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Sale Alert: One of My Favorite Tassel Loafers

Allen Edmonds’ “Discover America” Sale has been ongoing for a bit, but I just realized they have the tassel loafers of theirs I love on sale. I have a pair in sand suede, but have a strong affinity for the calf leather version and have a mind to buy a pair in brown at some point in the future. AE’s “chili” is a pretty good mid-dark-brown color.

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From Outside Magazine: An Extremely Opinionated Rant About Flannel

An excerpt: “Cotton fibers work in almost the opposite fashion as wool, absorbing vast quantities of water, holding onto it, then exposing the wearer’s skin to that moisture. Cotton, for instance, has been blamed for deaths caused by hypothermia in cold weather and feels clammy and gross in hot weather. “That’s why it’s positively insulting to call any material made from cotton or synthetic fibers “flannel.” Flannel should only ever be made from wool. To suggest that other  ...

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Part 0, Eidos at NMWA: Tailoring Brands I’m Into Post-Ciongoli-Eidos

This is the first post in a series about tailoring brands I’m excited about now that Antonio Ciongoli has moved on and Eidos has changed its aesthetic. Before getting to those other brands, I have some good news: Antonio is gone, but his designs live on. No Man Walks Alone is continuing to carry Eidos in their signature cut, which may be the cut most associated with Eidos by tailoring enthusiasts. It began life as a modification to Antonio’s Lorenzo cut, which was an homage to Florentine  ...

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