George Hahn

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

Take a One-Way Trip From Tatty to Natty

On evenings before I travel, it is my custom to set out the following day’s clothes on my bedroom chair. I do this in tandem with packing my …

Emotions

In the Navy, the Most Versatile Suit You’ll Ever Own

<i>I’ve written about this before, but I wanted to revisit it. Men’s style magazines recycle old stories and dress them as fresh content all the time,</i> …

Clothing

The Opinioneer: The Perils of Comfort - The Opinioneer 01 Comfort

<i>A seasoned writer and cultural examiner—especially in the world of men’s style—David Coggins’ perspective is one of the most respected voices in the</i> …

Savile Row

How to Host a Dinner Party

Food, drink, friends, good conversation — a dinner party is, in the end, a simple and enduring combination of ingredients. To help you achieve a more flawless and fun-filled gathering, here is everything you need to know about throwing your best dinner party.

My First Month in Downtown Cleveland Without a Car

Everyone told me I'd need a car. I'm still not feeling it.

Mid-Size Car

Paul Manafort’s wardrobe tells you all you need to know about power and style in the 1980s

The recently indicted clotheshorse and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort came into his professional glory in the 1980s, which tells you everything you need to know about his aesthetic sensibility. The ’80s were when Manafort opened his lobbying firm, when he slipped into the world of …

Paul Manafort

Sprezzatura

John McPhee, at the outset of his lively “Frame of Reference” piece this week, tells of his bewilderment when a student in his Princeton writing class in 2000 employs the word “sprezzatura.” McPhee has never heard of it, nor has the class, nor has anyone he asks, including a Florence-born Italian. …

Billie Holiday

Sartorial Wisdom from Walter Halle of Cleveland

According to George Frazier in Esquire in 1960, Walter Halle was one of the best-dressed men in the U.S.

Cognition

The Wearing of Clothes Considered as a Manly Art - Esquire Classic

<i>From the Publisher’s Page of the September 1960 issue of Esquire:</i><p>GEORGE FRAZIER’S article, “The Art of Wearing Clothes,” which you will find on page 118, represents the first time that anyone has ever picked any sort of list of best-dressed men in the pages of this magazine. This may seem odd, …

David Tennant

Visiting a Tailor in Hong Kong? Be Specific

HONG KONG — Think of a major city, and you often think of a business. In London, it’s the pub; in Tokyo, the sushi restaurant, and so on.<p>In Hong Kong, it’s the tailor’s shop, home to a magician with cloth who can take your measurements one morning and produce a finished suit the next day. It sounds …

Hong Kong

Hello, Downtown Cleveland

Almost a year after leaving New York, my new life as a Clevelander is really just beginning.

Lake Erie

How to dress like a writer

Style and substance have much in common, as these men of letters and silk-lined suits prove<p>Tom Wolfe<p>Pompous! Reactionary! But stylish? Why, yes. …

An Argument For Tailoring Your Clothes

About three years ago, I overheard a former editor I worked for asking incredulously why young people didn’t tailor their clothing. I don’t have the …

Clothing

We should have seen Trump coming

Obama’s rise felt like a new chapter in American history. But the original sin of white supremacy was not so easily erased. By Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just …

Racism

Downtown Cleveland is feeling more like home

Construction workers, using a tower crane recently perched on the 10-story parking garage at 515 Euclid Ave., are starting the skyward climb that …

Secret-Agent Style: The Clothes That Make the Spies in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Costume designer Arianne Phillips details how she outfitted the suavest agents on the big screen—and their more rugged American counterparts.<p>From six incarnations of 007 to <b>Michael Caine</b> in <i>The Ipcress File,</i> the world’s most-dapper spies have always been dressed to kill—courtesy of Savile Row. …

Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Marie Kondo

The English gentleman: Savile Row and the DNA of menswear

Savile Row is, of course, famous as the birthplace of British menswear. But in recent decades its image had perhaps suffered as a result of the more …

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

In the late 1990s, I bought a pretty durable and reliable Delsey carry-on roller bag. It wasn’t the most attractive piece of luggage, but it served …

Spencer House – Anderson & Sheppard

1 of 13 From left: Anderson & Sheppard; Dege & Skinner; Henry Poole & Co; Anderson & Sheppard; Davies & Son; H Huntsman & Sons; Gieves and Hawkes; …

A Family Compound in Coastal Maine, Made From Scratch

The only thing more impressive than the fact that Anthony Esteves, who is 31, built a house from scratch and painstakingly restored another on his family compound on coastal Maine is the fact that he’d never done it before. This is not to say he hadn’t had any training, but it was not the kind you …

New England

The 30 Best Female-Led Horror Films of All Time

My fondest moments as a girl were when my mother would braid my hair while we watched horror films and TV shows on her small TV screen. <i>Tales from the</i> …

Horror Movies

Coming Home to a Shipping Container

Tim Steele stood outside a pair of orange shipping containers on a hillside about two hours northwest of New York City. The large metal cargo door swung wide to reveal a small mudroom inside the corrugated walls, and beyond that an expansive living room, kitchen and small bathroom. Several tall …

This App Will Help You Declutter Your Piles Of Unused Stuff

Stuffstr wants to help you escape the inexorable pull of holding on to useless things.<p>Americans are hoarders: There are now more self-storage facilities in the U.S. than Starbucks and McDonalds combined. Roughly a quarter of garages are too full of stuff to hold a car. The average home has $7,000 …

7 Steps to a Clutter-Free Kitchen

With the school year in full swing and holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to organize your kitchen. No more fumbling for the spices behind the tortilla chips or bumping into your partner while trying to get breakfast for the family on the table. To get started, here are some tricks …

Hacking

Graydon Rides the Wave

But this July, Carter's wife of eighteen years packed her things and took the children to her sister's place in Beaufort, South Carolina. Then …

The Black Tie Situation at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Other websites and blogs will showcase and praise the men who made loud sartorial choices on the red carpet last night. I can’t help you with that. …

Armani suits and bare feet: how Jean-Michel Basquiat created his look

He was one of the most dazzling artists of his generation – but Jean-Michel Basquiat’s eclectic approach to dressing was a work of art in itself. Simon Chilverspays homage<p>• Read more from the autumn/winter 2017 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement<p>There’s an image of Jean-Michel …

Art