Image: Streaker Sports

With the Opening Ceremonies just more than a week away, we are eagerly anticipating two solid weeks of cheering on our fellow Americans in sports that we love, and some that we only love for about three days every four years.  Either way, we’ll be hoping to see as many US medalists as possible.  Only time will tell how many medals come home from London, but in the mean time we want to make one of our readers a winner.  Thanks to the gang at Streaker Sports, we’re giving away a pair of these awesome 1984 City of Angels Olympics Shorts ($38).

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Polarized Fort Knocks by Knockaround

On July 18, 2012, in Eyewear, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Knockaround

It never ceases to amaze us how many people have never tried on a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses.  As much time as we spend on the water, they’re a necessity for us, but we can certainly understand that the traditional cost increase for polarized lenses may not seem worth it to some.  If you are in the budget conscious camp when it comes to sunglasses, but still want the benefit of polarization, you are in luck.  Our friends at Knockaround have just released two pairs of Polarized Fort Knocks’ ($30).

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Stadium Shorts by Pennington & Bailes

On July 17, 2012, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Pennington & Bailes

We’re not ashamed to admit it, we’re literally counting down the days until college football starts (only 44 more days to wait), and have already started putting some thought into gameday attire for the 2012 season.  Though the basics are covered, we’re always looking for gaps in our gameday lineup, and one just got filled.  Thanks to Pennington & Bailes, and their Stadium Shorts ($105), we now have a Go To Hell option for those hot early season games.

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Seersucker Shirts by Ratio Clothing

On July 16, 2012, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Ratio Clothing

For those days when a polo isn’t an option, but the temperatures are still far above comfortable, picking just the right fabric is key.  For us, you can never go wrong with seersucker on a hot day, and we are pretty excited that there seem to be more and more tailored seersucker shirts hitting the market.  Just last week, our friends at Ratio Clothing jumped into the world of seersucker with four great looking shirts ($115).

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From the Archives: Prints by Old Try

On July 14, 2012, in Home, by Ryan & Ben
Image: Old Try

In just a little over a year, our friends at Old Try have really made a name for themselves.  Their print collection has grown by leaps and bounds, and we’ve seen them popping up all over the place.  We find ourselves constantly checking their website to see what’s new, and before long we’re going to run out of wall space for all of the prints we’ve ordered.  The post below originally ran on December 3, 2011.

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Image: Charles & Patrick

Just down the road in Georgetown, there are a couple of guys who are quietly turning out some fantastic looking bows.  With a strict attention to detail, and an eye for design, we have a feeling that Charles & Patrick is going to be huge before we know it.  It should come as no surprise that our favorite bow in their line has a nautical theme, it’s called “Hung Out to Dry,” and one lucky Bowties & Boatshoes reader is going to win one.

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Tie-Dye Pocket Squares by Sid Mashburn

On July 12, 2012, in Accessories, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Sid Mashburn

When it comes to pocket squares, we tend to keep things pretty casual; especially when the summer sun is beating down.  In our eyes, the perfect pocket square can just as easily be used as a handkerchief shoved in our back pocket as it can be folded neatly into the breast pocket of our favorite blazer.  Leave it to Sid Mashburn down in Atlanta to come up with a square that seems so simple, yet is unlike any we have ever seen, and fits our idea of a great pocket square to a T.  We can’t believe we’re saying it, but Mr. Mashburn has managed to turn tie-dye into something that will integrate seamlessly with our preppy wardrobe.  Take a look at his recently released Tie-Dye Pocket Squares ($40).


Plain-Front 7 Inch Twill Shorts by Brooks Brothers

On July 11, 2012, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Brooks Brothers

Lately there’s been a ton of press for something that we just can’t wrap our heads around, super short shorts.  From day one, we’ve said that we’ll only post about things that we would wear ourselves, and we’re sticking to our guns on this one.  That said, if you are confident rocking a 5 inch inseam*, more power to you.  In our opinion, anything shorter than about a 7 inch inseam is a bit much unless you are at the beach, or going for a run.  If you are of the same train of thought, head on over to Brooks Brothers ASAP, their Garment-Dyed Plain-Front 7 Inch Twill Shorts are currently on sale for $51.

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Savannah Sport Shirt by Salmon Cove

On July 10, 2012, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Salmon Cove

There are a few things that you can never have too many of, and, in our opinion, gingham shirts are on that list.  They can be worn with just about everything, and have a classic look that will never go out of style.  Recently, our friends at Salmon Cove were generous enough to send us the latest gingham addition to their lineup, The Savannah ($88*).

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State Flag Belts by Smathers & Branson

On July 9, 2012, in Belts, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Smathers & Branson

We do our absolute best to keep an eye on what is new and what some of our favorite brands are bringing to market, but sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Luckily for us, we have some absolutely awesome Twitter followers who keep us honest and let us know when they see something great.  That is exactly what happened last week when it was brought to our attention that Smathers & Branson had finally released something we’ve been hoping they would for some time now, State Flag Belts ($165).

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