A Brief Blog Profile: Four Pins
by Thomas Hynes
The fashion blog Four Pins gets its name from a Renaissance-era French expression. "Tiré à Quatre Épingles" means to be held together by, you guessed it, four pins. Taken figuratively, it means to be dressed well. Not surprisingly, the looks featured on here are pretty impeccable, or "to the nines" to borrow a phrase from them. The blog also realizes who their readers are, delivering content with both a sense of context and humor.
For example, this piece talks about how spending responsibly on new gear will not only keep you from going broke, it will also earn your mom's respect. (And who doesn't want that?) Speaking of family, this post points out how your grandmother's living room is stylistically relevant. This piece about vests poses the thought that your arms will be jealous of your torso. And this post shows examples of how keeping it cozy can go wrong. They even had a report on the "styles" of the Republican convention!
For these reasons and a lot more, Four Pins is definitely one of my favorite fashion blogs. I should also mention that while they have a great sense of humor and context, they don't necessarily have any pretension. That's not in style, anyway.