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Perfect Spring Style: the Popover Shirt

As further proof that fashion – and men’s fashion in particular – operates entirely in cycles, I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many popover-style shirts at so many different retailers as I have this spring. Although it never disappeared, the popover hasn’t exactly been a mainstay of menswear since the 60’s, when Gant made up

How to Wear a Solaro Suit

Summer, to any menswear aficionado, means Solaro. How could anyone not love a fabric that contains the essence of summer in its name? Because of the neutral tone of the cloth, a Solaro suit is quite easy to wear, and you probably already have in your closet the right garments to complement it. Let’s explore

5 Rules to Dress Like an Italian

dress like an italian

Before moving to the US a few years ago, I didn’t really have a clear idea of what Italian style really was. I’ve lived all my life surrounded by people with different tastes in fashion, but I never fully realized the impact of Italian culture in the choice of our  garments. This is valid for

How to Choose a Suit Fabric: Part 1

how to choose a suit fabric

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 every shade of the rainbow in wools,

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), it seems that place is immune to

7 Ways to Wear Boots With Jeans

ways to wear boots with jeans

No, it’s not rocket science, and yes, the key is to put the jeans on before your boots, but there’s still more than one way to wear boots with your jeans. 1. The Stack Simple: do nothing. Put your boots on, pull your jeans over the shaft, let ’em stack up on top of the

Date Night Outfit Inspiration from SF Members

valentine's day date night outfit inspiration

There are many ways to approach dressing for a date, whether or not it falls on Valentine’s Day. Most of them boil down to your company and your destination. Going ice skating (which we don’t recommend, at least for first-timers – a broken wrist or fractured coccyx is hardly romantic) necessitates a different wardrobe than hot