Tag Archives: Made in USA

High Cotton Ties Mint Julep Madras Bow Tie

The origin story of the mint julep may never be known. It was definitely invented in the American South, that much is certain. Which state exactly is unknown. It was probably introduced in the eighteenth century at some point. Senator … Continue reading

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Chubbies The Uncle Sammies Swim Trunks

How was that dose of America for you? Did the beach, the grill, the race cars, the day drinking, the repetitive blasting of “God Bless the USA”, and the baseball get your patriotic juices flowing? Good, now let’s keep them … Continue reading

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Blast From the Past: Bull+Moose Camo Bow Tie

Unfortunately I’m a bit under the weather right now. That, coupled with the Blackhawks game running late and a seemingly never-ending load of work outside the blog means I’m taking today off. Part of it’s convenience, part of it is … Continue reading

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Blue Claw USA Dopp Kit

Memorial Day is more than just a three day weekend. It’s more than just the start of summer and a day to hit the beach. It’s a day for remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line … Continue reading

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Collared Greens Stripes Swim Trunks

After a brief flirtation with temperatures in the 50s and 60s, it’s supposed to be back up in the 70s and maybe even touch 80 just in time for Memorial Day. Of course there’s also a 60% chance of scattered … Continue reading

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Kiel James Patrick Anchor Navy Blue Boat Shoes

The Kiel James Patrick empire has slowly expanded over the past few years. First it was bracelets. Then the brand expanded into neckwear. That was followed up by a shirting launch. The next chapter in this New England saga just … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Tie Company Navy Linen Tie

I was down in Indianapolis this past weekend for a wedding and on Sunday Chelsea and I took a trip over to Butler to walk around and pick up a few things from the bookstore for soon-to-be-here baby GLP. Strolling … Continue reading

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The Cordial Churchman Houdini Bow Tie

What if you could spend $32 and get ten bow ties? Unless you come across a haul at a thrift shop that isn’t going to happen. That is unless you take advantage of the magic of reversible bow ties. Just … Continue reading

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J.T. Spencer Fore! Putting Green Belt

The Players Championship is one of the biggest non-major golf tournaments of the entire year and itĀ features arguably the most recognizable hole in the game. Number 17 at TPC Sawgrass, with its famous island green that’s techinically a peninsula, is … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Plain Toe Blucher

Every season Chicago’s Oak Street Bootmakers keeps the Midwestern shoe-making tradition going strong with a solid collection of new shoes. For spring/summer 2015 the company has released three new styles. Two of them, a hybrid penny loafer/sneaker and a hybrid … Continue reading

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