As Summer ends and school begins I have the distinct pleasure of speaking to the incoming student body of the prestigious University of Richmond School of Law this Saturday Sep 13. The “Richmond Law Career Immersion” conference will include several keynote speakers and break out sessions in which professionals and experts in the fields of business, etiquette and fashion. I have the honor of addressing over 100 students in the “Are You Well-Suited? Dressing for Professional Success” session.
A reader from Nepal asks ~ I’m buying my first jacket. Which fabric would you choose for a versatile sports coat that can be worn both in summer and winter?
A basic enough question but everyone starts their sartorial journey somewhere. Choosing your first sport coat can be a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we offer several options to consider for the fabric of your first sport coat.
The most important thing to remember is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s your first and won’t be your last. As your sartorial journey continues and you gain more knowledge your recognition and appreciation of fabric will only improve. In the meantime here are some options.
There isn’t an all-weather solution but these options will suffice for most climates in most parts of the world for most professional environments.
The search for a genuine, vintage watch can be an incredibly challenging task, but it is also one of the most rewarding. If you’re new to the world of vintage watch collecting, the process can seem particularly daunting; is the watch genuine? Is it in good condition? Are you getting a good deal? There are so many things to think about, so you need to do your research and know what you’re looking for to avoid wasting money or ending up with a piece with questionable authenticity.
Take a look at these helpful tips that we’ve put together to help you throughout each stage of the buying process, so you can feel more confident that you’ll be coming away with a high quality authentic watch for a reasonable price.
Our Menswear Dialogue Series continues in an interview with Ms. Francesca Bompieri, daughter of the famous barber Franco Bompieri of the world-renowned babershop Antica Barbieria Colla in Milan. Francesca was friendly enough to give us some insight into one of the oldest and most respected barbershops in the world.
If you’re late shopping for Father’s Day it’s not too late to come through in the pinch. Past the ties, socks and underwear, we suggest addressing his grooming regimen. Grooming is a more sophisticated way to show dad (or husband) that you care about his well-being. Here, we introduce J. Paul skin care.
J. Paul skin care, based in Houston, Texas is an upstart men’s grooming line focused on “sophisticated simplicity.” Started by two gentlemen named “Paul” the line was launched out of necessity. One evening while preparing for a black tie wedding, Paul #1 ran out of shave cream and was reduced to shaving with shampoo conditioner. Never wanting to find himself in this position again, he decided to create his own grooming line.
The line is targeted at men with thick, heavy beards or who have a permanent 5 o’clock shadow and consists of six core products to exfoliate, prepare, shave, restore and protect. Made of all natural ingredients including glycerin, Vitamins A,C,E, jojoba oil, green tea extract and no perfumes or dyes, the line is an ecological option. What makes J. Paul different form its competitors Jack Black, Art of Shaving, Billy Jealously and Lab Series is its ability to provide a smoother, cleaner, longer lasting shave using less product. The J. Paul shave uses 1/3 less product and lasts three times as long.
J. Paul is currently offered online and is stocked in Nordstrom’s grooming sections around the country. While it’s yet to be seen if J. Paul can gain a significant market share of the saturated men’s grooming market, we’d bet a shave on it. Take a look at the J. Paul offerings below and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.