Die, Workwear! https://dieworkwear.com A blog about menswear Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:12:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 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 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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Silence of the Lamb https://dieworkwear.com/2020/06/12/silence-of-the-lamb/ Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:04:29 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1730 It’s been barely a month since J. Crew filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, making it the first major retailer to fall during the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, an alarming number of fashion-related businesses have followed, including Neiman Marcus, Aldo, John Varvatos, JC Penney, and J. Hilburn. This month may lay claim on one of the [...]

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Reading, Donating, and Doing https://dieworkwear.com/2020/06/04/reading-donating-and-doing/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 02:20:43 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1640 Like millions of other Americans, and now millions more abroad, I was horrified to see police officer Derek Chauvin slowly and blithely choking the life out of George Floyd this late May. America has progressed in some ways that I never thought I’d see. And yet, on the issue of police brutality and racial violence, [...]

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Will We See a #Menswear 2.0? https://dieworkwear.com/2020/05/28/will-we-see-menswear-2-0/ Thu, 28 May 2020 00:02:37 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1584 Menswear entered this coronavirus era while in the throes of no-holds-barred style. In the weeks leading up to the Bay Area’s shutdown order, I received a steady stream of emails promoting oversized suits, Gore-Tex hiking boots, and hallucinogenic tie-dye tees. But in even in the early days of the crisis, this veneer was starting to [...]

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Taking a Shorts Break https://dieworkwear.com/2020/05/13/taking-a-shorts-break/ Wed, 13 May 2020 06:56:36 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1530 In the mid-1920s, the press snapped a photo of the renowned radiologist Dr. Alfred Charles Jordan as he was cycling to work at his Bloomsbury practice. Soon after, the picture was published in a British newspaper, where it scandalized readers. Jordan was shown wearing a pair of shorts with a tailored jacket. At the time, [...]

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Why Fashion Still Means Something https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/29/why-fashion-still-means-something/ Wed, 29 Apr 2020 06:35:36 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/?p=1483 On the morning of June 14th, 1940, Parisians woke up to the sound of a German-inflected voice telling them, in French, that they were not to leave their buildings. The German Army was invading Paris, first entering from the Porte de La Villette and making their way towards the city’s center by way of Rue de Flandres. Soon, [...]

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The Rise of Korean Fashion https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/18/eastlogue-the-rise-of-korean-fashion/ https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/18/eastlogue-the-rise-of-korean-fashion/#respond Sat, 18 Apr 2020 02:14:36 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/18/eastlogue-the-rise-of-korean-fashion/   When British economist Alfred Marshall was looking out of his window in the late-19th century, he saw a country full of cottage industries and industrial clusters. In the Scottish Border towns up north, thousands of spinners, weavers, and knitters were making robust tweeds and soft cashmere. A little further south was Manchester, where steam-powered [...]

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The Much Reviled Baseball Cap https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/11/the-much-reviled-baseball-cap/ https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/11/the-much-reviled-baseball-cap/#respond Sat, 11 Apr 2020 01:55:03 +0000 https://dieworkwear.com/2020/04/11/the-much-reviled-baseball-cap/   About a month ago, as I was walking home from work, I made a mental note to call my barber and make an appointment sometime that weekend. A friend of mine’s wedding was approaching, and I was two weeks overdue for a cut. But on March 16th, when seven Bay Area counties issued a [...]

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