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Spier and Mackay Neapolitan Cut Jacket, Round 3

A few weeks ago, Rick at Spier & Mackay asked if I wanted to try the latest revision of their Neapolitan cut. Last summer, when they first introduced the cut, it caught my eye, and he sent me one to try on then. My thoughts on it at the time were that the cut held promise, but that the construction felt cheap and the fit was poor, namely on account of the low armholes. Later in the summer, after some revisions to the cut, he sent me one to try once again. This second iteration was an  ...

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Outrageous Eidos Deals on eBay

UPDATE, JUNE 6, 2018: EBAY IS RUNNING A 20% OFF EVERYTHING PROMOTION UNTIL 7PM PDT TODAY WITH CODE PICKDADSGIFT, AND THE PRICES OF ALL THE EIDOS MERCHANDISE ARE ONCE AGAIN HALF OFF. eBay seller sartoriodilusso, who knows the Isaia family and has listed a ton of Eidos samples and factory  ...

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Try Linen-Blend Trousers for Summer

I feel like I get stuck in a rut with my style. Particularly when it comes to trousers—”jeans or khakis, which will it be today?” Since I don’t have a strong business dress code at work, those two categories of trousers are usually what I wear. Both are machine washable so  ...

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The Radical Act of Perfecting the Basics

Today I wore an outfit I sometimes think of as extremely boring: a navy blazer, solid pale blue shirt, off-white cotton-linen trousers and snuff suede loafers. It is my basic summer uniform—the warm weather, southern Italian-inspired equivalent of the “security guard” look (of navy blazer with  ...

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