Soon, well hopefully soon, it’ll be the time of year that we retire our heavy jackets and all we’ll need is a shell or heavy sweater to combat the cold. When that day finally arrives, we’ll have a new weapon in the arsenal as well. Part shirt, part jacket, the Bonobos Baxter Shirt Jacket is going to be perfect for those days that are just a bit too cold to skip an extra layer.
For years, the team at Bird Dog Bay has been one of the best in the business when it comes to printed silk bows. Their designs are fantastic, the silk is top notch, and never once have we been disappointed by one of their products. This year, they’ve expanded their tie collection to include more than just silks and we’re absolutely loving their Linen Stripe Bows.
Back in December, we featured the fleece jacket from Topo Designs. Since then it’s been high atop our list of most worn outerwear, and as long as Mother Nature decides to keep trying to freeze us out, we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Once we decide to give the fleece a bit of a rest, there’s a high probability another piece from the Topo Designs line will take it’s place in the rotation. Take a look at their Mountain Jacket.
In return for a fully funded Kickstarter campaign, our friends at Jack Donnelly promised new colors and now they’re delivering. As much as we love our Dalton khakis, we’ve been jonesing for some new colors for quite some time now so we were pretty excited to see a new color available on our latest visit to JackDonnelly.com. Take a look at the Olive Daltons.
We love seersucker shorts, love them. But, this Summer it looks like ours may be getting a bit of a break thanks to a new addition to the Southern Proper collection. We haven’t laid hands on them yet, but it’s only a matter of time before a pair (or three) of their new Gingham Shorts make their way into our wardrobe.
To say we are excited about Spring Training getting started would be quite the understatement. It’s been a long cold winter here in Annapolis, and now that our beloved Orioles are back to business down in Florida it means that it’s only a matter of weeks until we’ll find ourselves back in the stands at Camden Yards. We have a feeling the team down at Mitchell Bat Co. is probably just as excited as we are about the return of America’s pastime, and they’re probably pretty excited about their new MBCO Raglan as well.
Down in Charleston, our friend K. Cooper Ray continues to impress with his Social Primer line. Just this week, the latest collection of Ray’s famed reversible bowties were unveiled. There are some fantastic ties in the group, but our favorite this season is actually one of the lower key options; the Pink + Navy Reversible Gingham Bow.
One piece of outerwear that we’ve seen slip out of the spotlight over the years is a go to trench coat. Sure, the standard London Fog version from the 80′s might not be the best look anymore, but that’s not to say the trench should be gone for good. In fact, we may have just found the one that will be our go to for the foreseeable future and then some. It’s the Bonded Trench from Jack Spade.
For what seems like the first time this Winter, the local weatherman was finally right. We woke up to the streets of Annapolis covered in fresh now, and it looks like we’ll be taking a snow day. Of course, now we’re really kicking ourselves for not ordering a pair of the Jackson Hole Gloves from Hudson Sutler and Give’r yet.