Michael is the Chicago editor at InsideHook. He lives on a steady diet of coffee, whiskey and jazz.
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Here’s to Filson, forever makers of good shit. Like this Scout Work Jacket. It’s a handsome, fully-lined piece with a ton of functional pockets. The 11 oz. dry tin cloth is easy to care for but super durable. And, it’s made in the U.S. and comes in that new slim Seattle Fit everyone’s going so Read more
If you had the proper wardrobe, you’d probably complain a lot less about a polar vortex. Just sayin’. That’s why you should get with these shawl collar sweaters from Howlin’ by Morrison. Called the Bootsy, these sweaters fit slim to the body and are made in Ireland from 100% wool, so you’ll look good, and Read more
The new quilted quicker picker-upper: these CPO Jackets from Save Khaki. Okay, maybe not. But they do jobs you never thought a jacket could do! Yeah, that’s not true either. Still, they’ve got an all-purpose poplin shell, herringbone fleece lining, snap closures, and a slim yet casual fit.
Style folks love to talk about details. Because what else are they going to talk about? Politics? The fuck outta here. Anyway, these Tory Leather Belts have great details, like that they’re hand-cut and assembled in the USA from English bridle leather, have a choice array of buckles, and they’re super affordable.
These 2 Tone Hoodies from Velva Sheen are just interesting enough without being too far out there. Basic, US-made sweats that are a little left-of-center. They’ve got raglan sleeves, contrast hood, front pocket and stitching, and a lean, mean cut. Gentry has ‘em on sale in blue or red.
Attention dudes with small feet, and dudes with big feet (medium feet people, sorry, but you’re out of luck). These Sid Longwing Brogues from Grenson are currently on sale at a killer price, but there are only a few sizes left, so you’re going to have to act fast if you want to snag a Read more
In a world of dumpy trousers and ill-fitting chinos, there is a hero among us. Guardian of style, mercenary to sloppy bottoms everywhere; I’m talking, of course, about the Jones Trousers from Raleigh Denim. Made in the US from 100% cotton twill, the Jones are cut to dope-fitting, slim-straight perfection.
This Waxed Trucker Jacket from Gustin is a chin-scratcher. It’s made in the USA. The cut is nice. The brown waxed cotton looks ace. Pocket detailing is legit. Happy with the stitch work. But what is up with that affordable price!? You get all that for sub-$200? The fuck have I been doing this whole Read more
Burgus Plus is one of those Japanese repro brands that make irrelevant things relevant again. Like these Tight Straight Corduroy Pants. When was the last time you wore cords? I don’t even remember, but I could see myself giving these a go. They’re made in Japan, they’ve got steel hardware, and that tight straight fit Read more
Because not all of us can grow a beard, I give you these Shawl Collar Sweaters from Appalatch. Just flip that collar up and boom, you’re protected from your neck right down to your chest. Plus, they’re made in the USA out of American-spun -knit and -dyed, 21.5 micron merino wool, so they’re just as Read more