George Hahn

By George Hahn | A personally curated, edited and ever-evolving collection of interesting and relevant content from around the web...

A Good Terry Cloth Bathrobe

There used to be a store in New York City called Daffy’s. It was a discount store similar to Century 21 or T.J. Maxx, stocked with designer …

Sewing

Save Your Sanity. Downgrade Your Life.

Recently, I gave up my electric toothbrush. There was nothing wrong with it. It was, in fact, an upscale model, and when I used it, I felt certain my teeth were not only getting cleaner and whiter but also perhaps even better aligned. And yet, my old manual toothbrush, poking out of a mug on the …

.work

Why Fur Free is the Future of Fashion

The August issue of Vogue Paris features Gisele Bündchen proudly covered in fur – faux fur. The popular fashion magazine is taking a turn toward compassion by showing that animals are much more than pelts.<p>“So happy that @vogueparis dedicated this issue to animal protection, sending a strong message …

Hugo Boss

Instead of Flip-Flops

I’m a horrible person. A mean, judgmental, horrible snob of a person. The idea of frowning upon any form of such popular and comfortable footwear is …

Clothing

Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

What we eat can influence more than our waistlines. It turns out, our diets also help determine what we smell like.<p>A recent study found that women preferred the body odor of men who ate a lot of fruits and vegetables. Whereas men who ate a lot of carbohydrates gave off a smell that was less …

Nutrition

When the WSJ Addresses a Style Problem for (Rich) Men Over 40…

Grown men trying to look young is tragic. Spending tons of money to fix the problem is unnecessary.

Clothing

Don’t Be That Guy: Avoiding Over-40 Style Pitfalls

As men age, dressing stylishly gets increasingly treacherous—especially with fashion veering ever more casual. But giving up entirely is never a good look. Here’s help<p>CALL IT GUTSY or foolish, but as a younger man I was prone to taking the occasional fashion risk. When I was 30, for example, a pair …

Fashion

When It Came to Style, Sam Shepard Was an Endangered Species

He was, for so many, the archetypal American male given flesh and form (and a leather jacket). He was born in the heartland and worked on ranches in Duarte, Calif., where his family owned an avocado farm. He rode horses, sheared sheep, picked oranges, delivered newspapers. He had a volatile …

Sam Shepard

Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2017 Campaign

When a brand thinks outside the box and does something really fun, you have to give credit where it's due.

Fashion

The History and Anatomy of Neapolitan Tailoring

• rubinacci-navy-unlined-double-breasted-cotton-jacket<br>• cifonelli-white-classic-spread-collar-cotton-shirt<br>• ULTA000003271<p><b>The Protagonists</b><p>Though presently …

Fashion

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

<i>This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation. Compiled by nearly 50 women from across NPR and the public radio system and produced in partnership with</i> …

Alicia Keys

Here’s how much giving up beef helps — or doesn’t help — the planet

I think it’s safe to say we all want to save the planet, and a good chunk of what’s written about food systems is about how to do it.<p>Estimates vary, but something in the neighborhood of 30 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions are pegged to food. If you’re a farmer, and you’re trying to do your …

Agriculture

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How do you become a more successful sleeper? Grab a pillow, curl up and keep reading to find out.

When did charming become cranky? Why a middle-aged Morrissey is so hard to love

As a new biopic England is Mine charts the Smiths singer’s early life, fans speak of their disillusion at his increasingly outspoken views<p>Like countless musicians, managers and record labels before them, the makers of the new movie <i>England Is Mine</i> have discovered that nothing is easy where Morrissey …

Nigel Farage

What It Was Like to Be Drafted

I was drafted into the Army on July 11, 1967, three weeks after my 22nd birthday. Seemingly within minutes after I’d graduated from George Washington University that May, my draft board in Hillside, N.J., changed my status from II-S (student) to I-A (cannon fodder).<p>During the Vietnam War every male …

Vietnam Veterans

Shine On: The Best Guidance (and Products) for Good Shoe Care

Because well-tended shoes tell us that the wearer has self-respect, that he hasn’t lost hope and that he gives a damn.

Shoes

Watching and Lamenting the Death of the New York Diner

There’s a story that a few of the wistful regulars from my old diner, Joe Jr.’s, which used to occupy a narrow little space in the Village on the …

Restaurants

Turnbull & Asser: The Great British Shirtmaker

The ready-to-wear collections span items as varied as silk dressing gowns, velvet smoking jackets, silk-patterned braces, umbrellas and more, yet …

Turnbull & Asser

How Edgar Wright used music to transform the heist movie with ‘Baby Driver’

Normally the content of a movie dictates the music. Strings swell as the reunited lovers kiss and piano keys quietly plink during the weepy deathbed scene. But the opening sequence of “Baby Driver” is built — with impeccable attention to detail — around Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s 1994 jam …

Baby Driver

Tom Ford: An Appreciation of a Master

Show me a man who says he doesn’t care how he looks, and I’ll show you a liar. Show me a man who says he wouldn’t love to look like Daniel Craig as …

A Chat With the Ever-Evolving Tom Ford

MILAN — “Classics,” the designer Tom Ford said, looking out over his showroom. “We make classic men’s wear. That’s what I like on men.”<p>Directly in front on him was a display of evening jackets: one in a Pucci-esque swirl of psychedelic greens, another in an electric shade of pink. A few models were …

These Animated Videos Show Just How Much Space Cars Waste In Our Cities

Cars need eight lanes to keep up with a single train moving the same amount of people.<p>We know that a car is just about the biggest waste of space around. And we don’t mean “waste of space” like your teenage kid’s stoner best friend, the one who mooches all the snacks from your fridge and watches …

Transit

Research Shows That Cycling To Work Reduces The Risk Of Any Type of Death By Over 40%

In what was the largest ever study on the issue, it was revealed that cycling to work will halve your risk of getting cancer or heart disease. The …

Cycling

The Clothes Brush

A simple tool that will help save your suits (and your money).

Hacking

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan

The Harlem couturier Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was all over social media last week after Gucci unveiled a jacket that looked very much like one he designed nearly three decades ago for the Olympic sprinter Diane Dixon.<p>The fur-lined piece with balloon sleeves created by Mr. Day in the …

'Descent' Is A Witty Manifesto On Modern Manhood

Grayson Perry isn't widely known in America, but in his native England, he's a cultural luminary. After beginning his career as an artist specializing in ceramics in the early '80s, he spun off into other media, appearing regularly on British TV screens as the subject and — or host of — programs …

Books

Eisenhower’s stellar advice for how to make decisions

Dwight D. Eisenhower served as the US Army general and the 34th president of the United States. The author of "Art of Manliness," Brett McKay shares some insights of how the former president set his priorities when making decisions. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Often times throughout</i> …

Time Management

Podcast Episode 40: An Inspiring Example Of Sartorial Restraint

As we move through life, we become virtual lint rollers, accumulating huge levels of stuff without really thinking about it. Steve Wright thinks …