Author: Derek Guy

German Army Trainers, Now Easily Available Online

German Army Trainers have popular in men’s style for nearly twenty years, which is a remarkable shelf life for an industry that reinvents itself every season. The style’s popularity can be chalked up to a mixture of designer credibility, milsurp heritage, and versatility. Except for all-white minimalist sneakers, such as Common Projects’ Achilles, few shoes […]

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Inside Track: July 14th – July 20th 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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Barneys New York May File For Bankruptcy

In the latest “surprising, but also not that surprising” string of fashion news, Snobette reports that Barneys New York is considering filing for bankruptcy. The American chain of luxury department stores, founded nearly a hundred years ago, is a pillar in the high-end fashion world and where many designers made their careers. To be sure, […]

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You Should Wear An Extended Shoulder

I was talking with a friend yesterday about the merits of extended shoulders. My friend, a dyed-in-the-wool trad who grew up on Brooks Brothers and penny loafers, believes that tailoring should always look natural. Extended shoulders, for him, are an artifice — bad, ugly, against nature, and a fakery that reveals itself whenever the wearer […]

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Inside Track: July 7th – July 13th 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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It’s Happening. NBA Suits Are Back.

They said we couldn’t do it. They said we should give up on our dreams. But after so many years of hard work and dedication, the collective group of menswear writers has finally made it happen: we’ve brought back early 2000s NBA tailoring. Byredo, a perfume line that’s popular with people who like to stand […]

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Five Great Fourth Of July Sales

They’re as reliable as the fireworks themselves. Every Fourth of July, stores across the United States use Independence Day as an opportunity to clear out some seasonal stock. Here are five great sales we spotted. Not all of them are strictly Independence Day sales — some are archive sales, some end-of-season sales, and some are […]

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Dressing Funny And The Challenges Of Casualwear

In the second episode of Dressing Funny, a new comedy webseries on Netflix, Tan France gives Big Mouth co-creators Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg a wardrobe overhaul. The trio meets at Fred Segal, a leading fashion boutique in West Hollywood. Kroll and Goldberg show up in dumpy hoodies and pre-washed jeans — the uniform of […]

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Inside Track: June 30th – July 6th 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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Rayon: Summer’s Magical Fabric

A couple of years ago, inspired by Pete’s posts on vacation-styled shirts, I bought a navy, pineapple print button-up from Two Palms. I must have clicked the wrong button because I don’t remember ordering the rayon version (the company’s shirts come in two materials, one rayon and the other cotton). But it turned out to […]

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