Panta Claus Washed Chinos by Bonobos

On December 22, 2014, in Events, Pants, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Bonobos

Christmas week has finally arrived, and whether you are scrambling to finish shopping, or you’re officially on cruise control until 2015, we hope that you’re feeling festive.  If not, you need to go ahead and pick up a pair of Panta Claus washed chinos from Bonobos.  Just knowing they’re on the way should be enough to put a big ‘ol Christmas smile on your face.

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Holiday Quad Bow by Collared Greens

On December 19, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Collared Greens

Somehow we’ve managed to get to the last bowtie Friday before Christmas.  It seems like we should have more time, but here we are.  Of course, we have to be a little festive with our Bowtie Friday pick this week, and it doesn’t get much better than the Holiday Quad Bow from our friends at Collared Greens.

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Huron Henley by Mizzen+Main

On December 18, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Mizzen+Main

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starting to wear on us, we’ve found ourselves going a bit more casual than normal as of late.  Comfort has become  more of a priority as our days seem to get longer and longer with each passing sunset, but we can’t completely sacrifice style.  That means henleys are in heavy rotation, and the Huron from Mizzen+Main is one of our favorites.

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Images: Sid Mashburn, Rolex, John Lobb, Martin Dingman, ICON

It’s fun to play the ‘what if’ game time to time, and this year we figured it’d be interesting to see what we could come up with for a gift guide with absolutely no budget.  This is by far the most expensive guide we’ve ever put out, and it’ll probably hold that title for quite some time.  Regardless, here’s what we’d be handing out this year if money was no object.

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2014 Gift Guide #3: The Beach Bum

On December 16, 2014, in Accessories, Eyewear, Footwear, Home, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Chubbies, Sydney Hale, Tretorn, Yeti, Costa Del Mar

Whether your next beach trip is months away, or you’re going to be celebrating Christmas Corona style with decorated palm trees, a trip to the coast is always a great way to recharge the batteries.  For our third gift guide of the year, we’re featuring a few things that will make any beach trip better.

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2014 Gift Guide #2: The Bowtie Aficionado

On December 15, 2014, in Accessories, Bowties, Home, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Old Try, J. McLaughlin, Smathers & Branson, J. Crew Factory, Bearings Print Shop

Friends, unless you want to pay for overnight shipping, or hand out a bunch of gift cards, this week is your last chance to pick up that perfect gift for friends or family.  Today we’re featuring a handful of things any bowtie aficionado would love.

 

Gingerbread Man and Red Tartan Bow by Social Primer

On December 12, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Social Primer

To say our pal Cooper down at Social Primer has a unique sense of style would be quite the understatement.  His pairings are unique, his colors are bold, and every look is simply sharp as a tack. Of course, many of his looks are finished off with a great looking Social Primer bowtie.  This time of year, we’re betting he’s getting plenty of wear out of their recently released Gingerbread Man and Red Tartan bow.

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Donegal Sweater by Grayers

On December 11, 2014, in Sweaters, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Grayers

A few weeks back, the fine folks at Grayers reached out to thank us for a couple of features we’d run on their wares.  Not only were we thankful for the kind words, we were also happy that we’d made a connection at a brand we’d had our eye on for quite some time.  Grayers has grown by leaps and bounds over recently, and if they continue to release items like their  Donegal Sweater, we have a feeling they are going to be around for the long haul.

 

Tomato Heather Flannel by Sid Mashburn

On December 10, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Sid Mashburn

Sometimes you just have to be the guy in a red shirt at the Christmas party.  We tend to stick with a red gingham in these situations, but it looks like there will soon be another bold red shirt in our rotation.  From Sid Mashburn comes the Tomato Heather Flannel.

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Gärde Stövel Vinter GTX by Tretorn

On December 9, 2014, in Shoes, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Tretorn

On our last visit to our favorite barbershop, The QG, we finally got a chance to check out there recently completed men’s store.  We’d heard that Tretorn would be included in the QG collection, and we were excited to see what else beyond staple Nylites they would have in stock.  The shoe that we left most impressed with was definitely the Gärde Stövel Vinter GTX.

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