Posts Tagged: dandy

Cool Stuff in Paris: What to wear (and what NOT to wear) in Paris

Okay, Americans*, I’m gonna give it to you straight: the clothes you are wearing in Paris make you really stand out as a tourist, and you look sloppy and underdressed and disrespectful almost everywhere you go. You stand out like a sore thumb; the Parisians can spot an American a kilometer away. This isn’t necessarily a terrible thing in itself, but wouldn’t… (Read more…)

Drunken office party selfie last night

I have only the vaguest recollection of taking this picture, but I do remember being happy about my outfit and how well my hair held up despite yesterday being the humid-est, grossest day ever. That’s right, nasty summer humidity doesn’t stop me from wearing a suit and tie. Suit is from H&M last year, shirt is probably Zara, tie is from Daffy’s. The skull ring I grabbed on Amazon a while back on a whim…Continue Reading →

I have a tie problem…

… and my problem is that I don’t have enough ties. My necktie collection hovers around the 50-60 mark at any given time. The vast majority of these are from all my usual haunts: Daffy’s (R.I.P.!) was my absolute best tie-shopping place for years, and at least a dozen of these are from there. The others are from JackThreads, H&M, Delaveine in Paris, celio* in Paris, and of course several of them were gifts. I…Continue Reading →

You don’t need a bespoke suit to look like a million bucks

I’ve never owned a bespoke suit in my life. When I see normal businessman-type guys rocking nice bespoke suits, I can certainly appreciate that they look great, but that look is not part of my world and it’s not something I aspire to. I’m not saying I would turn down a nice $3000 English-made suit, but that look is not a priority for me. The fact that I wear suits and ties almost every day…Continue Reading →

All of Hannibal’s suits from NBC’s Hannibal season 2

Here they are, all of Hannibal’s glorious suits and other outfits from season 2 of NBC’s Hannibal. It’s 86 pictures total! As with season 1, the lighting is so somber in this series that in many cases it’s hard to be sure if there’s a wardrobe change from scene to scene, so when in doubt I’ve erred on the side of caution and included everything. One dark plaid suit in dark cool lighting might be…Continue Reading →

My love affair with Kaadu shoes

I used to work at an office in SoHo (NYC, not London) and whenever I’d get bored I’d sneak out and go shopping. This is how I stumbled upon Chris Kaadu Shoes, on Sullivan Street, and it was love at first sight of that pair of red-floral-embroidered black loafers in the window (which I ran inside and bought in a panic like they might disappear). I must’ve bought about ten pairs of fabulous shoes at…Continue Reading →

My love/hate relationship with JackThreads

I have a love/hate relationship with JackThreads. I’ve probably bought at least three dozen items from them in the last couple years, from three-piece suits and ties to t-shirts and sunglasses. Some of it’s great, and some of it’s garbage. JackThreads’ prices are super cheap for the most part, and the quality of their items is very hit and miss. I’ve gotten a few suits from them in the $100-$150 range, which is incredibly cheap,…Continue Reading →

All of NBC’s Hannibal’s suits from season 1

Well, it took one long evening and several glasses of red wine, but I did it: I created screencaps of all of Hannibal’s suits and other outfits from the NBC series Hannibal, season 1. I could stare at those assorted checks and pinstripes and paisleys forever. I would straight-up kill for most of these suits (and those ties!), but the weird zipped-up-sweater things he’s rocking in episode 3 (in blue and red) I can definitely…Continue Reading →

Pinterest album, “les fringues”

I forgot I started a Pinterest account a year or so back and started dumping cool clothes in it! Here you go: Les Fringues, which is a cool French slang word for clothes, kind of like “threads.” I’m happy to have rediscovered this gallery of fine-ass people sporting fine-ass duds.

What not to wear: swamp edition

Haha, this one is quite a story. November 2008, I was living in France and had plans to visit my homeland of New Jersey, and I’d arranged to finally meet my dear friend Allen Crawford (aka Lord Whimsy) in real life for the very first time. Allen’s idea of a good time: trekking around in the New Jersey Pine Barrens (a huge pine forest full of bogs and swamps) and showing me lots of rare…Continue Reading →