The History and Families of Fragrance (Permanent Style)
“The vast majority of fragrances were floral – understandable, given they were both pleasant and abundant. They make up one of the four or five fragrance families often referred to in perfume, the others being colognes, woods, orientals, and fougeres.”

Why You Should Give Double-Breasted Jackets Another Chance (Wall Street Journal)
“The shape shift is as much about pulling in the boxy, wide silhouette as it is about softening the shoulder, which is now only lightly structured or entirely unstructured. At Savile Row label Richard James, design and brand director Toby Lamb revamped his double-breasted styles with higher armholes and trimmer sleeves. Mr. Lamb also shortened the length and lowered the buttons just a touch. “That helps create a sense of length in the torso,” said Mr. Lamb. “You get a cleaner, sharper look.””

A Japanese Designer’s Quest To Redefine American Style (Gear Patrol)
““I don’t think a machine can make the shoes we can make,” says designer Yuki Matsuda, the founder of Meg Company, whose brands include Yuketen, Monitaly, Chamula and Epperson Mountaineering. Based in Hermosa Beach, California, Matsuda approaches and reinterprets different aspects of American style with each of his brands. His pieces appear both historic and modern at the same time, appealing to those who both love a vintage aesthetic and long for precise tailoring. And in all of his products, Matsuda strives to achieve harmony between the skilled craftsmen, the best materials and his refined designs.”

Modern Fabrics: 8 Brands Using Innovative Textiles (High Snobiety)
“In 2016, the market is worlds apart and the scope of functionality has broadened massively when it comes to the utility of what we wear every day. The bar is higher now and many of your favorite brands are in the lab cooking up the next big thing. Looking beyond adidas Primeknit and Nike Flyknit, here are the brands excelling in modern fabrics that you should keep an eye on.”

For Italian Men, a Return to Elegance (The New York Times)
“Yet, as it happens, what the Italian style journalist Angelo Flaccavento recently termed the “slow poisoning of the past” was not an irreversible process. Sure, a generation that came of age in the Berlusconi era might have gotten stuck wearing pointy shoes and whiskered jeans. Just as American men born under the shadow of casual Friday suddenly discovered the wonders of pick-stitching and cap-toed Oxfords, so have increasing numbers of Italian men gone in search of their nation’s rich sartorial legacy.”