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Wes Anderson and the Importance of the Corduroy Suit.

Men’s style writers love heralding the importance of having a uniform – a signature set of clothes that you personally can own, day in, day out. In theory, most men would agree that this is a great concept, but what’s interesting is that so few of us…
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J. Crew You’ve all seen the Instagrams. You’ve all read the tweets. You’ve maybe even looked through a collection or two. That’s right, Fashion Week has blown through New York City like a down-filled, blanket-wrapped, wax coated tornado. For anyone with…
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Long before Stanley Kubrick became the revered auteur responsible for films like A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Full Metal Jacket, he was just a kid with a camera. And he truly was a kid. Kubrick was just seventeen when was…
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While, it’s not our place to wax on about the ways in which our country’s political rhetoric has changed, we would like to reminisce on the lost art of the campaign button. Unlike the gaudy and contrived pins of contemporary campaigns, classic buttons…
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American cars of the 1960’s can be summed up in one word: big. Big engines, big hoods, big windows, big benches, even big headlights. The American road was strewn with these glimmering metallic behemoths throughout the sixties, but across the pond, things…
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Hiroshi Fujiwara has a resume that most designers could only dream of. In his thirty-plus year career the Fragment Design founder has worked with Nike, Starbucks, Stussy, Neighborhood, Casio, Carhartt, Beats, and Disney. Oh wait, did I say in his career?…
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A True People's Champ.

In the ring Muhammed Ali was a monster. He would grab hold of each match, dancing his way around the ring until just the right moment and then BAM, his fist, as big as a loaf of bread and as weighty as Thor’s hammer, would shoot forth so as to inflict the…
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Talking American watchmaking with Cameron Weiss. [Weiss] [Pictured] Branding the 1950s Porsche. [Codex99 via Coudal] How J.Crew got in on the sneaker game. [Complex] The last of the typewriter repairmen. [Medium] Inside the famed denim maker Cone Mills…
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The NYC scenes that inspired the iconic work of Edward Hopper. [The Whitney] A fascinating look inside Apple and the mind of Jony Ive. [The New Yorker] 40 years of backstage photos at SNL. [Vanity Fair] New England’s Lotuff Leather introduces some…
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For many Japanese brands, it’s not enough to only have one line. Companies like Beams, Ships, and United Arrows love to stack up sub-brands and diffusion lines like a hastily made parfait of complementary aesthetics, which each layer bleeding over into…
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Not since the 1960’s have there been this many American based shirt brands. And yet, despite the variety of labels attached to them, never have so many shirts looked exactly alike. We don’t mean to be overly critical, we do understand that there are only…
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Victory Sportswear might just be the most important new sneaker brand out there, but there’s actually nothing new about them. We had never heard of Victory until we spotted them at this year’s Capsule trade show, but we were immediately taken by the…
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A Continuous Lean serves as a way to find the good things in life that are worth investing in. Founded in 2007, ACL is the product of Michael Williams, a son of Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Michael lives in New York City.