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In search of the ideal shoe last

Dear reader, Believe it or not, there is a perfect shape for shoes. Maybe not on this earth. Maybe not only one perfect shoe last. But it’s like with cars and watches : there is a certain shape and design that is hard to surpass. It might not be timeless.  But it’s balanced, stimulating to […]

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Fashion is wasteful

Dear reader, I try to avoid fashion as much as I can. And so should you. Fashion is wasteful.  It’s a waste of money, because things will be out of fashion before you manage to recoup their cost. Plus, they will be worthless should you try to sell them onwards. It’s a waste of space […]

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Why you should never wear a WHITE undershirt

Dear reader, This is a mistake I see repeated everywhere! If you have fair skin, you want your undershirts to be of a nude or tan color — not white. And if you have dark skin, you want your undershirts to be brown — not black. Many fail to understand, that white t-shirts don’t blend […]

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The biggest mistake when wanting to stand out (do you do it?)

Dear reader, My biggest mistake as an aspiring gentleman was… … to care about color and pattern, more than fit. Yes, we want to stand out. But not because I look like a clown. We should stand out for the right reason.  And after years of mistakes, I can tell you that finding the right […]

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The only pair of shoes you will ever need

Dear reader, What’s the only pair of shoes you will ever need? A pair of black oxford? Please, no. It’s time to rethink the gentleman’s everyday pair of shoes. The black oxford is no more an everyday pair of shoes than the little black dress. I have run some statistics on which pair of shoes […]