Mike Stancil
  • The Long and Short(s) of It Shorts are comfortable. I’ve always been amazed at how much cooler I feel, even compared to light/linen pants, when I’ve changed into shorts. But, like all things comfort oriented, there is a time and a place for, as well as rules for appropriate use and accessorizing, your shorts. Shorts are inherently casual. There have been […] No responses March 14, 2014
  • Hip to Be Square Details can bring an outfit together. They are the reason brown and black can coexist peacefully. They can add a splash of color or pattern to clean, crisp look, giving you that fresh and modern feel you’re going for. But, for most men, there is an odd fear or hesitance towards those details or accessories […] No responses December 30, 2013
  • Rock’em Sock’em In World War I, aside from the obviously terrifying elements of trench warfare (namely the trenches, bullets, and explosives,) many soldiers lost life and limb to an unforeseen complication: trench foot. That was a century ago, and though we certainly don’t have the same problems we had then, we have, over the years, maintained the […] No responses December 27, 2013
  • Understanding the Overcoat It’s cold over here on the East Coast and I, personally, enjoy the opportunity to layer and create a little bit more expression out of my wardrobe. So much can be done with the combinations of hats, shoes, coats and scarves that I find that winter is one of the few times I feel that […] No responses December 2, 2013
  • Tie Breaker Most men, it seems, have a default necktie knot (if they know how to tie one at all; my wife had to teach me.) The most common knots were taught, most likely, by fathers who had been doing their default method for decades and had whittled it down to a mechanic and automatic function of […] No responses November 20, 2013
  • Tucked or Out? Is the slightly disheveled look finally on the decline? It doesn’t appear to be when it comes to facial hair, but what about clothes? It seems that the popularity of the “wrinkled for life” oxford, or the pre-frayed collar are beginning to go the way of the dodo. This isn’t to say that all blends […] No responses November 8, 2013
  • The Icing on Top: Choosing a Fall Hat It’s getting painfully close to Fall. Well, I suppose that it’s only painful if you lament the passing of summer. But to be honest, Fall is a great time to add details and layers to your clothing. You get to explore nuance and trends on multiple levels and really make the most of your wardrobe. […] No responses August 20, 2013
  • Cuff Stuff The cuff has become a great detail when assembling your outfit. It changes the appearance of your pants, draws attention to your shoes or allows for a bit of color and expression with coordinated or eye catching socks. The cuff also adds versatility to your shoe collection. A pair of dressy slip-on driving mocs or […] No responses August 8, 2013