Bird Dog Bay And They’re Off Pocket Square

 

We’re a little less than two weeks out from the Kentucky Derby, which means it’s getting towards crunch time to get your Derby attire in order. You can always grab bourbon the day before, but to account for shipping, anything purchased online less than a week ahead is going to be cutting it close. That makes now the perfect time to grab an And They’re Off Pocket Square from Bird Dog Bay. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Going Green for Earth Day

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.

Earth Day was yesterday, so it seemed like going green would be a fitting theme for this week’s Five Best. Here, then, are the five best green articles of clothing on East Dane right now.

Carhartt WIP Chase Crew Neck Sweatshirt

Lacoste Crew Neck Tee

Todd Snyder Pique Polo Shirt

Gitman Vintage Overdye Oxford Shirt

Lacoste Solid Swim Trunks

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Boulevard Scotch on Scotch

Barrel-aged beer has almost become synonymous with whiskey barrels. And by whiskey I mean bourbon specifically. Sure wine barrels get the privelage of aging most sour beers and more and more brewers are playing around with different spirit barrels as craft distilling arises. But still the vast majority of barrel-aged beers are aged in whiskey barrels and the vast majority of those barrels are bourbon. Scotch barrels, on the other hand, are very rarely found. Continue reading

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Shinola Jackie Robinson Limited Edition Watch

Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line. With that momentous occasion taking place, it only makes sense that Shinola chose Robinson as the fifth person to honor in its Great American Series. The Great American Series features several limited edition items with designs influenced by Jackie Robinson, but the jewel of the collection is the Jackie Robinson Limited Edition Watch. Continue reading

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Solemn Oath Lü

The evolution of the craft beer drinker begins with whatever cheap macro lager asserts its dominance over the drinker’s campus. From there it’s an introduction to stand bys like Blue Moon, Boston Lager and Fat Tire, beers that are familiar enough but still not too different. The next stage is easily described as bigger is better, with the drinker seeking whatever is the most bitter, or at least has the most alcohol. Then he starts getting into sours. And then finally it’s a return to the “fizzy yellow beer” we left behind long ago, but with a craft mentality. Continue reading

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Bonobos LA Polo

The polo is the slightly dressier version of the t-shirt. Both are supremely comfortable but the collar on the polo allows it into more places than a t-shirt. The new LA Polo from Bonobos, with its tri-blend construction, blurs the lines between polo and t-shirt even more and could be the softest, most comfortable polo you own. Continue reading

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Patagonia Pataloha Volley Shorts

As beach weather approaches (thank you 70 degree preview yesterday), I’m reminded of how much I like versatility in my beachwear. Sure I have a few dedicated swimsuits that get used almost exclusively for the water or a quick jaunt to grab ice cream. But I really like the trend that has popped up in a recent years of hybrid shorts meant to be used both in the water and for working out. It certainly saves a bit of money when I can buy one pair of shorts instead of one for swimming and one for running. Continue reading

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High Cotton Navy Woven Dot Bow Tie

Last night I found myself in downtown Chicago for a work incentive poker tournament. The top three finishers all won a trip to Mexico for the national tournament, so there were certainly some high stakes to play far. Alas I did not finish in the top three, instead bowing out in sixth (out of 24, which is even more impressive since I haven’t played poker in approximately five years). Still, we were all encouraged to dress to the nines, so even though I lost the tournament, my Navy Woven Dot Bow Tie from High Cotton won the night. Continue reading

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Stock Mfg. Co. Austin Herringbone Plaid Shirt

The Cubs took the field for their first real game last night, which means it is officially spring in Chicago. While that doesn’t guarantee great weather (give it a month), it does mean we need to start planning to work more lightweight, cooler materials into our wardrobes. A good place to start is the Austin Herringbone Plaid Shirt from Chicago’s own Stock Mfg. Co. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Wood & Leather

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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