worthy style advice from esquire

after seeing the adjustment bureau on Sunday, i mentioned the hats they wore in the film.  esquire has some good advice on whether or not you should wear one:

What’s your problem with hats? Should no one, anywhere, wear a hat
unless he’s bald?

I like some hats, and I even have a favorite battered Borsalino
exclusively for gardening. I simply feel that in the 21st century, a
man cannot wear a brimmed hat like a fedora without making some kind
of statement. A man does not wear a fedora now to fit in, as he did in
our grandfathers’ time; he wears it to stand out and to say, “Hey,
look at me, I’ve got a hat on!” If you’re good with that, fine. If
not, equally fine.

agreed completely.  they also tackle the issue of tailoring your jeans:

I recently purchased a some nice jeans, but they’re too long. How do I
find a good tailor?
What you need is what is called a European hem — a good alterations
tailor removes cloth from each leg and then reattaches the original
finished hem so the join is barely visible. Get some local
recommendations for the tailor; a good test is to ask the tailor how
he would tackle it. And finally, wash your new jeans before getting
them altered, as shrinkage can occur in the wash.

store that information away for the next time you visit a new tailor.  it’s taken me 4 pairs of ruined jeans and 4 new tailors to find one that understands the “european hem” because i didn’t know how to explain it.

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