Double Gauze Scarf by J. Crew

On February 16, 2011, in Accessories, Mens, by Ryan & Ben

The weatherman has been hinting that we might actually see 60º here in Annapolis this week, so we have decided that it might be time to start boxing up some of our heaviest winter gear for the season.  While it may be a bit premature to start packing up, we just can’t resist.  Call it unwarranted optimism, but we are hoping that if we start introducing pieces of our spring wardrobe now, the weather will decide to cooperate.  One thing that is a must as we transition from winter to spring is a light weight scarf.  For those days that the wind is whipping, and there is still a bit of a chill, the Double Gauze Scarf ($39.50) by J. Crew is a wonderful accent piece.

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Seersucker Seaport Belt by L.L. Bean

On February 15, 2011, in Accessories, Belts, Womens, by Ryan & Ben

Did you ever wonder what to get for the girl who has almost everything? The answer is simple, the Seersucker Seaport Belt ($25) by L.L. Bean. Inspired by summer on the Maine coast, this belt is sure to make your significant other think you spent a fortune on one of her favorite new accessories.

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“I Frickin’ Love You” Pants by Bonobos

On February 14, 2011, in Mens, Pants, by Ryan & Ben

It’s Valentine’s Day, and hopefully you aren’t waiting until the last minute to make plans for you and that special someone.  If you are, good luck.  While we could use this space to provide a last minute gift guide, we thought it would make better sense to tell you about a great pair of pants.  Leave it to the team at Bonobos to come up with a name that you can’t help but grin about.  Yes, we are talking about their “I Frickin’ Love You” Pants ($120).

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Sea Island Madras Brooke Bag by Just Madras

On February 12, 2011, in Accessories, Womens, by Ryan & Ben

Here at Bows & Boats we’re itching for spring to get here as much as you are. In the spirit of warm weather, consider picking up the Sea Island Madras Brooke Tote Bag ($92) by Just Madras.

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Jonah Tuscany Half-Zip by J. McLaughlin

On February 11, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Ryan & Ben

It’s still a little chilly outside, but as the temperature starts to rise a full on coat can be a little bulky for spring. A perfect way to split the difference between warmth and bulk is to learn to layer. In order to easily finish off a layered look, consider picking up the Jonah Tuscany Half-Zip ($135) by J. McLaughlin.

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Classic Tote by Vineyard Vines

On February 10, 2011, in Accessories, Womens, by Ryan & Ben

A number of the girls we know always seem to have to have issues finding a bag that can stand up to the rigors of everyday use when it comes to lugging around, files, textbooks, or anything in between.  While a bookbag might be a simple solution, many don’t like the look, and those who have wrapped up with school don’t really have that option anymore.  There are a number of simple canvas bags that can do the job, but one of our favorites is the Classic Tote ($95) by Vineyard Vines.

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Muscle Mend Set by Jack Black

On February 9, 2011, in Grooming, by Ryan & Ben

After a holiday season of eating far more than our share, we are still making up for lost time in the gym.  For many of us a workout serves a number of purposes.  Not only, are we getting in shape, that hour or so at the gym tends to be one of the best stress relievers there is.  Instead of worrying about bills, or project deadlines, the goal is simple, work up a sweat and burn off some calories.  Whether you are heading out to meet up with friends, or just going home to relax after a tough workout, the Muscle Mend Set ($65) from Jack Black has everything you need for a great recovery.

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Derby Classics by Walk-Over

On February 8, 2011, in Shoes, by Ryan & Ben

Spring is just around the corner, and if you haven’t started building up your wardrobe, now is the perfect time to start.  Along with boatshoes, loafers, and cap toes, a must have for any warm weather wardrobe is a great pair of bucks.  Traditionally worn in lighter colors and featuring a brick red sole, a simple pair of bucks will serve you well for years and years as long as you treat them well, and buy a well made pair from the get go.  If you are looking to really blow it out, take a look at the Derby Classics ($225) by Walk-Over.

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Vintage Tartan Plaid Tie by Nautica

On February 7, 2011, in Accessories, Neckties, Ties, by Ryan & Ben

When it comes to ties, you can never go wrong with a simple tartan print paired with deep, rich, colors.  While solids are fine for some occasions, a pattern or print is normally our preference, and with some tartan prints dating back to nearly 400BC, you can’t get much more classic than that.  A recent addition to the Bows & Boats tie collection is the Vintage Tartan Plaid Tie ($24.50) by Nautica.

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Bison, Shearling-Lined, Slippers by L.L. Bean

On February 5, 2011, in Shoes, by Ryan & Ben

Every once in a great while, we wake up on a Saturday with absolutely no plans.  Sometimes those days lead to a random adventure for the ages, and other times they end up as a relaxing day of doing absolutely nothing.  Even if you aren’t planning on leaving the house, that doesn’t mean you should look like you just rolled out of bed all day.  Because comfort is key, you are going to need a good pair of slippers.  While the tasmanian devil pair you wore as a kid may have been comfortable, we hope there is something a bit more refined in your closet these days.  If not, take a look at the Bison, Shearling-Lined, Slippers ($69) by L.L. Bean.

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