Photo of the outside of Mill No. 5

See you at Mill No. 5 for Love Buzz IV!

Love Buzz II was the first event we did at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, and there was no looking back!  It’s a one-of-a-kind venue full of one-of-a-kind shops. It’s been exciting to watch Mill No. 5 grow and evolve, and we are back this Saturday for Love Buzz IV – our third one! Come… [Read More]

Green and Red Anti-fascist bow tie mockup

Available for pre-order: Anti-fascist bow ties

We can’t do the important work of the ACLU, but at least we can help support them.  You can now pre-order these anti-fascist bow ties in two different fabrics and four different colors — $20 from each sale will be donated to the ACLU to support their ongoing mission to defend and preserve the individual rights… [Read More]

Flyer for the OtherWhere Holiday Affaire, 2016

December Update

How did it get to be December already? It’s been a busy fall, and I confess that the online inventory is lagging behind some of the new designs that have been at shows this fall (like that handsome candy cane bow tie above); the online shop will catch up after the holiday rush, but meantime… [Read More]

Photo of bow tie with candy corn pattern

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

The origins of the day seem to be lost in the mists of time, but according to various sources on the internet, October 30 is National Candy Corn Day! Candy Corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger1, and whether you love it or hate it it’s become a universal symbol of Halloween and… [Read More]

Tune of the Week: Mysterious Mose

Mysterious Mose

The Tune of the Week is back after a long hiatus, and what better tune for the last week of October than R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders’ recording of Mysterious Mose? Cursory internet searches as to who originally wrote this tune are frustratingly vague, but it was widely recorded in the early 1900s.

Photo of Halloween bow ties with jack o'lanterns

New Halloween Bow Ties!

Because not every office lets you wear costumes on Halloween!  These new designs are perfect for the season, featuring plenty of black and orange, and GLOW IN THE DARK skeletons! And of course you have a few other options:

Tune of the Week: You're the Cream in my Coffee

You’re the Cream in my Coffee

It was my privilege earlier this month to travel to New York City to attend the wedding of my friends H____ and R_____, a remarkable couple whose passion for exuberant and/or vintage dressing has long been an inspiration for my own sartorial undertakings. Music at the reception was provided by a wonderful pickup band of… [Read More]

Finished bottom hem and facing, slipstitched together

Vogue 8719 Part VII – Sleeve Linings and Finishing Details

Previously: Vogue Patterns 8719 Mens’ Blazer, Part I Vogue 8719 Jacket – Part II: Fixing the Sleeve Cap Ease Vogue 8719 Part III – Regatta Blazer! Vogue 8719, Part IV – Making Bias Tape Vogue 8719 Part V – Pockets & Body Assembly Vogue 8719 Part VI – Sleeves and Facings At this point the… [Read More]

Photo of Vogue 8719 Jacket with Sleeves basted in place, Facings and Upper Collar Attached

Vogue 8719 Part VI – Sleeves and Facings

Previously: Vogue Patterns 8719 Mens’ Blazer, Part I Vogue 8719 Jacket – Part II: Fixing the Sleeve Cap Ease Vogue 8719 Part III – Regatta Blazer! Vogue 8719, Part IV – Making Bias Tape Vogue 8719 Part V – Pockets & Body Assembly It takes a while, but once things start coming together, they come… [Read More]