George Hahn

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

My T-Shirts

While I love to wear a tailored suit when I'm out and about, my uniform at home is a t-shirt and jeans.

Clothing

Podcast Ep. 45: Ownership vs. Access

Is it better to own or to rent? As I get older, I'm more attracted to the latter.

Customer Service

House of Nutter, the Rebel Tailor of Savile Row

The best books about men’s style are often social histories, but they’re few and far between. Thomas Girtin’s <i>Nothing but the Best</i>, which documents …

Books

Summer TV: ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Yellowstone’ and other new shows worth a look

What to read, where to go, what to watch: Summer can be rather bossy, culture-wise, but it’s still mostly a no-pressure proposition where TV is concerned — especially since “Game of Thrones” isn’t expected back until next year.<p>Aside from a few big-ticket temptations like HBO’s “Sharp Objects” …

TV

How not to be a peacock: swapping showboating for a more minimalist approach

Florentine fashion has always been about posturing, but a new breed of Italian man is on the horizon.<p>If you happen to find yourself in Florence at two particular points in the year, you'll be treated to a rather curious sight. You'd be hard pressed to find an unphotogenic building in the City of …

What to Do When Your Favorite Clothing Item Gets Discontinued

When a brand does away with your go-to jeans, jacket or shoes it can be a struggle to fill the hole in your closet. So what’s a savvy shopper to do?<p>W. JOHN GLANCY knew something was wrong. One morning this March, he slipped on a Brooks Brothers shirt, just as he’d done for the previous 12 years. …

Clothing

Designer advice for living well with dogs and cats

Sharing your home with a dog or cat has many joys and a few disappointments — such as scratched floors, snagged sofas and soiled rugs.<p>Designer and author Susanna Salk believes it is possible to live stylishly and practically with pets, and she asked 22 designers just how they did that. Salk’s book …

This is the one suit you should build your wardrobe around, according to the tailor duo who dress celebrities and City of London bankers

Buying a suit can be an arduous task for anyone. With the countless styles, patterns, and fabrics offered, it's easy to get lost in the myriad options available.<p>Fortunately, two tailors from London have divulged what they believe to be the perfect suit to build your wardrobe around.<p>Jack Stammers …

The Horrible Fragrance of Men’s Grooming Products

Most men’s fragrances are obnoxious. Scented grooming products aren’t helping.

Beauty

The GQ guide to getting your morning suit right

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding is finally upon us, <i>GQ</i> helps you get your morning suit right. Avoid box-like coats and awkward …

Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding Tailors Tell Us What It Takes to Make a Uniform for a Prince

“The sleeves alone for Harry's uniform took one lady one week to make.”<p>In the end, Prince Harry wore what the experts, bookies, and prognosticators expected: a military uniform. The Palace kept the exact details of what Prince Harry would wear in his wedding to Meghan Markle under wraps until the …

New Trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody”

First things first: the hair, makeup and the prosthetic for the signature overbite make Rami Malek’s likeness to Freddie Mercury crazy good.

The genius of Tom Wolfe’s white suits

Tom Wolfe would have been just as brilliant without the white suit, but he would not have been nearly as interesting. His fashion harked to the past while his prose immersed us in the present. The suits alluded to civility while his books slashed away at the uncivil. In his white minimalism, he was …

Tom Wolfe

The Best Dressed Men At The 2018 Met Gala

Featuring... basically every famous, stylish guy in the universe<p>When it comes to fashion as a form of cultural holding power, you'd be hard-pressed to find an event more notable than the Met Gala red carpet. This year, its theme is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." …

French President Emmanuel Macron Has the Hottest Security in Global Politics

When French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte touched down in Washington, D.C. on Monday for a visit that included the Trumps' first …

Style Is an Algorithm

No one is original anymore, not even you.<p><i>The message of many things in America is “Like this or die.”</i><p><i>— George W.S. Trow,</i> <i>Within the Context of No Context</i><i>, 1980</i><p>The Seeing Robot<p>The camera is a small, white, curvilinear monolith on a pedestal. Inside its smooth casing are a microphone, a speaker, and …

Kylie Jenner

The guide to shirting weaves and designs

In this next article in our series on shirtings, we describe and define the different types of fabric (oxford, chambray, denim) with both text …

The Last Great Clothing Store

PHILADELPHIA — In the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s here, as in many big cities, there were dozens of independent men’s clothing stores selling tailored suits, sport coats, dress shirts and “furnishings” (socks, ties, pocket squares) to dapper professionals. Among these were the Arrow Store, Morvilles, …

Black Tie

Is an Upscale Uniform the Future of Office Fashion?

Wardrobe.nyc promises to simplify your sartorial life with monochromatic clothing delivered to your door. Jason Gay tries the trend on for size.<p>I’ve long been fascinated by what fashion people call a “uniform”—not a uniform-uniform, like a baseball or military outfit—but a specific, everyday look …

Mark Zuckerberg

You Need to Have Good Teeth

Our enamel grill is both an essential part of digestion and also a vital component to how we present to others socially, romantically and …

Dental Care

Spring Fever and the Pain in the Ass of Persistent Cold Weather

I love my winter coats, but every year around this time - as cold weather persists - I'm ready to set them on fire.

Weather

Frugal Furnishing: A New Dining Table and Chairs

After a long search, I finally settled on a dining table for my first apartment big enough to accommodate one.

Food & Dining

Drag Star RuPaul Has A Surprisingly Affordable Source For Custom Suits, And You Can Too

“The easiest thing for a man to do is throw on a suit,” RuPaul Andre Charles says, amid racks of them. “You wanna make more money, b****? Throw on a suit.”<p>Charles may be famous for dressing as a woman — in a “Love Shack” cameo in the 80s, just about everywhere after ”Supermodel (You Better Work)“ …

Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>There's new evidence that cyclists may age better than people who don't bike. …

Immune System

Stop Dressing Like Every Other Guy: Give Up Your Gingham Shirts

ON A RECENT VISIT to a Manhattan bar, I counted four men wearing what appeared to be the exact same blue-and-white gingham button-up shirt. I’d witnessed this scene many times before: For the past decade the gingham shirt has been the men’s fashion equivalent of the unkillable “Blob” that Steve …

Robert Mueller, Style Icon

Last month, when the Washington <i>Post</i> ran a dual profile of Donald Trump and Robert Mueller, the paper took care to note Mueller’s daily wardrobe when he was the director of the F.B.I.: “a traditional J. Edgar Hoover-era G-man uniform: dark suit, red or blue tie and white shirt—always white.” A …

The Boys Are Not All Right

I used to have this one-liner: “If you want to emasculate a guy friend, when you’re at a restaurant, ask him everything that he’s going to order, and then when the waitress comes … order for him.” It’s funny because it shouldn’t be that easy to rob a man of his masculinity — but it is.<p>Last week, 17 …

Civil Rights