I chose to write this post in Italian first and then translate it into English since most readers here on tumblr are not Italian you can just scroll down to the English translation. It is only right to honor a beautiful documentary about Naples and some of the great Neapolitan tailors in a language that … More O’mast: Pride and Passion.
I grew up watching all sorts of sports, but my Italian half pulled harder and I have had a love affair with the beautiful game since I could remember. I love my “calcio” and I love my AS Roma (“giallorosso” – yellow-red – flows through my veins). When I was a wee-one I was only … More The Cosmos are alive and kicking (literally).
I recently walked through one of my old neighborhoods, NoLita, on a rare visit (these days) to the lower end of Manhattan. As always the revolving door of stores is staggering. Double-take after double-take of old haunts brought me to Mott Street between Prince and Spring. There was not one store that I recognized from … More Bespoke Tailors Grow In NoLita
I was skeptical when Lands’ End sent me one of their shirts to review. They said it was their best polo shirt ever and I thought, “we’ll see about that.” At that price point how can they possibly make a shirt that fits well and survives wash cycles without the collar curling (one of their … More Lands’ End Polo Shirt – A future addition to my shirt rotation.
I keep hearing that the cardigan is making a comeback. When was it ever gone? For some unknown reason the most comfortable of “sweaters” every once and a while takes a beating because some fashion icon has decided to administer last rites. Interestingly the ongoing debate on the cardigan seems very much in tune with … More Cardigans and the Charge of the Light Brigade.
The Duffle coat can trace its origin to the Belgian town of Duffel, where warm woolen clothing was manufactured to stave off the winter chill. The coat itself, which was adopted by the British Navy and most famously by Field Viscount Montogmery (from hence the coat’s nickname – the “Monty”), is made of heavy wool … More In the Navy…
There is nothing like finding a great suit that fits and that does not break the bank. The former is much easier than the latter so I am pleased to see that one of my favorite Jermyn Street residents has put some of their classic suits on sale at a steep 60% off. So you … More Charles Tyrwhitt puts Jermyn Street within reach…