Author: Pete Anderson

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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Real People: Homing In On Your Personal Style

Building good wardrobe is like making a good sitcom. You assemble elements you think have the right chemistry, refine the vibe over seasons, and see how it all plays out in different situations. Over time, the characters (stay with me here) become familiar; you know what works together and what doesn’t, and your audience knows […]

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