The Five Best on East Dane: Chukkas

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.

Nothing says fall footwear like a pair of chukkas. Here are the five best available on East Dane right now. Continue reading

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Elk Head Oxford Popover

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The elk is rugged yet refined. It is strongly masculine and independent. And it is the inspiration for Elk Head, a menswear brand out of Atlanta. These traits influence Elk Head’s designs, resulting in a rugged but aesthetically-pleasing collection. For proof look at the Oxford PopoverContinue reading

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Hudson Sutler HS Signature Twill Hat

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The next most important travel item beyond luggage may be a great hat. You’re going to find yourself waking up in a hotel, ready to head down to breakfast. But this isn’t like going to breakfast at home, where you can just roll out of bed and no one is going to give a second look if you’re in your boxers and your hair is all messed up. On the road either you’re getting completely ready before heading out of your room, or you grab a hat and cover up that bedhead. And while there’s a good chance your luggage is going to be from Hudson Sutler, your hat can be as well. Continue reading

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Finisterre Noreaster Mac Coat

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Think surf brand and you’re probably going to envision board shorts, hoodies and graphic tees. Fisherman sweaters and technical cold weather outerwear are probably the last things you’ll think of. But Finisterre isn’t your typical surf brand in your typical surf locale. It hails from the cold coasts of England and that sense of place pervades the lineup, with items like the Noreaster Mac Coat. Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Lakeshore Campus Chukka

Oak Street Bootmakers Bourbon Lakeshore Campus Chukka

Class is in full swing across the country. I found myself running through the Butler campus this past week. I noticed a lot of sneakers and boat shoes, but no chukkas. Yet. As soon as fall hits and the leaves start falling, they’ll come out. And while the Lakeshore Campus Chukka from Oak Street Bootmakers is a bit out of range for most college students, it’s the perfect chukka for making the transition to post-college life. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Leatherheads

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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Saturday Sip: Pipeworks Lizard King

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I might as well just keep up with this Mosaic trend, as this will be the third in the last six beers I’ve featured that include Mosaic. At this point it hardly seems like there are any other beers out there. The amazing thing about Mosaic, besides how appealing it is to just about everybody, is its depth and variation in flavor. It’s almost always distinctive and easily recognized, but sometimes it’s more tropical and other times it takes on a big dose of green onion. Or it’s both of those and throws blueberry in the mix. And while the last couple Mosaic beers tended to be more on the tropical side, Pipeworks Lizard King is a perfect example of how the hop can venture into green onion territory.  Continue reading

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High Cotton Freshly Squeezed Bow Tie

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I’m probably about three months late on the Freshly Squeezed Bow Tie from High Cotton. This is a quintessential summer bow tie and would have been perfect to pick up at the start of June. But I’ve always felt that rules don’t really apply to bow ties and your choice of color shouldn’t be dictated by the seasons. It’s such a small part of the overall picture that a pop of coral isn’t going to look that out of place with tweed.  Continue reading

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Criquet V.I.P. Pullover

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There’s a part of me that can’t wait to start wearing a pullover again. Wearing a pullover means we’re in a transition period, where it’s neither sweat-inducing hot nor bone-chilling cold. The weather is just about perfect, maybe a little cool in the morning and at night, with a crescendo of warmth through the afternoon. And the pullover is the perfect companion for those days. Continue reading

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Bonobos The Core Short

Bonobos The Core Shorts

There’s been a lot of interest lately in creating better workout gear. Whether it’s moisture-wicking material or just design that makes workout gear look more like everyday wear and less like something that only gets worn at the gym, there’s been an emphasis on redefining the category. And since Bonobos knows a thing or two about redefining categories, it’s no surprise that it just introduced its Goodsport line of workout gear, which includes The Core Short. Continue reading

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