Articles by Mike Connolly


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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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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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The Performance Coat for the Urban Commuter c/o Lands’ End

As a teenager growing up in 1990s, the first winter coat I can remember getting excited about was a bulky Triple Fat Goose. That was followed a series of Starter jackets (mostly emblazoned with my beloved Boston College Eagles and Duke Blue Devils logos). While these coats did a decent job of keeping me warm during…

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The Must Have For the Big & Tall Guy: A Tallia Orange Sport Coat

A great sport coat will instantly transform any guy into a neatly tailored man of style. Especially if that guy is big and tall. For my 6’8″ former football player’s frame, it’s always been a struggle find the clothes I need to pull together a look that’s sharp, upscale, flattering and yet—not too serious or…

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The Next-to-Custom Dress Shoe: An Allen Edmonds Review

For me, dress shoes have always been sort of an afterthought. An add-on. Picture me at a local suit shop. After spending an hour or more looking for something to fit my big 6’8” frame—be it for the junior prom, a football team banquet, a job interview, or most recently, my wedding to HoS founder Kacy…