Author Archives: Nick

Bonobos Lightweight Chambray Shirt

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods wasn’t the only shocking move made last week. Buried beneath all that hype was Walmart’s seemingly random purchase of Bonobos. It was shocking to say the least (at least if you hadn’t heard the rumors … Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Father’s 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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Urban Artifact Sliderule

When The Complete Beer Course hit shelves in 2013, author Joshua Bernstein offered up one tasting option in the gose section and remarked, “I’m not going to make you run around like a headless chicken to find a second gose.” Funny … Continue reading

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Castaway Clothing Island Madras Chase Shirt

Back in the days before Madras became known as Chennai, the eponymous fabric of the city was still woven using hand looms. But even while madras tends to hearken back to a time where craftsmanship was prized, the truth is … Continue reading

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Bell’s Mars

What’s old is new again. At least that seems to be the case lately, particularly in the Midwest. Beers that were more or less considered one time offerings have begun to appear on shelves again. Doom, a barrel-aged double IPA … Continue reading

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Collared Greens Classic 9″ Shorts

These pages have been a bit quiet lately. A combination of work, visiting family, an almost two-year-old and a newborn (plus a healthy does of Master of None) have conspired to zap most of my time the past couple weeks. Hopefully … Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Indy 500

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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Founders Palm Reader

Long before Washington’s Yakima Valley became synonymous with American hops, the vast majority of American hop production took place in the East. While the Pacific Northwest cultivates all but a small percent of American hops, hop production is beginning to … Continue reading

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Forbidden Root Fernetic

Intense bitterness? Doesn’t faze me. Coffee? I’ll take it black, please. 100 IBU double IPA? Sign me up. Shot of Malört? Gladly. It’s no wonder then that I’m also a fan of fernet, the bitter Italian amaro, also known as … Continue reading

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New Republic Flynn Boat Shoe

It’s rare that a new brand pops up that offers style while also remaining affordable, especially when it comes to shoes. You can throw a stone and hit a dozen companies handcrafting boat shoes for $300 but it’s a lot … Continue reading

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