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Goods and services, ideas and solutions and original content for men who aren't millionaires but who like to live well and look their best.
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Goods and services, ideas and solutions and original content for men who aren't millionaires but who like to live well and look their best.

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Episodes

Episode 48: Online Custom Suits

6/29/2019
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The idea of online custom suits can be a daunting and confounding prospect. Several readers and friends have told me as much. So I thought I’d share my own experience with online made-to-measure suiting, including how I started with it, some of the issues I’ve had and, ultimately, the overall benefit for men like me who are not rich but want to look good. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate. And THANK YOU for listening!

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 47: George Gets Interviewed, Part 2 (Finally)

3/19/2019
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This is the second half of an interview I had several months ago with my friend and podcast co-host Amy Eddings. Specifically, Amy was curious about the origins of my personal style and about the blog. This interview was the first time anybody really asked me about how it all started, who were my idols and influencers, and such. In addition to being a dear friend and my co-host of The Downtowner, a podcast about Downtown Cleveland, Amy was the host of All Things Considered for many years in...

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 46: George Gets Interviewed, Part One

1/11/2019
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Several months ago, my friend and podcast co-host Amy Eddings sat me down for an interview to talk about… well… me. Specifically, Amy was curious about the origins of my personal style and about the blog. This interview was the first time anybody really asked me about how it all started, who were my idols and influencers, and such. In addition to being a dear friend and my co-host of The Downtowner, a podcast about Downtown Cleveland, Amy was the host of All Things Considered for many years...

Duration:00:34:43

Episode 45: Ownership vs. Access

7/2/2018
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In this episode, I ponder the question: is it better to own or to rent? Each option has its benefits and bummers. But as I get older, having been a guest and keen observer of many owners over the decades, I’m less attracted to the idea of “ownership” and more interested in traveling light as the renter I’ve always been. I’m very lucky to live in an apartment in Downtown Cleveland that feels more like a customer service arrangement than the typical landlord/tenant relationship. Whenever I...

Duration:00:28:43

Episode 44: A First Suit, My Morning Ritual and Those Damn Parking Lots

1/19/2018
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I jumped back onto the saddle this week after a brief but fantastic trip to Palm Beach, Florida last weekend. I have a client down there who showed me the ropes in their little universe both in Palm Beach and in the charming town of Lake Worth. Also in this episode, I talk about helping my nephew, a recent college graduate, with his first suit. Following my advice, he got a terrific navy suit from Suitsupply’s Blue Line, which comes at a very reasonable $399. For that price, they will send...

Duration:00:28:43

Episode 43: Suits for Suits' Sake and Conscientious Living

1/5/2018
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I’ve said it 1,000 times, and I’ll say it again: Nothing makes a man look better than a well-tailored suit. A recent article in the Washington Post mused about the “death” of the power suit, making me dread yet another excuse for men to frump out and be as casual as humanly possible. The simple truth is that no other garment in menswear elevates any man (fit or fat) like a well-tailored suit. Period. And speaking of elevating every man… In this time of unprecedented political and cultural...

Duration:00:25:05

Ep. 41: When Returning/Exchanging a Purchase Is a Pain in the Ass

8/25/2017
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I recently bought a pair of espadrilles online. They were too small. In order to exchange them, I had to return them for a store credit, then use the store credit to re-purchase them in the right size. Since this particular brand does not include a return shipping label, I had to go to their website, download a shipping label and print it. Unfortunately, I don't have a printer. This wonky return/exchange process was an unnecessary kids' table pain in my ass. Also in this episode, I talk...

Duration:00:16:58

Episode 40: An Inspiring Example Of Sartorial Restraint

5/27/2017
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For the first time on this podcast, I have a conversation with someone other than myself. In this extended episode, I spoke with a young man named Steve Wright who has a unique and inspiring approach to editing his home and - more specifically - his wardrobe. As we move through life, we become virtual lint rollers, accumulating huge levels of stuff without really thinking about it. Steve Wright thinks about it, and he’s determined to avoid the common trap of stuff-overload, curating a very...

Duration:00:32:44

Episode 39: The Cleveland Experiment, Vol. 1

3/24/2017
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It’s been a while since I’ve been on the wire here, and much has happened. The big news since the last episode is that I moved to Cleveland. Yes, Cleveland. There’s a lot to unpack in that story alone. There are things I love so far, and there are things that drive me nuts. This episode is just an introduction to what I’ll call “The Cleveland Experiment.” For those who may not know, Cleveland is my hometown. As expressed in a pair of posts on the blog last year, my reasons for leaving New...

