Streaker Sports USA Warriors Shorts

Streaker Sports USA Warriors Shorts

Just in time for the Fourth, Streaker Sports has another pair of awesome America-themed shorts to add to the collection. These get their inspiration for perhaps one of the most inspiring sources ever, the USA Warriors hockey team. The team is made up of US military veterans who were wounded in the line of duty and now Streaker Sports has brought the USA Warriors Shorts to life to help support the team and spread the word. Continue reading

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Hudson Sutler Ross Cooler Bag

Hudson Sutler Ross Cooler Bag

It doesn’t get more American than drinking beers and shooting off fireworks on the Fourth. As for the fireworks, a Hudson Sutler tote would work nicely for transporting them. But when it comes to the beers, the only choice is the Ross Cooler Bag. Continue reading

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Mizzen + Main Captiva Dress Shirt

Mizzen + Main Captiva

Last week I watched J.J. Watt’s appearance on The Tonight Show. The dude is honestly one of my favorite athletes based on the stories of his Rocky IV-like training endeavors. He’s also a very big man, my height but with about 60 extra pounds of muscle. And while I have trouble finding clothes that fit right, I caught myself thinking about how hard it must be for him. But I also remembered he’s a spokesman for Mizzen + Main and found myself wondering if he was wearing the brand on TV. It also reminded me to check back in with Mizzen + Main and see what was new. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Life’s a Beach

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: Blake’s Hard Cider El Chavo

Blake's Hard Cider El Chavo

Cider is in a strange place, a mix of where beer was a few decades ago and the modern craft beer ethos. Craft cider is blowing up but consumers do not have the education to recognize different styles or apples like they do hops or grapes. To most consumers cider is cider, generally sweet or semi-sweet. Since producers have a tough time differentiating on apples, they’ve instead resorted to flavoring ciders with other fruits and spices. People know what a cider flavored with cherries or coriander is going to taste like. Continue reading

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High Cotton Battery Check Bow Tie

High Cotton Battery Check Bow Tie

Charleston is one of my favorite cities to visit. Great food, a growing beer scene and amazing people. Charlestonians’ sense of style is one matched by only a handful of cities in the world. It’s this vibrant sense of style and charm of the city that inspired the Battery Check Bow Tie by High Cotton. Continue reading

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The Field Guide: Catching Up

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Let’s take a few minutes to round up some of the most interesting things I’ve seen on the internet in the past few weeks. Actually make that months as some of these are quite old. That doesn’t make them any less interesting. Continue reading

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Vineyard Vines Gingham Flag Classic Tucker Shirt

Vineyard Vines Gingham Flag Classic Tucker Shirt

I want to say that I don’t normally write about clothing that is more or less impractical except for a few occasions a year, but the reality is that I do. I generally at least try to offer up alternative times to wear the featured item, and once you have the staples down, there’s no shame in adding a shirt or two that’s only going to be broken out every so often. This is one of those times. It’s going to be tough to wear it frequently, but that shouldn’t dissuade you from the Gingham Flag Classic Tucker Shirt from Vineyard Vines. Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Revolution Fist City Pale Ale

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Regions become defined by their styles. San Diego and the ultra dry IPA. New England and its yeasty, orange juice IPAs. Florida and the fruited Berliner weiss. The Midwest often gets attributed with balanced IPAs that fall somewhere between the West Coast and the East Coast. Fruit beers get a lot of play, too. But there’s a subset of the pale ale that has taken up root in Chicago. It’s a pale ale that drinks more like an IPA, a hop bomb with loads of aroma and flavor and an IBU that usually falls around 60 (compared to 37 for Sierra Nevada). Dry hopping is definitely involved. It takes the American in American Pale Ale to another level. Sure it’s done elsewhere, especially in other pockets of the Midwest, but not with the frequency of Chicago. Think Zombie Dust, Daisy Cutter and Lizard King. Add another to that list, Fist City Pale Ale from Revolution. Continue reading

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Smathers & Branson Golf Scene Needlepoint Belt

Smathers & Branson Golf Scene Needlepoint Belt

The intersection of the U.S. Open and Father’s Day is perhaps the best planned confluence of events there is. Golf and dad. They go together perfectly. If you’re still on the hunt for a Father’s Day gift, particularly a golf-themed one, turn to the Golf Scene Needlepoint Belt from Smathers & Branson.
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