The Styleforum Daily Mentioner–April 23

The Styleforum Daily Mentioner–April 23

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

“Never underestimate the power of what you wear. After all, there is just a small bit of you sticking out at the neck and cuff. The rest of what the world sees is draped on your frame.” –Oscar Schoeffler Savile Row turns out in its finest to turn away Abercrombie and Fitch. (Richard James blog ...

The Styleforum Portmanteau–April 19

The Styleforum Portmanteau–April 19

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Britain shakes its head as Aquascutum is placed in administration (i.e., files for bankruptcy). The Bureau in Belfast made an exceedingly relaxing lookbook film. I want to buy everything then take a nap. Dior is remodeling their E 57th St. store in NY. Meantime, Homme in on 133 Greene St., where the brand is setting ...

Ask the expert—shoe care with Nick V.

Ask the expert—shoe care with Nick V.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Nick V., owner of esteemed shoe repair outfit B. Nelson Shoes, NYC, knows his stitch. And his welts, and his vamps from his throats. He knows shoes. He takes abused, worn-out kicks and recrafts and resoles them–rehabilitates them. In an ongoing series, Nick will be answering some of my questions to help you treat your ...

The Styleforum Occasional Intelligencer–April 17

The Styleforum Occasional Intelligencer–April 17

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

In the U.S., today is the last day to file your taxes. So, you know, get on that. Adam Gopnik proposes the Golden Forty-Year Rule of nostalgia in the New Yorker.  Quick question: can tapered pants be bellbottomized? Derek Guy continues his seven-part Put This On series on ordering custom shirts. Good commute reading. New ...

The Styleforum Reader–April 16

The Styleforum Reader–April 16

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Lapo Elkann wearing Rubinacci in L’Uomo Vogue, via Rubinacci Club. Lapo is touching the ground in exactly half of the photos. Hipsterpalooza: Mister Mort’s been posting Coachella style shots on his tumblr. Ladies in vintage Air Jordan teeshirts = HYFR. Simply Refined’s Stephen Pulvirent talks ordering butterfly loafers from Ed Et Al shoes, a Singaporean ...

The Styleforum Daily Collar–April 11.

The Styleforum Daily Collar–April 11.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Put This On released the second episode in their second season, further footage from New York including thrifting with the Street Etiquette guys, jacket construction with Len Logsdail, and the handsome stylings of Dave Hill. Lucas Ossendriver talks Lanvin men’s with Barney’s. Worth watching, at the very least, in order to hear someone say “Lanvin” ...

Rough & Tumble from Nepenthes

Rough & Tumble from Nepenthes

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

The Nepenthes NY store in New York’s garment district stocks a lot of Engineered Garments, the company’s best-known brand in the United States (and often the easiest to wear). But EG has a lot of stockists, while some of the lines in Nepenthes stable are much more limited in distribution. Rough & Tumble, billed as ...

The Styleforum Mirror—April 10.

The Styleforum Mirror—April 10.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

Tuesday, April 10th. Raf Simons named couturier at Dior (WWD). A menswear designer first and a student of subcultures, Simons succeeds John Galliano. It was bound to be a controversial move on the forum, as Simons often styles his suits with the bottom button fastened. Facebook buys Instagram (NYT). According to Mark Zuckerberg, “The Hefe ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part II.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part II.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 in Men's Clothing, Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Image courtesy Rue 14. Rue 14 1803A 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009 Owned and operated by a husband and wife tag team, Rue14 has been a fixture of D.C. shopping since it opened in late 2008.  Husband Andrew brings his experience as a buyer at Brooks ...

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Jesse Thorn didn’t set out to be a menswear authority—but through happy accidents and hard work, he finds himself as the main dude of Put This On, a video series and blog about “dressing like a grownup.” Jesse and the PTO crew, including directors Adam Lisagor and Ben Harrison, comedy-type-person Dave Hill, and blogger Derek ...