Vintage Oxford Popovers by J. Crew

On February 17, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: J. Crew

So, it appears that the resurgence of the popover that occurred last year is continuing on to Spring 2014.  In our opinion, that’s a good thing.  J. Crew has gone all in with their popover collection this season, and there are some gems in the lineup.  Whether you’re picking up your first, or just adding to the collection, you can’t go with one of their Vintage Oxford popovers.

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Image: L.L. Bean

Just when we thought we might be in the clear as far as snow is concerned, it looks like we’re in for a little bit more this weekend.  As cold and wet as it has been, there’s only one pair of boots that we know won’t let us down; the Gore-Tex / Thinsulate Maine Hunting Shoes from L.L. Bean.  The feature below originally ran on January 21, 2011

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Red and White Mitchell Bow by Collared Greens

On February 14, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Collared Greens

It’s Valentine’s Day, so of course our Bowtie Friday pick this week is going to be one suited for the occasion.  That said, we are staying away from something with hearts or cupid and going with a tie that will work with a variety of looks all year long.  This week’s pick is the Red and White Mitchell Bow from Collared Greens.

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Boat Shorts by Chubbies

On February 13, 2014, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Chubbies

With more snow on the ground than we’ve seen all year, we’re looking forward to Summer more than ever.  In fact, the more we think about it,  this year may just be our time to take the inseams up a bit and finally take the plunge on a pair of Chubbies.  Their new Boat Shorts seem to be right up our alley.

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Our Picks: Bonobos New Releases

On February 12, 2014, in Pants, Shirts, Shoes, Shorts, Sweaters, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Bonobos

It seems that every day we are getting emails from brands saying that they have just released their latest collection online.  For some, that means a few new pieces to a lineup of staples.  For others, it means a full catalog for us to pore over.  Bonobos is one of those full catalog options, and they just took the wraps off of their latest.  To say we like a few things would be an understatement.

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Sale Alert: Shaggy Dog Sweaters by J. Press

On February 11, 2014, in Classics, Sweaters, by Ryan & Ben

Image: J. Press

If you’ve had your eye on a J. Press Shaggy Dog, now’s the time to pull the trigger.  As of this posting, there are 17 different classic Shaggy Dog color options marked down 25%, and a handful of the York Street Shaggy Dogs are marked down 75%!  Sizes are scattered on the York Street choices, but if you’ve had your eye on one of the classics, odds are you’ll be good to go.  We featured the Shaggy Dog on January 16th of last year, and you’ll find that post below.  If you’re interested in our take on the York Street version, click here.

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Collection Polo with Tipped Collar by Southern Tide

On February 10, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Southern Tide

Everyone knows the line between classic and retro is quite distinct.  While our taste leans towards classic just about every time, we’ve come across a few things lately with a bit of a retro vibe that we really like.  One of those comes from our friends at Southern Tide.  Their recently released Collection Polo with a tipped collar is absolutely going to be in our Spring rotation.

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1960 USA Olympic Sweatshirt by Flyover Press

On February 8, 2014, in Outerwear, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Flyover Press

By far, the best part of running Bowties & Boatshoes has been the friends we’ve made, and the community we’ve been able to become a part of.  From readers, to brands, to other websites that are similar to ours, it’s truly a group who shares common interest and wants to see each other succeed.  Last year, one of our fellow bloggers, Nick from Great Lakes Prep, unveiled a new brand of his own, Flyover Press.  Most of their wares are mid-west centric, but their 1960 USA Olympic Sweatshirt is a solid pick wherever you call home.

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Duncan Wool Bow by Bull+Moose

On February 7, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Bull+Moose

Just like a staple pair of grey wool pants, a go to grey wool bow should be in every collection.  While solid is fine, we prefer ours to have a bit of a pattern, and one of our current favorites comes from Bull+Moose.  Their Duncan Wool Bow is perfect for a chilly winter day.

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A handful of All-American Picks

On February 6, 2014, in Footwear, Neckties, Outerwear, Pants, Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Jack Donnelly, Brooks Brothers, F.L. Woods, Rancourt & Company, and Social Primer

As much as we want to love what team USA will be wearing for the Opening Ceremonies this evening, we just can’t do it.  That said, we have to commend Ralph Lauren for bringing production of this year’s uniforms back stateside.  In honor of the Games, today we’re featuring a handful of our favorite All-American pieces.  Of course, they’re all made right here in the USA.


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