Author: <span class="vcard">Stephen Pulvirent</span>

Right out of the gate I want to make two things clear: First, this is not an indictment of individuals, but of ideas. Second, everyone is entitled to their ideas…

Read More On Fashion, Gender, And Society

Honoré de Balzac once wrote “Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide,” but we know that if carelessness is the number one sin, a bit too much carefulness is not far…

Read More Perpendicular And Parallel

Nowadays most people only ever wear gloves in the dead of winter to keep the chilly air at bay, but as recent as two- or three- hundred years ago it…

Read More Fits Like A Glove

Mr. Williams wrote a little while ago about the Rope and Pagoda shoulders, two of the less common shoulders available on men’s jackets. To go back to basics for a…

Read More A Tale Of Two Shoulders

While my taste usually remains somewhere under the large umbrella of “classic style,” whatever that means, I am prone to having “moments” if you will. For a period of time,…

Read More Ode To The Loafer

The other day I was flipping through the mail, and was shocked when I stumbled upon the new Brooks Brothers catalog for Fall. It wasn’t getting the catalog that shocked…

Read More Brooks Bros. Brushes Up

Before departing London for another semester of university back in the States, I had a day or two to do those things I spent all summer saying would get done…

Read More Summer White-Out

We all known how flooded the market is with supposed “luxury goods” and “quality bespoke such-and-such,” but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what sorts of things set apart…

Read More Lasting Luxury

“In the classical European humanistic tradition, fashion was always thought to be antithetical to good taste. A person blindly following the whims of fashion was without style, whereas a man…

Read More A Man Of Style / A Man Of Fashion

Sunglasses have got to be one of the quintessential masculine accessories. This may sound like a bold statement, but it’s one that I think is justified. Also, unlike many other…

Read More Put Your Stunner Shades On