Happy New Year
December 31, 2009, 2:47 pm
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Here’s to a great 2010 for you and yours.


Mr. Dool Approves: Fred Perry Short Sleeve Selvedge Edge Shirt
December 25, 2009, 10:07 pm
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Fred Perry is one of my favorite labels, a classic British brand that manages to stay fresh with top-notch and interesting collaborations with the likes of Raf Simons and Comme des Garcons.  This selvedge edge denim chambray shirt is a perfect example of the innovation that has reinvigorated the brand in recent years.  I especially like the small collar.  The sleeves are admittedly a bit awkward in length, so I recommend styling it like they do at oki-ni (on the weird unibrowed model they use for everything), by giving it a little cuff that still shows off the selvedge detailing also found on the back yoke and front pocket.  Speaking of oki-ni, this shirt is currently on sale there — so if you or someone you love is a size L or XL, jump on it.  A few more pics after the jump.

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On the Brooklyn Bridge
December 23, 2009, 1:09 am
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All photos taken Nov. 15, 2009 — for more, see s. dool photos.

Jay-Z feat. Mr. Hudson, “Young Forever”
December 23, 2009, 12:48 am
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Purchases: Trovata Striped Hidden Placket Shirt
December 23, 2009, 12:33 am
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Since I’ve had to employ a steady rotation of button-downs and oxford shirts five days a week at work for the past few years, I’ve made a conscious decision to look for ways to break up the monotony within the confines of office-appropriate attire.  Trovata, the California-based label and favorite of artfully tousled prepsters everywhere, is always good for some unexpected, quirky design details to mix things up a bit.  I picked up this striped shirt last week at Gilt at a pretty good discount.  In addition to the hidden placket and the lone buttoned pocket, the shirt features some of the signature contrast piping inside both cuffs and a button-down collar fastened from underneath.  More photos after the jump.

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Mr. Dool Approves: Mercedes 560SL
December 22, 2009, 11:42 pm
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I recently decided that should I ever move out of Manhattan and find myself in need of a car, my top choice would be an iconic Mercedes Benz 560SL.  I’m far from being a car enthusiast, but there is something in the simple, retro-futuristic design that I find very appealing.  It’s boxy, and very, very 80’s  – a pair of Wayfarers on wheels, if you will.  Seeing as I have no plans to leave New York in the foreseeable future, this remains just a pipe dream, but a very stylish one at that.

See a few more pics after the break.

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Erik Hassle, “In For the Kill” (La Roux cover)
December 20, 2009, 7:45 pm
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