J.Crew has been in the news a lot lately; though not for the greatest of reasons. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they along with several other retailers (and other businesses) have declared bankruptcy. Many, including J.Crew will likely reorganize and emerge (hopefully) in a better position, but the fact that this is happening at all is … Continue reading An Ode to J.Crew
I go through phases where I obsess over certain items, and find myself collecting several of these items in a variety of color or material variations, etc. Lately I've had a lot of time at home to simply think about things, and have obsessed over several different items including panama hats, driving loafers, colorful chinos, … Continue reading Chores.
How many pairs of driving loafers does one guy need? None. As a matter of true need, I don't see how this shoe is a necessity in a man's arsenal. One can drive an automobile in any style of shoe from a penny loafer to an oxford, a desert or cowboy boot, or a good … Continue reading The Enduring Practicality of the Driving Loafer
Sometimes we find hidden gems in the unlikeliest of places. When I lived in New York I frequented sample sales. At J.Crew I could stock up on basic tees, chinos, and shorts for pennies on the dollar. From Gant, I purchased some of my favorite (to this day) belts and pocket squares, and even a … Continue reading A Story of a Jacket.