“Flag Day” A/O’s by Sperry Top-Sider

On June 18, 2014, in Footwear, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Sperry Top-Sider

World Cup fever has officially taken over at Bows & Boats.  Two weeks ago we figured our World Cup themed coverage would start and end with our 1994 USA Soccer Shorts post, but we’ve been completely sucked into the action.  Yesterday we even found ourselves interested in the Brazil vs. Mexico match (so much for only watching team USA)!  Of course, we’re not the only ones who have jumped on the World Cup bandwagon and that means lots of bold color options on some classic silhouettes.  Sperry Top-Sider decided their classic A/O boatshoe was the perfect canvas for a handful of World Cup inspired color combinations, and the resulting “Flag Day” collection is definitely going to turn a few heads.

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Patriotic Picks by Smathers & Branson

On June 17, 2014, in Accessories, Belts, Hats, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Smathers & Branson and Country Club Prep

Ok, after yesterday’s dramatic win over Ghana, we get it.  We’re still not sure how so many of our friends get just as invested into games that don’t involve team USA, but you better believe we’ll be glued to the screen cheering on the Yanks the rest of the way.  To celebrate the win, today we’re highlighting a few patriotic picks from our friends at Smathers & Branson.

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Dean by Hugh & Crye

On June 16, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Hugh & Crye

Just down the road from us, in Washington, DC, there’s been quite the fashion movement over the past few years.  There are a handful of great young brands down that way who are starting to make some noise on a national level, and one of our favorites is Hugh & Crye.  Not only are their shirts great looking, their unique fit system has left us with shirts that fit just as well as custom, without the hassle.  A couple of weeks back Hugh & Crye sent us a new addition to their collection to check out, they call it Dean.

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Happy Father’s Day!

On June 15, 2014, in Events, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Starboard Clothing

Right about the time Bowties & Boatshoes launched, we both became fathers for the first time.  Since then, we’ve both added another kiddo to the our respective families, so to say it’s been a crazy few years would be quite the understatement.  So today we’re kicking back, taking it easy, and enjoying all the joys life has to offer.  If you’re a dad, we hope you’re doing the same.

Happy Father’s Day all!

-Ryan & Ben


Images: Starboard Clothing

If you happen to run into us on a weekend, chances are one of us will have on a Signature Cap from Starboard clothing.  It’s been that way for the last couple of years, and the odds of it changing are slim to none.  The post below originally ran on July 23, 2012, and that patina we mentioned back then is looking even better these days.

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Harbor Pants with Embroidered Bowties by Castaway

On June 13, 2014, in Bowties, Pants, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Castaway

There are some days that you simply have to say “the hell with it” and wear whatever you want knowing you’re going to get a few comments about your attire.  We tend to do that pretty frequently in the Summer with our collection of go to hell pants, but we may be taking things to the next level with this week’s bowtie Friday pick.  The gang at Castaway has really outdone themselves with their Harbor Pants with Embroidered Bowties.

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Image: Vineyard Vines

You know the drill friends, we want to hear from you.  Leave us a comment here, or drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook and let us know what you think about the Vineyard Vines Flag Check Breaker Pants.  Would you wear ’em?


Celebrating National Seersucker Day with Haspel

On June 11, 2014, in Events, Suits, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Haspel

We do our best to avoid talking politics here at Bowties & Boatshoes, everyone has their own opinion, and we’d be happy to have a discussion with just about anyone about our views, but this certainly isn’t the platform to talk about what we support and what we oppose.  That said, there is a movement going on down on Capital Hill today that we can absolutely get behind, and have a feeling each and every one of our readers can as well.  Gentlemen, National Seersucker Day is back in DC! One brand that is really embracing the reemergence of the celebration is Haspel.

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Burgess Blazer by F.L. Woods

On June 10, 2014, in Blazers, by Ryan & Ben

Image: F.L. Woods

Last November we gushed over the Mariners Jacket from F.L. Woods.  It became an absolute staple piece for us, and we were sad to pack it up when temperatures began to rise.  Well, our friend Wayne and his team just introduced their take on a blazer, and the results are just as fantastic.  Today we’re proud to introduce you to the F.L. Woods Burgess Blazer.

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Oahu Weekender Duffel by Hudson Sutler

On June 9, 2014, in Bags, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Hudson Sutler

It’s been far too long since we’ve hit the road for an adventure, and we’re starting to get a little antsy.  So antsy, that we don’t even know what our next adventure will be, but we’re already starting to gear up a bit.  We’ve had our eye on the Oahu Weekender Duffel from Hudson Sutler for quite some time now, and with Summer travel season about to be in full swing, it may just be time for us to pull the trigger.

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