Songs From The Sea (of you and of me)

A question not uncommon to my inbox these days from new and old fans of Made To Measure, NY. Well…I’m going to make this short and sweet:

For a year and a half I have been working on an 18 song concept album called Songs From The Sea (of you and of me). I finally finished it and it’s become my magnum opus. Below you can hear 4 selections from the album.

It’s only $5 per copy.

I don’t know if I will be back to blogging any time soon. But I have ideas. It’s not that I don’t love clothes anymore. I just need to see other people.

Be well,
Dennis Cahlo

The Sound Of Music

Hey Guys,

As you know I’ve been dedicating way more time to finishing my 18 song opus “Songs From The Sea” than concentrating on clothing so I wanted to offer up the first video from the album here.

It’s called THROUGH THE GARDENS AND THE FIELDS and was shot by the lovely Heather Elle of the local band Glitter Freeze.

So much of my time is going into releasing this album, hence my lack of updates.I do hope you enjoy this.


Watches 2012: The “Drive” Watch (Sort Of)


Skagen Watch, $70 on Amazon

One of the best wardrobes in modern movies (besides INCEPTION) had to be the one put together for DRIVE starring Ryan Gosling. I would never be caught dead in that jacket but the look he helped create with the aid of a stylist has to be one of the most coveted in recent years. It’s been so talked about and obsessed over that many bloggers have tried to recreate his look (and very unsuccessfully might I add) right down to that beautiful Patek Philippe watch. It was a model that was specially made for the movie and can’t be found anywhere.

A lot of research was done by many to find an inexpensive alternative and the closest one was by SKAGEN. It’s got the sub dial, simple face, and brown band. It’s very light and thin and from a distance looks a lot like the DRIVE piece. Unfortunately it’s quartz and doesn’t have a stopwatch function on it. But if you’re not planning on being a get away drive with a penchant for smashing gangster’s heads in with your $1oo Stacy Adams boots, I don’t think you’ll miss that function.

*Bonus* – If you really want to imitate his look, go for these brown driving gloves on Amazon for $26.

Watches 2012: The Tank


Cartier Inspired Seiko Tank, $150 on Ebay

I was sitting next to Alan one day recording voice overs for his website and stared at his watch which I always thought was some rare and expensive piece, only to be found or made in a place only he knew of. As I gazed a bit longer and closer I finally caught the brand insignia towards the top.

“Is that a fucking Seiko??” I exclaimed.

Alan smiled wide and nodded as I sat dumbfounded at how beautiful and expensive the watch looked for a budget brand.

“Everyone thinks it’s a Cartier,” Alan explained, “and I get a real kick out of people’s reaction when I tell them it’s a $100 Seiko.”

After this little episode I became pretty obsessed with finding the same model but to very little avail. I searched every where. Amazon, Ebay, Etsy. Nothing. The search continued on for some months until finally I came across one on Ebay. I placed my max bid, crossed my fingers, and eventually won the damn thing (after all my research I found the model number which is SXB850). There’s also one in all black available on Amazon.

Seiko have been modeling these Cartier like watches for quite some time now. One of the closest to an actual Cartier tank is one I found on, you guessed it, EBay for $25. This one is almost exactly like the classic tank right down to the faux cabochon gemstone in the winder. These are a bit easier to find than the model above and when placed next to an actual Cartier, very hard to tell the difference.


The tank watch is one that can go from a suit to casual because of it’s classic style. I find that these Seiko models are some of the best for those on a budget.

And at these prices do what I did. Buy two.