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Archive for April, 2014

WhatToWear-DerbyDay

 

The Kentucky Derby has quickly become one of our favorite events of the year at Buffalo Dandy. For one, it acts as a kick off for Spring and, more importantly, means it’s time for drinking Mint Juleps. So put The Great Gatsby soundtrack on the record player and start planning your outfit. If you need some initial ideas, I’ve put together what I’ll be wearing come Race Day.

JCrew 484 Selvedge Jeans | Alden Longwing Bluchers | Woodford Reserve Mint Julep | Vintage Omega Seamaster | Vineyard Vines Anchor Belt | KJP Mint Bermuda | Brooks Brothers Gingham | BD Ms Golightly Bow Tie | H&M Linen Blazer EK Liberty of London Straw Fedora

 

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TodaysOutfit_Sunday

Taking a quick break before our busy Sunday afternoon to enjoy the nice weather. I’ve missed wearing my Jack Purcell’s and I feel this Ralph Lauren denim jacket is going to play an integral part of my wardrobe this Spring. On days like today I generally try to keep the outfits pretty easy, and the denim jacket is great at dressing down an outfit just enough where you can look put together yet causal at the same time.

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Brackish-Pin

Brackish Bow Ties, if you remember, was featured on Buffalo Dandy quite some time ago. Since then, the company has made impressive gains, being featured on numerous blogs and even being seen on some major celebrities. For their latest endeavor, Brackish is looking to gain even more of a following for those who love the idea of their company, but just aren’t quite ready to wear a bow tie made of feathers. Introducing Brackish Plum Thicket Pins. Each pin is designed to naturally complement their unique line of bow ties or on its own. They can be worn as a lapel pin, brooch, or hat pin. There are four different styles to choose from, each handsomely packaged in a metal tin for safe keeping. A favorite of mine, hands down, is the Roost which combines turkey, pheasant and rooster feathers for a rustic look.

$49

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Perfection.

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That is the title of this photo because it is, in fact, perfect. I think my mission is now clear. I need…NEED one of these chairs.

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While exploring the Chelsea Market two weeks back while in NYC, I was immediately drawn to a very Dandy looking table which housed some fine looking shirts, ties and other accessories. It was there that I was introduced to Jeffery Zhang, the owner of Spectre & Co. The New York-based clothing company prides itself on offering incredibly well crafted items without the retail markup. Allowing for the same high quality garments to be sold at a fraction of the cost. After looking over their table I must say I was extremely impressed. The shirts have a great slim silhouette and buttery softness thanks to their high thread count. The attention to detail paid the the various collar and fabric choices were great and their tie collection is the perfect combo of width and seasonal fabric choices (but not yet available online). After chatting with Jeffery for a bit, he even offered me a sneak peek at their over coat that they will be releasing soon. I loved the contrast color used on the stitching and piping, plus the cut looks dead on. I highly recommend checking out their online store and if you happen to find yourself in the Chelsea Market, stop by their booth. You will not be disappointed.

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FrankAndOakModernTrench

Frank & Oak continues to kill it with their garments which feature incredible silhouettes at even more incredible prices. The latest piece that’s caught my eye and just happens to be on sale this month is their Modern Trench. The perfect companion for those rainy Spring days, the coat comes in navy or khaki and features a plaid lining, custom F&O horn buttons and bar tack closure.

$87

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BastianUniqlo_Polos

If you’re looking for the perfect polo for Spring, I would highly recommend checking out the Michael Bastian Polos by UNIQLO. Keeping with Bastian’s classic preppy aesthetic, the polos come in a variety of necklines from button-downs to open collared v’s. They are cut slim with a great sleeve height so you can show off those guns you’ve been working on all Winter. With various color options in solids, stripes and repeating patterns, the best part about these polos is UNIQLO’s fantastic price point. At only $22 a piece, you can fill your closet with these bad boys and be set all Summer. During my recent trip to NYC, I picked up a few and will defiantly be purchasing more online as they’ve quickly become my favorite shirts. Check out the exclusive video about the collection below.

$22.90

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In another one of their great videos, HODINKEE takes us the through the history of one of the holy grails of watch collecting: the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona. The video explores the six different reference numbers and provides some interesting facts about the history of the watch. In the accompanying article which can be read here, HODINKEE delves even deeper into the watch providing everything you need to know about one of the most covered timepieces in history.

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dropcatch

The Drop Catch is a smart way to keep from finding bottle caps all over your place after a party. Just mount it on your wall and when you use it to pop open a bottle the embedded magnet catches it. Not only will it catch the one you just popped off, but it will catch and hold over 50 more. Available in either “Wheat” or “Porter,” the Drop Catch is the perfect addition to any kitchen or home bar area. If you want to up the awesomeness factor a bit, opt for the the “Reclaimed” option which is made from used Quartersawn White Oak Bourbon Barrels. 

$62

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The Boat Hat

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If you’re looking for something to wear during your sailing lessons, I would highly recommend checking out The Boat Hat. With it’s exclusive patented back design which utilizes brass grommets, sea worthy shock chord and a trusty overhand knot, it’s the hand-painted canvas patches which truly sets these hats apart. Several one-of-a-kind designs are available, including a basic model with a woven patch for only $35. Each hat is made in the U.S by Knickerboker Mfg Co.

$35 / $135

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