Category: Style

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tailored Sweat Suits?  Think Again.

“Have you seen all these suits that have washable, comfy, tech-y fabrics?  Do you think that’s what’s coming next?” Emery works in San Francisco as an Internet “community builder”, which means she probably knows what you want before you do.  A couple of days ago I was enjoying […]

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How to Wear a Cape

The first time I went to Pitti, which was only a few years ago now, one of the brands that most stuck out in my mind was Tabarrificio Veneto, a company that makes – among other things – gorgeous capes. I thought it was fantastic. And when Arianna […]