Images: Sid Mashburn, Rolex, John Lobb, Martin Dingman, ICON

It’s fun to play the ‘what if’ game time to time, and this year we figured it’d be interesting to see what we could come up with for a gift guide with absolutely no budget.  This is by far the most expensive guide we’ve ever put out, and it’ll probably hold that title for quite some time.  Regardless, here’s what we’d be handing out this year if money was no object.

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2014 Gift Guide #3: The Beach Bum

On December 16, 2014, in Accessories, Eyewear, Footwear, Home, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Chubbies, Sydney Hale, Tretorn, Yeti, Costa Del Mar

Whether your next beach trip is months away, or you’re going to be celebrating Christmas Corona style with decorated palm trees, a trip to the coast is always a great way to recharge the batteries.  For our third gift guide of the year, we’re featuring a few things that will make any beach trip better.

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2014 Gift Guide #2: The Bowtie Aficionado

On December 15, 2014, in Accessories, Bowties, Home, by Ryan & Ben

Images: Old Try, J. McLaughlin, Smathers & Branson, J. Crew Factory, Bearings Print Shop

Friends, unless you want to pay for overnight shipping, or hand out a bunch of gift cards, this week is your last chance to pick up that perfect gift for friends or family.  Today we’re featuring a handful of things any bowtie aficionado would love.


Gingerbread Man and Red Tartan Bow by Social Primer

On December 12, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Social Primer

To say our pal Cooper down at Social Primer has a unique sense of style would be quite the understatement.  His pairings are unique, his colors are bold, and every look is simply sharp as a tack. Of course, many of his looks are finished off with a great looking Social Primer bowtie.  This time of year, we’re betting he’s getting plenty of wear out of their recently released Gingerbread Man and Red Tartan bow.

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Donegal Sweater by Grayers

On December 11, 2014, in Sweaters, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Grayers

A few weeks back, the fine folks at Grayers reached out to thank us for a couple of features we’d run on their wares.  Not only were we thankful for the kind words, we were also happy that we’d made a connection at a brand we’d had our eye on for quite some time.  Grayers has grown by leaps and bounds over recently, and if they continue to release items like their  Donegal Sweater, we have a feeling they are going to be around for the long haul.


Tomato Heather Flannel by Sid Mashburn

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

Image: Sid Mashburn

Sometimes you just have to be the guy in a red shirt at the Christmas party.  We tend to stick with a red gingham in these situations, but it looks like there will soon be another bold red shirt in our rotation.  From Sid Mashburn comes the Tomato Heather Flannel.

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Gärde Stövel Vinter GTX by Tretorn

On December 9, 2014, in Shoes, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Tretorn

On our last visit to our favorite barbershop, The QG, we finally got a chance to check out there recently completed men’s store.  We’d heard that Tretorn would be included in the QG collection, and we were excited to see what else beyond staple Nylites they would have in stock.  The shoe that we left most impressed with was definitely the Gärde Stövel Vinter GTX.

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Jack Pack by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

On December 8, 2014, in Home, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

A well stocked bar is something we think everyone should have.  For us, that means not only quality liquor, but also quality mixers, accoutrements, etc.  One thing that has become a staple on our bar is Jack Rudy tonic, and it will soon be joined by a few more Jack Rudy products thanks to their Jack Pack.

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The Setter Plantation Bow by Over Under

On December 5, 2014, in Bowties, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Over Under

If there’s one thing we love more than a great looking bowtie, it’s a great looking bowtie with a great story to go along with it.  We had a feeling that’s just what we’d get when we reached out to our friend Bryan down at Over Under to get the scoop on a new addition to their collection, The Setter Plantation Bow.  We definitely weren’t disappointed.

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Stone Bedford Cords by Bonobos

On December 4, 2014, in Pants, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Bonobos

The “rules” say that you aren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day.  Well, we’ve always been ones to skirt said rules from time to time, but this year we are throwing it all to the wind and simply going for it.  It’s been decided, the next addition to our collection of cords is going to be the Stone Bedford option from Bonobos.

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