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Winterizing Your Shoes

Winterize

After finally getting dug out from this monstrous snow storm, many of us head back to work and begin the arduous task of trudging through the winter streets of Buffalo. With all the snow, salt, rain, etc. that’s all over the roads, it’s crucial that your kicks are properly protected against the elements. Below are some important steps to winterize your shoes.

Check out the full article at BuffaloVibe.com

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Project Pieta

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Project Pieta is a fashion label born in the prisons of Lima, Latin America. Using only natural, ecological and recycled materials, the collection is entirely produced by inmates in the prison workshops. The project allows inmates to independently generate income, develop their skills allowing for a faster rehabilitation and also shortens their sentence: each day of work decreases the prisoners sentence by a full day. Each piece is numbered and signed by the craftsman who made it.

The collection is a mixture of work and street wear, with most of the items looking like something out of HBA catalog. While that particular look is not my taste, the stuff all looks so good I almost wishes it were just so I could wear it. This denim shirt and wool cardigan however, I can definitely get behind. I love clothing with an interesting story and it doesn’t get more badass than wearing something that 1.was made by an inmate and 2.does some good in the process. The whole collection not only looks fantastic, it’s also fairly affordable compared to some of these other street wear brands with a similar look. Naturally, it should go without saying that you’re required listen to Johnny Cash while wearing said garments…

$80/$150
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VinylLibationsRecapOctober

Apologies for the delay of this month’s Vinyl Libations Recap, but I’m pretty sure October’s compilation was well worth the wait. Not only where there some stellar new beers to try, I was also lucky enough to find some vinyl gold after a few fortuitous trips to Record Theatre.

Herbie Mann – Push Push + Southern Tier Pumking

Tom Waits – Nighthawks at the Diner + J.Lohr Cabernet

Frankie Carle – 30 Hits of the Tuneful 20s + Labatt Bourbon Barrel Ale

The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1 + Shipyard Pumpkinhead

Roy Orbison – All Time Greatest Hits + O Mission Lager

Sun Ra – Visits Planet Earth + OFW This Is Not A Pale Ale

The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers + Kilchoman 2011

Xanadu Soundtrack + Magic Hat #9

Rocky Horror Picture Show + Elysian Space Dust IPA

Blue Oyster Cult – Some Enchanted Evening + Poison Cabernet

Masayoshi Takanaka – Rainbow Gobilins Story + OFW This Is Not A Pale Ale

The Buffalo Club

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I had the rare pleasure of visiting The Buffalo Club this past evening while attending Napoli’s Concierge Launch Event. The exclusive club, established in 1867, is a beautiful testament to the rich history of Buffalo; completely decked out in dark mahogany, brass and gorgeous ornate carpeting. The whole place was rather quiet, with just a few families dining in the great halls surrounded by empty tables which where immaculately set while children sat slumped in their chairs looking bored to be there. A few men in the Members Only Lounge chatted quietly (most likely congratulating each other on being masters of the universe) and the only real audible sounds came from the chiming of the grandfather clock which echoed throughout the club.  It was so incredibly peaceful and beautiful that I never wanted to leave. One of my favorite things about the club is the strict dress code. No jeans are allowed at the Buffalo Club, with gentlemen expected to wear a jacket and tie in specific areas. This is something you really don’t see except for in clubs like this and I truly wish more places adopted this “old fashioned” idea of dressing up when you go somewhere. Naturally I couldn’t help but snap a few photos while I was there and dream of the day I get my invitation to join this exclusive establishment.

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ShinolaBlackBlizzard

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola has just released their first titanium timepiece dubbed The Black Blizzard. Inspired by the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the homesteaders who weathered the storm, The Black Blizzard wristwatch is an emblem of the American spirit—a willingness and determination to overcome adversity. Featuring the turnable topping bezel that Shinola has been using on most of their new watches (and subsequently makes me like them even more) the watch comes with both a titanium bracelet and rubber sport strap as well as a collector’s book about the Dust Bowl. Shinola’s most complicated timepiece to date, with each new watch seems to come an even higher price point. This, unfortunately, remains one of the only reasons I haven’t purchasing one yet. Damn if these watches aren’t sharp looking, though. The Black Blizzard is available in both 42 and 48mm.

