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This past Sunday, our good friends at KC You There invited us to sample the new Sunday Brunch menu at Templeton Landing. We’ve reported in the past on Templeton Landing’s incredible location which, during the warmer months is highly deserving of their hashtag #BestSpotInBuff. We’ve returned several times for dinner and good old fashioned day drinking, but never actually been there for brunch. Being that it was the wife’s birthday weekend and the weather was perfect, we jumped at the chance to attend.

The temperature was a balmy 83 degrees outside, but being right on the water, we hardly noticed as we sipped our bottomless mimosas. Up next was one of the real treats of our visit: Templeton Landing’s Colossal Blood Mary’s! As the cart rolled up, we chose between regular or spicy flavor and proceeded to add additional ingredients of our choosing. Being a Bloody Mary novice, I deferred to their best judgment and opted for the standard celery stick, a piece of shrimp, some peppers for color, a stick of savory bacon before finally topping it off with a slider. That’s right. There was a full-on hamburger in my drink and it was fantastic! Hands down of the best Bloody Mary’s we’ve ever had.

Understandably, the Bloody Mary was a tough act to follow. We opted for some of the crowd favorites of Belgian Waffles (which for some reason are called “Belgium” waffles on the menu which the wife pointed out) with strawberries, a side of bacon and Eggs Benedict for the Mrs. The food was good, however the bacon was our favorite part and it’s difficult to make something for brunch really spectacular (especially, like I said before with having to follow up the Bloody Mary’s), but the incredible view from Templeton Landing is so great you hardly mind. Lastly, we ordered some desert mainly because it was the wife’s birthday and she loves key lime pie where as I’m indifferent about it. She thought it was delicious and we enjoyed our view a little while longer before heading home for some lounging by the pool and digesting our delicious brunch.

Thanks again to KC You There and to Templeton Landing for having us. If you’re looking for a stellar brunch spot while the weather is nice, we cannot recommend Templeton Landing enough. Come see for yourself why it’s the #BestSpotInBuff.

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When I woke up Sunday morning and saw that it was pouring out, I thought for sure there was no way the Seersucker Ride was happening… Still determined to at least head down to the waterfront for a bit and possibly snap a few pics, I stepped outside a little before noon and saw that the temps had risen, everything was more or less dry and the sun was trying to peek out. As Greg Courtney was quoted on the Facebook page for the ride regarding a backup plan if it rains, he merely said: “Things work out for us. You’ll see.” Turns out he was right. I threw the Schwinn into the back of the Jeep and headed downtown as quickly as I could.

Canalside was still deeply enveloped in fog when I arrived, making for some beautiful photos. Check out the Facebook page for more shots from earlier in the morning to see what I mean. But imagine what a sight it must have been for spectators as the fog lifted and a sea of seersucker riders emerged from the mist! As always the ride was loads of fun, full of jovial riders with lots of new and familiar faces. Can’t wait for the next one.

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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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The weather was absolutely perfect for this year’s Johnny Onion Ride. As always, the group was met with many a curious spectator that wandered up inquiring why so many of us were dressed so overly French, but by far the best part of the ride was the camaraderie amongst the riders. You are hard-pressed to find a more welcoming and enthusiastic group of people than those found at a BLRC ride. Thanks to everyone who attended and we can’t wait to see you all at the next ride.

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Mon Dieu! Buffalo’s own Bon Vivant Mr. Courtney graces the poster of this year’s BLRC Johnny Onion Ride and if there is any doubt of what this event is all about, all you need do is gaze upon this glorious visage. Always an anticipated event, the world’s only Johnny Onion Ride kicks off this Sunday at the crack of noon-ish at Canal Side. Dressing for this event is always particularly fun, as we adore all things French here at Buffalo Dandy. However, with the forecast calling for weather in the upper 70’s, one may have to tweak their outfits accordingly. Luckily, if you find yourself short of a French-inspired alphet, Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters will have everything you need to look parfait! As an added bonus, mention that you are partaking in the Johnny Onion Ride this weekend and you’ll receive 25% off your purchase! Long sleeve striped shirts (which are actually Russian Naval Shirts), berets, scarfs and pants can all be found there to get you looking as good as Mr Borden below. Hope to see everyone there. Don’t forget to bring some onions for the soup, and maybe a bottle of Cuvée Des Jonquilles. Salut!

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Oh look! The Moon! This means it’s once again time for the darling of BLRC runs. The Buffalo Lazy Randonneur Club hosts our fourth annual and (still!) world’s only Johnny Onion Ride. On this day we pay homage to AR JOHNNIGED BRO ROSKO, the pedaling peddlers of Breton’s famous Roscoff onions. Research them yourselves and see how fitting this tribute. Under their adopted moniker of Onion Johnny, these intrepid farmers have peddled their onions throughout Great Britain on bicycles. After crossing the channel by ferry, the Onion Johnny strings his bicycle with hundreds of pounds of prized onions to sell to homes and chefs. We do not ask so much of you. 

We do ask that you outfit yourself in [stereo]-typical french maritime or farmer style. Stripes, Berets, Neckerchiefs, etc. Also string a few onions to your own bike and we will add them to a cauldron of french onion soup made at the end of the ride. We gather at noon on the first sunday of autumn at out waterfront park, (port of Buffalo’s own ferry!) From there we lazily ride along bike paths to the rose garden pergola at Delaware Park, our nod to the english rose. Feel free to bring any other refreshments or picnic fare you like. 

As always we request that you remain responsible for your own safety and equipment. Whenever you ride, follow all laws and safety recommendations. 

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. French sailors and farmers dress like they do for a reason.

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We’ve been highlighting some great new Fall pieces already here on Buffalo Dandy, but a new favorite of mine has to be this sweater courtesy of our friends from Blue Collar. A combination of several Fall trends we’ve previously mentioned on the blog, this shawl collar sweater from Surfside Supply Co. seams to change color from black to blue depending on the light. This in my mind, helps make the sweater an incredibly versatile piece of wardrobe. The fit is also just incredible. I’m wearing a small in the photo above and it’s cut perfectly along the sides and sits just below the belt. The material is thin enough that you can slide a jacket over it, but still thick enough to keep you warm on those cool Fall days. The donegal flecks throughout give the sweater a great textured look and also adds just the right amount of  nautical flair. Surfside Supply Co. is one of those brands where I love everything they make and this sweater is no exception. It’s a simple take on a classic look that goes with just about anything.

Blue Collar has this and many other great sweaters currently available in their store so I highly recommend stopping by to check out the rest of their selection. As an added bonus, we’ve partnered with Blue Collar to provide a special offer to our readers. Mention this blog post and receive 10% off your next in-store purchase.

Blue Collar
1382 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216

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Buffalo Dandy received this sweater courtesy of Blue Collar for the purpose of review.

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With today’s weather starting in the 50’s and ending near the 80’s, dressing in layers is crucial this time of year. After seeing those custom Adirondack kicks from The ADK Outlet, I’ve been obsessed with how great navy Chucks look. Naturally, I had to pick up a pair and they have since become my new everyday shoe. Adding to them is a fresh pair of khakis which are shorter than I usually buy, but show off the ankle nicely, so they serve as the perfect transition after wearing shorts almost every day during Summer.

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AspecdShirt

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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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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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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