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

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

Casual Ties and Irreverance: Pocket Squares, One Point Puff Fold, Day 4

“You know it’s casual Friday right?” “Yeah, but this is a casual tie.” When I respond with this most people shake their head. It’s not really understood. Simply because one is wearing  a tie, a jacket, or a pocket square does not always mean that they are trying to be formal. In fact it shouldn’t. … More Casual Ties and Irreverance: Pocket Squares, One Point Puff Fold, Day 4