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LL Bean – Christmas 1984

It’s just before Christmas in 1984, and like clockwork, the Bean boots are brought down from their summer stay in...

Brooks Brothers – Christmas 1947

Harry S. Truman is president, and the United States was beginning its transition from World War to Cold War. In...

J. Kurtz on “Made to Last”

-By J. Kurtz “Things just aren’t made like they used to be” I’ve heard this phrase more than a few...

LL Bean – Fall 1983

You could say 1983 is the year the 80s really started coming into its own. Toto, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson,...

Brooks Brothers – Fall 1988

The year is 1988. Ronald Reagan is president, Dustin Hoffman is Rain Man, Tom Hanks gets Big, and Bruce Willis is about to Die...

Black Tie Guide

-by Jovan Gauthier Many menswear traditions have been left by the wayside with the advent of modern fashion. Yet standing...

Review: New England Outerwear Company Boat Shoes

  For those who don’t know, New England Outerwear Company (NEOC) is a small and pretty young company based in Maine that...

Store Review: Ball and Buck

Boston’s Newbury Street is well known for being the high-end shopping district of the city, with polished storefronts from Italian clothiers,...

Review: Brooks Brothers Made-to-Measure

By Al Castiel I’ve been on a bit of a dandy streak recently, and my latest obsession has been horizontal...

The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports

On the first Saturday in May “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. Men and...

The Prep Test

A large problem within the world of fashion is that many people try too hard. Specifically, instead of creating a...

Brand Preview: F.L. Woods

In 1938, F.L. Woods opened their doors as a nautical supplier to the coastal New England town of Marblehead, Massachusetts....