About

Dress Code

Don't call me an influencer. I'm here to help you. Ask me questions. Take my advice as inspiration, and don't worry too much about the specific brands I talk about. I don't want to sell things to you, I want to help you learn and grow.

I started this blog, primarily, as a home for the guides I was already writing on reddit. The name is, in part, a play on the fact that I'm an attorney, and, as an added bonus, a play on the fact that I write software (although mainly just for fun). I don't really think you can codify style, but I think definining things can be very helpful for those struggling, so you'll see "how to talk about" guides here fairly often.

Always feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, ideas for my next article, feedback, or other ideas. Instagram might be the best way to reach me, for now.

Daniel Hakimi

I'm Daniel Hakimi! I'm an attorney, technologist, menswear aficionado, and philosopher. I also hate labeling people -- it's usually more limiting than it is useful -- so take all of these labels with a grain of salt.

I'm curious, and I always wanted to understand a little bit about menswear... until, at some point, I broke, and started to read everything he could find. Now, I'd say I know more than you'd expect to look at me. I answer simple questions on Reddit with some regularity, and enjoy the higher-level discussions as well. I got to writing guides there -- partly as a way to learn, myself -- and that led me to start the blog.

Professionally, I'm patent attorney reviewing intellectual property issues for IBM. My work includes review of both proprietary and FOSS licenses, contributions to Free software projects, patent issues, nondisclosure agreements, and more. I am an alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I received degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Outside of work, I'm still a fan of software freedom, decentralized networks, good television, and similar important issues.

I'm currently eyeing a blue suede Valstarino jacket, but I imagine it won't fit me especially well when I get a chance to try it on.

You can find me on Reddit and Instagram.

And by the way -- feel free to use any of my posts on this site, or photos I took in which my face isn't visible, under the CC-BY-SA 4.0.