Missing the Mark, Ties, and Tie Clips: #30folds30days, Three Point Fold, Day 12

“I think the wedding is in Chatham” I said with confidence to my friend I was visiting, making a “th” sound. “Oh…you mean Chat-ham.” My local friend said, with a hard “T,” and a quick “am” making the “h” virtually silent. “Yup.” Stupid New England towns.* I am certain that I’m not alone in missing … More Missing the Mark, Ties, and Tie Clips: #30folds30days, Three Point Fold, Day 12

Shoes, You and the Ground: #30folds30days, Two point fold, Day 11

Based on wisdom passed down from my parents, I developed a saying: “Don’t mess with what comes between you and the ground.” There are three main things separating you from the dirt.They are: a mattress, tires, and shoes. Were it not for these you would have nothing between you and the cold hard ground. These are … More Shoes, You and the Ground: #30folds30days, Two point fold, Day 11

Getting Started and How to Fit a Suit: #30folds30days, Three Stairs Fold, Day 10

So, this was supposed to be 30 folds for 30 days. However, my lovely friend’s wedding yesterday kept me busy and I didn’t have a post up. So hopefully I’ll try to catch up and do a day with two folds. However, this is around 10 days in. 1/3 of the way done. And I think … More Getting Started and How to Fit a Suit: #30folds30days, Three Stairs Fold, Day 10

Red Cowboy Boots, Confidence, and Not Letting Girls Pick Your Clothes: #30folds30days, Cascade Fold, Day 9

There’s an episode of How I Met Your Mother where the main character, Ted Mosby, has a pair of hideous red cowboy boots. But he loves them. Absolutely adores them. All of his friends say they have to go. That they’re hideous, terrible, and should be burned. However, he says he can pull them off. … More Red Cowboy Boots, Confidence, and Not Letting Girls Pick Your Clothes: #30folds30days, Cascade Fold, Day 9

Lumberjacks and What constitutes a Suit: Pocket Squares, Triangle Fold, Day 8

I once arrived at a gathering of some of my friends and acquaintances, and a friend says “Nice suit.” Now, at the time, I was wearing jeans, Frye boots, a giant honking belt buckle, a sweater jacket with buttons and epaulettes (shoulder tabs), a button down shirt, and a flannel plaid tie. It was not really that … More Lumberjacks and What constitutes a Suit: Pocket Squares, Triangle Fold, Day 8

Vintage, and Leon Bridges: Pocket Squares, Two Point Puff Fold, Day 7

“Is that vintage?” I love that question. Having a piece of clothing so well made that it’s lasted 20, 30, 40 years or more is a great feeling. In the world of uniqlo, H+M, and disposable fashion, it is very cool to have clothing that stands the test of time.  Even better, the piece is … More Vintage, and Leon Bridges: Pocket Squares, Two Point Puff Fold, Day 7

On Archetypes and Icons: Pocket Squares, Four Point Fold, Day 6

Dandy – A man “[n]ot afraid of the odd, the outré, and even the pastel, he also does not fear the effeminacy associated with the dandy’s art.” – h/t Slate As I have gotten more and more into style and fashion, the archetype that I tend to gravitate towards is the Dandy. This is by far not … More On Archetypes and Icons: Pocket Squares, Four Point Fold, Day 6