Beautiful and butch

Spring is primetime for busting out your pastels. We know many men who go consevative with their shirt color and only go pastel with their tie. We say get bolder; nothing says confidence like a man [...]

‘Tis the Season for Sweaters & Scarves

Sure the weather has turned, but as far as fashion goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year; sweaters, scarves, the requisite velvet blazer on New Year’s Eve. It all makes for an opportunity to [...]

Heavy Stubble Makes You More Attractive?

Beard Study Shows Heavy Stubble Makes Men Especially Attractive To Women!  According to the huffpost it does! “Our findings confirm that beardedness affects judgments of male socio-sexual attributes and suggest that an intermediate level of beardedness [...]

The Fair-Isle Sweater

In the same way that a tweed coat (with its subtle, but numerous colors of thread) will make any shirt pop, a go-to sweater to make any solid colored blazer or coat do the same is [...]

Layered Cardigan

A while back we gave you advanced warning that you simply must have an unstructured sport coat in your fall wardrobe. Now that fall is here and assuming you’ve taken our advice, we also suggest that you layer [...]

Rubber Soul

The rainy season will be upon us before you next read this advice column, so we thought it prudent to remind you that it is Portland, and therefore prudent to wear rubber soles with good traction [...]

Organic Sunglasses

When it comes to eye-wear in the past 20 years, we’ve been fairly successful at avoiding trends; even opting for wire frames in an age and town of Rivers Cuomo look-a-likes. Sunglasses? Not so much. We [...]

Mix it up with a Wool Knit Tie

During spring/summer, one of the smartest things you can do for yourself and your image is to keep your dress shirts a lightweight cotton, or even more breathable linen. But to offset the nature of the [...]

Subtle Pop

Adding a tiny bit of shock & awe in the form of a subtle accessory, like socks, is just the sort of bold, yet subtle, touch we champion. [...]

Stand Out This Spring

The best way to get away with something different for spring (and summer as well) is to go for the go-to garment for today’s fashion forward: boldly-colored jeans in faded hues. [...]


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