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9Tailors was founded in 2007 by a young entrprenuer frustrated by always taking clothes to the tailor.  The website is a “Design-it-yourself” customization tool.  You pick the fabric, collar, stitching, button style, cuff style, and type in your exact measurements (they show you how to get these), and within three weeks you have your own, self-designed, custom fitting dress shirts.  Genius.  Shirts start at $60.  BUY

January 9, 2009 at 5:39 am

Don Draper Pocket SquareIrish Linen is considered so nice, there is an institute in Ireland devoted to it.   The fabric itself is grown all over the world, but the Irish standards for putting it together, and selection are so high – that it is now known as the absolute best.  So we have no qualms offering up these handkerchiefs to act as pocket squares.   Only the finest, and any damsel in distress will be equally grateful if you happen to give her one.  Get your Don Draper on. 3 for $60. BUY

January 7, 2009 at 5:24 am

Chameau Ultimate Mud BootLe Chameau has been making boots since the 1920’s. Started by an agricultural engineer, the company usesonly sustainable, eco-friendly suppliers. The rubber is extracted from Hevea trees in the Amazon, and the bark grows back for the process to be performed again years later. Natural rubber means no cracking and years of wear. The calf-leather interior lining forms to your feet over time and the waterproof zipper and buckle top means you’ll stay clean no matter what you’re doing. The best money can buy. $400. BUY

May 1, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Patagonia Lunar Fleece JacketA great outerlayer from Patagonia. Highly breathable, warm but light, and compact – 60% of the Lunar Jacket comes from recycled polyester made from soda bottles. They even put the shoulder seams on the front in case you find yourself with a backpack on in the Himalayas. Inner collar is lined with a protective layer, and the jacket itself can be recycled if the day ever comes. Likely won’t be for a long time – as Patagonia has a lifetime guarantee on its products, meaning if anything goes wrong…ever…you can walk in or send it in and have it replaced. Top quality, top customer service. $160. BUY

April 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Speedo’s LZR is causing quite brouhaha in the swimming world. In the last six weeks, it has been worn in 16 record breaking swims. In fact, Speedo is now advertising – “World Records Being Broken Daily” with the suit. In designing the suit, Speedo borrowed wind tunnels from NASA to analyze surface friction of over 60 types of fabric, and performed 3D bodyscans of over 400 elite athletes to get the fit right. It even has ultrasonically welded bonded seams. Michael Phelps described the feeling of wearing it as, “like a rocket…unreal.” We’ve never described any clothing that way. For the price there should be an outboard engine on the back of it. £320.00. PRE-ORDER

April 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Thomas Pink’s Black Label Abson Herringbone Pink Shirt is the classic and best. The original cut and fabric is not only extremely well tailored, but will last you for years. The company is actually named after an 18th century London tailor who made red hunting coats. If you were lucky enough to own, you were said to be “in the pink.” Cufflinks required for this one. A cut above the rest. $150

April 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm

If this is good enough for the National Science Foundation at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station, then we think it suffices. The Canada Goose Expedition Arctic-Tech Parka has 100% duck down, eight front pockets, teflon-coated fabric, fleece lined space for hands, and interior snow protection. Never feel the cold again….above the waist. $408.

February 25, 2008 at 7:41 pm


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