Crew Neck Sweatshirt by American Giant

On September 18, 2014, in Outerwear, by Ryan & Ben

Image: American Giant

There are a number of things we think every guy should always have at the ready, and one of those things is a solid crewneck sweatshirt.  Maybe it’s to throw on on the way to the gym, maybe just to run errands, or maybe a female companion will need to borrow on a chilly evening.  Regardless, it’s simply a piece you need to have.  Our pick is the Heavyweight Crew Neck from American Giant.

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Tweed Gentleman’s Jacket by Southern Proper

On September 17, 2014, in Jackets, by Ryan & Ben

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We’ve found that there are two camps when it comes to tweed.  One that is convinced that it’s something that should be left to old professors, and the other who understands that it should be an integral part of any Fall wardrobe.  Will give you one guess as to which side of the fence we fall on.  This year, our tweed collection will be growing by at least one piece, the just released Tweed Gentleman’s Jacket by Southern Proper.

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Campsides by Sebago

On September 15, 2014, in Footwear, by Ryan & Ben

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As much as it pains us to admit it, we’ll soon be retiring our boatshoes for the season.  Sure, we could extend their life a few more weeks if we paired them with socks, but that’s a line we’re not willing to cross.  Luckily for us, the transition will be a bit smoother this year thanks to a classic Sebago silhouette, the Campsides.

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No. 1 Original Brass Knife by Colonel Littleton

On September 13, 2014, in Accessories, by Ryan & Ben

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We’ve been fortunate enough to get some pretty great groomsmen gifts over the last few years, but only one goes with us everywhere we go.  No, it isn’t a flask, it’s a pocket knife.  Whether you’re looking for a gift for your buddies, or just something to add to your everyday carry list, the No. 1 Original Brass Knife from Colonel Littleton is the perfect pick.

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Image: Smathers & Branson

It’s a low key kind of bowtie Friday here in Annapolis this week, and we’re going sans tie.  Our pick today is one of our favorite bowtie themed items, the Bowtie Print Needlepoint Belt from Smathers & Branson.  The feature below originally ran on January 25, 2013.

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Remeber Everyone Deployed Tee by Mizzen+Main

On September 11, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

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It’ll be hard for us to ever refer to this day as anything other than September 11th, but we’re still doing our best to embrace today at Patriot Day.  We’re lucky to live in the land of the free, and we have the utmost respect for all of the brave men and women who protect us at home and abroad.  Today’s pick is one that gives back to those who put their lives on the line for us; the Remember Everyone Deployed shirt from our friends at Mizzen+Main.

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Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover by Patagonia

On September 10, 2014, in Outerwear, by Ryan & Ben

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This time of year, a casual pullover is a key piece to any wardrobe.  We’ve been sporting the classic Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T for years, but it’s about time for an upgrade.  We’re not ready to move completely away from Patagonia after so many years of loyal service, so we’re sticking with them and picking up a Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover.

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Chambray Dixie Shirt by Duck Head

On September 9, 2014, in Shirts, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Duck Head

We were pretty excited to see Duck Head emerge from the darkness earlier this year, and we’ve kept a pretty close eye on them ever since.  While the original lineup of the new Duck Head stuck with classic offerings like khakis and polos, its already expanding, and we love what we’re seeing.  One of our favorites of the collection is their Chambray Dixie Shirt.

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Black Watch Chinos by Brooks Brothers

On September 8, 2014, in Classics, Pants, by Ryan & Ben

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Black Watch is one of those patterns that is truly timeless.  The deep blues and greens make for a plaid that is simply perfect for the cooler months, and we’ve been known to sport it in many forms.  Traditionally, Black Watch pants are wool, but this season Brooks Brothers decided to put a bit of a spin on the classic with their Black Watch Chinos.

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Dark Grey Flannel Tretorn Nylites by Sid Mashburn

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

Image: Sid Mashburn

A few years back Sid Mashburn teamed up with Tretorn to put their spin on a classic pair of Nylites.  The result, with its eye catching neon yellow hand dyed upper, has become a go to for us for the last couple of Summers.  Just yesterday, we laid eyes on the latest Masburn and Tretorn collaboration, a Dark Grey Flannel Nylite.  While their flannel upper may be a nod to Mashburn’s bespoke suiting offerings, this pair is made to be paired with your favorite pair of jeans or beat up chinos.


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