All in Reviews

A Review Of The Stuart & Lau Capstone Backpack

Gentlemen, Stuart & Lau has done it again. A while back we reviewed their Cary Briefcase and felt that it was one of the most refined, detailed, and delightful products we had ever tested. More recently, they released a backpack — The Capstone Backpack ($335) — and we really love this thing as well. So, without any more of an introduction, let’s get into it…

Review + Giveaway: 3DM Dress Shoes

Like Adro (which we reviewed a short while ago), 3DM is another company we had never heard of before. When they reached out to us to ask if we were interested in taking a look at their shoes we were definitely interested in taking a closer look. The shoes are all made in India, and word on the street is that 3DM actually is the company providing the shoes for many new micro-brands or random companies you might find at the higher end sections of a store like DSW.

Review Of Hockerty Custom Dress Shirts

As a reader of this site, you are no doubt well aware that the world of online made to measure clothing companies is experiencing quite a boom right now. There are too many to count, and too many to keep track of. We’re here to do our best in trying, though, and so, today, we are taking a look at a custom dress shirt from Hockerty ($59+)…

Review + Giveaway: Adro Business Casual Brogue Derby Shoes

Adro is a company we had never heard of before. When they reached out to us to ask if we were interested in taking a look at their shoes we were intruded. They are based out of Mexico, and make a number of similar looking, but nice looking all the same, brogue and derby style shoes. The sorts of shoes perfect with chinos, corduroy pants, or dark denim. And, for a USD price of ~$100, they seemed like a bit of a steal…

Review: Thursday Boot Co.'s President Suede Boot

Thursday Boot Co. is a company you’ve likely heard about before. While they got popular amongst menswear enthusiasts for their boots, they recently released a line of dress shoes which we have already covered here on the site. Now, we get to go back and review what they are truly known for, their boots. For this review, we’re taking a look at their President Boot in Cognac Suede ($199).

Looking For A Slim Fit Winter Parka? Here’s Our Review Of The Alpha Industries N-3B Coat!

Winter is pretty much upon us. And any gentleman needs a nice, well-fitting winter coat. For cold days, a simple overcoat and perhaps a sweater will do the trick. For truly frigid temperatures, something more intense is needed. Ideally, you’d want a winter parka to be, of course, very warm, long enough to cover a suit jacket but not too long to look strange when worn casually, and have a nice, slim fit…

Banana Republic Pants Haul & Roundup Review

If you read this site, you know that we have been pretty down on Banana Republic (and many other similar companies!) for their utter lack of consistency in fit across their product line. This is why we’ve been trying to do more of these roundup/haul style posts in which we order a bunch of items from one brand, and compare them to each other…

Review: Michael Spencer Custom Dress Shirts

There sure do seem to be a whole lot of online companies doing made-to-measure shirting these days. And that’s a good thing, through and through. So, no complaints here. But it also is difficult to navigate at times, with it being unclear what separates one company from another, and where true value actually lies. And then there is Michael Spencer. They’ve been around for over 60 years…

The Ideal Bracelets For The Hesitant Gentleman

Some things are pretty hard to find. A decent bracelet that men can feel comfortable wearing is one of them. Especially if you want it at a reasonable price. Indeed, there are some guys that are more comfortable with the idea of wearing a bracelet — or any type of jewelry — in the first place. Some guys will wear just about anything, while others are put off by the very idea, and uneasy about the whole thing…

Review Of Mango Man Polo Haul

What is Mango Man? Well, we were asking ourselves the same question until very recently. It is, in short, yet another fast fashion clothing company. Think H&M, Zara, etc. What sets Mango apart? In truth, not that much, but their designs and styles are much more in line with the sort of looks we love most around The Peak Lapel, and so, for that reason alone, we decided to give them a shot…

A Review Of The GQ "Best Stuff" Box For September 2018

As soon as we heard that GQ would be getting into the subscription box game, you knew, of course that we would have to take a look and review it for you guys. We were, as it happens, super, super impressed with the first box as well as the second. And, now, the third box has arrived. GQ’s box delivers every quarter, as opposed to the more common monthly boxes you might be used to. It’s called, as always, the GQ “Best Stuff Box” and it will run you $50 per box, or $190 if you sign up for a whole year of them.

Beckett Simonon Double Monk Strap Dress Shoe Review: A Unique Business Model Designed For Value

There are lots of direct-to-consumer shoe companies out there for men these days, giving you more choices than ever when it comes to finding a great pair of shoes. Each company has their own unique spin, as well as strengths and weaknesses. Some do dress shoes, others sneakers, and so on. Today, though, we’re taking a look at one of the longest-standing options, as well as one of the most beloved in the world of value shoe shopping…

A Great Affordable Automatic Watch?: Spinnaker Watches Reviewed

Wearing an automatic wristwatch is an excellent way to class-up your look and feel as you get dressed each morning. Sure, Quartz watches are nice — and there is nothing at all wrong with them — but there is just something to a mechanical watch movement working all by itself that you just cannot quite put into words. Wearing such a feat of engineering on your wrist is just something else. The trouble? Most mechanical or full automatic watches are very pricey. Last time we looked at an automatic watch we discussed Orient — one of the best values on the planet in automatic watches…

Review: Black Lapel Custom Made-To-Measure 3-Piece Suit

We’ve covered quite a few different custom clothing companies in the past few months here on the site. The competition in this space is fierce, no doubt. One company that has always seemed to stand out from the rest of the pack, though, has been Black Lapel. They have always offered some interesting options when it comes to things like outerwear that many other companies do not offer at all…

Review: Paul Evans Dress Shoes

Ah, yes, the famous Paul Evans. You’ve likely seen these shoes on many Instagram posts and feeds. Most of you have noticed them before, and likely recognize the name. If not, you have surely seen them even without knowing them. Somehow or other, Paul Evans shoes just seem to be everywhere. Which, seemingly, is both good and bad…

Pacific Issue Review: A Custom Popover Dress Shirt

Well, consider Pacific Issue to be yet another contender in the field of custom, online, made to measure men’s dress shirts. What separates them from the rest of the pack? They claim that they lean more West Coast, and offer more unique, fun fabrics than the rest of the guys. And, in our experience, that is exactly true. They also promise a pretty quick turnaround time. Here’s what we thought…

Review: Stuart & Lau's Delightfully Superb Cary Briefcase

Certain products sometimes just stand out as being exceptionally. They perfectly hit the point between price and quality, and bring you the absolute most value for every dollar that you spend. I’d been looking for a great briefcase for a while now, but I didn’t want to break the bank. A couple hundred dollars? Sure. Closer to a thousand dollars? No thanks…

We Found The Perfect Summer Espadrilles

If you’re a size 11.5 foot (or anything around there) good luck finding a decent pair of espadrilles for the summer. In my mind, espadrilles are meant to be super simple. Perfect to lazily slip on for a trip to the supermarket, or for a family BBQ. They should be quite inexpensive, meant to be beaten to hell and not much cared about, and the replaced when need be. There should be no fuss…