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Lanona Shoe Co. The Classic

The Midwest is rich in footwear manufacturing history. Most of the renowned brands are located right here. Red Wing, Wolverine, Allen Edmonds, Oak Street Bootmakers. Add to that list Lanona Shoe Co., a St. Paul-based brand offering domestically-made shoes since … 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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Hudson Sutler Lowell Duffels

Sometimes legends retire too soon. They leave while still in their prime and we wish they would come back. Sometimes they do and sometimes that works out well. But for every Jordan you have returning to the Bulls, you also … Continue reading

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Gitman Vintage for J.Crew Garment-Dyed Oxford Shirt

J.Crew has a knack for introducing classic brands to the public that have flown under the radar for most people. Brands like Ebbets Field Flannels and Smathers & Branson have teamed up on collaborations. Even well-established brands like Lacoste and … Continue reading

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The Shop 100th Running T-Shirt

The Indianapolis 500 is the biggest one day sporting event in the world. It is a Hoosier tradition, held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend every year since 1911 with the exception of a couple brief hiatuses for World War … Continue reading

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Pillbox Bat Co. Join or Die Bat

I’m not sure I’ve ever had this much fun to start a baseball season. Every other day it seems like the Cubs are putting together an offensive explosion. Now if I could just figure out why their games are blacked … Continue reading

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High Cotton Cumberland Madras Bow Tie

Now would be a good time to start thinking about bow ties for the Derby. In two weeks the mint juleps will be flowing and the horses will be racing down the backstretch. Best to be prepared with something in … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Double Sole Wingtip

This weekend was a bit of a mixed bag for Chicagoans. On Friday the Blackhawks won but the Cubs lost. Then on Saturday the Cubs won (the Blackhawks had no game). And then yesterday both the Blackhawks and the Cubs … Continue reading

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Carolina Cotton Austin Paisley Bow Tie

Paisley is one of those patterns I’m finally coming around on. I’ve never been a huge fan but more and more I’m finding examples that I like. The latest is the Austin Paisley Bow Tie from Carolina Cotton.

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Chubbies The Irish Goodbyes

Every so often St. Patrick’s Day lines up with the first Thursday or Friday of March Madness. It’s a glorious day where nobody is productive at all. Figure out a way to work until noon, then skip out, head to … Continue reading

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