Tag Archives: Kentucky Derby

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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Vineyard Vines Steeples Bow Tie

It’s strange. Now that we had a Triple Crown winner last year, I’m not nearly as excited for the Kentucky Derby. There was just something about that drought and anticipation that had me excited every year that it might just … Continue reading

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General Knot & Co. 1940s Run for the Roses & Stripe Reversible Bow Tie

Look, you’re a little late if you’re just now looking for a Derby bow tie. That’s why I posted this one last week. But if you want to risk it and overnight one today or you just want to get … Continue reading

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Vineyard Vines Horse Gingham Bow Tie

Every year I wonder if Vineyard Vines will have a new Kentucky Derby bow tie or two or will I have to look elsewhere before the first Saturday in May. Every year more worries vanish as Vineyard Vines keeps miraculously … Continue reading

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Vineyard Vines 2-Panel Mint Julep Bow Tie

Is it really the Kentucky Derby without the mint julep? That perfect combination of bourbon and mint is as much a signal of warmer weather as seersucker and madras. If the past is any indication, an unheard amount of people … Continue reading

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Happy 2nd Birthday!

It’s a bit belated (GLP’s second birthday was actually on Friday) but Great Lakes Prep is officially two years old.  I can’t believe how far the blog has come since the very first post.  I want to thank each and … Continue reading

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Southern Proper Lucky Beau

As mentioned previously, there’s a certain bow tie you’ll likely want to avoid wearing to any Derby festivities.  While it’s a very fitting bow, just know if you do choose to wear it you won’t be the only one.  Instead, … Continue reading

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Vineyard Vines Horseshoe Gingham Breakers Pant

It’s no surprise that Vineyard Vines is the official style of the Kentucky Derby.  Their bow ties, many embroidered with Derby related imagery are a perfect match.  However, everybody and their brother will be wearing one, especially the Lucky Julep … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Bow Ties

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The Mint Julep

We at GLP appreciate any event that lends itself well to a little day drinking and when there is a signature drink involved, well that makes it even better.  Besides the big hats, the Twin Spires and “My Old Kentucky … Continue reading

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