Flyover Press The Polka King of the Midwest T-Shirt

The Polka King of the Midwest Gus Polinski Home Alone T-Shirt

With Christmas come and gone, it’s officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. I spent the weekend in Frankenmuth, aka Christmas Town, and when we returned Charlotte helped put up her first Christmas tree. And while the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead preempted any Christmas movie watching last night, that will likely start in earnest tonight.  Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Black Friday 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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Check back often as this will be updated throughout the weekend.

Anchored Style50% off site wide with code THANKFUL (Valid through 11/30)

Bonobos25% off orders of $150 or more, 30% off orders of $250 or more with code FRIDAY (Valid through 11/29)

Brooks BrothersAll shirts 4 for $199, 30% off select sweaters (Valid through 11/28)

Collared Greens25% off site wide with code MERRY25 (Valid through 11/27)

Country Club PrepUse code EARLYFRIDAY for 25% off site wide (Valid through 11/27)

Fidelis Co. 20% off site wide with code THX20 (Valid through 11/27)

Homage$22 tees, $49 fleece, limited-edition Black Pack when you spend $100 or more (Valid through 11/29)

HuckberrySpecial Black Friday shops for gear and apparel (Valid through 11/29)

Hugh & CryeUp to 60% off shirts, blazers and accessories (Valid through 11/29)

J. Press: All Shaggy Dog 25% off (valid through 11/30)

J.Crew40% off select items, 30% off everything else with code HOLIDAY (Valid through 11/29)

J.T. Spencer30% off purchases of $150 or more with code blackfriday (Valid through 11/30)

Kiel James PatrickSave 25% with code SETSAIL (Valid through 11/27)

Lands’ End50% off all outerwear, 40% off everything else (Valid through 11/27)

Ledbury30% off site wide (valid through 11/30)

L.L.Bean: 10% off entire order (not on Bean Boots though), $10 gift card with order of $50 or more, free shipping (Valid through 12/1)

Mill City Fineries30% off your order with code BLACKTIEDAY (Valid through 11/27) Take 20% off one item or take 25% off two or more plus get free shipping. (Valid 11/30-12/1)

Oak Street Bootmakers: 20% off all items (Valid through 11/30)

Pennington & Bailes: 30% off orders of $150 or more with code BFriday15 (Valid through 11/27)

Southern Proper20% off site wide with code UNCLERUDY (Valid through 11/27)

Sperry50% off select styles and free shipping (Valid through 12/1)

Vineyard Vines25% off full-priced styles, 40% off sale with code THANKS2015 (Valid through 11/30)

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Marine Layer Corbet’s Quilted Pullover

Marine Layer Corbet's Quilted Pullover

Lately I’ve been getting a bunch of catalogs in the mail and many are coming from brands I’ve either never heard of or never interacted with before. I’m not entirely sure where they got my address, but, if the front cover catches my eye, I’ve been leafing through a few. I’ve discovered a few new brands this way, one of which is Marine Layer. Continue reading

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Hudson Sutler EDC Pouch

Hudson Sutler Biscayne EDC Pouch

With Thanksgiving only a couple days away, many of you will be hitting the road or the skies. We’re hosting Thanksgiving at our place, so thankfully we won’t have to haul a four-month-old all over the place, but we will be making a much needed weekend escape to Frankenmuth on Friday. One of the biggest hassles of travel is keeping everything organized and easy to find, especially the small items that get used frequently. Or conversely, the items you won’t really need on the trip, like your car keys if flying, but are essential to find when you return. Continue reading

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Homage Classics Pocket Tee

Homage Classics Pocket Tee

Homage has always been known for its vintage-inspired, ultra-soft t-shirts that honor some of the greatest teams, players and moments in sports. But perhaps Homage has never made a shirt for the team you love. Or you just don’t wear graphic t-shirts. Up until now you may have craved getting your hands on those super-soft t-shirts, but you didn’t have a justification to do it. Now that Homage has released its Homage Classics line, you no longer have an excuse. Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: HopCat Cat Sith

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The joy of beer is as much about the people you’re drinking it with and the place you’re drinking it at as what’s actually in the glass. An American light lager can be lifted to bourbon barrel-aged heights in the perfect situation. These days most of my beer consumption is done at home. A 4-month-old makes it difficult to enjoy a pint or two outside the house, so each beer tends to fade into the next, no distinct place or people to separate them like before.  Continue reading

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Bird Dog Bay Turkey Call Bow Tie

Bird Dog Bay Turkey Call Bow Tie

The turkey was once a contender for national bird. Take a minute and picture a rousing turkey flyover at a football game. Peak turkey was likely at the end of the 18th century and it’s fallen ever since. While it does get its own holiday, that is about the only day of the year the turkey is thought of in a positive light. To be called a turkey is to be called uncool. But at least the turkey can say it makes appearances on bow ties, something the chicken never can. Continue reading

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Taylor Stitch The Rover Jacket

Taylor Stitch Rover Jacket

Waxed cotton has kept the Brits dry for centuries and it has become a classic choice on this side of the pond as well. But most waxed cotton jackets are pricey and not known for their fit. Or made in the USA. And so Taylor Stitch set out to design and make a waxed cotton jacket in the USA at a more affordable price with an updated fit and a classic look. Continue reading

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Smathers & Branson Golden Needlepoint Hat

Smathers & Branson Golden Needlepoint Hat

Wrigley pretty much wears his collar these days only when he is going on a walk. We discovered pretty early on that his penchant for scratching his neck or shaking his head in the middle of the night created enough noise to wake up Charlotte. So Wrigley spends most of his days without a collar. But even that minuscule amount of time is longer than he’ll wear a hat. I’ll mess around with him and try to put a hat on his head from time to time and he simply shakes it off. I really don’t know how I ever got him to pose for this photo. Continue reading

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