Are there any brands out there that make clothes specifically for short dudes like myself. I'm pushing 5' 7" and it's tough to find decent clothes.
Check out Peter Manning NYC, a line specially crafted for men that are 5'8" or shorter. The collection, for which Manning created an original sizing system, features classic, well made and reasonably priced staples. (Use the code Welcome20 to score 20% off your first order). And a shopping trick to keep in mind is to going to stores at the beginning of the season when they still carry one of each size, including the smaller jackets and pants with shorter inseams.
My signature cologne (Romance by Ralph Lauren) has been discontinued. Is there a site or a service that can help me locate a new scent that closely resembles my previous cologne?
Well, there are companies like Scent Matchers that say they can replicate a discontinued scent, but it's such a delicate thing that even if it's slightly off, it's just not that same. You might consider starting a stockpile. Sites like the Perfume Emporium carry discounted and discontinued scents for months, even years after it disappears from stores. Cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer suggests storing your stockpile in the refrigerator or another cold, dark place to protect the integrity of the formula.
I'm looking for a go-to chambray shirt. Preferably one with no pockets and in a medium to light wash. Can you help?
If you want a well made works-in-all-occasions kind of shirt, we'd suggest the chambray version of J.Crew's popular Ludlow shirt. It's made from soft washed Japanese chambray and has a tailored fit and a trim spread collar. Ralph Lauren also makes a light washed indigo dyed chambray shirt in their custom fit style. And if you don't mind a pocket, Grayers' selvedge chambray button-down sport shirt makes for a handsome option as well.