Duration:00:17:42

Episode N.38: Record Stores Are Never Coming Back

11/7/2016
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As one of the many Americans who feel crushed by vanishing work, I'm not so quick to point a finger at a villain in this story. The idea of making something "great again" has always felt like a reductive sentiment that conveys a distinctly backward motion. It boils down to this: record stores are never coming back. The sooner we accept that fact, the quicker we can get on with it. It's more about accepting that nothing stays the same (whether we like it or not) and being open and willing to...

Duration:00:18:42

Episode N.37: Watch Snobs, Dressing with Dignity and Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka

9/4/2016
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In this episode, I respond to some readers' reactions to an article about an affordable automatic tool watch that resembles similar watches on the luxury spectrum. I also share a few anecdotes about how dressing with a sense of occasion served me very well. The last segment is about what Gene Wilder's performance as Willy Wonka meant to me as a young boy. Featured Music: "Wonkavator/End Title (Pure Imagination)" Buy on iTunes:...

Duration:00:31:50

Podcast N.36: Leaving NYC, Dog Attacks and My Funny Cousin Kathryn

7/19/2016
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In this episode, I follow up on the insane feedback from a post I wrote last week about leaving New York. The comments and anecdotes that readers have shared have been absolutely incredible. I had no idea that so many people had experienced the same thing. It’s comforting to know you’re not alone and that the world won’t end if you leave New York City. Last week, my dog Lenore was attacked by a vicious English bulldog. She required minor surgery and an overnight at the vet, complete with...

Duration:00:40:10

Episode 35: My Reflections on Bill Cunningham

7/2/2016
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Much has been said about Bill Cunningham since he died last week. The legendary New York Times photographer's contribution to the fashion world is legendary, and I have nothing new to add to that conversation. What was remarkable to me was Bill the man. I became a huge fan after seeing his documentary Bill Cunningham New York - a film he didn’t like because it brought him a fame he never wanted. But this was a man who loved his life’s work so passionately, with a childlike wonder and an...

Duration:00:33:48

Episode 34: A Morning Reflection on Contentment

6/11/2016
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In this mini-episode, I take a few under-caffeinated minutes to describe a feeling that comes over me every morning while I have my coffee. The feeling probably occurs to me for about two or three seconds, and it can be summed up in one word: contentment.

Duration:00:10:18

Episode 33: Quoted in the WSJ and Appreciating a Little Analog in the Digital Age

5/9/2016
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This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of being quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article about non-iron dress shirts. In the first paragraph, you'll learn that I loathe non-iron dress shirts and that I apparently "sniff." Article link: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-war-over-non-iron-shirts-1462386777 Also in this episode, I share my love of some of the old-fashioned things. As much as I love technology and fully embrace our digital age, there are certain aspects of my life...

Duration:00:37:03

Episode 32: The (De)Valuation of Work

3/31/2016
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Over the past twelve years as a freelancer, I’ve watched client budgets shrink more and more, whittling down to fees that come with higher expectations for less and less money. At the end of the day, it adds up to more work for barely livable wages. In this episode, I “open a vein” about my personal experience with how good work is valued or, perhaps more accurately, devalued today.

Duration:00:31:03

Episode 31: Golden Globes And Golden Years

1/11/2016
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Reflections on the 73rd Annual Golden Globes and the untimely passing of an icon: Mr. David Bowie.

Duration:00:16:44

Episode 30: Jessica Jones and Other Trouble in Hell’s Kitchen

11/30/2015
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In this episode, I talk about Jessica Jones, a great new original Netflix show that is also part of the Marvel universe. Like its terrific “brother” show Daredevil, it takes place mostly in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, in the wake of the alien invasion incident from The Avengers. Speaking of Hell’s Kitchen, I was recently sentenced to a day of community service after being stopped on Ninth Avenue by NYPD for making a rolling stop through a red light on my bicycle. In the interest of safer streets in...

Duration:00:27:34

Episode 29: A Fun Week in Entertainment Media, A New Fall Tweed and Puppy Rearing

10/18/2015
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This past week was a fun week in home entertainment media, which includes politics, with the Democratic Debate and its send-up on SNL, the announcement of Bill Murray’s Christmas special on Netflix and Amy Schumer’s HBO Comedy Special. On a sartorial note, I got a new tweed for this fall from J.Crew. The new jacket is a replacement for a beautiful Harris Tweed I got last year that just hasn’t worked for reasons I explain in the episode. I also catch up on the latest with my new(ish) puppy...

Duration:00:25:39

Episode 28: Suitsupply and the New Whitney Museum

6/13/2015
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In this episode, I talk about my first experience with Suitsupply, my first visit to the sensational new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District in NYC and a fabulous new typing app from Tom Hanks. (Yes, that Tom Hanks.)

Duration:00:29:21