Author: Derek Guy

So Long, Unionmade

In the last few years, legendary clothiers such as Carroll & Co and Louis Boston have boarded up their doors. While regrettable, a lot of that news is admittedly academic to me since I never really shopped there. Last week, however, when San Francisco’s Unionmade announced they’re closing, the news hit home. I love Unionmade and shopped […]

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Inside Track: August 25th – September 1st 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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How To Get A Good White Dress Shirt

Noah writes to ask: I finally got around to buying a suit. I currently have two white dress shirts (a thick oxford and a cotton-linen blend with a somewhat small collar). I’m trying to decide if I need another, more standard white dress shirt to use for formal events. What makes a good all-around white […]

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Inside Track: August 18th – August 24th 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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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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