I was browsing through some old magazine advertisements when I found an abundance of style inspiration in a place I never would have guessed, vintage Schlitz ads. I wasn’t expecting pocket squares and cuff links to show up in ads for a beer with the unofficial tagline “Schlitz gives you shits.” In fact it appears that at one time Schlitz was positioned as a beer to aspire to, something that was considered a finer thing in life. Go figure. Continue reading
The Indy 500 is not the Kentucky Derby. You don’t show up wearing bow ties and seersucker. It’s a free pass to dress casual, to dress like you’re going to crack your first beer before the sun is up and hang out with tens of thousands of your new found best friends in searing heat with the roar of race cars cruising by until the late afternoon. Because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. Continue reading
The entries are in and it’s time to vote for your favorite. All designs are posted on the Great Lakes Prep Facebook page. Head over and vote for your favorite one by liking the photo and then spread the word. The design with the most likes by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, May 24 will be declared the winner and the designer will receive the shirt for free.
If you missed the deadline to submit an entry you can still get a design in. You’ll be at a distinct disadvantage as voting is already open but if you think you can rally the troops then get designing. For all details be sure to check the original post.
While I’ve completely embraced the shorter inseam movement I know there are quite a few out there who aren’t quite on board. And while I enjoy a good 5.5″ inseam I also keep my closet stocked with a few longer lengths as well. Not these could pass as capri lengths but ones that touch just the top of the knee and are a bit more formal, if it’s even possible for shorts to be even close to formal. In an effort to cater to those who might like their inseams a bit more modest, I present to you the Design No. 011 Shorts by Old Bull Lee. Continue reading
It’s always difficult finding clothing that helps you show support for your favorite team that isn’t some cookie cutter design on poor quality materials. T-shirts from the major sporting companies are always rough and uncomfortable with jacked up prices and nothing more creative than the logo and team name. I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of those. If you’re a fan of a team from the Hoosier state then you’ll want to turn your attention to Hayes & Taylor. Continue reading
On Sunday I’ll be heading to my first Cubs game of the year which also means I’ll be drinking my first Old Style at Wrigley Field of the year. It won’t be my first Old Style this year, I have a fridge stocked full for watching games from my couch, but drinking it at Wrigley is kind of like drinking Guinness in Ireland. It just tastes better. Continue reading
College basketball may be done until late fall but Starboard Clothing is helping keep the spirit alive all summer long. How you ask? Well, the brand just released its summer line up of bow ties and among the madras selections is a nod to one of the best rivalries in the land. The Tobacco Road Madras Beau will have you looking dapper while you wait for another season to begin. Continue reading
Just because I’m a little late to the party doesn’t mean I won’t cover something worthy of coverage. I’d actually heard about the Kiel James Patrick and Brooks Brothers collaboration probably a month before it was released but things have been so nuts around here that I’m only just now getting a chance to dedicate some space to it. The collection takes Kiel James Patrick’s designs and incorporates classic and iconic Brooks Brothers fabrics into them. By far my favorite to come out of the collection is the BB#1 Braided Belt. Continue reading
Jim Halpert isn’t exactly the first person you’d think of as a style icon from The Office. His style is a little bland, a tad boring. Basic is the best word to describe it. But there’s something to be said about having a uniform and sticking to it. You’d could almost guarantee Jim would show up to work every episode in a solid dress shirt, usually light blue but sometimes white and occasionally gray, a dark tie and dark pants. It might not be flashy but it gets the job done and looks good. In honor of Jim, let’s browse a few light blue shirts that wouldn’t look out of place in his closet. Continue reading
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Sadly The Office ends its nine season run tomorrow. While it’s true that it hasn’t been the same since Steve Carell left and Season 8 Nellie was one of my least favorite characters of all time, I’m really going to miss the show. The show also features one of the best prep style icons in all of pop culture, Andrew Bernard. Even if he wasn’t referencing it every few minutes, it would come as no shock that he attended an Ivy League school. He’s from a “line of WASPs so long it leads back to Moses” and certainly dress the part. Let’s take a look back at some of his finest moments. Continue reading