Last evening, Mrs. E. and I, deciding on a break from the very intense “Homeland” series, prowled around the new releases on Netflix instant watch and found “W.E.” . The story juxtaposes a modern Manhattanite couple with David and Mrs. Simpson. Madonna and Co. really got Wallis Simpson right, in terms of looks. They [...]
“Give ‘em any color they want, as long as it’s black.” Henry Ford is supposed to have said that when asked about his cars. A lot of people seem to feel that way about suits, too. The black suit is, I’m afraid to say, here to stay.
It actually never went away. Well, since Brummel’s [...]
The influence of the past is with us always. Books like Cally Blackman’s “One Hundred Years of Menswear” are particularly good at tracing the evolution of the suit especially.
After a satisfying few hours with the book (a few factual errors notwithstanding), it got me thinking about my time with Britches of [...]