Ledbury The McHenry Plaid

Ledbury McHenry Plaid

Fort McHenry became famous for protecting Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British in the War of 1812. It also inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem “Defense of Fort M’Henry”, which later became The Star-Spangled Banner. And now it lends its name to a shirt in Ledbury’s summer collection, The McHenry Plaid. Continue reading

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Chubbies The America’s Fleets

Chubbies The America's Fleets

Your Memorial Day prep continues today with a pair of shorts perfect for a patriotic summer. Chubbies is no stranger to patriotic shorts and its lineup only continues to grow. One of the latest pairs is The America’s Fleets. Continue reading

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Costa del Mar Fantail USA Limited Edition

Costa de Mar Fantail USA Limited Edition

This is set to be about the most American of American summers possible. The standards like Memorial Day and 4th of July are coming up like always. So is the 100th running of the Indy 500. And the Copa America. And the Olympics. There’s no reason not to be excited for this summer. And to get us all in the mood, Costa del Mar released a special USA collection of some of its best-selling styles. The top of the heap (now that the navy Copra is gone) is the Fantail. Continue reading

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United State of Indiana Tenderloin Tee

United State of Indiana Tenderloin Tee

If my last meal is a tenderloin sandwich, onion rings and root beer, I’ll die a happy man. In Indiana a tenderloin is not some fancy cut, it’s a piece of pork, pounded flatter than our cornfields, breaded and deep-fried. It’s served on a bun with lettuce and mayonnaise and best accompanied by onion rings and root beer from a local drive-in. That combination is the unofficial state dish, one that’s celebrated on the Tenderloin Tee by United State of Indiana. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Herschel Supply Co.

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: Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA

Great Lakes Commodore Perry

How often do we neglect the classics because we’re always searching for what’s new? What do we expect to find? Is the chance that maybe we’ll find something marginally better than something we’ve had before worth all the trouble? Let’s take some time to appreciate the classics, the beers we always know are going to be top of the class.  Continue reading

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Nike Air Berwuda

Nike Air Berwuda

Besides boat shoes, a good set of loafers and a solid pair of sandals for the beach, you’ll need a pair of sneakers for the summer. Start with classic white sneakers if you don’t already have a pair. But once that’s covered, branch out for something with a little extra color, like the patriotic, summer-ready Air Berwuda from Nike. Continue reading

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Southern Proper Performance Polo

Southern Proper Performance Polo

Dust off the woods. Clean off the irons. Pull your lucky visor out of storage. It’s golf season again in the Midwest. The greens are green, the weather is generally warm and the beers are cold. Start the season off right with a new polo or two for the course. Make one of them the Performance Polo from Southern Proper. Continue reading

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Austen Heller Bucks

Austen Heller Bucks

Memorial Day is still a couple weeks away but it’s more or less time to start breaking out those summer whites. White sneakers, white pants, white bucks. For a Midwest touch, try the Bucks from Austen Heller. Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Sour Note Flanders Style Red Ale

Sour Note Flanders Red

Only five years ago cans were essentially synonymous with cheap beer. We have gone so far past that point that not only are we finding IPAs and stouts in cans, we’re now finding canned sours. Sours, the one time provenence of 750ml bottles that might cost between $15-$20. The type of beer that is perceived to be the polar oppostite of what you’d find in a can. And with these being some of the most refreshing beers around, it actually only makes sense. Continue reading

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