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Christensen Bags Redefine Danish Design with a West Coast Spirit

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Do Danes do it better? That’s a question every student of midcentury design asks himself, though that question may soon be coming up amongst fashion hounds. Known for its understated…

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Worn Out Wednesday- Dan McGraw

Since most of us are officially sizzling in the summer heat, we thought it would be a good time to interview someone who spends his free time doing one of our favorite pastimes, sailing. There is nothing...
like getting out onto a lake or ocean and cooling off with a great breeze and getting energized...

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Meet Up Mondays: The M. Singer Experience

If the secret to winning in fashion is keeping an element of surprise, Matthew Singer just stepped to the front of that race. When the former fashion director of the Neiman Marcus Group left his post late...
last year, it seemed logical for him to channel his expertise in the retail biz into brand consulting. No one...

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Designer Google Glass Exists & You Can Buy It Now

In their never-ending quest for world domination, the fine folks over at MR PORTER have managed to snag yet another feather in their stylish caps. Because it’s Friday, and because we may have been...
slacking off at work in favor of getting lost in a MR PORTER hole, we bookmarked the men’s e-tailers major foray into Silicon...

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TGIF Shopping: Smart Turnout’s Royal Watch

No one knows tough better than a solider, so when a Scots Guard officer from the British Army designs a collection of sportswear and accessories, you better believe durability is the name of the game....
Luckily, Philip Turner, the army gentleman in question, also isn’t lacking in the taste department, meaning his line, cleverly named Smart...

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Feel Good Friday – Buttons ‘n’ Threads

With the online tailored shirt craze in full swing, we have tried many. Some are doing it right; some are missing the boat completely. One that we recently tried, Buttons ‘n’ Threads, is right on...
track. What we like about this brand is that they are delivering a higher standard. Think of Charvet in Paris...

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A Belt That Will Hold Up

We now live in a world where our midsections have become prime realty for free advertisements. So forget the monograms and logos and go back to the basics. Good quality leather is all you need to keep your...
pants on. The belt is an accessory that tends to get neglected, but it can really pull your...

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Archibald Optics Launches in U.S.

Eyewear might not be the top priority of your budget right now, but buying stylish eyewear does not have to break the bank. While we all want $600 Oliver Peoples frames, there are other more affordable...
options. The newest to the U.S. is Archibald Optics, an online retailer that mirrors Warby Parkers successful online model....

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The Manual Wind: Barrington Watch Winders

One of the few burdens of being a multiple mechanical watch owner is time setting.  Peer amongst the collection, match your timepiece to that days activities and dress, now walk around with it showing the...
incorrect time and date for a few hours; we have all done it.  The device that solves this simple first...

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Worn Out Wednesday – Peter Davis

Today we speak to the writer Peter Davis, who is well known in a plethora of amusing circles in New York City for being the life of the party and a total gentleman. His life according to him: I was born...
and raised in New York on the Upper East Side but by age 12...

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Orlebar Brown x Sperry Top-Sider: Summer Slip-ons

Don’t you just love summer? The days are longer, people are happier and the shoes are really really awesome thanks to Orlebar Brown’s latest collaboration with Sperry Top-Sider. Dubbed Doug (so good),...
the small collection consists of four slip-on deck shoe designs that combine Sperry Top Sider’s much-loved CVO slip-on silhouette with Orlebar Brown’s SS14...

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Feel Good Friday – Janji Running Apparel

There are many marathons that benefit charities, but usually the charity ends at the finish line. Janji founders Mike Burnstein and Dave Sandorfer (who are only 25 and 24 by the way) wanted to change that,...
so in June of 2012 they launched their running apparel line that helps fight the worldwide food and water...

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Armando Cabral Amps Up Your Summer Shoe Game

You may have spied  Armando Cabral while you were flipping through the pages of Details or GQ, posing in the latest fashion or power-walking Parisian runways. But there’s more to this Guinea-born,...
Portuguese designer than looking handsome in glossy spreads. The model-cum-footwear genius debuted his eponymous brand back in 2009, and has continued to capture the imagination...

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