Author: Derek Guy

Finding A Straw Hat For Summer

A lot has been written about the death of tailored clothing, as well as its accompanying necktie, but the first piece of traditional men’s dress to have disappeared is the hat. It’s been said that men stopped wearing hats en masse when President John F. Kennedy declined to wear one at his inauguration. Neil Steinberg, I think, […]

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Inside Track: August 11th – August 17th Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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Three Places To Get Discounted Aldens

There was a time when it was almost impossible to find Aldens on sale. In the past, if a store discounted Alden’s shoes, the Massachusetts-based brand would cut them off. Which meant that, for the most part, the only way you could get marked-down Aldens was if the store was already discounting the line or […]

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Custom Leather Goods On Sale At Chester Mox

Any time I’m shopping for a leather accessory nowadays, I first turn to Chester Mox. The Los Angeles-based company is run by a husband-and-wife team — Bellanie and Brandon Salcedo — who have over a decade of experience in the leather goods trade. Many years ago, Bellanie graduated from an apprenticeship under a former Hermes […]

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The Charm Of A Summer Collar

In the summertime, you have to do more with less. Without the ability to layer, an outfit becomes all about the details: the cut, silhouette, color combination, and accents. But if your wardrobe leans classic, there’s only so much you can do. Slightly cropped, carrot cut trousers can be great this time of year, but […]

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Inside Track: August 4th – August 10th Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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Inside Track: July 28th – August 3rd Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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The Rise Of Menswear Podcasts

In fall of 2005, Scott Schuman logged onto the trad menswear forum Ask Andy About Clothes under his screenname SchumanNYC. He posted a new thread under the title “The Next Great Men’s Magazine Will be a Website.” The thread, as the title states, is about how the internet would eventually displace traditional menswear publications. “Unfortunately […]

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