$1,500

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Buffalo Dandy has mentioned EastDane.com a few times in the past. The site offers a thoughtful, straightforward approach to men’s fashion with everything from renowned heritage brands to future up-and-comers. The site also offers a vast selection of home/office goods, books and accessories. For this week only Buffalo Dandy is proud to offer a $100 Online Gift Card to 2 lucky readers! Simply go to EastDane.com, pick your favorite item on the site and leave it in the comments section below to enter. Boom. Done. While the site offers several high-end options that may cost more than $100, every little bit helps. Plus the vast selection of accessories, men’s shoes and plenty of items from their 50% Off Mens section should make spending that $100 pretty easy. To make getting that gift card in your pocket even easier still, we’ve compiled some of our favorite options from the site below that are all around the $100-$200 range. Trust me, this is one contest you won’t want to pass up.
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NativeYouth Parka | Penfield Collegiate Sweatshirt | Gant Rugger Flannel Shirt | Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Sweatshirt | Gant Rugger Slub Button Down | A.P.C New Standard Indego Jeans | Herschel Supply Co Little America Backpack | Daniel Wellington Bristol Watch | Baxter of California Pocket CombJ.W Holme Leather Key Fob | East Dane Shaving Kit | Maison Kitsune Corduroy Cap | Drakes Striped Tie | CAMO Milan Tie | Giles and Brothers Railroad Spike Cuff | Eastland 1955 Edition Sherman Boots | Converse Jack Purcell Leather Sneakers


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“Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?”

This Dandy Halloween Costume should be a no brainer for fans of the classic film American Psycho. A simple pinstripe suit paired with a banker shirt (blue shirt/white collar), power tie, clear raincoat, an axe and most importanty the business cards (that’s bone) and you’ll be getting that reservation at Dorsia in no time. Extra points if you can not only score a walkman, but also the Huey Lewis and The News album FORE! on tape. Also the clear raincoat is pretty easy to find online for cheap, so feel free to spray that bad boy full of all the (preferably fake) blood you want. Just be sure to lay out some copies of the Style Section on the floor before you do… HEY PAUL!!!

Ralph Lauren Pinstripe Suit $1,295 (Or try Burlington Coat Factory for $150) | Brooks Brothers Banker Shirt $92 | The Tie Bar Paisley Tie $15 | Tommy Hilfiger Suspenders $30 | Clear Rain Coat $12 | Sony Walkman $10 | Best Made Co American Felling Axe $162 | Heuy Lewis and The News FORE! $6

Hemingwrite

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As the saying goes: “Dress like JFK, Speak like Hemingway, work like Ralph Lauren and Party Like Gatsby”. While many of us may not have the gift of prose that Hemingway had, this new digital typewriter from Hemingwrite will at least help you look the part.

Inspired by the typewriters of old but updated with today’s technology, the Hemingwrite features a 6+ week battery life, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities that sync to your favorite cloud apps like Evernote and Google Docs and has a high contrast backlit E Ink screen that can be used inside or out, day or night. Looking to do for writing what Kindle did for reading, the Hemingwrite is a great product for those looking to unplug and write in a distraction-free environment. From the durable die-cast aluminum case, to the retro keyboard switches which offer the same tactile feedback of 90’s typewriters, the hipsters in Brooklyn are about to loose their damn minds over this thing. I have a feeling if Urban Outfitters starts selling these they wouldn’t be able to keep them on the shelf.

No word yet on pricing, but you can stay updated by checking out their website at Hemingwrite.com.

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WintercroftMask

Another Dandy Halloween Costume idea that doesn’t require a sacrifice of style are these awesome looking paper masks by Wintercroft. Although a bit more time consuming and requiring a bit of patience, the pay off will certainly be huge with these eye-catching masks. Encouraging a more environmentally-friendly Halloween, no shipping or materials are wasted in their creation. Simply download the pdf, print it out on card stock paper and starting cutting and scoring the pieces together to create your very own pixelated visage. There are numerous styles to choose from, although the skull seems to be everyone’s favorite. Pair it with either a costume or your favorite outfit and you’ll be set for Halloween. Even better, after Halloween you can simply recycle the mask instead of spending $30 on rubber one and having it end up in a landfill somewhere.

$8

DenimGuide

Rue La La has recently launched an expansive guide to Men’s Denim on their blog chock full of useful tidbits about different washes, fits and outfit ideas. Personally, I obsess over finding not only the perfect fit when it comes to denim, but also the perfect wash. While I would recommend some alternate brands to highlight such as APC, Levis, Fidelity and RPM West, the article is still worth a read. With men paying more and more attention to fit and washes of their jeans, a guide like this can be invaluable. Check out the full article here.

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