February 2011

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The cardigan: Perfect spring layer

February 24, 2011

  Spring is just around the corner (well, it is for me, at least: for many of you it might be more down the bottom of the road, past the Post Office and left at the traffic lights), and although the wool overcoat will soon be put away spring evenings can still be quite nippy. […]

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The right shade of brown shoe

February 20, 2011

Black shoes are easy. You can wear them with grey or navy suits (though personally I find navy with black to be a bit too police-uniformly), and no one will bat an eyelid. It’s no wonder, then, that they remain the footwear of choice for the besuited masses. But black shoes can also be a […]

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Buying Men’s Ex in the USA

February 15, 2011

A reader asks: I’ve heard a lot about Men’s Ex magazine and was wondering if you know where I can buy it in the United States. I live in Ohio, so am not privy to the resources of, say, New York or LA. Fear not, it is possible to buy Men’s Ex in the United […]

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Jack Russell Reiver herringbone jacket

February 13, 2011

There are few a few essential items that every man needs in his wardrobe. A pair of brown shoes is one. Another is a good-quality, well-fitting tweed jacket – they’re incredibly versatile and can be worn throughout autumn and winter.

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Automatic watches: buy new or buy vintage?

February 10, 2011

One of the more expensive – if not the most expensive – accessories that a man is likely to buy during his lifetime is a good watch. Although in this day and age it’s possible to get a perfectly decent quartz watch that keeps good time for a hundred pounds, there’s something about an automatic […]

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Dress seasonally

February 2, 2011

It’s winter. You know it, I know it, and that half-frozen chap selling The Big Issue outside the train station certainly knows it. But a lot of men these days dress throughout the winter months in the same manner that they do in August, the only concession to the cold being a down coat bright enough […]

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