I'd say it depends on how the formality of the trouser and your desired subtlety. If you have a sleek, worsted trouser in a conservative, solid color, all of these options can work well. The solid look is so streamlined that one or two pleats won't draw unwanted attention. If you like pleats, go for … Continue reading 1 Pleat, 2 Pleats, or No Pleats?
Due to fast fashion, women have limited options in terms of quality shoes. Years ago I had no idea where to look. There were numerous brand options for men, but few carried classic women's shoes. Here is a solid made-to-order list of brands, in order of quality: Edward Green ($$$$)- Storefront based in London and … Continue reading Where Do I Shop for Classic Women’s Shoes?
"Breaking-in" a pair of shoes is completely unnecessary if your shoes fit well. Consumers often use this phrase to describe the initial discomfort of wearing a new pair of shoes. But is it true? Do shoes really "break-in"? When you wear shoes for the first time, you may experience pinching, abrasions, or other pain. You … Continue reading Shoes Don’t Need “Breaking-In”
Minimalism is more challenging than it looks. Buying and keeping things is just too tempting, especially when you rationalize why certain items must be bought/kept. I stored a nice pair of red shorts for one year believing I'd eventually wear them to the beach. And I kept the fantasy alive, until I lately realized they … Continue reading Try Minimalism