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Amazon Goodthreads Haul + Review

Amazon has been making bigger and bigger moves into the fashion space. While they have been faced with some difficulties, they don’t seem to be slowing down. And a big part of this is their creation of their own clothing labels. Especially in the men’s sector. One of these Amazon-made labels is Goodthreads. They are inexpensive men’s staples and basics. So, of course, we took a look to see if they are worth your hard-earned money…

We Tried Topman “Muscle Fit” Shirts!

Topman is not exactly known for their superb quality or high-end lines of clothing. They’re not super respected, per se, as far as those things are concerned. Still, they seem to occupy an interesting space somewhere above H&M or Zara — though not by much. Their clothes come from the UK, and so their styling leans a bit more in that direction…

A Review Of MVST Hard-Case Aluminum Luggage

In a world where Away seems to be dominating the luggage space, it would seem that there is no real room for serious competitors. Which is why we were surprised when we learned about MVST, a new entry into the luggage space. Specifically, they’re focusing on aluminum, hard-case luggage. They might not have a battery capable of charging your phone, but they do have plenty of things that we really like about them. So, without further ado, let’s get into it…

Blank Label Custom Dress Shirts Review

Now is time for yet another entry into our collection of online MTM company reviews. This time, it’s Blank Label. Unlike many other MTM companies, Blank Label actually offers a wide range of many, many different garments, offering everything from dress shirts, to corduroy pants, to suits, to polos, to outerwear. In time, we hope to review all of these items. For now, though, we’re starting with the staple, the bread and butter: dress shirts…

Review: Asket Oxford Shirts & Sweatshirt

Asket is a company that is rethinking men’s basics. Now, there are more than a handful of companies out there claiming to do this nowadays, but there are quite a few things that make Asket different than the rest. For one, they focus on the luxury market. Meaning, their prices are not cheap, and the quality is quite high. Second, they have a unique sizing/fit model, wherein you choose your size, as well as you body type, and length.

A Review Of Woodies Custom Casual Dress Shirts

Here we are with yet another made-to-measure shirting company review! These are, as ever, exciting times to be into menswear, as custom clothing that is tailored just the way you like it is becoming more affordable than ever. As we always say around here, while some companies that offer custom clothing are certainly objectively better than others, overall, it really just comes down to the exact type of garment you are looking for. This is because each company has its own strengths and weaknesses, and is better at some things, and worse at other…

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…