Menswear

Chicago – superlatives of the Windy City

This recent StyleForum thread on Chicago v. NY led to a rather wide-ranging discussion on the self-satisfaction of San Franciscans and New Yorkers, the lack of “style” among Chicagoans and other comparisons. Chicago My post on the superlatives of Chicago apparently piqued the ire of others. It is remarkable how individuals are not truly individuals …

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The human resources gap in men’s tailoring

There are two gaps actually: generational and geographical. The first gap is generational because the tailoring tradition has remained largely with the older generation as jobs and skills have migrated to “softer” more cognitive skills. Tailors are getting older and their replacements are virtually nowhere to be found. The second issue – the importing of …

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The Italian influence and shopping in Florence

A recent and informative StyleForum discussion thread takes a look at the in’s and out’s menswear shopping in Florence – primarily from the consumer’s point of view of course. I’ve never been to Florence (just to Milan). Florence, Rome and Milan, are considered the premier destinations for men’s clothing in Italy. For my next visit …

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