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Dry Clean Your Suits, Sport Coats and Trousers Too Often–The dry cleaning process takes the Lanolin out of fine wool which is the property that gives wool its moisture and resiliency. The...White Tie and Tails Tales
It might seem like closing the barn door after the cows have gotten out here in Nashville, but what better time to review the male sartorial protocol for white tie, or, full dress, events than...J. Michaels Guide to Dressing for the Races
“A Gentleman Prefers…” In the title of her 1925 novel, later made into both a Broadway musical and a film, Anita Loos made the still famous assertion that gentlemen prefer blondes, a...Congruity Is Key – Part 2 – Answers To Common Style Questions
Congruity in style can be delineated into function or purpose and elemental details. Regarding function or purpose you shouldn’t mix items that are intended for rugged outdoor purposes with items...Congruity Is Key – A Series On What, When, & How To Wear Your...
A Series on Congruity – Part I The study of temperament analysis (David Kearsey, Miers Briggs, etc.) informs us that 75% of the people in the world are more predominantly sensory ( linear,...
The four-in-hand necktie was fashionable in Britain in the 1850s. The term "four-in-hand" originally described a carriage with four horses and a driver. Some etymologic reports are that carriage drivers knotted their reins with a four-in-hand knot, and others claim the carriage drivers wore their scarves knotted 'four-in-hand.’ Either way, we feel the four-in-hand has proven a long standing tradition for classic dressing.