Die, Workwear! https://dieworkwear.com A blog about menswear Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:42:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/oxs.335.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Die, Workwear! https://dieworkwear.com 32 32 Where To Shop For a Suit https://dieworkwear.com/2020/09/25/where-to-shop-for-a-suit/ Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:44:05 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=2503 In the last few months, the fashion press has been abuzz about whether the coronavirus pandemic will sound the death knell for the suit. Over on Savile Row, bespoke tailoring houses are getting crushed by soaring rents and the lack of overseas orders. In the United States, three of the largest companies to declare bankruptcy [...]

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The Potential for Slow Fashion https://dieworkwear.com/2020/09/11/the-potential-for-slow-fashion/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 01:28:59 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=2428 Three years ago, I was in an elevator in a San Francisco hotel with Agyesh Madan, co-founder of Stoffa, after he finished a trunk show. We were on our way to get lunch at a cafe across the street. Madan, who’s always immaculately dressed, was wearing a grey suede double rider with a pair of cream-colored [...]

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The Loss of Distinction https://dieworkwear.com/2020/08/23/the-loss-of-distinction/ Sun, 23 Aug 2020 20:08:39 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=2246 In the last few months, as millions of Americans have transported their work from cubicles to bedrooms, the US has engaged in something of a massive, unplanned social experiment. It’s estimated that up to half the US labor force now works from home. The other half is split between those not working and those still [...]

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So Ordered: The Messy Nature of Dress Codes https://dieworkwear.com/2020/08/13/so-ordered-the-messy-nature-of-dress-codes/ Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:36:00 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=2318 Even on lockdown and while working from home, in what I can only presume to be sweatpants and t-shirts, Americans love debating what others should wear to work. Last week, political blogger and Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias responded to a tweet asking people to share their hottest, non-cancelable takes. “It would be better, all things [...]

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On Emotional Durability https://dieworkwear.com/2020/08/01/on-emotional-durability/ Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:52:50 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=2180 The hottest trend last year wasn’t the oversized puffer jackets, patchwork coats, or resurgence of lowbrow patterns such as tie-dye and leopard prints. Instead, the dominating trend of 2019 was the topic of sustainability. During the spring/summer seasons, major brands such as Ralph Lauren and Adidas capitalized on a growing consumer interest for eco-friendly products [...]

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Things I’ve Bought On Lockdown https://dieworkwear.com/2020/07/25/things-ive-bought-on-lockdown/ Sat, 25 Jul 2020 22:40:10 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=2063 Last week, the editors of GQ posted a story showing how they dressed for digital fashion week. I was surprised and relieved to find that many of their outfits nowadays are just as casual and comfort-driven as mine. At the beginning of this lockdown, I mostly stayed at home wearing old jeans and plaid flannel [...]

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Lamb Chopped: The Story Behind Brooks Brothers’ Bankruptcy https://dieworkwear.com/2020/07/17/lamb-chopped-the-story-behind-brooks-brothers-bankruptcy/ Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:05:01 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1987 Two years ago, at a black-tie gala held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, nearly 1,000 guests gathered to commemorate Brooks Brothers’ bicentennial anniversary. While sipping on themed cocktails named “Modern Classic” and “Golden Fleece,” guests enjoyed an all-American jazz program befit for an all-American clothier. Since their founding in 1818, Brooks Brothers has defined [...]

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No Man Walks Alone Starts Sale https://dieworkwear.com/2020/06/29/no-man-walks-alone-starts-sale-2/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:09:22 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1945 No Man Walks Alone is a sponsor on this site, but also genuinely one of my favorite stores. It’s hard for me to think of a place with a better selection of both casualwear and tailored clothing. This morning, they started their end-of-season promotion, where you can find select items discounted by as much as [...]

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This Season’s Best Sales https://dieworkwear.com/2020/06/23/this-seasons-best-sales/ Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:37:13 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1836 Last night, when Mr. Porter announced their second markdown, I visited their sale section and many more. I’m relieved to say that the apocalyptic clearance sale that many predicted would happen is not, in fact, happening. This is good news for those of us who want to see stores survive. However, there’s also good news [...]

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How We Dress the Law https://dieworkwear.com/2020/06/20/how-we-dress-the-law/ Sat, 20 Jun 2020 00:15:47 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1707 Menlo Park, a suburb located outside of San Francisco, is known for being the venture capital engine for California’s tech economy. The city today is a portrait of serenity, with its multi-million dollar homes, well-manicured lawns, and wide, tree-lined streets. In 1969, however, when Victor Cizanckas was appointed as the city’s new police chief, Menlo [...]

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