Author: Pete Anderson

Take The Heat: Summer Sucks For Clothes

The Washington Post has been publishing a series this season debunking the supposed joys of summer. Fashion critic Robin Givhan recently took aim at pool parties: Pool parties are summer’s great lie. They are not fun; the swimming is beside the point. Pool parties reek of sunscreen, alcohol and the flop sweat of anxiety. In […]

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What You Can Really Afford: A Decent Belt

I love wearing things into the ground. Like many guys, I repair my jeans (or pay someone more qualified to repair them for me), get my shoes resoled, and wear a lot of vintage that someone already determined was past their point of reasonable wear. I’ve reinforced threadbare patches on my fatigues. Sometimes this is […]

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It’s 2019 And You Still Need A Navy Blazer

Consider the neti pot. If you’ve never used one, a neti pot is a small ceramic pot, with a narrow spout, used to channel a saltwater solution into your sinuses to irrigate them. This process gives many people relief from sinus symptoms, like allergies. It’s basically up “your nose with a rubber hose” but more […]

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What To Do With Your Hands In Photographs

Andreas aka @flannels_and_tweed, a master of the well-lit self-shot portrait.It’s tempting to make building style a mechanical exercise, especially when you first start paying attention to your clothes. Find a model to emulate, acquire the right clothes, get the right fit, mix well and… you still look pretty much like your old self, just in […]

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Eight Pairs Of Shorts To Consider Right Now

We all have a friend who wears jeans year round, regardless of the weather. Indigo cotton to the ankle, always. Like guys who insist on wearing shorts through northeastern winters, he’s a contrarian. Maybe he has some old-fashioned ideas about the propriety of knees in public. Maybe he “runs cool.” Maybe he’s just been wearing […]

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Thrashin’: The Case For One Sneaker All Summer Long

When you’re young, authenticity can be everything. Probably before Holden Caulfield whined about phonies, and certainly since, we judge people by their trueness to themselves, until experience softens that stance — both because life sands down the sharper edges of our judgment and because we get cynical. Authenticity goes from an expectation to be met […]

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Shakedown Feet: Sandals For Summer And Beyond

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins recently said men’s fashion is in it’s “woman repeller” phase — that men seem to be dressing for each other, mostly. It’s a riff on the long-standing women’s fashion site Man Repeller, which takes it as a given that women interested in fashion aren’t dressing to attract men, and in effect, […]

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