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How to Enjoy your Clothing

I think that once you hit a certain point in your tenure as a veteran Styleforum Member, it becomes perversely easy to lose sight of what attracted you to clothing, style, and fashion in the first place. This is something I’ve noticed on all corners of the forum, from our Should I or Shouldn’t I

My First Good Suit was a Zegna Suit

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I bought my first good suit in the spring of 1999, on the way back to school from rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.  It was a suit by Ermenegildo Zegna, a brand that, as a grad student, planted romantic notions in my brain. Back then, a few grad school friends and I used

Peter’s Picks for Shoulder Season Style

Spring in San Francisco is onerous.  It’s as if winter is on its deathbed with a wet cough that keeps drenching you with incessant gloom as it slowly releases its grip on daylight.  It’s pathetic.  Long after the novelty off sweater weather wears off, you just feel like pulling the plug and ending the misery. My

A Day in the Life of a CM Wife

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SCENE: Florence, Italy; famous menswear boutique. Alan’s head is buried inside a jacket, where he’s scrutinizing the lining and trying to decipher the inner tag. Apparently, the tag inside a man’s garment is the key to reveal whether a piece is worth the price or not. Just from looking at that 3-inch piece of fabric,

The Rise of the Shoe Enthusiast

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Something is happening in the world of shoes. Or rather, in the world of quality shoes. It’s not a tidal wave, but then again, few things are when you’re dealing with classic menswear. It’s more like a small trickle that’s turned into a steady stream of obsession. It started out with a few enthusiasts and their

Dress Like Gianni Agnelli – Sort Of

If you’re a menswear nerd, you’ve probably heard of Gianni Agnelli. It doesn’t matter who he is, really (you might even know already); what matters is that he’s regularly pointed to as a sort of fairy godfather of sprezzatura – known for, among other things, his propensity to wear his watch over the sleeve of

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Netflix Binges

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Valentine’s Day sucks.  Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t celebrate your undying love, nor even to not celebrate Valentine’s Day at all.  However, the day itself sucks.  It’s a money grab, and every even peripherally-related industry knows it.  Roses are about four times the price of roses the day before or the day after,

Why the Polo Coat is the Only Coat You’ll Ever Need

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“Whatcha got under there?”  I’m on a sidewalk on Drumm and Market, in front of the Hyatt Regency, where the temperature in December hovers around the mid-40s.  Today is especially frigid, especially for us thin-blooded San Franciscans, and many are forced to bundle in their warmest getups.  All levels of formality and style are represented:

The 3 Wildest Brands at Pitti Uomo 91

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In addition to some of the best classic menswear brands, the best accessories, and the all-around best brands, period, Pitti plays host to some crazy and crazily impressive work. Here are three of the wildest brands at Pitti Uomo 91, brought to you by the discerning eye of Arianna Reggio. OLD RANDA One of the