The Battle for the Bell dates back to 1905, when the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Ohio Bobcats, located merely 80 or so miles apart, met in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall clawed out a 6-5 victory in that meeting. The Bell was first introduced in 1997 and while Ohio leads the overall series 30-19-6, Marshall has been the dominate team of late, winning the Bell in nine out of eleven games. A brief hiatus ensued when Marshall left the MAC for Conference USA in 2005, but after an unexpected meeting in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, the two teams signed a six year contract to bring the game back. This year’s battle pits a 1-1 Marshall team against a 2-0 Ohio team with votes in the polls and its eyes on an undefeated season. (more…)
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Posted in How to Dress for, tagged Bills Khakis, Brooks Brothers, Buffalo Jackson, Chubbies, Collared Greens, College Football, G.H. Bass, High Cotton Ties, How to Dress for, J Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kiel James Patrick, Knockaround, Lemon & Line, Marshall Thundering Herd, Martin Dingman, Ohio Bobcats, Pennington & Bailes, Ratio Clothing, Sebago, State Traditions, Tory Burch, Vineyard Vines on September 12, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Posted in How to Dress for, tagged Allen Edmonds, Bauble Bar, Bonobos, Brooks Brothers, College Football, Dockers, Emma Graham, G.H. Bass, Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones, J Crew, L.L. Bean Signature, Ledbury, Luxley & Bernard, Martin Dingman, Peter Millar, Sequin, Smathers & Branson, State Traditions, The Gameday Girls, Tory Burch, Vineyard Vines on September 5, 2012| 2 Comments »
We’re lucky to have another interconference rivalry this early in the season as the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy. The teams first met in 1894 when the Cyclones won 16-8. Iowa has pretty well controlled the series, leading 39-20 all time. They started playing for the Cy-Hawk Trophy in 1977 and it’s currently in possession of the Cyclones. Here’s what to wear if you’ll be heading to the game in Iowa City this Saturday or just watching on television. (more…)
Posted in How to Dress for, Made in USA, tagged 4th of July, Anchored Style, Bills Khakis, Buffalo Jackson, Collared Greens, High Cotton Ties, Independence Day, Kiel James Patrick, Knot Belt Co, Loggerhead Apparel, Made in USA, Martin Dingman, O'Connell's, Oak Street Bootmakers, Randolph Engineering, Rye, Streaker Sports on June 27, 2012| 2 Comments »
You can go either one of two routes when dressing for the 4th of July. The first option is in your face American flag tank tops, shorts and whatever else you may find. The second is much more subtle, and quite frankly, looks quite a bit better. That’s what I’ll focus on today, looks you can get away with any time of the year but ones that are especially pertinent to the 4th of July. The one key requirement was that every item had to be made in the USA, sadly not a small feat. It just feels wrong to celebrate the birth of our country in something made in China. (more…)
Posted in How to Dress for, tagged Allen Edmonds, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, High Cotton Ties, Irish Linen, J Crew, Ledbury, Martin Dingman, Polo, Sir Jack's, Summer Wedding, Taylor Stitch, The Cordial Churchman, The Knottery on June 6, 2012| 2 Comments »
Summer wedding season is now in full swing, in fact it was almost a year ago I had a summer wedding of my own. Several factors determine what you should wear to a summer wedding, the most important being the heat. You’ll have it easy if the invitation specifies the dress code but if it doesn’t opt for a summerweight suit and tie. If the wedding turns out to be more casual than anticipated, it’s easy to lose the tie and the jacket. (more…)
Posted in Style Inspiration, tagged Basketball, Bills Khakis, Bow Tie, Brooks Brothers, J. Press, Jim Phelan, Martin Dingman, Mount Saint Mary's, Style Inspiration, The Tie Bar on March 21, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Jim Phelan is not a household name when it comes to college basketball coaches, which is a shame because he is the seventh winningest coach of all time. Phelan spent his entire career at Mount Saint Mary’s, a small private Catholic university in Maryland, which is why he isn’t as well known as Bob Knight or Adolph Rupp or Dean Smith. If there’s one thing Phelan was known for as much as winning, it was his signature bow tie. His retirement in 2003 led to several coaches wearing bow ties for one game in his honor. His signature bow tie is even painted on the court now named for him. It was difficult finding many pictures of the coach but I was able to take this one from his later years and recreate the outfit below: (more…)
Posted in Brand Bracket, tagged Bird Dog Bay, Blue Claw Co, Chicago Belt Co, Collared Greens, Costa Del Mar, Hudson Sutler, Kiel James Patrick, Knot Belt Co, Lemon and Line, Martin Dingman, Oak Street Bootmakers, Pierrepont Hicks, Smathers and Branson, Starboard Clothing, Tucker Blair, Warby Parker on March 14, 2012| 1 Comment »
First round voting will end at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 15.
American-made, nautical themed bracelets pitted up against American-made bags perfect for a getaway.
It’s hand-made bow ties and one great looking hat versus rugged, durable luggage.
Whimsical neckwear from a Chicago-based brand dueling nautical rope bracelets from Rhode Island.
Collared Greens already took down one sunglasses brand. Can it do it again?
The battle for Chicago, Midwest-inspired ribbon belts against handcrafted Horween leather shoes.
Needlepoint belts and accessories take on affordable eyewear.
The brand bringing needlepoint belts to the masses battles the brand exemplifying that quality matters, especially in leather goods.
Will you be getting knotty with some ribbon belts or looking dapper with American-made neckwear?
Ribbon and needlepoint belts are great but they aren’t necessarily always office-appropriate. For situations that require more formal dress, it’s good to have a quality leather belt to turn to. Sure, your basic leather belt may not be as fun or show your personality as well as the aforementioned styles, but it’s an edict we must follow. There’s nothing wrong with basic, anyways. There’s a reason it’s used in the boardroom. It simply looks good. When you do need basic, make sure it’s a belt crafted with years of American heritage and fine leather, like the Wellington Belt by Martin Dingman ($145). (more…)