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It’s Time to Play: Name. That. Khaki!

It’s Time to Play: Name. That. Khaki!

Chino season has returned. And with it, the plethora of khaki colors to choose from. Perhaps you’ve already been browsing for a new pair and stumbled upon the likes of Vintage Sand, Dusty Stone, Insouciant Taupe. But what’s in a name? Were any of those even real? It’s time to put your menswear acumen to the test and play a little game we’ve made up called...

Name. That. Khaki! Contestant Number One, come on down...

The Return of the Summer Pocket Square

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You may recall last summer’s campaigning for the Summer Pocket Square.

If not, allow us to remind you—there’s a certain charm to sticking something bright, gauzy and not too fussy into your breast pocket during the sunnier months... Plus, it’s the easiest way to inject some bright summer vibes into your navy suit or that sandy linen blazer.

And it just so happens that we’ve rounded up the best new summer pocket squares on the market right here.»

The Six Pocket Squares to Consider for Spring

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We like to think of it as the first step in the impending seasonal wardrobe shift into a life of gauzy cottons, chambray and linens: the spring pocket square.

Call it wishful thinking for the sunnier times ahead, but there’s something comforting about a little burst of color on a particularly gray day. And since a handsome new crop of bright and airy pocket squares has begun springing up in shops all over, we thought we’d round up your best options:

The six pocket squares to consider for spring...»

The Stat Sheet: Sid Mashburn Raw Silk Matka Sport Jacket

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Right about now is when we really begin pining for the return of raw silk ties, airier cottons and, gasp, linen... (Consider it a menswear-induced spring fever.)

But leave it to the inimitable Southern gent Sid Mashburn to take our raw silk excitement to a whole new level—by using his favorite hand-loomed Indian raw silk matka and cutting it into an entire sport jacket.

Here’s what else you need to know.»

The Three Best Ways to Go Green in Style for St. Paddy’s

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News flash: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Monday, to be exact.

So you’ll probably want to wear something green to ward off any handsy coworkers, relatives or passers-by. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing.)

Come to think of it, as far as sartorial traditions linked to holidays go, this might be one of the better ones—considering all you’ve got to do is wear “something” green. Which means you can be subtle about it—and, more importantly, get into the spirit without sacrificing your dignity.

Luckily, we’ve laid out the three best ways to go green in style.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

to-you_blast1.094432We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Red Stuff: Shipley & Halmos is having a little fun this weekend by knocking 10% off every item with red in it. Discount: B Sizes Available: B+ Selection: A

For the Southern Dandy: Sid Mashburn has gone into full summer sale mode with 50% off a handsome lot of blazers, shorts and other assorted Southern dapperness. Discount: A+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A+

For the Neo-Americana: Bench & Loom has taken the final markdowns to a low, low 70% off. Discount: A Sizes Available: B Selection: B

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Burkman Bros, Carson Street Clothiers and others, after the jump.»