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Peter Zottolo

Peter Zottolo

Peter works in construction, but has an extensive collection of custom suits which he gets so that he can wear suits on the weekend. Even though he lives in San Francisco, he has never used the word “impact” as a verb. He writes about classic menswear and is one fedora away from being a complete dork.

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Overcoats for Cold Weather

Everybody looks good in an overcoat.  Or, more accurately: everyone looks good in a good overcoat.  Even growing up in San Diego, I knew this, despite never wearing one – until I moved to New York. A few weeks before my departure, one of my father’s friends, originally from Indiana, […]

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Fall’s Best Transitional Fabrics

The Autumn Equinox for 2017 in the northern hemisphere fell on Friday, September 22, and menswear aficionados couldn’t be happier – shorter days and cooler temperatures allow for heavier fabrics, which generally drape and tailor better. My first real experience with autumn was in ’95, after suffering an […]

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How to Win at 4-Pattern Bingo

A cursory Google search for the phrase “four pattern bingo” cites its first usage in 2014 by StyleForum user Sugarbutch, but he actually used it two years earlier, of all places in a thread devoted toward conservative business dress.  Granted, he does hail from San Francisco, so there’s […]

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How Much Does a Quality Suit Cost?

How Much Does Quality Cost? In one form or another, this question turns up every couple of days on the forum: “I’m looking for a quality suit/shirt/shoe/pair of underwear.  How much should I spend?” Before answering this question, it’s best to specify what “quality” is. Quality is not fit; nor […]

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Summer Fabrics for Staying Cool

Summer finally arrived last week in San Francisco, but while the rest of the Bay is baking, the city peaked in the mid-70s, which means you can still wear a jacket without breaking a sweat.  Still, you’ll want to be comfortable, and thankfully there are certain fabrics that […]

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A Guide to How Trousers Should Fit

Embdeddded photos: Peter Zottolo All slideshow photos: Dylan & Son After last week’s article, I received a couple PMs, DMs, and emails from various people asking how trousers should fit.  The short answer is that they should lay straight down and fit comfortably. The long answer is, well, […]