A Word About Winter Coats

According to the Wire’s Bunk Moreland, ‘A man’s gotta have a code.’ And according to the Rules of Fashion, a man’s gotta have a coat. Seriously, men of Baltimore. We’ve seen you out there this Winter wearing two sweaters or trying to pass off a hoodie for a parka. You look like a bunch of […]

The Chop Approves of Fox River Gloves

It’s no secret that the Chop is a big fan of woolen garments. We’re practically one quarter sheep on our mother’s side. Jackets, overcoats, even chunky socks; we wear it all, all Winter long. Strangely though we’ve never been much on gloves. We’re they type whose prone to leave one glove behind when we go […]

What Your Jacket Says About You

Now that Fall has arrived and it’s cold enough the whole day through to be wearing layers you should already have gone through your closet and given your blazers and sport coats a once-over for the season, checking to see which ones may need an alteration or a pressing to prepare them for daily wear. […]

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 […]