Black Helmsman Boatshoes by Category 5

On April 24, 2014, in Footwear, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Category 5

Late last year our friends at Category 5 launched a Kickstarter campaign around a lineup of boatshoes that added some color to their catalog.  We backed the campaign early, and received our shoes a few months back.  Now, with boatshoe season in full tilt, their Black Helmsman will be in heavy rotation.

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Red and Blue Thompson Tattersall by Ledbury

On April 23, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

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Just when we thought our sport shirt rotation was locked in for the foreseeable future, Ledbury went and released a shirt that quickly became a “must have” for us.  Our love for all things red, white, and blue runs deep, and their new Red and Blue Thompson Tattersall shirt is simply fantastic.

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SS14 Truman Set by Harry’s

On April 22, 2014, in Grooming, by Ryan & Ben

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For just over a year now, we’ve used our Winston handle from Harry’s almost every day.  To be honest, when we placed our original order we figured we’d give Harry’s products a shot and move back to our old blades after a month or two.  We were wrong.  Even though our Winston isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, for the Summer travel season we’ll be adding some color to our dopp kits with one of Harry’s new SS14 Truman sets.

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Seersucker Freedom Shorts by Blankenship Dry Goods

On April 21, 2014, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Blankenship Dry Goods

Some may disagree, but for us seersucker season officially opened yesterday.  We’ve always used Easter as the guideline, and save a couple of years that it was unseasonably cold, that rule has rarely let us down.  Thanks to our friends at Country Club Prep, we were recently introduced to a company called Blankenship Dry Goods, and with five different seersucker options in their collection of Freedom Shorts, it looks like we’ll be adding some of their wares to our wardrobe ASAP.

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Image: Castaway

While some may only break out something with a flag motif for events like the 4th of July, we are proud to sport the Stars and Stripes whenever we can.  Now that it looks like Summer is here to stay, you better believe that our American Flag Cisco Shorts from Castaway will soon be in heavy rotation.  The feature below originally ran on August 2, 2012.

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Navy/White & Pink/Navy Bow by Social Primer

On April 18, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

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With the Derby just around the bend, and the Spring and Summer party circuit heating up more and more every weekend, we’ve on a mission to add a few fun bowties to our collection ASAP.  One place we always look for ties that have a bit of a twist to them is Social Primer, and their recently released Navy/White & Pink/Navy Bow is right up our alley.

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White/Peacoat Nylites by Tretorn

On April 17, 2014, in Footwear, by Ryan & Ben

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As much as we love our Day-Glo Nylites from Sid Mashburn, this year we’re going to add a pair that is a bit more low key to the rotation.  Yes, the bright pair will still see plenty of wear, but for days that things are a bit more subdued, the classic Sail/Peacoat color combination is probably going to be our go to this Summer.

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Chappaqua Duffels by Hudson Sutler with Wm. Lamb & Son

On April 16, 2014, in Bags, by Ryan & Ben

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We do our best to keep track of the latest and greatest things that are coming to market from our favorite brands, but every once in a while something pretty awesome slips through the cracks.  Case in point are the Chappaqua Duffels by Hudson Sutler with an assist from Wm. Lamb & Son.  How we missed these earlier this year will forever be a mystery.

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Skipjack Batik Swim Trunks by Southern Tide

On April 15, 2014, in Swim, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Southern Tide

With beach season bearing down upon us, we’ve started our search for some new trunks.  There are some fantastic options hitting the market, and our friends at Southern Tide have a few new additions to their lineup that we really like.  Our favorite of the bunch is the Skipjack Batik option.

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Green Summer Weight Chinos by Bonobos

On April 14, 2014, in Pants, by Ryan & Ben

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We’d have never guessed it when we ordered them, but of all of the pants in our go to hell collection, the color that sees the most wear is green.  It looks great with just about everything, and always manages to turn or head or two.  This Summer, we’ll be giving our trusty Lawn Rangers a break from time to time.  In their place will be a pair of green Bonobos Summer Weight Chinos.

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