How to Remove Pills from Sweaters

As we said a couple of weeks ago here on the blog the Chop is particularly excited to be entering the heart of sweater season- particularly cardigan sweater season. But unfortunately it’s not as easy as just reaching into the back of the closet and feeling around for something wool to throw on. Around this […]

Less is More: J&M Wallets and Billfolds

We got a bad feeling about this story in the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday. We don’t generally freak out much about crime, but having planned to walk over a large swath of North Baltimore that night, and seeing that the mayor was out doing photo ops for National Night Out… it all just made us […]

Avoiding the Freshman Sydrome

First things first… The first thing is that we’re happy to announce that this blog was recognized yesterday by the City Paper in their annual Best of Baltimore issue as being Baltimore’s Best Local Blog. The BoB award carries a lot of weight in this town, and most of your finer local establishments display one […]

How to Dress for Summer

Just do this… all Summer, all day long, every Summer, every day. These sons of bitches are so goddamn dapper that poor Brigitte Fossey can’t decide which one of them to devour first… and third. If you ever wanted to know how to dress for Summer, cancel your GQ subscription and pay no mind to […]

The Best Men’s Boots Under $200

After a few fits and starts, it’s about to turn genuinely cold and gray here in Baltimore. Leaves are falling, rain is falling, and soon enough there may even be snow falling. Add that to the year-round hazards that pedestrians encounter on Charm City’s streets (glass, chicken bones, strip club flyers), and it’s clear that […]