Archive for May, 2014


Check out the first of many exclusive articles written by Buffalo Dandy. Today’s article: Double Patterned Shirts.


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If you recall, a while back we featured ASPECD Apparel and their Kickstarter campaign here on Buffalo Dandy. Since then things have been going quite well for the company, achieving their goal and even sending me a sample of one of their shirts for a Dandy test drive. One of the great things about ASPECD shirts is the in-between sizing for those who are not quite a small, but not quite a medium. Also, the free alterations offered make sure you get the perfect tailored fit. I opted for a plain medium shirt because, after using their fit guide, I misjudge the size of my gut and opted not to get the sides taken in. Upon trying the shirt on, I immediately noticed that it was a bit larger on the sides than I would have likes. The shoulders fit perfectly, so a quick alteration was all that was needed. To make sure, I washed the shirt to see if it would shrink, which it did, but ever so slightly, so the I would highly recommend opting for the slimmer cut.

Fit aside, I love the shirt. It has quickly become a staple in my wardrobe and every time I wear it I get complimented. The length is good, just long enough that it looks casual untucked, but I much prefer the tucked-in look featured above. The shirts come with great packaging including a custom pocket square and a hilarious tote bag which reminds you of what’s inside. If you haven’t checked out ASPECD Apparel yet, head on over to their website and start filling your closet with some of their fantastic shirts.


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With all the traveling I’ve been doing lately, I’ve noticed one of the things missing from my luggage is a proper Dopp Kit for all my accessories. Naturally, a Dandy tends to want several choices when planning an outfit and this Leather Dopp Kit from Hook+Albert is the perfect companion to keep your accessories neatly organized. The case is beautifully designed, built to last and available in both black or blue leather with room for the following:

  • Lapel flowers
  • Cufflinks
  • Pocket squares
  • Ties
  • Tie bars
  • Watches
  • Bracelets
  • Collar stays
  • Glasses
  • A handy pouch for whatever else you might need, like colored shoelaces


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The wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Buffalo State RUNWAY Show this weekend, which highlighted the cutting edge designs of SUNY Buffalo State fashion students along with professional WNY designers. This year’s show was entitled “Chrysalis” and focused on the developmental and growth stage that the Fashion and Technology department has emerged from to celebrate. It was also the Fashion and Textile Technologies first official year as a stand-alone department in the new Technology building. Below are my top 10 favorite looks from the the show. Congrats to all the designers on a great show.

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With the warmer weather finally here, it’s time to start rocking the sockless look. Few shoes embody this classic style as the Weejun, or Penny Loafer, in the common vernacular. While the tradition of wearing them with pennies may seem passe to some, those looking to add that extra pop of color may be enticed by Benjo’s Colored Pennies. Available in a variety of colors, these are sure to be a great conversation starter and a fine addition to any Dandy’s wardrobe.




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The Dandy folks over at Two Guys Bow Ties have been kind enough to host a giveaway contest on Buffalo Dandy that you won’t want to pass up. Makers of the iconic wooden bow tie, the company’s latest endeavor is into the world of lapel flowers, which I’ve been wearing more and more myself. Keeping with their wooden aesthetic, the flowers feature the same pops of fabric which are used on their bow tie counterparts, providing a great cohesive look. The winner of the contest will be allowed to pick a bow tie and lapel flower of their choice (a value of over $100). All you have to do is:

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Share the above image on social media with the hashtag #2GuysGiveaway and include a link back to

The winner will be announced next week. Good luck!

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I may have found my new shoes for the Summer. Highsnobiety just published a preview of the upcoming Vans x Star Wars collaboration releasing this June. Comprised of shoes, apparel, backpacks and caps, a favorite of mine are these Hawaiian/Yoda print lace ups. I love the subtle detail that makes you look twice at the sneakers. Head over the full article here to check out the rest of the collection.

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