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The Original All Star: Vintage Converse Chuck Taylor

The Original All Star: Vintage Converse Chuck Taylor

old converse sneakers, made in USA

An American Classic, Once Manufactured in America.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is the original basketball shoe and most popular athletic shoe on earth. Before 2001, these iconic sneakers were manufactured in the United States. Today, they’re produced in overseas factories located in Vietnam and China.

chuck taylors black leather

So what happened to American made Chucks?In the 80s and 90s, the market for athletic…

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Our Top 10 Picks from the Polo Archive

Our Top 10 Picks from the Polo Archive

In the 80s and 90s, Polo Ralph Lauren produced some of the most interesting sportswear ever made. I’ve had tons of fun this year selling an extensive Polo collection. Here are some of my top picks!

1. Catch and Release Sport Shirt

shirt with catch and release logo. Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren

Responsible angling is a part of the Ralph Lauren philosophy. You wear a shirt like this because you want your children (and your children’s children) to enjoy the…

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Menswear Market Open Studio: Art-a-Whirl 2014

Menswear Market Open Studio: Art-a-Whirl 2014

Saturday, May 17

If you’re in the neighborhood for Art-a-Whirl this weekend, I encourage you to stop by the Menswear Market studio at 1330 Quincy St NE, suite 402. I’ll be there all day Saturday offering clients and friends a tour of our space.

Stop in and talk about men’s style, wardrobe editing and high end resale. Like many of the studios on our block, we’ll have complimentary refreshments on…

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Notoriously Biggie Sized Coogi Sweaters

Notoriously Biggie Sized Coogi Sweaters

Top Consignment Picks for March, 2014

Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can’t you see? Sometimes your sweaters just hypnotize me. 

Check out this fresh lot of extra-large Coogi sweaters that are about to drop on eBay.

You’re looking at a serious collection, from the chunky cardigan to the woven silk crew – all in excellent condition.

Coogi (aka Cuggi) is an Australian brand that gained major exposure when…

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Q&A: Budget Black Tie

Q&A: Budget Black Tie

Q.

cufflinks secondhand formalwear black tieHello,

I was recently invited to an event that curiously specified “white/black tie” and have opted to go the black tie route for future versatility.

I have been to many stores in the Twin Cities area and am often met with blank stares when I start talking about black tie attire. I was shocked that many do not know what a peak lapel is.

As I am still something of a student, I thought it…

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How to Quickly De-Wrinkle Your Silk Ties

How to Quickly De-Wrinkle Your Silk Ties

Removing Stubborn Wrinkles From A Silk Tie

can you steam a silk neck tie?

High quality silk will spring back even after repeated tying. But sometimes you’ll get a wrinkle or fold from improper storage, shipping or traveling. Here’s how to remove it.

Steps to remove tie wrinkles:
  1. Turn on your steam iron and hold it about 6 inches from the tie, but do not directly apply it.
  2. Allow the steam to waft around it for about 1…

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