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The Old Guard: The Times surveys the economic footprint of workwear, as seen by Allen Edmonds, Alden, and a flock of other newly revitalized stateside shoe shops. Trend or not, they’re still some handsome shoes. [NYTimes]

While Supplies Last: It is time for you to buy a pocket square made from a flour sack. [Fine and Dandy]

The New Bar: Proper return etiquette now involves gushing praise and a whimsical drawing. [You Have Broken the Internet]

In Brief: Fantastic Man and The White Briefs have come together to make some pretty awesome trad underwear. If that’s your thing. [Cool Hunting]

The New World


This handy graphic is from the WSJ’s latest dispatch on the state of men’s underwear in America, and it should bring you more or less up to date on your options.

Back in the day, the hip style used to alternate generations: Bogey’s boxers gave way to Kerouac’s briefs, and so on and so on through Risky Business. A few more options might give way to a bit of anxiety, but more options are almost always better. And in the end, it’s between you and whoever’s likely to see you out of trou.

You’ll be fine as long as you stay away from the one on the right.