Author Archives: Nick

Three Floyds Floy Division I

Holy shit! Those were the first words out of my mouth when I smelled Floy Division I for the first time. And the exclamations just kept coming when I got a taste of it. 

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J.Crew Slim Indian Madras Shirt

J.Crew is currently in turmoil. Sales are slumping. Just yesterday it was reported that 150 jobs were being cut and 100 open positions were not being filled. Frank Muytjens, head of menswear since 2008, was one of the cuts. And this … Continue reading

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Bird Dog Bay And They’re Off Pocket Square

  We’re a little less than two weeks out from the Kentucky Derby, which means it’s getting towards crunch time to get your Derby attire in order. You can always grab bourbon the day before, but to account for shipping, … Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Going Green for Earth Day

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 … Continue reading

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Boulevard Scotch on Scotch

Barrel-aged beer has almost become synonymous with whiskey barrels. And by whiskey I mean bourbon specifically. Sure wine barrels get the privelage of aging most sour beers and more and more brewers are playing around with different spirit barrels as … Continue reading

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Shinola Jackie Robinson Limited Edition Watch

Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line. With that momentous occasion taking place, it only makes sense that Shinola chose Robinson as the fifth person to honor in its Great American Series. The Great American … Continue reading

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Solemn Oath Lü

The evolution of the craft beer drinker begins with whatever cheap macro lager asserts its dominance over the drinker’s campus. From there it’s an introduction to stand bys like Blue Moon, Boston Lager and Fat Tire, beers that are familiar … Continue reading

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Bonobos LA Polo

The polo is the slightly dressier version of the t-shirt. Both are supremely comfortable but the collar on the polo allows it into more places than a t-shirt. The new LA Polo from Bonobos, with its tri-blend construction, blurs the … Continue reading

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Patagonia Pataloha Volley Shorts

As beach weather approaches (thank you 70 degree preview yesterday), I’m reminded of how much I like versatility in my beachwear. Sure I have a few dedicated swimsuits that get used almost exclusively for the water or a quick jaunt … Continue reading

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High Cotton Navy Woven Dot Bow Tie

Last night I found myself in downtown Chicago for a work incentive poker tournament. The top three finishers all won a trip to Mexico for the national tournament, so there were certainly some high stakes to play far. Alas I … Continue reading

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