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Vaughn Scribner

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Style for the Ages: Jackets can be a lifesaver in the summer

A summer jacket — believe it or not — can be a lifesaver.

Young designers refashion Quantrill’s Raid

History is being made at the Lawrence Public Library. Well, remade, with a modern, teen-inspired twist.

Style for the Ages: Simple summer fabrics help you stay cool

Man-made materials simply aren’t as practical as natural textiles like cotton and linen during the summer months.

Style for the Ages: Go slim when going to swim

Lawrence summers can be absolutely sweltering. As the thermometer soars to dizzying heights, I often find myself staggering to the pool for temporary relief. While you should by no means treat a pool visit like a fashion show, I think there are some basic tips that can not only help you look fashionable but also fit.

Style for the Ages: Innovation in America’s heritage

A huge trend in men’s fashion today is what I’ll call the “American Heritage Movement.” Tapping into Americans’ obsession with all things vintage, fashion designers are increasingly harking back to a “better” time in American history when things were supposedly just made better.

Style for the Ages: Smart shopping

It’s the oldest cliché in the book: Men hate shopping.

Style for the Ages: The wool overcoat, a classic that has hardly changed

There are small, relatively inexpensive changes you can make to your wool coat to not only make it unique, but also to put it on par with much more expensive designer coats.

Style for the Ages: Historical Threads, Barbour waxed cotton jacket

Our general love for all things Brit has most definitely crossed over to the fashion world.

Style for the Ages: Braving the winter in style

I find that January is often a time when many men abandon fashion for function. But bitter-cold weather shouldn’t defeat your fashion sense — if you choose your classic pieces wisely, they should maintain their usefulness through the chilliest of days.

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Style for the Ages: Seek timeless, quality, practical gifts

Everywhere we turn, society tells us to buy, buy, buy, and that quantity will always trump quality. It hasn’t always been this way.

Style for the Ages: Take a hint from history to get the most out of clothes

With the dragging economy and another winter on its way, perhaps you can save some money this season by repairing and upgrading clothes you already own rather than rushing out to spend more money on clothes you probably don’t need. We don’t live in 18th century Boston, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take some fashion advice from our forefathers.

Style for the Ages: The layers of fall

It’s finally fall: Football games. Changing leaves. Pumpkins. You get the picture. Fall also brings chilly weather, though, which brings me to the fashion part of this column — layering.