Introducing: 1st PAT-RN

There is quite a bit of “workwear” shown at Pitti Uomo, and I use the scare quotes for a reason. I’m not usually one to complain about a lack of functionality in clothing, but it’s difficult not to think that most of what is presented as workwear is a […]

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A Day in the Life of a CM Wife

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 […]

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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 […]