Batik Bows by Sid Mashburn

On May 9, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Sid Mashburn

Every season a new color or print that we haven’t seen in a while seems to pop up from multiple companies at the same time.  This season, it appears that batik is the print of choice.  Some companies are keeping it traditional, others are putting a more modern spin on it, and a few are just getting close and calling it batik for the sake of name recognition.  One company that did their batik right across a number of products is Sid Mashburn.  Of course, the Batik Bows are our favorite part of their batik collection.

Continue reading »


Washed Canvas Cloth Shorts by L.L. Bean Signature

On May 8, 2014, in Shorts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: L.L. Bean Signature

Just because we’re raising a few of our inseams this Summer, it doesn’t mean we are quite ready to raise them all.  In fact, we’ve been on the hunt for something a bit longer that can take a more abuse than a standard pair of chino shorts without looking too utilitarian, and it looks like L.L. Bean Signature has us covered with a recent addition to their collection.  Their Washed Canvas Cloth Shorts are just what we’ve been looking for.

Continue reading »


Haskell Sunglasses by Warby Parker

On May 7, 2014, in Eyewear, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Warby Parker

With the sun staying high in the sky longer and longer every day, we’re once again on the hunt for some new sunglasses.  At this point, it looks like we’re going to have to start a one in one out policy with our current rotation, and a new addition to the Warby Parker lineup has us sizing up a few pairs that may not make the cut for much longer.  Take a look at the Haskell.

Continue reading »


Two-Tone Read Boatshoes by Rancourt & Company

On May 6, 2014, in Footwear, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Rancourt & Company

While many of the larger boatshoe manufacturers are once again offering made in the USA options, there are a few small outfits who have never offered anything but.  One of our favorites is Rancourt & Company, and last week they took the wraps off of the newest addition to their collection; the Read Two-Tone Boatshoe.

Continue reading »


Montauk Madras Shirts by Bonobos

On May 5, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Bonobos

Horizontal stripes get a bad wrap.  Many say they aren’t flattering, but, in our opinion, as long as what you’re wearing fits how it should, you shouldn’t have any problems at all pulling off the look. For our next foray into the world of horizontal stripes we’re going big with the Montauk Madras Shirts by Bonobos.

Continue reading »


Celebrating the Derby with a Mint Julep

On May 3, 2014, in Events, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Mizzen+Main

In the past we’ve featured the “official” Kentucky Derby mint julep recipe on race day.  This year, we’re changing things up a bit as we’ve become quite fond of Basil Hayden’s over the last year or so.  Our recipe is nothing fancy, but it’s our go to.  Of course, if you have a proper julep cup, now’s the time to break it out.

Continue reading »


Blue Chambray Bow by Bull+Moose

On May 2, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Bull+Moose

Last night we got a note from a friends at Bull+Moose letting us know that their Summer bows were officially in, and would be hitting their site ASAP.  Well, they’re up, and there are certainly some great looking ties in the collection.  Our pick this week is their Blue Chambray Bow.

Continue reading »


New Oxfords by Mizzen+Main

On May 1, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Mizzen+Main

Yesterday the gentlemen at Mizzen+Main unveiled the latest version of their website.  The overall experience is simply fantastic, and the best part of all is that a number of new shirts also went live at the same time.  We were most excited to see that their collection of oxfords has three new colors to choose from.

Continue reading »


Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can
take care of it!


©2010- 2015 Bowties & Boatshoes, LLC