I returned to the celebration of menswear that is Alfargo's Marketplace for another round of buying, selling, chatting, and snapping fit pics. Here's what people wore. Featuring a Rowing Blazers sample sale.
I recently had a chance to sit down with Buzz Tang of The Anthology. What follows is a deep dive into not only what makes great clothing, but the spirit of a modern bespoke brand.
Men go to Pitti Uomo to get dressed like it's blood sport. They buy, and drink, and shoot, and *get fitted*. Here are our highlights.
Is the tie truly dead? What if you want to wear one?
There's a new vintage menswear popup in New York City. Alfargo's Marketplace, "The Menswear Garage Sale," brings together cool guys with cool clothes to sell. I wanted to write about a few of the cool men and women I met there, and encourage you to pop by too.
You're about to see men experiment. They're going to break rules. Some of them are trying to get right to the brink of disaster, without going over. That brinksmanship is how great outfits happen. Courage in the face of "rules."
Eveningwear makes me happy. It's tailoring that's exclusively for parties. No business: just weddings, galas, holiday parties, fancy dinner parties... It's a symbol of celebration, and here, I'm going to celebrate it. This is the first album, and the simplest -- classic black tie.
Note that this is mostly just a directory listing. There's a lot of guidance out there about how to pick a tailoring house. All I'll note is to try not to get lost in quality -- if you're going to splurge on a bespoke tailor, you have to appreciate the house style.
It's time for another summer treat. Crunchy linen in a rich, chocolatey shade of brown will sweeten up your day. Time for a sugar rush.
I'll explore multiple shades of purple. I'll explore several non-neutral color combos: purple and yellow complementary, secondary triadic, purple tonal. I'll explore it in several slots: accessory, shirt, knit, suit. I'll explore it in wool and corduroy.
You can argue that there's a certain femininity to silk scarves, and there certainly can be. Whether you appreciate that or not, I think it's easy to argue that they're *super fucking cool*. So I'm making the case.
Keeping this quick. A list, but only the good stuff.