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Elements: Wool

Wool is a miracle material, known by more names today than ever before. Merino from sheep. Cashmere and mohair from goats. Angora from rabbits. Not to mention those other exotic forms most mortals can’t afford. Behold: the versatility of wool.

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Whatever suits you

From Savile Row to Detroit, Five Custom Suit Makers to Know

Geography plays a huge role in bespoke suiting options — to get the benefit of custom-made, you need to be there, after all. These five shops from around the globe cover a wide range of custom options, price points and styles.

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Meet the camelid fur you can't afford

Nice Threads: Surveying the World’s Most Luxurious Suiting Fabrics

The difference between a $5,000 suit and a $50,000 bespoke suit, besides a raise to a C-letter job title, is fabric. The math is fairly simple. The rarer and more elusive the sheep or other furry mammal that supplies the hair/wool/what have you, the more premium the fabric.

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Tailored for Drake, the guys from Suits, and everyone in between

At Toronto’s Garrison Bespoke, a Different Look at Custom Suiting

Garrison Bespoke, a small shop on the fringes of Toronto’s financial district, is known for being ahead of the curve, responding not just to trends, but to their clients’ every imaginable need and want. We know, because our writer up north, Peter Saltsman, recently became a client.

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Old World Skill, New World Techniques

GP Short: Sitting in on a 3D Tailoring at Seize Sur Vingt

New York-based Seize Sur Vingt understands the importance of fit, but then, so do the vast majority of tailors. More important is that they’ve come up with a new way to bring top-notch Italian tailors and American clients together that doesn’t involve a nine hour flight. It’s a simple solution that long-distance daters have been using for years: Skype.

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Dress to Impress

Guide to Life: Pack a Suit

You have a job interview. Or maybe it’s a wedding. Either way, you need to pack a suit. Unfortunately, they’re not the easiest things to fold — not well, anyways. Any schlub can throw one in a bag, but keeping it wrinkle-free requires a little extra work. Sure, it’s a hassle. So is tying a double windsor knot. But if you want to keep a prospective employer (or the cute redhead at the reception) focused on something other than wrinkles, it’s a hassle that you’re going to have to own. Stay crisp and professional with these simple steps.

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Hungry Like the Wolf

Style Guide: How to Dress Like The Wolf of Wall Street

Immorality? Regulation? Terrible ties? Ah, the early 90s. Whether you recall that fateful turn of the decade where the 80s blindly roared into the 90s as a style doldrum (gaping pinstripes and questionable patterns) or a blind, no-holds-barred epoch (let’s do lunch!), there’s no questioning that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street will smash into theaters this Christmas with boom-time style.

In anticipation, we’ve put together a big-money style guide inspired by a few memorable scenes to commemorate Scorsese’s nearly three-hour celluloid tribute to the infamous “Wolfpack”. The 90s may have lacked style, but it’s hard to say we don’t miss it, just a bit. Fuckin’ a.

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FreshNeck

You can never have enough ties. Taking the burden off of grandma, your girlfriend and your wallet, FreshNeck ($15+) offers a huge library of neckpieces (along with bowties, cufflinks, pocket squares and other assorted style items) for your perusal and rental. The service works because of some inherent laws of manhood.

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They're not fat, they're just big-boned

Skinny Fatties

We’re not all in on the skinny tie phenomenon. But they’re absolutely a part of your style arsenal and happen to be in big time right now — besides, those extra-bloated wide-os make you look like your fat uncle. Brooklyn-based Skinny Fatties has the simple, cost-effective and good-looks-inducing solution: for $30 bucks, they’ll Jenny-Craig your…

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Billy Reid Heirloom Tailored Suiting

Billy Reid’s Heirloom collection is a new made-in-the-USA luxury line distinguished by high-end wools and cashmeres from the booming southern-style diplomat. The tailored collection currently features eight suits, all of which have their merits — but the Campbell Patch Suit in black red is our pick for expanding your suiting palette beyond the staples of…

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Style Pick: Ledbury Sport Coats and Blazers

Ledbury has been making some truly great shirts at reasonable prices the last few years. Recently they launched their first foray into men’s suiting with their new sports coats and blazers. Ranging from $595 to $675, they come in a number of different Italian milled wools. Most importantly, the cuts look to pick up on…

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Indochino Modern Linen Suit Collection

With spring on our doorsteps, the folks at Indochino have given us an early look at this season’s newest creation: the Modern Linen Collection. The new collection offers a perfect equilibrium between formal and casual. The season showcases an in-house formulated mixture of wool (75%) and linen (25%), that give the suits a comfortable, lightweight…

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Rebeling Against the Navy Sport Coat

Ralph Lauren Princeton Chambray Sport Coat

Chambray appears to be one major trends taking over men’s fashion for spring and summer. Rather than talk about your dime a dozen chambray button up though, we figured we’d kill two birds with one stone by highlighting this Princeton Chambray Sport Coat ($375) as a good summer blazer option that also matches today’s trends….

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Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 20: Upgrade Your Work Style

By Gear Patrol reader Mitch Granger For most of us, dressing for work involves little thought. We wake up, put on the obligatory pieces of clothing that insure we’re appropriately dressed based on our position and office environment, and walk out the door to greet the day. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with this…

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Be A Better Man In 30 Days | Day 1: Know How To Pair A Shirt & Tie

There isn’t a lot you can be certain of in these wayfaring times, but one sure bet is the you’re going to be sweating bullets this summer. If you live in an area with impenetrable summer humidity (e.g. the East Coast or the South) or where 90° is considered a “cool day” (e.g. So Cal’s…

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Only have a few suits? Then black is not your best option. Here's why.

Upgrade Your Suit, Ditch The Black

Recently, I found myself reading the latest issue of one of my favorite men’s magazines and scratching my head. It’s not often that I disagree with many of its suggestions, but in this matter, I cannot comply. In a (popular) section where the magazine offers ideas for filling out your business wardrobe, it states that…

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Indochino Tailor-Made Suit

Custom Made-To-Measure Designer Suit. Mainstream Price. Suit: Indochino Piccadilly Purple Pinstripe Suit (Jacket, Pants, Vest – $395), Ultimate Utility Shirt ($85), Louis’ Lilies Blue Tie ($40), Chrome Cubes Cufflinks ($35), Sunglasses: John Varvatos, Phone: iPhone 3G, Watch: EOS Red Knight in Black Whether you earn five or six figures, the thought of purchasing a custom…

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J.Crew Tribeca Men’s Shop At The Liquor Store

A New Sartorial Destination For Men A view of the Tribeca Men’s Shop circa 1968    [click on image to enlarge] Today, J.Crew opened their first store for men, and men only – The Tribeca Men’s Shop. The outfitting destination is a collection of unique men’s items, foregoing the massive retail chain look for a…

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Fashion Friday – Don’t Burn Your Paycheck On A Suit

Forget the articles and photos in magazines demanding that you own a multi-thousand dollar suit. That’s crap. The average working man’s salary doesn’t afford them the luxury of maintaining a multi-tens of thousands of dollars sartorial lifestyle. That said, there’s nothing saying it’s not possible to own a suit that fits your budget and makes…