From the Editor:

If you’ve been a member of Styleforum for longer than a few months, you probably know that we like to do things - well, if not quite by the seat of our pants, then at least with a calculated disarray that we feel adds to our roguish charm. This is the second Brief, and yes, we listen: we’ve got more content, more breadth, and more substance for you to sink your greedy little teeth into.

This month, our headliner is an interview with the Creative Director of United Arrows and perennial Pitti Superhero, Yasuto Kamoshita. Preparations for Florence’s mega-fair are underway at the Styleforum HQ, and Mr. Kamoshita’s Japanese take on Italian tailoring should whet your appetite for all things #menswear.

It’s the season for giving, and Styleforum’s annual charity auction is in full swing. With the shopping-season frenzy fully upon us, it’s easy to forget that there are many people with more immediate worries than what sort of leather is best for an unlined glove. Visit the Charity Auction Thread and make a purchase that makes a difference.

Wherever you may find yourself this December, we look forward to seeing you on the forums, and we hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.

- Jasper Lipton, Editor-in-Chief

Styleforum Interviews Yasuto Kamoshita of United Arrows: a Japanese Take on Italian Style (Part 1)
By David Isle and Jasper Lipton

Back at June’s Pitti Uomo 86, David and Jasper sat down with the man in charge of Camoshita and failed to ask him where to find a jacket as cool as the one he’s wearing in this photo.

Last Minute Gifts for Dad
By the Styleforum Staff

He’s a man we all hate to shop for - but if you’re struggling, have no fear. We’ve come together as a team to solve your seasonal gifting conundrums.

The Joy of Bad Christmas Movies
By David Isle

Charles Dickens casts a long shadow - and David presents a fittingly Styleforum-esque breakdown of three seasonal action films.

How to Smell Fabulous for the Holidays
By Professor Fabulous

You may not be the Professor, but you can at least smell like him. Be warned: his nose is as proud as his bearing, and brooks no compromise.

What I Learned from Slim Denim
By Fok-yan Leung

One man’s look back at finding and wearing premium jeans in America - accompanied by some advice on avoiding denim discomfort.

Styleforum Gives: Holiday Charity Auctions throughout December

Please help us raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which house and feed families that must travel so that their child can receive medical treatment. Every day in December, we hold a 24-hour auction of goods donated by our sponsors. 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House. Help out a great cause and win some great loot at the same time.