August 6, 2015

St. James of France makes le vrai chandial – the real French fisherman sweater – perfect for the mariner in all of us, even if only on the street. These sweaters are made of unwashed sheep’s wool that is very tightly spun and stitched. The unwashed wool preserves the n...

June 7, 2015

The hat we call “Panama” is originally from Ecuador, a regional version of a European brogue, made by weaving local palm leaves – toquilla or jipjapa – rather than steaming felt. But it became popular for men everywhere with the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, whe...

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