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Morning Recon: Alden Expands, Trump Flunks Out, Plokhov's Picks, and More

Every day we get up early to scan the web for the best in men's style. And then we go grab a coffee. After that, we sit down and bang out a blog post. Here it is.

American upstarts: wares from 19th-century shoe makers Alden.

For those guys not content with just a handful of Hermès ties (and looking for a touch of brown in their apartment or house), the French luxury brand debuts a line of furniture.

The collection that marks Alexandre Plokhov’s anticipated return to menswear hits stores in a matter of weeks. GQ sets the mood with the designer’s 10 essentials.

WWD flunks the Donald out of style school.

Isaia recently did it, and now you can, too. Create your own tartan with a few clicks of the mouse.

In news that further proves nothing is sacred, the Long Island mansion thought to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has been demolished.

While many industries are fleeing their American production facilities, men’s shoe companies like Allen Edmonds and Alden continue to grow.

Speaking of which, The Times hits the factory floor for a step-by-step look at the shoe production process.

Hodinkee editor and MANual contributor Ben Clymer champions the relevance of the hourglass.

Finally, the New York Post covers one of our favorite online shopping destinations.

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  1. Michael says:

    In one thousand years I hope that our robot successors, excavating Brooklyn, will find my closet full of Aldens and remark on the successfulness of the American civilization.

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