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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…

H&M's "Premium" Suede Sneakers In Review: Are They Worth Your Money?

H&M and “premium” don’t usually go in the same sentence. But, likely in response to so many of the new, online brands offering premium quality at affordable prices, H&M has been making some serious headway into what they call their “premium” line. Each season, they have been adding more and more pieces to their collection of higher end items that still don’t remotely break the bank…

A Review Of DSW’s New Warfield & Grand Dress Shoe Lineup: The Medley Wingtip Oxford

With the proliferation of online, direct to consumer shoe brands, it’s becoming more and more of a difficult argument to make as to why one would shop at a place like DSW. Now, I have nothing against good, ol’ DSW. But when, for about $200 you can get a shoe that will last many times longer than just about anything out of DSW, the value proposition of DSW just isn’t there in the same way that it used to be anymore…

Zara Polo Haul 2018 — Review

The polo shirt is a staple of any guy’s summer wardrobe. Indeed, most days I find myself wearing chinos, a polo shirt, and a good pair of loafers (with no socks). Still, the hunt for the perfect polo shirts is a difficult one. One shirt might fit great in the bicep, while the length is no good. Another might be too slim, while another might be much to large. And then there is the trouble finding unique or interesting designs, fabrics, and patterns beyond a basic pique knit…

The Perfect Summer Penny Loafer?: A Review Of The Allen Edmonds “Sea Island” Suede Loafer

It’s a not-so-secret that Allen Edmonds (the much loved, high end men’s shoemaker) has a Factory/Outlet from which you can buy most all of their shoe makes at seriously discounted prices. They are sold as Factory Seconds due to minor imperfections, scratches, or the like. Allen Edmonds typical quality standard is so high, though, that most of the Factory Second imperfections are beyond minor, or unnoticeable altogether…

The New Spier & Mackay Extra Slim Fit Dress Shirts — Review + Measurement Chart

Spier & Mackay is slowly becoming famous as being one of the best values around when it comes to dress clothing. They have excellent shirts, suits, jackets, and pants and super reasonable prices. Just about SuitSupply quality (maybe a touch below), but at even cheaper prices. We discussed the brand in greater detail in the last time we covered them here on the site when we reviewed their Slim Fit Dress shirt…

Review: The New Combatant Gentleman Suit (From Amazon)

By this point, most of you have likely heard about Combatant Gentlemen before, and also don’t have very positive things to say about them. For those of you that don’t know, this is just about everything you need to. So, what’s new with them? Well, like we spoke about last week, now they’re being sold and fulfilled through Amazon, and available on Amazon Prime with free 2-day shipping as well. And, presumably, they seem to have slightly new and updated products as well, boasting new materials, quality, and so on…

Watch Review: The Orient Sun & Moon Automatic

When it comes to the world of watches, there are really two different realms. There are automatic/mechanical watches, and then there is everything else. Yes, sure, there can be some super well-made, and very nice Quartz battery-powered watches. But nothing will ever come close to the engineering and precision of automatic watches, and the knowledge that the little thing on your wrist is powering itself through a series of intricate and tiny gears…