The Biarritz by Maide

On May 20, 2013, in Sweaters, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Maide

Today is our favorite kind of workday; it’s a day that our office for the day will be the local country club while we play eighteen with a few clients.  Luckily for us, there are a few brands out there now that have created lines of golf gear that we can wear to the office and not feel completely out of place until we head out to the course.  One of those brands is Maide, and their Biarritz cardigan is the perfect example of a piece that transitions from the office to the golf course with ease.



Two weeks ago, all eyes were on Churchill Downs as Orb stole the show and won the first leg of the Triple Crown.  This weekend, those same eyes will be watching the festivities of the 138th annual Preakness Stakes at Pimlico just up the road from us in Baltimore.  Just like the Kentucky Derby has their famous Mint Julep, the Preakness has a drink of their own.  Known as a Black-Eyed Susan, the recipe has undergone some changes this year, and we’re looking forward to mixing a couple.

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Image: Southern Tide

Lately, it seems like a number of brands have been in such a hurry to expand their lines that they leave creativity at the door and simply slap their logo onto a new product and call it a day.  Luckily, the team at Southern Tide took the opposite approach when they decided it was finally time to take the plunge into the world of bowties, especially with their Paisley option.  Not only is it our favorite of the inaugural class, it’s also the bow we’ll be giving away today.

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Embroidered Anchors Club Shorts by Vineyard Vines

On May 16, 2013, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Vineyard Vines

It seems that this summer is quickly turning into the summer of embroidered shorts around here.  We’ve found yet another pair that is going to have to be added to the collection, and we have a feeling this is just the beginning.  From Vineyard Vines come the Embroidered Anchors Club Shorts.

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Shorts by Blaze-In Sportswear

On May 15, 2013, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Blaze-In Sportswear

It’s finally the time of year that we find ourselves on, near, or even in, the water far more often than not.  With boats in the water, temperatures rising, and beach trips on the horizon it’s about time that we refresh our swimwear collection.  If you find yourself in the same place, we’d definitely recommend checking out the shorts from Blaze-In Sportswear.  The guys there were kind enough to offer a pair for us to try, and we sure are happy we took them up on it.

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Image: Sperry Top-Sider

Though we are still far from giving up our boatshoes, we’re continuing our efforts to expand our footwear collection this Spring and Summer, and luckily for us there are some really fantastic options out there this year.  One shoe that recently caught our attention comes from one of our favorite boatshoe makers.  It’s the Made In Maine A/O Penny Loafer from Sperry Top-Sider.

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The Falmouth by Mizzen + Main

On May 13, 2013, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Mizzen + Main

About seven months ago, we started hearing a buzz about a company that was bringing moisture-wicking dress shirts to market.  Of course, our first thought was that Under Armour type material would make for a terrible dress shirt.  Luckily for us, the two guys behind the brand thought the same thing, and came up with their own blend of fabric that performs the same way, yet looks like a standard shirting fabric.  Seemingly overnight, the company that was producing one shirt has grown to a full on brand and the latest addition to their shirting lineup may be their best yet.  Introducing The Falmouth by Mizzen + Main.

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Pink Classic All-Cotton Slim Fit Supima Oxford

On May 11, 2013, in Classics, Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Brooks Brothers

This weekend, in honor of Mother’s Day, and to raise awareness for Breast Cancer, players across Major League Baseball will be sporting all sorts of pink gear and even swinging pink bats.  Around here we may not have custom cleats laying around, but we definitely have plenty of pink.  To show our support, we’ll be turning to a staple piece in our collection, a Pink Classic All-Cotton Slim Fit Supima Oxford from Brooks Brothers.

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Image: Castaway

Every once in a while Bowtie Friday turns into a more casual affair, but just because we aren’t tying on a bow doesn’t mean we aren’t going to participate in one of our favorite weekly traditions.  Luckily for us, there are a ton of options out there that will allow us to show our love for bowties in other ways.  For those Friday’s that we find ourselves on a boat or on the golf course, we think the go to pick for the next few months will have to be the Seersucker Cisco Shorts with Bowties from Castaway.


Polo by KP MacLane

On May 9, 2013, in Classics, Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: KP MacLane

Every once in a while you have to throw caution to the wind and go out and splurge on something.  For us, when those times come about we tend to go straight for a pair of shoes or a piece of clothing we’ve been coveting.  Well, while their products are certainly splurge worthy, we got lucky a few weeks back when the fine folks at KP MacLane sent us one of their fantastic polos to check out, we’d been giving serious thought to pulling the trigger on one for quite some time.

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