Jack Erwin Cooper Boat Shoe

Jack Erwin Cooper Boat Shoe

Monday marks the unofficial end to the summer season, even if summer doesn’t officially end for a few more weeks. That means the days of wearing boat shoes are also growing slim. But there’s still plenty of time to break in a new pair. No matter what the calendar reads, as long as it’s warm enough to go sockless, it’s a good time to wear the Cooper Boat Shoe from Jack Erwin. Continue reading

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Askov Finlayson North Cap

Askov Finlayson North Cap

For years all I wanted to do was to go south. Or west. Or anywhere that wasn’t surrounded by cornfields and flat land and “boredom”. But then something changed and now I couldn’t be more proud to be from the north. Part of it was spending more time around the Midwest and exploring all it had to offer. Part of it was moving to Michigan, a move that may have only been a few miles from where I grew up, but brought me into an entirely other way of  viewing my surroundings. A life surrounded by lakes and where you’re as likely to go up as you are to go down for vacation. I love the North.  Continue reading

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Bowline Co. Sullivan Bow Tie

Bowline Co. Sullivan Bow Tie

I’m really not sure where I heard of Bowline Co. I can’t seem to place it. I just know that I was scanning my spreadsheet of brands to feature and stumbled upon the name in the bow tie section. I’m guessing Huckberry. I discover all the coolest stuff from Huckberry. (This is proof it was almost certainly Huckberry). But it doesn’t matter how I discovered it, it only matters that I share with you the awesome Sullivan Bow Tie. Continue reading

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Vineyard Vines Rogia Plaid Harbor Shirt

Vineyard Vines Rogia Plaid Harbor Shirt

I honestly don’t fish enough to justify owning a shirt specifically built for that purpose. But if I were to, I would definitely pick up a Rogia Plaid Harbor Shirt from Vineyard Vines. Continue reading

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Res Ipsa Kilim Loafer

Res Ipsa Kilim Loafer

One of our layover options for our trip to Prague was in Istanbul. It was about the least expensive option but did require a much longer flight and longer layovers. Still I would have been interested to visit a part of the world that’s unlike anything I’ve ever been to. Thankfully we passed on that option, as I wouldn’t particularly like to go over there right now in the wake of the coup. And while I would still like to visit someday, the closest I’ll be getting for awhile is the Kilim Loafer from Res Ipsa. Continue reading

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Ledbury Roswell Gingham

Ledbury Roswell Gingham Shirt

The classic gingham shirt isn’t flashy but it sure gets the job done. It’s perfect for those times when stripes or solids just won’t cut it but you still have to be more conservative than a plaid. It can fit in in both casual and formal situations and looks just as good with jeans as it does a blazer. You should have plenty to choose from and if you need another, look no further than the Roswell Gingham from Ledbury. Continue reading

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Great Lakes Clothing Co. H.O.M.E.S. T-Shirt

Great lakes HOMES T-Shirt

Guess what? I just can’t come down off my American high. I love this freaking country and I love any time we can get a bunch of athletes together and prove just how great we are. Call it jingoistic or call it patriotic, but I wear the stars and stripes proudly. I’m also almost equally as enthusiastic about the Midwest and the Great Lakes, so the H.O.M.E.S T-Shirt from Great Lakes Clothing Co. is perfect for me and I suspect a lot of you as well. Continue reading

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Collared Greens Freedom Stars Bow Tie

Collared Greens Freedom Stars Bow Tie

It’s been yet another great Olympics for the United States. We kicked butt again in the medals (at least I assume we did since I’m writing this about a week early). I’m sad to see them go because I know it’s another two years until we get them back and get to assert dominance yet again. So let’s close them out with an all-American bow tie, the Freedom Stars from Collared Greens. Continue reading

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La Matera Pinamar Belt

La Matera Pinamar Belt

I’d be remiss to not focus some attention on South America while the Olympics are taking place in Rio. Inspired by Brazil’s southern neighbor, La Matera’s belts get their look from the Argentine gaucho. Since it’s the Olympics, let’s go with the Pinamar Belt and its Argentine flag colors. Continue reading

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Brooks Brothers Heritage Cable Knit Cardigan

Brooks Brothers Heritage Cable Knit Cardigan

Fall is the last thing I want to think about right now. Despite how much I have grown to love fall over the years, I still don’t want summer to be over. But it’s nearing its denouement and brands are starting to unveil their fall collections. And while hopefully we won’t need to start wearing sweaters for a long while, it’s always a wise decision to start seeking them out as soon as they’re release. Otherwise you run the risk of a beauty like the Heritage Cable Knit Cardigan from Brooks Brothers being out of stock by the time you get around to it. Continue reading

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