Bulkley & Willard Plaid Shirt by Concord Button Downs

On January 8, 2013, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Concord Button Downs

A couple of months ago, we got an email about a new shirting company up in New England.  We took at look at their website and were pretty impressed with their initial collection.  Unfortunately for us, just about everything was sold out before we could get an order placed.  Obviously, we knew we needed to keep tabs on this new brand, and once we were finally able to get our hands on a Bulkley & Willard plaid shirt from Concord Button Downs, we knew it was worth the wait.

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Hudson Sutler Bag Design Contest: The Voting Begins

On January 7, 2013, in Bags, Contests, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Hudson Sutler

Back in November, we kicked off what we think is the coolest contest we’ve had on Bowties & Boatshoes to date, five lucky readers were going to get the chance to design a Hudson Sutler commuter duffel, and one would have theirs put into production.  Well, today’s the today that we finally get to reveal what the five randomly selected finalists came up with.  To say we are impressed would be an understatement, and we will absolutely be purchasing whichever bag is selected as the winner.  Let your voices be heard, and tell us which of these bags you think should become a part of the Hudson Sutler lineup.

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Update From the Archives: “The Kit” by Field Notes

On January 5, 2013, in Home, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Field Notes

In a world that is dominated by the digital, we’re making our best effort to work a little bit more analog into our daily lives.  Luckily for us, there are a number of great brands out there that can help facilitate these efforts with ease.  One of which is Field Notes, and their “Kit” is the perfect way for us to make sure we have everything we need to get back to basics.  We originally posted about “The Kit” back in December of 2011, and with the New Year upon us it is time for a re-up.  Not only do we need the new calendar, our other notebooks are just about full as well!  The post below originally ran on December 17, 2011, and this year’s kit remains virtually unchanged.

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Image: General Knot & Co.

If the past few days are any indication, 2013 is going to be one heck of a year for us here at Bowties & Boatshoes.  Hopefully your year has started off the same way, and if not maybe today’s feature will change your luck.  Thanks to our friends over at General Knot & Co., we’re happy to announce that one lucky reader is going to win this week’s Bowtie Friday pick, their Misty Blue Donegal bow.

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School Stripe Knit Ties by The Tie Bar

On January 3, 2013, in Neckties, by Ryan & Ben

Images: The Tie Bar

Just like bowties, we wear neckties just as often casually as we do formally.  Of course, we like to go with options that are a bit different than your standard silk, and for those times when we are looking to experiment a bit The Tie Bar is normally our first stop.  We resisted as long as we could (not sure why to be honest), but we have finally joined the world of knit tie wearers.  Whether you are yet to take the plunge, or you did long ago, we think you’ll like the School Stripe Knit Ties from The Tie Bar.

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The White Fine Twill by Ledbury

On January 2, 2013, in Classics, Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Ledbury

For the first time since we were in school, we actually took the entire week between Christmas and New Years’ off to unwind and recharge our batteries for what is already shaping up to be one heck of a year.   While it was definitely nice to take some time away from the hustle of everyday life, we’re glad to be back to the grind today.  Though we wouldn’t call it a resolution, this year we’re going to make a conscious effort to upgrade some of the basics in our wardrobe, the pieces that will literally never be out of style.  First up is the basic white dress shirt.  Out with the old and in with the White Fine Twill from our friends at Ledbury.

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Happy New Year!

On January 1, 2013, in Events, by Ryan & Ben


Whether you are happy to see 2012 go, or looking forward to carrying her momentum into 2013, here’s to hoping this year is your best one yet.

Happy New Year everyone!

Ryan & Ben


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