Giveaway – $50 x 4 at East Dane

Everyone loves a good giveaway… We’ve been afforded the opportunity to give out four $50 gift cards to East Dane, purveyors of so many fine goods.  Not too shabby!

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As you may already know, East Dane is a fantastic go-to spot for all things menswear.  Carrying such brands as S.N.S. Herning, Glanshirt, and Aspesi, just to name a few, they really have become one of the best online retailers out there.  Even better, Amazon Prime members are able to take advantage of the two day shipping we all love!  I’ve been perusing the selection of men’s hats as I gear up for the horrible Chicago winter that is sure to come.

To enter, simply leave a comment below with what you’d use your gift card on… The 50% off Men’s Sale selection is a good place to start looking.  Make sure you use a valid email address with your comment, you know, so we can get in touch with you if you win!

Deadline for entry is October 7 at 11:59 PM.  Winners will be selected/contacted on October 8.  Thanks to Nak Online Branding for partnering with us and providing the prize, and East Dane for being so awesome!  Good luck!

- Fall Endorsement: New Balance 565 –

With Fall starting to roll in and football season in full swing, I’ve been rocking these New Balance’s quite a bit.  Why do I associate these shoes with fall and football season?  Well because they match up quite nicely to the colors of my alma mater, the University of Mississippi: Navy with red, grey and white accents.  Hotty Toddy!

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I’ve been wearing them jeans, chinos and especially with slim sweat pants.  Good for running errands, walking the dog… everyday stuff.  Also good for showing some school spirit.  Forward Rebels!  This colorway is exclusive to JD Sports.  They’ve also got some other great options, including some killer offerings from Nike too.

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DoP Review: Buffalo Jackson Bison Leather Saddle Shoes

If you’ve read a #menswear blog, you’ve seen every blogger from Blogspot to Tumblr say that saddle shoes are a classic piece of footwear.  Hell, for a lot of guys in the South, they are staple… worn with everything from jeans to dress trousers.  To limit any rambling I could do, let’s just say they are very versatile.  But for some guys, saddle shoes may be a little daunting, for fear they look like “Buster Bluth.”  That’s why I’m really liking these Bison Leather Saddles from Buffalo Jackson.  The beautiful tone-on-tone walnut color and contrast stitching really stand out, and the upper is quite soft (being made from tumbled bison leather).  It makes for a very comfortable shoe.  Give these a shot if you’re looking to add some saddles to your rotation… they’re pretty perfect.

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The Knottery New Arrivals for Spring 2013

Honestly, is there anyone out there that plays the affordable style game better than The Knottery?  For the past two years, they’ve brought us all the fun we could ever want around our necks, stuffed in our pockets, holding up our pants, covering our heads… well, you get the idea.  They know what they’re doing.  For this spring and summer, Jay and Jack are continuing their efforts to make awesome accessories made here in the US.  I’m a big fan of the belts and caps this year.  Head over and check it all out.  Very perfect.

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Spring Shoe Lineup

So temperatures are going to go up soon, right?  I mean, this cold streak we call “winter” has gone on quite long enough, if you ask me.  The longing for warmer weather has me poking around webstores for options that I’d like to add to my spring shoe lineup.  One can get his unstructured sport coat and slim linen trouser game on point; but if you’re still walking around in beat up boat shoes, someone might accuse you of being “sooooo 2009.”  So, if you’re looking to add some “2013″ to your spring shoe collection, feel free to go for any of these.  And yes, there are plenty of double monk straps… because, you know, #menswear.  Just perfect.

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Billy Reid Made to Measure Video

Over the past six months, I’ve really taken an interest in Made to Measure suiting.  As someone who works in the menswear retail industry, it has afforded me the opportunity to learn all aspects of the process, such as taking the measurements, seeing the translation between a customer’s body shape and the adjustments that are necessary to be made, and even the numerous suiting models from vendor to vendor.  Understanding what goes in to making a well fitting suit is inspiring.  Billy Reid has posted quite an inspirational video coinciding with his Made to Measure Events this spring.  Click here to check out the schedule and to make an appointment… then watch the video below.  Perfect.

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