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Archive for May, 2011

Southern Tide Seersucker Polo

I find myself wearing polos everywhere, from the office to the golf course to a night out on the town.  A great polo is as comfortable as your favorite t-shirt but more refined.  These days it seems like everyone is wearing the horse on their chest, so we like to mix it up and opt for something different.  Right now one of my favorites is the Seersucker Polo by Southern Tide ($78). (more…)

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“We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other.” – General George C. Marshall

While you enjoy barbecues, rounds on the golf course and get togethers at the lake, please take time to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and give us the opportunity to live in the greatest country in the world. 

Happy Memorial Day! – Nick

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Smathers and Branson American Flag Needlepoint Belt

Normally when you think of a belt, you picture a fairly bland black or brown leather one.  While that is fine and appropriate for most situations, I prefer to have the belt as the focal point of my outfit every once in awhile.  When I want to break the mold I turn to Smathers & Branson’s selection of Traditional Needlepoint Belts ($165). (more…)

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Indy 500

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”  Seeing as this is a style guide from the Midwest, it seems only fitting to highlight one of the biggest events in not only the Midwest or the United States, but the entire world. (more…)

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Brooks Brothers BB#4

At most places today is Casual Friday but I prefer to partake in Bowtie Friday.  Having already discussed the Two-Button Seersucker Suit by Brooks Brothers, I would normally prefer to allow a little more time to pass before reviewing another quality Brooks Brothers product so that I could highlight some other brands.  However, it only seemed fitting to start with Brooks Brothers since they were the brand that inspired Bowtie Fridays. (more…)

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Sperry Topsider Boat Shoe

Whether you live near water or in the middle of desert, you need a pair of boat shoes.  It doesn’t matter whether you’ve ever been on a boat in your life, you should have at least one pair of boat shoes in your closet.  What most people forget is that here in the Midwest, with the presence of the Great Lakes and all of the smaller lakes that dot the area, a lot of us are as close to water as those on the coast.  When selecting a pair of boat shoes, I highly recommend the original boat shoe, the Sperry Top-Sider(more…)

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Madison Seersucker Suit by Brooks Brothers

While many people will wait until after Memorial Day to break out their seersucker and other summer suits, I believe there is no reason to wait that long and instead use Easter as the official start to seersucker season.  If you think about it, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness have already come and gone and it just seems downright wrong for seersucker to not be present at either event. (more…)

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