Category: Simply Refined

Women, in the States at least, are blessed with the functional advantage of it being socially acceptable to carry a handbag. Now that’s not to say I haven’t been known…

When you get ready for a night out, a day on the town, or what have you, it’s not unusual to want to “dress up” for the special occasion. And…

Image credit: h(y)r Collective Magazine Yet again the Midwest decides to hit me where it hurts. Unless I’ve slipped into some temporal phenomenon of which I am completely unaware, it…

The internet is full of product guides; some are great, and some not so much. But, while one group of editors may tell you to pull up your trousers and…

My last week or so has been a mess of snow, ice, rain, slush, and almost every form water can take on this planet. To say this has make footwear…

As I have mentioned before, the last few weeks have seen a slew of fashion shows and events, and the onslaught of yet another season’s trends and particulars. But, oddly,…

One of the seemingly contradictory facets of what we like to think of as “classic” or “timeless” style is that it is, like everything after all, subject to the whims…

Happy New Year to all. I thought for my first contribution of 2011 I would share an interview I conducted back in November while in London. James Ducker, half of…

This time of year is a puzzling one for dressing. One moment you’re loafing about the house, relaxing the waistband after a festive dinner with the family, and the next…