Blue Claw Co. Bronson Weekender

Blue Claw Co Bronson Weekender

Last night Jake Arrieta pitched a no-hitter for the Cubs. The last time a Cubs pitcher threw a no-hitter was in 2008, coincidentally the last year they made the playoffs. While Arrieta had some absolutely filthy stuff all night, he did get a little help from a couple fielders getting some leather on the ball.  Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Reading List

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: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

I’ve long heard about 4 Hands, one of the breweries trying to change the perception of St. Louis as a macro beer town. I rarely get the chance to try the brewery’s offerings because the closest distribution point is Chicago, but whenever I do visit the Windy City I try to bring back a 4 Hands beer or two. I’d associated 4 Hands mostly with hoppy offerings like War Hammer Imperial IPA (this is the brewery that hosts Lupulin Carnival) and sour styles like Prussia Berliner Weisse. So it was a bit surprising that the first beer I tried from the brewery was Chocolate Milk Stout, a beer that’s neither hoppy nor sour. Continue reading

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Carolina Cotton Ties Green Fly Gingham Bow Tie

Carolina Cotton Tie Green Fly Gingham Bow Tie

You’ve heard of Carolina Cotton Ties before, just by a different name. Add back a bow and it becomes Carolina Cotton Bow Ties. But Carolina Cotton just added new neckties to its products offerings, therefore necessitating a dropping of the bow to include all ties. With that comes a 15% off sale until September 2 (use CCT15), a new logo that looks pretty “fly” and the Green Fly Gingham Bow Tie to showcase that new logo. Continue reading

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The Field Guide: Boots and Booze

Caribou Lou

The Field Guide is a weekly feature highlighting some of the best reads and news across the internet.  Stop by every Thursday for a round up of what’s relevant that week. Continue reading

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Brooks Brothers Collegiate Slim Fit Polos

Brooks Brothers Notre Dame Collegiate Slim Fit Polo

Finding a school logo polo is easy. Finding a good looking school logo polo is a lot harder. And finding one with minimal outside branding is almost near impossible. Even when you find a collegiate polo that fits well and isn’t made from fabric that only feels at home on the golf course, chances are it’s just the brand’s standard polo with a school logo slapped on last second. Oftentimes the brand logo is as prominent or more prominent than the school logo. Continue reading

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Chubbies The Stray Ray

Chubbies The Stray Ray

What is the Nutter? This shirt from Chubbies defies all categorization. Is it a short sleeve button-down? Is it a polo/button-down hybrid? Is it a short-sleeve popover? Who knows and who really cares because what it is is pretty awesome. Continue reading

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Bill’s Khakis Baseball Glove Leather Belt

 

Bill's Khakis Baseball Glove Leather Belt

It had been awhile since I had made my way to the Bill’s Khakis corner of the internet before I strode over there on a whim yesterday. What I found nearly left me in disbelief. Alongside the brand’s signature khakis was a plethora of shirts, belts, jeans and other products I did not know existed. And my gosh was there some great stuff to be found. Take the Baseball Glove Leather Belt. Continue reading

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Human: George Vlagos Boot Maker

The Midwest has a long history of leading the country in shoe manufacturing. Allen Edmonds, Red Wing, Wolverine, Cole Haan. The names could make up a Mt. Rushmore of American shoes. Oak Street Bootmakers upholds that tradition and ensures it will continue in the 21st century. Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Short’s Alien Einstein

Short's Alien Einstein

Gluten-free beer is generally just another way of saying “not very good” beer. Barley, rye and wheat, the three most common grains found in craft beer, all contain gluten. Thus other grains have to be substituted, giving the beer a taste that’s not quite like what we’re used to. Continue reading

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