It’s been feeling pretty brisk outside these past few mornings, which I’m sort of loving because it means I can finally start justifying buying some clothes for Fall. The overall color scheme that I’ve been seeing a lot of is navy and rich browns, so I”ve comprised a couple of my favorite pieces that I hope to add to my closet this season.
Hugo Boss ‘Marick’ Sport Coat – You can buy the coat online, but it’s also available at Napoli’s Per La Moda in Williamsville. I highly recommend checking this coat out in person because it’s absolutely spectacular. So much in fact that the price is almost justified to me. $445
J.Crew Cotton Cashmere Shawl Collar Sweater – Few things evoke Fall better in my mind that the shawl collar sweater. The perfect companion to late night fires or sipping your morning coffee out of an enamel mug. $78
Emerson James Inc Custom Axes - If you’re going to be sitting by the fire, you’ll need something to chop all that wood up with. Luckily local favorite Bureau has just started selling these custom made axes by Emerson James Inc. $TBA
UNIQLO Selvedge Denim - Once Fall arrives you’ll need some heavier duty denim. Purists prefer selvedge denim but that usually is accompanied with a larger price tags and an extended breaking in period. Prices have been lowering, thankfully, but we haven’t seen anyone come close to matching UNIQLO’s pricing for their pre-broken-in selvedge denim for an incredible fifty bucks. $50
Twillory Gingham Shirt – Founded in 1892, Twillory knows a thing or two about shirt making. With a tailored cut, cutaway collar and Egyptian/Sea Island cotton which grants an exquisite hand-feel, this may become one of your new favorite shirts. $80
Kiel James Patrick ‘Daniel Boone’ Bracelet – KJP has a bunch of stellar new bracelets coming out, but I keep coming back to this one called “Daniel Boone”. The mixture of the cotton and leather roping along with the perfect color combo makes this a favorite for Fall. $58
Vineyard Vines Fish Hook Belt – Just in case you need to catch some dinner to cook over that roaring fire you’ve been working on, this simple fish hook belt from Vineyard Vines is the perfect thing to keep your pants up in the off chance you’re suffering from anchor overload. $98
Jack Purcell x Horween Chromexcel Leather Shoes – These are going to be pretty tough to locate, especial since they are currently only available for preorder in Japan and most sizes are already sold out. That shouldn’t stop you though because these Jack Purcell Chromexcel kicks are straight FIRE. $155
OMEGA Brown Speedmaster Moonwatch Pro – Another item that sold out rather quickly was this limited edition OMEGA Moonwatch with the brown dial and leather strap. Don’t worry, you can still purchase the brown dial with a metal band, but I’m always a sucker for leather and if you look around the inter webs you can still find a few for sale. $4,000
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Hermès recently launched a very Dandy app which offers a break from the harsh realities of the office, airport, public transport or even a dull date. Tie Break pays homage to brands history with a collection of vintage cartoons, old school arcade games, animated tie patterns, how-to-tie tutorials and even new product alerts all in one handy app. You can even get a behind the scenes look at how the tie patterns are made and create your own ties. Naturally, everything is beautifully designed and coincides with the color palate for their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Take a break and down the app for free here.
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“Ach du lieber gott” as my mom used to say. ThinkGeek.com highly recommends you introduce your friends to Das Can-in-Stein verbally. As in, “You’re going to the Oktoberfest parade this weekend? That’ll be a sweet opportunity for me to break out my Das Can-in-Stein!” over the phone. See, because when you say it outloud, it sounds like you’ve got a potentially lethal weapon from which you’re going to drink. Which isn’t entirely false. The Can-in-Stein is lethal – lethally awesome.
Just slip your drink into your Das Can-in-Stein and brace for the impending carousing. The pewter-look resin scaffold holds any standard 12 oz. can and features a hinged lid easily operated with a thumb-lever. And you know what that means: no more Black-Plague-carrying insects in your drink! Because you’ll be doing it a lot, it’s recommended you toast base-to-base with your Can-in-Stein. And always toast holding the handle! Beifall!
