My obsession for the last two years has been searching for the perfect almond-toe Japanese shoe. A lot of shoemakers use sharp angles or too-round proportions. That's just their style. Han. Shoemaker at Atelier Rikka doesn't make shoes in crazy styles or colors, at least on his Instagram. The designs are simple. I wanted something … Continue reading Han. Shoemaker – Beautiful Almond-toe Shoes
These five trousers make for a versatile casual wardrobe: Cream cotton trousers (like chinos, but smarter)Dark brown corduroy trousers (with a high wale count)Levi's jeansDark green cotton moleskins*Grey flannel trousers* I own the first three and am working on commissioning the last two. I'm slowly switching from MTM trousers (MyTailor) to bespoke from Whitcomb & … Continue reading The Five Trousers I Have (or will have)
It's so tempting to dress down as a school teacher. Often times, sloppy clothing just blends in with students and other teachers. Vague dress codes don't help, either. In the most casual instances, most male teachers get away with wearing a T-shirt, cargo shorts, and flip-flops. But there are many more ways to feel comfortable … Continue reading What Should Teachers Wear?
"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