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Part II: Getting Suited up to the Nines With Indochino

At 6’8” tall with the build of a (former) offensive lineman, finding a suit that fits and looks good has frequently eluded me over the years. Not only is a 54 XL hard to come by off the rack, but when it does come, it usually also comes with some not-so-awesome features including:  Slouchy, pleated…

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Vote with Your Wallet—and Make it Autograf New York

As The Height of Style has grown over the years, I’ve aimed for editorial neutrality—preferring to keep politics out of the picture. But today, ignoring what is happening on a national political stage is impossible, at least for me. Even my seemingly insulated love of fashion has been affected. I can’t feign neutrality. Not today,…

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Part 1: Getting Suited up to the Nines with Indochino

Somehow, I’ve managed to make it to my mid-30s without ever delving into the details of men’s suiting. I am an attorney, but my work has been in the technology sector, and more recently, in city government. In both of these roles, business casual was the order of the day. That is about about to…

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Part of the Panorama in Leota

I wasn’t aware of a term for the wide-eyed, awestruck admiring of October leaves until I was well into my 20s, but it wasn’t for lack of gorgeous fall surroundings. I grew up in the Midwest and speckled my young adulthood with a few years in Maine, so I’m no stranger to rich forest hues;…

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A Dress for Every Moon from Leota

Fall in NYC this year has been a tricky season. One day it’s 80 degrees; the next day its 40 degrees, making it a wee bit difficult to plan out an outfit—must be the unusual lunar cycles we’ve been having! Plus, living in NYC also comes with small closets, which means no room for summer and fall…

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Whole Leota Love

Photo credit: Pamela McLendon Like others fashion-obsessed, I’m very picky about what I wear. I almost exclusively wear close-fitting, tailored pieces with neat silhouettes, since it has been my experience that the baggier or bigger the clothing I wear, the bigger my already-vertical frame appears. One of the only exceptions I make for wider cuts of…