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The Eton x Eidos Napoli Collection is launching at the end of August and it literally has me wanting to burn all my Summer clothes in preparation for Fall. With impeccable quality, sophisticated clothing yet daring and innovative color patterns, Eton and Eidos Napoli are match made in heaven. The collection is rooted in classics yet refined in pattern and cut with fantastic understated pops of color throughout. The highlights of the collection include an unlined double breasted wool coat with corozo buttons, a brown double breasted wool sport coat with subtle blue overchecks and a flannel pinstripe suit featuring wool from renowned Vitale Barberis Canonico. The line will be available for purchase at the Eton flagship stores in Stockholm, London and New York City.
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Check out another exclusive article on BuffaloVibe.com as we explore the Art of Shaving. If you’ve been thinking about learning how to shave like a man, you’ll want to read this.
After receiving the Art of Shaving Starter Kit as a gift, I fear I may have inadvertently entered the world of getting a proper shave… and I can never go back. Perhaps you’ve wandered into their store that opened a while back in Galleria, and you’ve marveled at how beautifully designed their products are. Then you glanced at the price tag and went running out that door from sticker shock. Fear not! Their starter kit is the perfect introduction and unfortunately, gets you hooked on their product from the very first use… READ MORE
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As men, so I’m told, it’s always a good idea to carry a pocket knife. You never know what life is going to throw your way and a pocket knife is one of the most versatile tools you can carry. We’ve admired the Couteau “Terroir” Knife in the past, but after finally getting our hands on one, we’re kicking ourselves for not getting one sooner. Originally designed in Northern France, the Terroir sports a rustic, solid Rosewood handle and 9 cm stainless steel blade. Truly a perfect, no frills, day-to-day pocketknife that is not only practical but incredibly affordable.
The benefits of carrying a pocket knife are wonderfully outlined in this article by The Art of Manliness, with some of the uses listed below:
1. Opening a box
2. Cutting rope, tags and string
3. Cutting an apple. You feel like a bad ass doing it.
4. Opening a letter.
5. Weapon. Although we condone violence of any kind here at Buffalo Dandy. It’s uncivilized.
6. Camping. (Carving your own stick to roast marshmallows? Hell yes!)
7. You may have to MacGyver your way out of situation. Be prepared.
8. You need something to clench in your teeth when swinging from a rope.
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Being a Dandy can be dangerous work sometimes. If you happen to have an extra $20k laying around and want to look good while being protected, may I suggest buying one of these Bulletproof Suits from Garrison Bespoke. Working alongside suppliers for the US 19th Special Forces, Garrison has developed a custom bullet-proof suit that uses the same carbon nanotubes designed for the US troops’ uniforms in Iraq. This makes the suit material much thinner and flexible; 50% lighter than Kevlar. To see the bulletproof suit in action click the link here.
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Levi’s Made & Crafted just released their Fall/Winter 14 Collection and the inter webs collectively lost it’s mind. Granted, the reaction is somewhat justified. The line is inspired by the contrasting elements found in the Pacific Northwest; cities vs. mountains, indoors vs. outdoors, old vs. new and in doing so, creates a collection that works just as good in the wilderness as it does in the streets. Levi’s team partnered with Wilder Magazine, an art and culture publication, to create a 66-page editorial full of original stories and photographs of the great outdoors. This magazine also serves as a brilliant look book for the campaign. Some of my favorite pieces are included here like this fantastic indigo knit suit, the classic motorcycle jacket paired with a buffalo plaid button-down, the slim fitting “Needle” jeans and the cold weather essential waterproof parka. Check out the official tumblr page for the look book and start planning your Fall wardrobe now.
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It’s always nice to see fellow Buffalonians who understand you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. This view alone was all I needed to know that this gentleman’s outfit was on point. Well done, sir.
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