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Smathers and Branson Michigan State Needlepoint Belt

This post originally ran August 24, 2012.  Since then Smathers and Branson has added 14 more schools to bring the total up to 68 and the Midwestern options now include Kansas, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State and Missouri in addition to Northwestern and Wisconsin.  Hats, coasters and Christmas ornaments are also available for select schools.

So far I’ve touched on the basics for supporting your school.  You have your shirts and your pants covered, and maybe even a tie.  But to really put the whole look together, you need to finish it off with the appropriate accessories.  Here to help finish off your look is Smathers & Branson with their collegiate line of needlepoint products ($25-$165).Smathers & Branson creates needlepoint belts, key fobs, flasks, wallets and dog collars for a variety of schools.  Right now they have designs for 54 schools, mostly located in the South and on the East Coast, but recently they have been expanding into the Midwest with schools like Northwestern and Wisconsin.  All of the products feature the high quality needlepoint designs that Smathers & Branson uses for their regular line of merchandise.  Each of these products will make a perfect accoutrement to an already well thought out gameday uniform. (more…)

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Kiel James Patrick Jack Fitz Lanyard Collection Bracelet

Now that Labor Day has come and passed, summer is more or less over (not that it feels like it outside right now) and days spent on the water will be few and far between.  Unlike your seersucker and madras, you don’t have to leave the nautical elements in the summer.  Thanks to Kiel James Patrick and the new Lanyard Hitch Collection ($40) you can keep a reminder of the water around your wrist at all times. (more…)

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Over Under Front Pocket Gentleman's Wallet

Nothing says more about a guy than his wallet.  After all, it is probably the thing you carry with you most.  When you go out on a first date, you do not want to pull out your wallet to pay (like a gentleman) and have to unfold the Velcro wallet you’ve had since you were eleven.  Nothing says “I’m slightly immature and don’t have a penny to my name” like a Velcro, fake crocodile or crazy embossed wallet.  Believe me when I say that women pay attention to the details.  It’s time to man-up and start using a real wallet, the kind that has hand stitched leather and is made in America. (more…)

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Great Lakes Prep American Koozie

For those of you who have been following along for awhile you may remember some koozie designs I leaked a few months back.  Well one of those designs is now a reality.  Prepare to keep your hands dry and your drinks cool all year round while showing your American pride with the Great Lakes Prep American Koozie ($5). (more…)

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YRI Sporting Gamefish Ribbon Belt

About a month ago my wife and I took a road trip out East.  It was the first time in New England for both of us and we crammed as much into one week as we possibly could.  Along the way I was able to pick up a few items made not only in the USA but made right in New England. (more…)

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Over Under Front Pocket Gentleman's Wallet

If you haven’t noticed yet there’s been a “Made in America” theme on the blog the past couple days.  That will keep up the rest of this week and all next week as we celebrate our independence.  Next up is a wallet made in South Carolina that I just happened to receive from Mrs. GLP for our one year anniversary, the Front Pocket Gentleman’s Wallet by Over Under ($50).

For years I’ve carried a bulky tri-fold wallet in my back pocket.  It’s got the job done but I wanted something slimmer, especially for summer.  The Front Pocket Gentleman’s Wallet is significantly skinnier (60% less bulk than a bi-fold according to the web site) and fits nicely in the front pocket.  It’s perfect because it limits you to only the essentials, so store those unnecessary extra credit cards and loyalty cards and carry only your essentials, even if the wallet fits six credit cards per side.  The wallet is made from American steer hide and features a brass interior money clip.  Adding a nice touch of ruggedness is the shot gun shell on the front and the embossed retriever on the back.

Not only is this wallet American made but a portion of the proceeds go towards making a difference in the lives of shelter and rescue dogs.

Over Under Front Pocket Gentleman's Wallet Golden Retriever

Wrigley modeling the wallet

Over Under Front Pocket Gentleman's Wallet

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NATO Watch Straps Smart Turnout DubStraps DaLuca Leathers J.Crew Trivia The Knottery

Want a way to add a subtle pop of color to an otherwise conservative outfit?  Consider switching out your watch band for a NATO strap.  Originally developed for the British Ministry of Defense, the name NATO came from the stock number used to identify the straps and across the pond is often referred to as a G10 strap after the form required to requisition one.  While most often made from nylon, you can find NATO straps in other materials especially leather.  Besides being light and perfect for summer, NATO straps are also prized for their easy adjustability.   (more…)

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