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RHEA: Great Looking, Great Wearing All-Weather Shoes

Photo Credit: Shawn Roberts Living in Vermont has it pros and cons. The Pros: An incredibly welcoming atmosphere, stunning sunsets over Lake Champlain, sustainable agriculture, Bernie Sanders, and of course, Ben and Jerry’s. The Cons: Beautiful falls that are far too short and frigid winters that are WAY too long, accompanied with unnecessary loads of…

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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 Indochino Experience: Part I (Shopping & First Fit)

Being six foot six inches tall generally does not make for a good shopping experience for any kind of clothing and most certainly not for suiting. In fact it’s usually the opposite, a recipe for frustration, with the question, “Do you have suiting in size 48 extra large tall?” usually met with a blank stare—or,…

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The Blank Label Three Piece Herringbone Suit

I’ve wanted a suit that was different than the usual off-the-rack variety (lack thereof?). A suit that was distinctive; a gentlemanly, three-piece herringbone tweed that would be equally at home on the streets of London, Boston, or New York. For this I turned to Blank Label, a bespoke men’s clothing company located in an understated,…

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“You’re Stylin’ it Today, Baby!” with a Clavon’s Wear Custom Suit

There are suits you wear to blend in with the people in business meetings, the conservatively-tailored suits that show you are man of substance (although that substance might be Wonder Bread). And then there are suits by Clavon. I discovered this difference when Kacy called me over to her office and said, “Have I got…