Archive for September, 2011

Dents Driving Gloves

Yeah, pretty sure I need these… Dents Leather Driving Gloves.
You only really seem to find snug fitting leather gloves from the Europe, unless you try and buy XL sized ladies gloves. But they never seem to fit right… uh, so I hear.



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A Dandy in Delaware

Had a great time in Delaware visiting the sister/brother-in law. We also managed to visit a couple of great local watering holes and do some fantastic shopping. Pardon all the Retrocam shots, may have gotten a little carried away with them on this trip…


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Park & Bond has provided the hands down best “How To” guide for tying a bow tie. So good I just had to share…

How to Tie a Bow Tie

The definitive guide to that most essential gentlemanly skill—whether you’re mastering it for the first time or the fifteenth.


By Monica Khemsurov , Illustrations by Jameson Simpson

We know what you might be thinking: Another guide to how to tie a bow tie? Aren’t there enough of those online already? There are indeed quite a few out there, but good luck finding one that actually helps you, you know, learn how to tie a bow tie.

Which is unfortunate, because tying a bow tie is the kind of skill that when you need, you really need. You’re running late, your girlfriend is yelling at you to hurry up, and you’re looking for smart, useful advice, not some guy in a clown suit trying to go viral on YouTube. Enter Park & Bond, and the single most effective guide to how to tie a bow tie in the history of the Internet. Ever.

What makes it so good? Three things: Clear instruction, great illustrations, and—best of all—a PDF specifically designed to be printed and taped to your mirror. Yep, we even reversed the illustrations.

Time to tie one on.


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The Spoils of Delaware

Did some great shopping while in Delaware this past weekend and picked up a couple of stellar items.

Dewey Beach Hoodie (wanted this for years)
Dela…where? Coastal Longsleeve Tee
JCrew Tie and Haberdashery Shirt
Carltons Pocket Square
Chesapeake Bay Spyce Cologne
Dogfish Head Bottle Opener
Smathers and Bronson Needlepoint Key Fob.

More Delaware stuff coming soon. For now, time to play catch-up with work…

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Street Style: Lewes, DE


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Headed to Rehoboth Beach

The wife, puppy and I are headed to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware for the weekend to visit some family. It’s a great beach community, and hopefully I’ll be able to snap some Delaware street style shots on the Boardwalk which is rated by Readers Digest as the “Best in America”.

Hopefully we’ll get to swing by the Dogfish Head Headquarters as well which is located right on the main strip.

Not time to put the boat shoes away just yet!

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Tonight was an interesting one… The wife was out for the evening so I found myself watching the cult classic The Warriors. Afterwards, I put on my latest copy of the Great Gatsby soundtrack while sipping an incredibly awful beer from Stewarts in Albany called Mountain Brew Beer Ice. Available for purchase at a whopping $3.00 a six pack, I picked some up as a souvenir during our visit last weekend. It’s basically a repackaged version of Genny Cream Ale and I was too lazy to go out and buy more beer.

Not the Dandiest of evenings by any means, but still a good time.

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It’s getting chilly out there and the days of Go To Hell Ankles are coming to an end. Luckily, I’ve been adding some more color pop to the wardrobe with these new socks from Urban Outfitters. They are the only ones (unfortunately) I found around town that carry a brightly colored sock but if any local Dandy’s know of other places, please let me know. However, I must say, the ones I purchased at Urban were pretty fantastic and reasonably priced at 3 for $20.00.

In the meantime, digging pretty hardcore the color combinations here and looking forward to this season where “it’s all about the socks” as Michael Bastian said.

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An upcoming Fall trend that’s surprising a lot people is the return of the turtleneck. Mostly being utilized as a little pop of color in your wardrobe, I wanted to go a little more subtle for my first time out, especially since the wife absolutely hated the idea of me buying a turtleneck. During our trip to Albany this past weekend I found a terrific one at L.L.Bean for just $19.99.

Available in a variety of colors, the small fits surprisingly well and has a nice weight to it, although the arms are a little baggy. With the sleeves pushed up though (which is how I wear the majority of my shirts) you really can’t notice. And my God is it comfortable! The perfect thing for a brisk Fall day.

It wasn’t until I was about to leave for work this morning that the wife stopped and said: “OK, I’ll admit, I didn’t like the idea of the turtleneck but it’s not as obnoxious as I thought and its looks very nice on you…”

Check out some more designer turtlenecks from Fashion Week below, courtesy of (Next one is totally going to be red)

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A special thanks to Mr. Karl for introducing me to Goorin Brothers latest cap collection: American Made 1895. A Dandy assortment indeed of the finest high quality fabrics of soft wool, Harris tweeds, Woolrich plaids and water-resistant suede. Yet another company that prides itself on being made in the U.S, their stellar collection of fedoras, bowlers, gatsby’s and even top hats has everything the discerning Dandy could need to keep his head warm in coming cooler months.

I’ve purchased a few Goorin Bros. caps throughout the years and while some of their stuff borders on the Affliction-esque, for the most part, each piece is very well crafted and their fits are always great. They are certainly on trend with several of the 1920’s era headwear for the ladies, and the rest of the site is sure to have just about something for everyone. They’ve also made a nice documentary about the craftsmanship and tradition that goes into American Made Goorin Bros. caps.

I’ve selected a few of my favorites from the American Made collection below.

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