Denim Debate

The week with the gentlemen of Men of Habit continues as we caught up with Dennis and Woody on the northwest corner of Princeton's campus.

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton, New Jersey

What they love: though tired of the combination of denim and tailored clothing, we adore these RRL buckle-backs, immensely closer to the fabric’s roots in work-wear. We felt it only more irreverent to play up the contrasts by substituting the traditional charcoal flannels from this Oxford University look with the raw, red-cast indigo. This black watch duffle is great because the pattern is bold and beautiful without being obnoxious. Pairing it with holiday-friendly burgundies and reds makes for a season appropriate ensemble, though we wouldn’t advise wearing velvet slippers for a walk longer than one across campus.

Brief Encounter

Chris Callis, Woody Hines, and Dennis Sarkozy call Princeton, New Jersey home. Between classes, squash practice, and work, they collectively run the online magazine Men of Habit from 1901 Hall. We spent some time with the guys on campus earlier this month kicking around their dorm, eating at The Ivy Club, and mulling over their plans once they exit through FitzRandolph Gate. Over the next week we'll will be sharing a sliver of their personal style with you. Though today’s campus dress codes fail to make the grade, Callis and Hines yield a sartorial effort indicative of their academic ambitions. They dress for success.

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton, New Jersey

What he loves: I can’t think of a more versatile piece in the colder months than a navy chalk stripe suit. It can be worn and paired in so many different ways that you could wear it every day for a month and feel like you haven’t worn the same thing twice—save the smell, of course.

Ann Mashburn

Ann Mashburn

Sunday afternoon at 1158 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, Georgia, and if the ladies that just opened the Ann Mashburn boutique are exhausted—if the pressure of complementing one of the best, if not the best, mens’ shops in the country that consistently garners praise from the likes of GQ, countless style blogs, and its burgeoning clientele is getting to them, if they feel like they’re going 100 miles an hour from trade shows to shuffling two doors down to their tailors holed up in Sid’s shop—you wouldn’t know it...

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A Privileged Life

A Privileged Life

When I first picked up Susanna Salk’s book, A Privileged Life: Celebrating WASP Style (Assouline), I wasn’t quite sure that I would identify with this somewhat shrouded demographic. I’m a Southern Prep from a world of hot toddies, pearls, and the SEC.  A far cry, or so I thought, from champagne, riding boots, and Brown. After reading this lovely book, I found myself identifying with the traditional, intelligent, classic, and casual-yet-elegant aspects of this lifestyle and how it as a whole has contributed to the often-lost traditions in today’s American culture...

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