The Five Best on East Dane: Summer Sale

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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Brackish Bow Ties Austin Sunrise

Brackish Bow Ties Austin Sunrise

When Brackish started, it seemed like a novelty. It was a brand that made bow ties out of turkey feathers after all. And while it still remains a bit of a niche brand that isn’t going to appeal to everyone, Brackish has proven that its outside-the-box approach can build a successful brand. These days the bow ties have grown beyond turkey feathers to include plumage from a wide variety of feathered friends, creating interesting bow ties like the Austin Sunrise. Continue reading

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Ledbury The Calhoun Dot Shirt

Ledbury The Calhoun Dot

Chambray may be making a run at oxford cloth as my favorite shirting material. They both have a textured look that adds interest and elevates even a plain shirt to another level. Chambray has a bit of a rougher look to it, one that looks great on just about everyone. Add some dots, like The Calhoun Dot from Ledbury, and you’ve got the perfect shirt that blends the line between casual and buttoned up. Continue reading

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Lanona Shoe Co. The Driver

Lanona Shoe Co. The Driver

The essential travel shoe is one that is lightweight, durable, versatile and easy to slip on and off. That’s what makes the loafer a must pack for any trip. It meets all of those demands and more. And if one of those demands includes Midwestern made, then look no further than The Driver from Minnesota’s Lanona Shoe Co. Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Bell’s Hopsoulution

Bell's Hopsoulution

Call it the hipster Mosaic beer. The beer that was using Mosaic hops before it was cool to use Mosaic hops. The beer that was using Mosaic hops before they even had a name. Bell’s Hopsoulution may seem like a new beer, a double IPA launched to take advantage of the Mosaic craze going on right now, but it’s anything but. Continue reading

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Huckberry Acadia Trail Cap

Huckberry Acadia Trail Cap

All year long I’ve really been itching to get to a National Park. With the National Park Service celebrating its 100th year, I almost feel like it’s my obligation to go. When I’ll be able to find a free weekend and the patience to drive four hours to the nearest park with a fussy one-year-old is another question. So chances are I won’t make it this year, but as Charlotte gets older and easier to transport, I have a feeling we’ll be going to one at least once every summer. In the meantime I’m just going to have to fill my National Park void with the Acadia Trail Cap from Huckberry. Continue reading

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Chubbies The Back Nines

Chubbies The Back Nines

Golf has been in the news quite a bit lately. Some of it has been good, a lot of it has been bad. The good? The British Open starts Thursday. The bad? Just about every golfer worth his salt has pulled out of the Olympics. Was this foreseeable? Oh yeah. Should golf be in the Olympics? Oh no. And while all this Open and Olympics talk is great, chances are The Back Nines from Chubbies will not be attending either. Continue reading

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Homage The Collection

Homage Just a Kid From Akron

It’s safe to say I got swept up in Cleveland’s run to the championship. It’s by no means the incestuous lovefest the SEC has for each other, but I do always tend to pull for the Midwestern team if I don’t have a dog in the fight. And, as a Cubs fan, I feel for every other team that has a chance to end a historic drought. So I found myself pulling against a team I really did enjoy watching play and had a chance to make history for another team with a shot at history.  Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Tennis Whites

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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Mill City Fineries Japanese Patchwork Bow Tie

Mill City Fineries Japanese Patchwork Bow Tie

The name says Japanese but this bow tie almost couldn’t be more American. True, the fabric was sourced from Japan, but other than that the Japanese Patchwork Bow Tie from Mill City Fineries is all-American. Continue reading

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