gloves? Similar to the ones in your "cold outside capsule" post.
Actually might be a good time to get some nice leather gloves, as there may be some sales going on out there. I would try Merola or Dents if you are looking towards the higher end of the market. For something cheaper, this Club Monaco pair could do the trick. I got my gloves on Styleforum though - they are from the Saks house label. Just make sure you get real leather and go for a cashmere lining if you want your palms to be extra toasty.
Hey, have you had an experience ordering from tcny? I'm looking at getting that M65 jacket and I think the entire transaction is done through emails which I feel is a little strange. Regards, JR
I have yet to order anything from TCNY - most likely will this Spring. I have done a number of other transactions with foreign companies through email in the past however, and they have all worked out great. Justin at TCNY is a great guy, if that allays your worries at all.
I'm 33 I live in Chicago. Many of the men's fashion blogs had pictures coming out Italy in the past weeks with men wearing shawls. I love the look! Over a well tailored suit, I think it looks great! Is it too bold for Americans? I mean,that's what's next right? The scarfs seem to be getting bigger. It's just a matter of time. Right? Thanks
Haha sounds like you are looking for some back up on your new shawl purchase, no?
I’m just messing - they were indeed big at the shows. I’m not a huge fan of the look, barring a few guys who I think can really pull it off well. However, I don’t believe it’s too bold for Americans to wear - all that requires is confidence. You may get some wayward glances, but anyone can brush that off. It will probably take some time to gain traction in the US on a wider scale, if it ever does. In the meantime, forge ahead and wear whatever you think looks good.
Love the blog. I just got a pair of dubmonks from Meermin. I got my normal size (UK 10.5), and they are great- except they are really loose (despite the length being right). This is my 1st pair of monks so I don't know if that is normal with this style. I had another hole punched, and I put in tongue pads and insoles, which makes them wearable. But just wondered if you have had this issue with dubmonks or your new Meermin MTOs. Thanks.
Sounds like the last is a little too wide - perhaps next time you can go made to order and get a slightly slimmer model. However, it’s definitely not uncommon with monkstraps and I’ve had pairs that have been either too tight or too loose in the past. My new Meermins fit pretty well right out of the box, but I chose a last that I thought would fit my feet the best. I will likely need to punch another hole in the straps so that they fit just a bit more snugly however. Sounds like you are on the right path with the insoles/pads - the fit should only improve as you wear them in.
I'm about to start my first job in a consulting firm. Can you recommend a decent briefcase under $500 ? Thanks
Welcome to the consulting world - hope all goes well. I use a Filson regularly, which I’m pretty happy with, although it’s not very formal. Other brands I’ve heard good things about include Mismo, Bric’s, Cherchbi, and even Brooks Brothers. It really depends on what style you are looking for - leather, fabric, etc. You could also look around on ebay or in various thrift stores for something vintage. I have a vintage Coach briefcase, which is pretty badass.
Any experience purchasing from Tailorable & Co? Their prices look very reasonable and I notice you post alot of their looks on your blog, any expert advice would be appreciated. Your Capsule photos were straight grail by the way, many thanks!
Thanks for the kind words. I have sadly never ordered from Tailorable & Co, but would love to do so in the future - I really like their silhouette and it appears that they use excellent fabrics. If you get anything sent to the States, definitely let me know how it goes.