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Unionmade | Winter Sale

January 19, 2015

Unionmade’s winter sale is rolling and full of plenty of impressively discounted gear you probably don’t really need but probably do really want. Stroll on over to give it a look or for some specific selections of badassery, click out on the links below to get your fix.

LVC Sweatshirt

Gant Hiker Parka

 Hill-Side Sneakers

TS(S) Button Down Shirt

Beams + Pants

Levi’s M&C Leather Jacket

RRL Dotted Work Shirt

Nanamica Quilted Coat

LVC 1947

Boglioli K Jacket

Todd Snyder Selvedge Twill Shirt

Vetra Jacket

– DJS

Accoutrements | Assemblage

January 16, 2015

The biggest wardrobe mistake a man can make is to focus exclusively on his apparel and neglect the accompanying accoutrements. Accessories are not extraneous. Been caught in the rain recently with a shitty umbrella that is upended by the wind? Or maybe you’re still struggle hanging your ties and belts from a clothes hanger. Few things ruin the excitement of packing for a trip like placing your personal effects in a disgraceful dopp kit. A man needs auxiliary equipment when it comes to caring for himself and his apparel so take a look at the Assemblage below and click out on the titles for further details and purchase info.

Filson | Umbrella

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Form Function Form | iPhone Case

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Apolis | Alpaca Travel Kit

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Aesop | Grooming Supplies

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Billy Reid | Garment Bag

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J.W. Hulme | Travel Case

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Venetian Shoe Cream

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Baxter of California | Shaving Set

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Alden | Valet Kit

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Woodlore | Tie & Belt Hanger

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Izola | Flask

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Persol | Sunglasses

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Odin | Tanoke Cologne

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Billykirk | Leather Coasters

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Jack Spade | Duffle Bag

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Tanner Goods | Driver Gloves

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Mismo | Backpack

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Makr | Key Fob

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Musgo Real | Bar Soap

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Apolis | Wine Tote

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Rolex | Submariner

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J.W. Hulme | Valet Tray

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Kershaw | Pocket Knife

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Billykirk | Wallet

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Hill-Side | Handkerchief

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- DJS

Rolex Submariner | Cleaning and Reassembling

January 15, 2015

Certainly makes a man appreciate the mechanical wonder on his wrist.

– DJS

General Knot | Winter Collection

January 14, 2015

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I wear a tie to the office pretty much every day. While seen as extraneous by some, you should keep in mind that the tie covers one’s bulging shirt placket when the post-holiday weight adds additional stress to your shirt’s buttons. Wearing a tie, you’re now free to keep your paunch through the summer if you so choose. Slim fit shirts are a cruel master.

Hide your shame with the new collection over at General Knot.

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GK-01232-full GK-00941-back-new GK-00935-fold

 

– DJS

Russell Moccasin | Double Vamp Chestnut Chukka

January 11, 2015

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You and I both already own a pair of chukkas. Ok, multiple pairs. But are yours double vamped? That’s correct, these chukkas from Russell Moccasin are officially hand sewn by not one but two vampires, thus the double vamp moniker. Ladies fucking love vampires and when you tell one that your newly acquired shoes were made by a tag team duo of bloodsuckers, you’re definitely not going to get a hot tall double skinny vanilla latte with extra whip thrown in your face. When she doesn’t respond to your vampire footwear comment by scalding you with an overpriced caffeinated beverage, you can continue conversation by telling her how you liked the Twilight movies but prefer Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, and how River Phoenix was originally cast for the role of Daniel Molloy but overdosed four weeks before filming and she’ll most likely say how much she loves River Phoenix and then you can correct her and say, “loved, not love, as he’s dead.” She’ll probably get all dramatic and take offense but you really don’t want to kick it with a girl with bad grammar, do you?

Get the conversation going with the Russell Moccasin Double Vamp Chestnut Chukka, over at Context.

– DJS

Land Rover Defender’s Last Ride

January 8, 2015

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I’m a Land Rover lover. I own a LR4 HSE (Discovery in Euro markets) but have often considered making the move over to a vintage Defender. If I ever do make the switch, it’ll have to be vintage, as apparently the Defender is reaching the end of its journey.

For closing ceremonies, Land Rover is making three limited editions of the Defender, each honoring a different element and time period of the Defender’s history. Take a look at the photos below but don’t get your hopes up in acquiring one, as the Autobiography Edition, Heritage Edition, and Adventure Edition are limited to just 80, 400, and 600 vehicles and are probably all spoken for.

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– DJS

Finamore x Frans Boone | Japanese Denim Herringbone Storm Washed Shirt

January 6, 2015

1Frans Boone‘s got their storm washed Finamore shirt back in action and while I’ve never tried to wash any of my garments outside during a storm, I’m not too sure they’d come out looking like this one. I did, however, once ruin a pair of osso suede loafers by getting caught in the rain wearing them with a pair of raw denim. Maybe I should’ve put them shits up on Styleforum afterwards and called ‘em “storm washed.”

From FB, “This stormwash shirt was first made a couple of years ago and after we re-stocked it, we did a 3rd re-order and now the 4th re-stock is in. A Japanese herringbone denim shirt, that looks cool with a classic navy wool jacket and navy blue cashmere tie and silver waistcoat, on  white cord’s or slacks, or in summer time on olive turned up pants and sneakers. As this shirt is washed , every shirt is different and it might be a little lighter or darker compared to the shirt shown.”

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– DJS

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