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Social Primer by K. Cooper Ray 1st Edition Reversible Bow Tie Orange White Stripes Dots

K. Cooper Ray of Social Primer is well known for his collaborations with Brooks Brothers, but last Friday he struck out his own and presented his own line during Fashion Week.  The full line will include blazers, neck ties and bow ties, but, being Bow Tie Friday, it makes sense to focus on the bow ties.  The Alpha Bow Tie from Social Primer by K. Cooper Ray ($75) will be one of the first products you can purchase from this new line. (more…)

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Social Primer for Brooks Brothers Tailgate Blazer Red

It’s back.  The acclaimed Tailgate Blazer returns for another season after its successful debut last fall.  The Social Primer for Brooks Brothers collaboration is one of the best out there and this year it just keeps getting better (or should we call this the Wm Lamb & Son and Social Primer for Brooks Brothers collaboration?).  Get suited up for fall tailgates with the new Tailgate Blazer by Social Primer for Brooks Brothers ($448). (more…)

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K. Cooper Ray is a blogger I aspire to be like.  From collaborations with storied brands to his own book, he’s taken his blog, Social Primer, and made it into something more but has always stayed true to his blog’s base.  With recommendations on fashion, travel and manners alike, his book, Bill of Rites for the American Man,  and his blog should be standard reading for all.  Take a moment to learn a little more about this modern American gentleman. (more…)

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Social Primer Reversible Bow Tie Seersucker Stripe and Two-Tone Paisley Print

This week marked the launch of the fifth collaboration between gentleman blogger K. Cooper Ray of Social Primer and gentleman clothier Brooks Brothers.  The newest incarnation of the Social Primer for Brooks Brothers Collection ($65) maintains the signature reversible style of past partnerships.  These bow ties are the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the neckwear world, serious and formal on one side, a little wild and whimsical on the other.  Fashion it in whatever combination suits your mood for the day.  If you’re wondering how to fashion it so a particular side sticks out, Social Primer has you covered. Here are a few favorites from this Made in the USA collection. (more…)

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A while back I was on a routine shopping trip to pick up some groceries.  As I returned to my car, an elderly lady was getting out of the passenger side of the car parked next to mine.  I patiently waited for her to exit the vehicle and walk past before I headed to open my door.  As she walked by, she turned to her husband and said, “See there still are some gentlemen out there.”  This caught me by surprise as I didn’t think I had done anything special.  In fact, there wasn’t even enough room for me to try to squeeze into my car while she was exiting hers, so even if I hadn’t been brought up and instilled with proper manners, there would have been no logical possibility for me to do anything but wait.  Unfortunately, people aren’t logical and most don’t have manners.  For my action (or inaction) to warrant such a response meant that somebody sometime had not offered her the common courtesy I had.  The comment was like the “Caution: Contents are hot” warning on coffee cups, something that was unnecessary yet was brought about by some ignoramus defying common sense and common courtesy.

Despite the depressing nature of the aforementioned story, chivalry is, in fact, not dead.  It may be on life support but it is still hanging in there fighting with everything it has.  I take pride in my Midwestern upbringing that instilled much of the same values extolled in Southern hospitality.  Yet, there are simply things I was never taught or that I need to brush up on from time to time.  Coming to the rescue of chivalry everywhere is K. Cooper Ray, of the manners and style blog Social Primer, with his brand new book the Bill of Rites for the American Man. (more…)

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While the navy blue blazer is a staple of every prep’s wardrobe, there really is very little variation from one to another.  There might be a slightly different fit or the buttons may be customized but each navy blazer is more or less the same.  Brooks Brothers has set out to make sure this isn’t the case anymore and teamed up with Social Primer, the popular menswear and manners blogger, to introduce the Social Primer Tailgate Blazer ($420). (more…)

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