Category: Style

how to choose a suit fabric

How to Choose a Suit Fabric: Part 1

I remember first stepping into Britex Fabrics in downtown San Francisco several years ago, when the seeds of bespoke clothing had begun to germinate in my imagination.  This landmark building, which has hosted Britex since 1952, sports walls over one hundred feet long, all lined to the ceiling with practically […]

How to choose a raincoat

How to Choose a Raincoat

I never had a raincoat growing up in San Diego.  I always wanted one then, like I always wanted a cast or braces or glasses, but the worlds most inoffensive climate precluded the need for one.  Now, thanks to global warming (or the impending ice age, depending on your view), […]

what is ancient madder

What is Ancient Madder?

Over the course of the autumn and winter, there’s a good chance you read the phrase “ancient madder” somewhere on the forum, and you may have wondered what it is. Although madder itself has a very, very long history, ancient madder now refers, at least in menswear parlance, exclusively […]

western style zip boots

On Western Style Zip Boots

We’ve been having a stop-starting, on-going conversation over in Random Fashion Thoughts about vaguely Western style zip boots and their merits. If you haven’t been paying attention, the root of this discussion is that a now-forgotten poster asked where he could find some boots that look like Nonnative’s […]

what to wear with a shearling jacket styleforum

What to Wear With a Shearling Jacket

1. Aero Coastal Command shearling jacket 2. Rocky Mountain Featherbed liner jacket from Mr. Porter 3. Folk waffle-knit crew sweater from End 4. 4 Pocket pant from Evan Kinori 5. Goodyear-welted Julius boots in vintage leather from Peter Nappi In my mind, there are very few things warmer than shearling. Yes, you could probably […]