Men’s Freedom Pant by The North Face

On January 19, 2011, in Mens, Outerwear, Pants, Uncategorized, by Ryan & Ben

No matter what “face” of the mountain you’re on, you’ll need a solid pair of snow pants to keep your bottom half warm and dry. While there are virtually limitless options out there on the net, in order to be warm, dry, and still somewhat stylish in your snow gear, we’d recommend taking a look at the Men’s Freedom Pant ($129) by The North Face.

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Fisherman’s Cable Sweater by Eddie Bauer

On January 18, 2011, in Mens, Sweaters, by Ryan & Ben

We love a day on the slopes as much as anyone, but Mountain Week isn’t just about our favorite on hill gear, it is also about those things that you are going to need for your time away from the mountain.  Our second favorite activity when heading to higher altitudes is checking out the local watering holes.  It has been our experience that most small ski towns tend to be pretty laid back and casual, so we lean towards nothing dressier than a sweater and jeans for the times what we aren’t on skis or snowboards.  A great sweater choice to pair with your favorite pair of denim is the Fisherman’s Cable Sweater ($59.50) by Eddie Bauer.

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Later this year, our friend Chris will be tying the knot.  While we are really looking forward to the wedding itself, another event that is shaping up to be a fantastic time is the bachelor party that is set to take place this weekend at a local ski resort.  In honor of the weekend of debauchery that is ahead, we have elected to christen the next six days “Mountain Week” here at Bows & Boats.  The week will be dedicated to the things that can’t be left behind when we head to the slopes, and what better way to start out than with the Tilithium Triclimate Jacket ($229) by The North Face?

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NFL Team Ties by Vineyard Vines

On January 15, 2011, in Mens, Neckties, Ties, by Ryan & Ben

We have profiled a couple of options when it comes to team gear for the collegiate ranks, but haven’t really touched on professional sports.  Sure, you want to show your support for your favorite team, but sometimes finding the right clothes or accessories to show your passion is pretty tough.  If your favorite squad is still in the hunt for a ticket to the Super Bowl, take a look at the NFL Team Ties ($75) by Vineyard Vines.

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Beefroll Penny Loafer by Oak Street Bootmakers

On January 14, 2011, in Classics, Mens, Shoes, by Ryan & Ben

When we find a brand we really like, we tend to spend a lot of time browsing their website and hunting for our next purchase.  About a month ago, we profiled the Brown Boat Shoe from Oak Street Bootmakers, and ever since that post we have been making regular visits to their website and fawning over some of their incredible shoes.  Our latest obsession is their Beefroll Penny Loafer ($250).

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Three-Pocket Jacket by Banana Republic

On January 13, 2011, in Jackets, Mens, by Ryan & Ben

With snow currently on the ground in 49 of 50 states, our dreams of it starting to warm up  soon seem like they may never come true.  While we swear by out trusty pea coat, or the occasional North Face when conditions are really bad, there are so many great jacket choices out there, we feel like we have to show a few more off before Old Man Winter decides to call it a year.  If you are looking for something versatile enough for the work week or the weekend, take a look at the Wool/Nylon Three-Pocket Jacket ($150) by Banana Republic.

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Nike+ Sportwatch GPS

On January 12, 2011, in Accessories, Mens, Uncategorized, Womens, by Ryan & Ben

It’s 2011 and that likely means that you’re realizing just how much weight you piled on after your New Years debauchery. Nike has partnered with Tom Tom to bring the world a new way to track your milage. Although the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS ($TBA) isn’t exclusively a “Prep” item, it will help you get back in prime shape for bathing suit season.

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Timex 1600 Exclusively for J. Crew

On January 11, 2011, in Accessories, Mens, by Ryan & Ben

When it comes to men’s accessories or jewelry, we tend to take a less is more approach.  In fact, most days the extent of our jewelry is a wedding band and watch.  While we know that many of you aren’t going to be on the market for a wedding band anytime soon, a good looking watch is something you should always keep an eye out for.  There are tons of great timepieces on the market, but if you are on a budget we recommend the Timex 1600 ($195) available exclusively at J. Crew.

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Stadium Polo by Pennington & Bailes

On January 10, 2011, in Mens, Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

With the BCS championship game set to kickoff this evening, we thought it was only proper to touch on one more piece of gameday attire before we go into college football withdrawal for the next few months.  While many of us “dress up” when we attend games, we tend to keep things a bit more casual when we are watching a game at home or at our local watering hole.  Of course, casual still normally means at least a polo, and why not go with one that that shows your school colors like the Stadium Polo ($68) by Pennington & Bailes.

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Medium Duffle by Filson

On January 8, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Ryan & Ben

Every once in a while, you just need to get away.  While an impromptu trip might not always be the best idea logistically, sometimes you just need to grab some necessities, toss them in a bag, and hit the road.  Maybe a drive to the coast for the weekend is what you need to clear your mind, or maybe the ski resort a few hours away has some fresh powder calling your name, either way, you are going to need a bag to carry your gear.  While a nylon gym bag might work in a pinch, a quality  weekend bag is something that will come in handy for years and years.  A great looking bag that is built to last is the Medium Duffle ($295) by Filson.

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