Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lands' End Shorewood Fair Isle Sweater

Although it's a little too hot to be thinking about sweaters, this is exactly the right time to be on the hunt. Lands' End is currently having a great sale on Fall items (like this down vest) but their Shorewood Fair Isle is by far my favorite.  Stock up now because I have a feeling these might go fast.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

L.L. Bean 100th Anniversary EvoWood Swiss Army Knife

Continuing with their 100th Anniversary celebration, L.L. Bean teamed up with Wenger to make this handsome Swiss Army Knife that is sure to be a favorite among fans. Sporting a grip made from a Swiss Walnut Tree, this knife holds seven stainless-steel tools such as a flat screwdriver, large knife blade with 100th Anniversary logo, bottle opener, wire bender, nail file, nail cleaner, corkscrew, can opener, small cross head screwdriver, key ring and a reamer/awl which serves eleven functions in all. And as a guy who carries a regular L.L. Bean Swiss Army Knife at all times, I'm looking forward to upgrading to this model.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Converse Moto Leather Hi-Tops

Out of all the sneakers in my closet, I probably wore my black and white Converses the most this summer. As a big fan of the Converse silhouette, my interest immediately peaked when I stumbled upon a pair inspired by the classic leather jacket. From the white mid-soles and open zipper details to the leather patchwork and boot-like laces, these Wheat Motorcycle Jacket Hi-Tops are the perfect footwear transition into fall.  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Life Lessons from Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong 8/5/30-8/25/12

Lessons learned from astronaut, photographer and hero, Neil Armstrong:  Enjoy life, take risks, and always find time for a good cigar.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Archives || The Classic Style of Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Although we are all aware of his style in "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman has been sporting the classic look on and off the set for years.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jack Spade x Barbour

Although Andy Spade is no longer at the helm of Jack Spade, I'm glad to see that his influnce still remains at the company. Andy was always a big fan of Barbour so my guess is the collaboration of these two brands was a long time coming. Take a look at Mr. Spade in his well worn Barbour below and read on to see the new Jack Spade x Barbour Collection. The secret to this collection lies in the details.

Andy Spade shot by Daniel Stephans in 2007.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Brooks Brothers Fall '12

Inspired by the Ivy League, Brooks Brothers hit just the right combination of nostalgia and classic style with their latest collection, especially with the authorized reproduction of the Princeton Tee Shirt made famous by T. Hayashida's Take Ivy. Read on for my favorite picks from Fall 2012.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1950 Beach Style

  1950s beach style

While scanning Life Archives looking for classic beach style, I quickly noticed a common theme among the men: headgear. For these beach bums, hats provided not only protection from the blazing sun but also served as a statement. Take note.