Author: Derek Guy

Aero’s Board Racer, A Leather Jacket For Almost Anyone

Over the weekend, bespoke shoemaker Nicholas Templeman came into San Francisco as part of his US trunk show tour. Nicholas typically wears sport coats and dress shoes for his trunk shows, but during his off hours, he dresses pretty casually (e.g., sneakers, jeans, and t-shirts). Before we left his hotel to grab dinner, he said […]

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A Good Sale On Trousers

One of our sponsors, Dapper Classics, is having a sale this weekend, where you can knock 20% off shirts, ties, and trousers with the checkout code BET19. We’re big fans of their trousers. They’re one of the few companies that sell contemporary-classic cuts (i.e., a medium rise with a slimmer leg line) at a reasonably […]

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Inside Track: May 5th – May 11th 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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A Guide To Spring And Summer Trousers

Trousers are usually in the background of an outfit. They play a secondary role, setting the stage for whatever you’re wearing up top. As such, it’s easy to forget about them – especially when you’re building a wardrobe. Almost everyone has blue jeans nowadays, and we’ve talked about the importance of grey pants. However, just […]

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A Bespoke Tailor Explains How Trousers Should Fit

There’s a friendly joke on Savile Row between two types of cutters: those who cut jackets and those who cut the accompanying trousers. A suit jacket is a much more complicated garment and serves as the centerpiece of an outfit. It requires multiple layers of haircloth, canvas, and padding, and uses various panels and darting […]

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Inside Track: April 28th – May 4th 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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Is Mr. Porter Just Goop For Men?

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop (often stylized as goop) started eleven years ago as a weekly email newsletter for various rich people frivolities. Since then, it’s morphed into a lifestyle and wellness empire that hosts “wellness summits,” sells products online and through pop-up shops, collaborates with fashion brands, generates online content, and doles out dubious health advice. […]

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Experts Weigh-In On When To Wash It

Adam writes: I bought an overcoat in November and it’s served me well this winter. It’s probably my favorite thing in my wardrobe. Now that spring has come, it’s time to put it away until autumn. I’m writing because I’d like your advice on how often I should dry clean my coat. Is once a […]

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Inside Track: April 21st – April 27th 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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