HOLIDAY: The Quiet World

February 14, 2012
This has nothing to do with the Midwest. Or with style, for that matter—except that it takes a certain amount of it to write and love like this. But there’s no better time to be irrational than on the day devoted to love, and this is my favorite poem about the subject of all time. So we’re going for it.
The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel

Oh, and @calebdann won the bow tie giveaway from Annaruna last week. Don’t worry if you missed out this time; there’s always next. Happy Valentines Day.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 14 under $40

February 9, 2012
We asked our favorite ladies what they wanted for Valentine’s Day. 

We trust ‘em, they’ve got great taste and so kindly responded to our desperate tweets.
These ladies are intelligent, talented, quirky, strong-willed, go-getters and all-around-badass women.

The trick to good gift giving is all about picking up on cues. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to keep a running list of gift ideas when you hear her mention something that catches her eye. If your lady’s is like our ladies, these suggestions might help you save that day next week with a last-minute gift.

Ladies, thanks a million. Y’all are amazing.
Gentlemen, good luck.

Valentine’s Giveaway: Annaruna Bow Ties

February 6, 2012

Just in time for next week, we partnered up with the lovely Annaruna to do a giveaway

No, it’s not a date with Anna. You wish.
You missed your chance, because she’s taken by a mountaineering, slack-lining, has bigger-pecs-than-you, Kansas City boy. You’re a dog, Chris. A dawg, I tell ya.
Look at these handmade beauties. I can’t believe these three above don’t have homes.
If you want one so bad, just buy it before another sucker wins it for free on the giveaway.
Cool, we’ll announce it on one of our social media mediums on who gets the goods.

Comment, tweet or send a howler with your one-liners.

midweSTYLE: Building A Still (To Slow Down The Time)

February 1, 2012
Last week we debuted the photography of our guy Grant Heinlein, who was in home-sweet-Kansas-City for the holidays. He led Cam and Jeff out into the woods and then shot them. But thankfully it was with a camera.
Since Jeff skipped the country on a whim last week—he’s somewhere between a pack of Parisian cigarettes and the Louvre right now—I (Seth) have had to hijack his byline. He’s obviously lying low until the heat dies down, and consequently didn’t have time to leave much in the way of an explanation for this series. So, we’ll let the photos do the talking.
Without further adieu: Cam, ladies and gentlemen. Ask him where he got that watch.

Photos by Grant Heinlein.


January 27, 2012

A word: simple stuff like buttons, do yourself. A working knowledge of hemming would be a good skill, too.



I work in Boystown in Chicago and there’s a dry cleaning place that also does tailoring at Broadway and Briar, the woman there hasn’t let me down yet.

“Fit N Stiches” is an excellent tailor on North + Paulina. J. Crew on North Ave uses them.

i trust tino’s tailor shop in pilsen. mixed reviews in yelp, but he has never disappointed me. i take him blazers all the time and he has worked his magic for an affordable price. cash only. helps if you speak spanish. 


Kansas City

Tailor: Larissa’s Plaza Tailor Shop (KC) is great. 

Via your post today and looking for a tailor in KC, look at Rydell’s in Brookside. (cc: @andrewLgoble)

Regarding the tailor, Riedel’s in Brookside (63rd and Brookside Blvd) has always been great for me and my family.  I was gifted my dad’s Burberry trench from the 80s, which they shortened and took in around the waist with total perfection.  They’re pricey, only take cash/check, and will often require a deposit for larger jobs, but definitely worth it.
— William Coughlin

Eric at Rydell’s is easily the best in town.

This is right around the corner from my fiance’s studio. Is this underneath the 12th Street bridge? Anyways, I go to Rydell Tailor Shop in Brookside for all my fitting needs. He hooks it up! Plus with straight up hardwood fixtures and leather couches, he’s a class act all the way. 

I’ve been pretty satisfied with Slabotsky & Sons for tailoring in downtown KC on grand.

St. Louis


Campus Tailor in Madison is great – it is one woman and she is very helpful, prompt, and does excellent work. Pretty reasonable prices as well. – chloe


Can’t recommend this place any higher — incredible work. She’s taken so many thrifted items and made them perfect for me. 
Nora Plaza Alterations
(317) 844-1534
1300 E 86th St Ste 5 
Indianapolis, IN 46240 

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