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Looking for a new briefcase for office, not a backpack

September 4, 2011

Can you remember your first briefcase? I can remember mine quite clearly. It was a brown, faux-leather, box-shaped affair that looked like a prop from Wall Street. Being nine years old and in my “executive” phase at the time, I thought it was a vitally important accessory for any businessman worth his salt. I spent […]

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The versatility of the navy blazer

March 7, 2011

If you’re a young chap in your twenties you might very well be slowly working your way up the corporate ladder. If so, chances are you’re in the process of acquiring a decent, respectable work wardrobe. You’ve probably already got at least one navy and a couple of grey suits, and if you’ve followed the […]

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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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J.Crew suede Jamesport bucks

June 19, 2010

These suede bucks are currently on sale over at J.Crew for $98. In terms of sizing, they’re pretty much spot on: I bought US 9.5s and they fit great (I’m also a US 9.5 in Converse All-Stars and Clark’s Desert Boots):

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