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The Midnight Brown Tuxedo

To our loyal readers: my apologies for the slower than regular content lately. We will be back to a daily schedule after our relaunch in a few weeks, along with added features and a new content direction. As I’ve mentioned, the team and I have been knee-deep in updating the website and brand. TSBmen is […]

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The Best Boot this Fall: The Suede Jodhpur

The footwear purchase that’s going to enhance your entire wardrobe this fall: the suede “Jodhpur” ankle boot. It’s a kind of blend between a chelsea boot and a monk strap. Originally designed for horse riding, they were slang-named after the traditional equestrian pant style that was often worn along with them. Today they’re available in all price […]

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The Return of the Gentleman’s Case

Classic menswear has been booming. It’s great to see guys – especially young guys – appreciating things like hand-tailored suits and benchmade shoes. I’m talking investment pieces that have the potential to last a lifetime. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that briefcases have remained very casual and flimsy across the board. I rarely see […]

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August Giveaway Top Ten – Vote!

It’s that time again! Time to VOTE for your favorite style entry to our August Menswear Giveaway - and tell us why in the comments! One winner will receive ALL SIX items that we’ve personally reviewed from our sponsors: 1. Handmade gentleman’s umbrella by Passotti Umbrelli Nothing says ‘gentleman’ like pulling out a handmade stick umbrella in the rain. This Italian version is sophisticated, edgy, and […]

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It’s a Custom World: Made-to-Order Monkstraps

The bespoke suit has become the Holy Grail of menswear. In the suiting world, you know you’ve “made it” once you have an experienced tailor slanging a measuring tape around your body for 30+ data points. It’s a man thing. It’s been a man thing. Thanks to the internet and a new generation of tech-savvy and style-hungry […]

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Who Wore it Best: Tattersall by Hamilton Shirts

We’ve been very busy behind the scenes preparing to relaunch a whole new TSBmen, but rule #1 of the TSBmen office remains: always bring your ‘A’ game. Alex, Wes and I recently met the good folks behind legendary shirt makers Hamilton and came to an agreement on a custom shirting fabric for our next edition of “Who […]

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Casual Sartorial: T-Shirts & Trousers

Since moving out West I’ve been trying to find clever ways to combine my east coast tailoring roots with the casual culture of sunny Los Angeles. Last week I wore almost exclusively this: t-shirt, trousers, loafers, simple accessories. It’s a great in-between look that has a casual attitude, but an overall sharpness. Here’s two quick examples […]

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Getting Freaky In My Dashiki

It’s amazing what you can find in the back of some vintage and second-hand shops. I often go goodwill hunting without searching for anything in particular, this way I can keep an open mind and try to find something “new”. The other day I was rummaging through a vintage warehouse in downtown Los Angeles when […]

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Brown Summer Suits feat. the New TSB Team

I started TSBmen, or The Style Blogger, as a hobby during my senior year of college. It started simply as an outlet for some creative writing and an opportunity to share my unfiltered thoughts on men’s fashion.  Thanks to all of you, I’ve been fortunate to watch the site grow tremendously over the past few […]

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Monochromatic Tailoring

Pairing shirts and ties can be tricky. Next time don’t bother. Forget pattern-mixing, a stronger statement is to keep everything patternless and in the same color family. Here are three color inspirations for monochromatic tailoring that are sure to make you the suavest guy in the room. Greens You already know I’m a big fan […]

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The Casual Tuxedo

Yesterday’s post featuring Browne Andrews got me thinking. One major advantage of buying a shawl collar tuxedo (over a peak lapel) is that you can wear it casually. It takes some confidence and some style savvy, but if done properly it can make for a very suave look. Here’s three examples from the TSBmen archives. 1. […]

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Sartorial Summer: The Orange Cotton Suit

Since Knot Standard delivered the best-fitting suit of the three brands we compared in our online custom suit review, I wanted to learn more about their business and their plans for expansion. After a great conversation with their CEO about the future of the online tailoring business, I set up an appointment to test their new Private Label […]

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Life as The Style Blogger

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately and one gentleman I spoke with, who has been reading TSB since day one, had some great questions that got me thinking. I thought I would share some snippets, to give you a better idea of life behind the scenes here at TSBmen… So you’re a fellow Canadian? […]

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TSBmen “LA Influencer Dinner” by Carnivor Wine

Tuesday night was one for the books! About a month ago the good folks at Carnivor Wine approached me with a simple idea. “Bring together twenty of your favorite ‘influencers’ in Los Angeles and we’ll provide dinner and red wine all night”. Hmm, deal. I started by thinking about what it means to be an “influencer” and how subjective the […]

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Jeans Made for Summer: Linen-Blend Denim

Two things a lot of guys don’t know about jeans: 1. “Jean” is a term for a style, not a fabric. Jeans do not have to be made of denim, and denim can be used to make many other garments that aren’t jeans, including trousers. The “jean” style is generally characterized by having 5 pockets (two […]