The One Step You’re Missing To Tie A Bow Tie: #30folds30days, Two Ripples Fold, Day 19

In college, it was rare that you needed to wear a tie. I mean some people did, if they were in something dorky like student government. Then you wore a tie for meetings and stuff. So, at the very least I knew how to tie a tie. And more than that, I knew how to … More The One Step You’re Missing To Tie A Bow Tie: #30folds30days, Two Ripples Fold, Day 19

A Trip in the Dark, Risk, and Pattern Matching: #30folds30days, Dunaway Fold, Day 18

A few years back I was out with my then girlfriend on Lake George. We had taken the boat down to a restaurant right on the lake, you pull up, dock, and step right off to get a table. We stayed late with my friends and had a wonderful time.  The day turned into night, the … More A Trip in the Dark, Risk, and Pattern Matching: #30folds30days, Dunaway Fold, Day 18

Some Words About Denim: #30folds30days, Four Point Fold, Day 17

Denim is a quintessentially American piece of clothing. Which is to say that its origins are rooted outside of the country, and its trail through history spreads across the globe. Clearly, I’m still on the Fourth of July America kick. Legend has it that the fabric itself has its origins in France, coming from the region … More Some Words About Denim: #30folds30days, Four Point Fold, Day 17

Rules and America: #30folds30days, Five Point Fold, Day 16

I have talked a lot about rules on this blog. About icons of style, and things to do, and not to do. How to wear a suit, how to match socks and accessories, colors, patterns, fit, and a whole host of other things. Rules essentially. Guidelines on how to dress. I have also talked about … More Rules and America: #30folds30days, Five Point Fold, Day 16

On Color and Dates: #30folds30days, Scallop Fold, Day 15

A friend of mine hadn’t brought any clothes with him to the Adirondacks, and needed a shirt. His closest and easiest option early on a Saturday Morning was the local Wal-Mart. He made his selections and proceeded to check out. “What color is that shirt?” The woman at the checkout counter asked. “I guess it … More On Color and Dates: #30folds30days, Scallop Fold, Day 15

On Business Casual, Rebellion, and the Canvas: #30folds30days, Flower / Reverse Puff / Sprezz Fold, Day 14

There is a sort of uniform that predominates the small border city of Stamford, Connecticut. Influenced by the hedge funds that adopted a business casual style of dress, much of the city has adopted the same dress code. Business Casual. If you are looking for advice on business casual, here it is in its simplest … More On Business Casual, Rebellion, and the Canvas: #30folds30days, Flower / Reverse Puff / Sprezz Fold, Day 14

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