Friday, January 28, 2011

Date Night w/ N'East Style: Jaws (Double Feature)


If you don't know the story by now, Date Night was conceived last year when I stumbled across Christine's post on The Men of Jaws and came up with the idea to do a collaboration around great movies with great style. After the exchange of a few emails and tweets, Date Night was born and it's been a blast ever since.  So to celebrate the success of our little project, we decided to do Jaws this week as a special Double Feature (giving you two looks in one post).

Date Night w/ N'East Style presents: Jaws.

J.Crew Chinos

The Real McCoy

Editor's Note: Don't forget to head on over to N'East Style to see Christine's look.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

First Look: LL Bean Signature Spring '11

Take a sneak peak at LL Bean Signature's Spring '11 Catalog

Letters of Note

Thanks to Manifold Destiny's post this morning, I discovered a cool site that publishes inspiring correspondents called Letters of Note. I decided to submit one of my own and now amongst letters from JFK and Kirk Vonnegut, a note from Sen Joe Biden to a little 8th grader can be used to hopefully inspire others.

Monday, January 24, 2011

First Look: New Florsheim Limited Wing Tip

While flipping through the latest issue of Esquire, I stumbled upon a new color of Florsheim Limited Wingtips.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Inspiration: Don't Be Afraid to Dream Big

UC '02

Inspiration: New job starts tomorrow. I'm going to try my hardest to balance everything (Family, work and blogging) so bear with me.

Don't be afraid to dream big, to ponder your possibilities. 
-Branden "Skip" Brooks (UC graduation speech '02)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Like Father Like Son: Spidey Edition

Like Father Like Son: Spidey Edition

Date Night w/ N'East Style: The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom

For this week's Date Night, Christine picked a movie that I have yet to see but said it's probably right up my alley. And judging by the stills, she's probably right.

Date Night w/ N'East Style presents: The Brothers Bloom


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Skip's Stuff

Skip's Stuff

Here's a glimpse into what I carry everyday.

Capsule A/W 11: The Windmill Club

Although The Windmill Club didn't officially have a booth at capsule, Founder Kevin Burrows sported a tie that gives us a sneak peak at this year's collection.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Capsule A/W 11: Yuketen

Great guys. Great brand. Great collection: Yuketen.

Making The Case: Clear Frames

Although crystal frames shouldn't be your first choice for glasses, there is a strong case for making them apart of your rotation.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Date Night w/ N'East Style: Rushmore

New Year. New Format. Same Date Night. Now on Fridays, Christine and I will give you both looks with the gentlemen styles seen here at Alex Grant and the ladies at N'East Style. And since I'm a big Wes Anderson fan, we decided to do another one of his classic movies. Enjoy!

Date Night w/ N'East Style presents: Rushmore.

J.Crew Tie

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ralph Lauren Rugged Icons: Sale

Ralph Lauren recently dipped into their archives to bring you some classic rugged pieces and they are currently on sale. Here are a few of my favorite items

Archives: Ode to the Norwegian

While reminiscing about my prep school years at The Tatnall School, I stumbled across this picture that I took after a prep rally. I didn't know it at the time but the preppy mom to the left was wearing a sweater that would spark an obsession.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Capsule A/W 2011

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be in NY next Monday for Capsule. Last year's trade show marked a turning point for the blog (forcing me to go outside my comfort zone and introduce myself to many brands and bloggers that I adore) and I am every thankful for the experience. Hope to see some of you there.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Herschel Supply Pop Quiz Backpack

Stuff like this just takes me back. Herschel Supply's Pop Quiz backpack. Perfect.

Alex's Picks: Foam Lacrosse Sticks

We tried some others in the past but the lacrosse set from Pottery Barn Kids is the best of what's around.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Man About Town Issue # 7

Man About Town: Kilian Martin

Along with a great article on Pharrell Williams, issue #7 of Man About Town also introduced us to the talented Mr. Martin.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Keds X Mark McNairy Fall 2011

Keds X McNairy

Mark McNairy's latest collaboration with Keds presents a much cleaner shoe than his previous effort. Look for them in the Fall. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

League of Two: Partners & Spade

If you don't know who Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti of Partners & Spade are, here is a great video of them telling their story, touring their shop, and doing what they do best.