Archive for November, 2014


For those us who will be traveling this Holiday season and are less than confident in the contents of our hosts’ liquor cabinet, the Stephen Kenn Travel Cocktail Kit is like brining a mini version of your home bar with you wherever you go! Created in collaboration with Gin & Luck, the leather, canvas and elastic webbing kit comes with 9 empty bottles, a mixing spoon, and a detailed book containing instructions on how to pack the kit for different types of trips. Containing 15 different cocktail recipes created by the men behind some of the world’s best cocktail bars, simply pack the kit using supplies from your home bar according to the individual instructions for your trip type and use it to make 3 different cocktails.



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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.

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Project Pieta


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…


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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

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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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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.


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Buffalo Dandy has mentioned 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, 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.

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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