Archives for March 2008 | A Continuous Lean. - Page 3

The Good News.

Mar 24th, 2008 | Categories: Made in the USA, Media, Men's wear, Service, Style, Suiting | by Michael Williams

The Details team seems to be dedicating more space to the front of book news pages these days. I noticed the new look in March but I didn’t get a chance to go over it here. I was impressed with the improved section from the April issue. The art direction has been cleaned up and redesigned creating a fresh new look. There are a few enjoyable pages of news and service in the section. One that I particularly enjoyed is a breakdown of presidential style through the years. I noticed that Details didn’t play favorites and featured four Democrats and four Republicans. The story was an interesting way to discuss the 2008 presidential candidate’s style because normally those features are brutal.


Awareness Test.

Mar 23rd, 2008 | Categories: London, Media | by Michael Williams

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T.O.N.Y. Spring Fashion.

Mar 21st, 2008 | Categories: Media, Men's wear, New York City | by Michael Williams

I have to say that I enjoyed the Time Out New York spring fashion issue. It seemed very preppy this time around – which I obviously liked. Two of the profiles stood out to me, The Andy’s and Mister Mort AKA Mordechai Rubinstein.

The Andys.


Wish List | BMW R1200 GS

Mar 21st, 2008 | Categories: New York City | by Michael Williams

I am turning thirty this coming October and to celebrate the milestone I want to treat myself to something really special. The object of my desire, the BMW R1200 GS or what I consider the ultimate in city transportation. Nothing could be as adventurous (and dangerous!) then riding all 1200 CCs of goodness through the combat that is New York City traffic. First though, I need to go here.


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Street Style | Nick B.

Mar 20th, 2008 | Categories: New York City, Street Style | by Michael Williams

I ran into man-about-town Nick B. the other day on Greene Street. He works for G-Star, so I’m assuming he is wearing the label head to toe. Although those shoes might be made by someone else. All in all it is a good look, nice work Nick.

Nick B., by mkwilliams.

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Seek the Form.

Mar 20th, 2008 | Categories: Men's wear, Service, Style | by Michael Williams

This week I’m doing press appointments to show our new AW08 collections. Olch is showing ninety-four styles of ties this season, almost twice as many as last season. Out of those ninety-four, one bow tie has garnered the most attention from editors. It is made of a very soft Alpaca fabric and some are skeptical that it can even be tied. In one appointment I was even challenged to tie it – which inevitably brings up the discussion of learning to tie a bow tie. I learned the skill about five years ago by repeatedly tying the bow shape on my leg for practice. Once my hands had learned the motion, I switched to my neck. I wouldn’t say that method is the most effective, but it worked. There are a lot of guides out there teaching men the essential skill of tying a bow, most of which are crap. I did manage to find two informative and helpful videos on the subject for those still working to master the art of tying a proper bow tie.

Success! The Olch Alpaca bow tie.

Alexander Olch

The NAVY-ism | Accessories

Mar 19th, 2008 | Categories: Americana, Japan, Magazines, Men's wear, Shoes | by Michael Williams

Number three of a five part series.

the_navy-ism.jpgMy obsession with the April issue of Free & Easy rolls on with the awesomeness that is the accessory still life pages. The nautical theme continues through the world of belts, Zippos, ID bracelets, padlocks, hats and shoes. The pages are a buyers guide to all things Navy and a road map to what to look for this May at Brimfield.

Below: Navy inspired goodness.