Tacoma Plaid Workshirt Flannel by Buffalo Jackson

On November 19, 2013, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Buffalo Jackson

Last week we got a surprise in the mail from our friends at Buffalo Jackson.  With Fall in full swing, their timing couldn’t have been better, and we wasted no time in breaking out what they sent.  A new addition to their collection, the Tacoma Plaid Workshirt Flannel is a fantastic casual option this time of year.

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Weekday Warriors by Bonobos

On November 18, 2013, in Pants, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Bonobos

We’ve all been there.  Your alarm goes off on Monday morning, you go through your morning routine in somewhat of a haze, and then you open your closet door only to find that not a single pair of pants is ironed and ready to go.  Luckily for us, we have a couple of pairs of Bonobos Weekday Warriors in the rotation, and have managed to avoid this situation as of late.  Now available in Slim Fit (shown), there is no reason a pair or two of these pants shouldn’t be in everyone’s wardrobe.

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Antique Shotgun Shell Long Sleeve Tee by Over Under

On November 16, 2013, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Over Under

It’s a jeans a t-shirt kind of weekend here at Bowties & Boatshoes, and with leaves on the ground and a chill in the air a long sleeve tee is definitely the way to go.  One that recently caught our eye, comes from Over Under.  Their Antique Shotgun Shell Long Sleeve is everything we look for in a t-shirt.

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Corduroy Bowties by The Cordial Churchman

On November 15, 2013, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: The Cordial Churchman

Back in the winter of 2011 we were on quite the corduroy kick.  From jackets, to hats, to shirts, it was a bit ridiculous how far we went.  Things have calmed down quite a bit since then, but we will soon be adding a new piece to our corduroy collection, a bowtie.  As soon as we saw the corduroy options from The Cordial Churchman, we knew we had to have one.

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Image: Brooks Brothers

Every once in a while Twitter gives us a peek of a product that may not see the light of day for quite some time.  That’s exactly what happened a few months back when we caught a glimpse of something the team up at Rancourt & Co. was working on for Brooks Brothers.  Well, that something finally hit the shelves and it’s even better looking than we remember.  Take a look at the recently released Wool Plaid Penny Loafers by Rancourt & Co. for Brooks Brothers.

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Upland Plaid Sport Shirt by Southern Tide

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

Image: Southern Tide

So, apparently flannel is the “in” fabric of the season.  To be honest, we couldn’t be happier about that.  Of course, the classics are out in full swing, but what we really love is the huge number of brands that are just getting their start in the world of flannel.  One that we were really happy to see enter the market is Southern Tide.  Their Woodland Collection is great addition to their ever growing lineup, and our favorite of the bunch is the Upland Plaid.


Old Top by Old Try

On November 12, 2013, in Hats, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Old Try

It’s not a secret that we are huge fans of just about everything our friends at Old Try have put out over the last few years.  We’re running out of wall space for their prints, and their t-shirts are some of the softest we own.  Well, this week the folks down in Charlotte (they moved) rolled out the latest addition to their collection; they named it Old Top.

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Happy Veterans Day

On November 11, 2013, in Events, by Ryan & Ben


Though they deserve the utmost respect 365 days a year, today is the day that America officially recognizes our Veterans.  Without them, none of us would live the lives we lead today, and for that we are forever grateful.  Though we run the same graphic every year, and will continue to do so as long as this website exists, this year we want to do something a bit different an open up the comments section for anyone who wants to leave a note of thanks for our Vets, we know there are a few who read the site.


Image: Patagonia

This weekend we’re looking back at what is still one of our favorite casual jackets, the Classic Retro-X from Patagonia.  Though the color options have changed since our first profile on the Retro-X, the style and overall look is still one that we absolutely love.  The feature below originally ran on October 15, 2011.

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Ostrich Bows by theCHIVE

On November 8, 2013, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Everyone has a few places that they visit on the web from time to time when they need a laugh, or to just kill some time.  One of those places for us is theCHIVE, sure it may not be completely work safe, but it’s definitely a great place to kill a few minutes.  More importantly, it’s also a website that is truly making a difference in people’s lives.  See, from theCHIVE spawned Chive Charities, and one of their recent campaigns hit close to home, literally.  Through the generosity of the Chive community, nearly half a million dollars was raised for Melissa Smith, an Annapolitan who is now paying it forward to another local resident in need.  In honor of the good they’ve done in our community, we thought it was only fitting to make theCHIVE’s ostrich bowtie our Bowtie Friday pick this week.

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