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, tagged 47 Brand, Allen Edmonds, American Needle, baseball, Bonobos, Brooks Brothers, Chicago Belt Co, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chubbies, Cleveland Indians, Collared Greens, Detroit Tigers, Homage, J Crew, Jack Donnelly, Jack Robie, John Russell, Knot Belt Co, Milwaukee Brewers, New Balance, Pennington & Bailes, Peter Millar, Polo, Smathers & Branson, Southern Tide, Sperry Top-Sider, State Traditions, Toronto Blue Jays, Tretorn, Tucker Blair, Vineyard Vines on July 25, 2012| 2 Comments »
For a good part of the summer, baseball has the center stage. No other major sports are taking place for a couple of months and there’s nothing quite like getting out to the diamond to enjoy America’s pastime. Of course you need to be properly attired for these visits and well nothing about wearing a jersey says properly attired. Should you find yourself lucky enough to be in a luxury box in most instances you’ll be perfectly fine swapping out the shorts for a pair of pants. Here’s a rundown for each team located near the shores of the Great Lakes. (more…)
Posted in Brand Bracket, tagged Brand Bracket, Coast Apparel, Loggerhead Apparel, Southern Dignity, Southern Marsh, Southern Tide, Southern Ties, State Traditions, Wm Lamb and Son on March 16, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Thank you for all your votes in the first round. Second round voting will end at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 18.
We may have found this year’s Cinderella and she’s dressed in “Hunt Scene” pants. In an absolute shocker, #16 seed Wm. Lamb and Son took down heavyweight #1 seed Southern Proper. Will the slipper still fit against State Traditions?
Perhaps the most exciting match up of the first round was between Southern Ties and Southern Point. It was back and forth the whole time, with Southern Ties making a late surge to victory. Now they have to face Southern Marsh, fresh off a dominating first round victory.
In another big upset, the Sea Turtles of Loggerhead Apparel knocked off the Boll Weevils of High Cotton Ties. But even more exciting was the feat pulled off by Southern Dignity pulling out a one vote victory just seconds before time ran out. It’s Great Danes vs. Sea Turtles now with both brands riding an emotional high.
Coast had some trouble with Duck Head but eventually fended them off. Southern Tide cruised to victory to set up this battle between a couple South Carolina powerhouses.
Posted in Brand Bracket, tagged Brewer's Lantern, Cash Robinson, Coast Apparel, High Cotton Ties, Loggerhead Apparel, Old Try, Southern Dignity, Southern Marsh, Southern Point Co, Southern Proper, Southern Tide, Southern Ties, State Traditions, Volunteer Traditions, Wm Lamb and Son on March 14, 2012| 2 Comments »
First round voting will end at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 15.
Wm. Lamb and Son rallied a lot of supporters in the Opening Round. Can they keep it up against the original Southern clothier?
Show your state pride or your support for horseracing and small batch bourbon.
Will polos and oxfords point the way to victory or will southern-inspired cotton ties win out?
The clash of two brands inspired by the outdoor tradition of the South.
Southern state pride dukes it out with southern culture inspired polos and neckwear.
Two brands looking to revive the southern textile industry tussle for the right to move on.
Pawley’s Island inspired apparel tussles with a recently revived Southern staple.
One of the fastest growing apparel brands looks to outlast Southern letterpress posters crafted by Southerners in Boston.
Whether you like the bowl system or not, tonight marks the championship game of the 2011 season and, if it lives up to the hype, is likely to be a great game. It only seems fitting, then, to feature a brand making its mark by crafting products reflecting state and school pride that serve as an alternative to a jersey on gameday. While State Traditions has a wide range of products for a wide range of states, today’s feature will focus on the two schools competing tonight, LSU and Alabama. (more…)
Posted in Accessories, Belts, Bow Ties, Pants, Shirts, tagged Bowl Games, Brooks Brothers, College Football, Gameday, High Cotton Ties, Pennington and Bailes, Smathers and Branson, State Traditions on December 19, 2011| 1 Comment »
Whether you are a fan of the current BCS system or would much prefer a playoff, there’s no disagreeing that the constant stream of college football bowl games for the next few weeks is one of the highlights of the sporting year. Sure, you might not really care about the outcome of the GoDaddy.com Bowl (yes, that is the real name of a bowl and shows how irrelevant they have become), but you will end up watching just the same. While the less sartorially inclined will opt for a t-shirt or a jersey when watching their favorite team, we’ll be opting for something more formal and sans mustard stains. The following are some key elements of a proper bowl game outfit. (more…)