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black friday: ledbury

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i’m not a black friday shopping kind of dude, but i don’t mind saving money when i get the chance.  one sale that you can’t miss today is at ledbury.  all of their shirts are 35% off.  that’s insane.  i bought 3 this morning, because last year i tried to get in on this goodness and missed the boat on every shirt in my size.  get over there now and stock up while you can.  here’s one i copped:

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that’s what i’m talkin’ ’bout.

 

nashville love

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i’m in love with my city.  no apologies.  i realize there’s a whole other world out there, but i can visit that world on weekends and vacations.  i’m glad to see nashville’s own imogene + willie loves this city as much as i do.  they’ve recently added a nashville ball cap - celebrating nashville’s baseball history – and a limited edition t-shirt featuring the words – you guessed it – “nashville” on it.  i promise not to wear both at the same time.

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bad news: the t-shirt is sold out, but it’s still great to look at.  fingers crossed they’ll make some more.

imogene + willie short sleeve workshirts

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i ran into matt and carrie (name dropper) last month at northerngrade and asked them if they had any short sleeve shirts in the works.  honestly, i’m getting old and can’t remember if they said they did or they didn’t, but it appears that they did and they are awesome.  they come in two colors (salmon & desert) and are made of “japanese shuttle-woven cotton jaspe” which makes them incredibly soft.  also, the selvage detail on the shirts will prevent you from looking like a nerdy middle school teacher.  buy them here before it’s too late.

j. crew floral reverse print short-sleeve shirt

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i’ve been admiring floral prints shirts from afar.  i didn’t want to jump too early on this trend out of fear they would go as quickly as they came.  a few minutes ago while scanning j. crew’s new arrivals section, i came across this beauty.  it retails for $148 and is currently listed as sold out.  i hope they replenish their stock before i change my mind on all of this floral print s**t.  i ain’t getting any younger which probably works in floral print’s favor as most people over 70 aren’t afraid of a few flowers on their clothes.

ledbury nashville lookbook featuring ron samuels

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ledbury was in nashville last week shooting for their nashville themed lookbook and short run collection.  one of the individuals they picked for the shoot was my old man, ron samuels.  he’s been one of my style icons for as long as i can remember.  the dude is a sharp dresser.  you can head over to ledbury and see the whole lookbook featuring max and ben goldberg of the patternson house and other excellent restaurants and bars, phillip nappi of peter nappi, and my buddy jay wilkison of imogene + willie.  and don’t forget about the ledbury pop-up shop this friday and saturday at the peter nappi studio.

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ledbury pop-up shop in nashville this friday & saturday

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gather ’round for i have news!  (that’s a waiting for guffman reference if you’re hip like me.)  ledbury will be in nashville this thursday and friday february 22nd & 23rd hosting a pop-up shop at the peter nappi studio.  ledbury makes the greatest shirts on earth.  period.  if you didn’t catch them on msnbc’s morning joe a couple of weeks ago, you can do so here.  i love the story behind the company.  the guys from belle meade bourbon will also be there pouring some of their fine bourbon for you old enough to take a swig.  please drop by if you can.  the address is listed above.  hope to see you there.

buy this shirt

i own one ledbury shirt and that’s not enough.  thank goodness for email marketing.  an e-mail with a picture of this bad boy in it hit my inbox sometime last week and i had to have it.  it’s the perfect shirt for the weekdays or weekends this summer.  if you haven’t purchased a shirt from ledbury yet, this would be a good one to start with.  i’m becoming a big fan.

top of the heap at red clay soul

jay over at red clay soul has been doing a feature called “top of the heap” where he’s asked a couple of bloggers to send him a picture and a brief description one of their favorite things.  i was fortunate to be included and to have my entry posted this morning.  here’s what i wrote for rcs:

my favorite piece in my whole closet is this t-shirt from my high school.  it was given to me on the first day of my freshman year.  it was supposed to be just for gym class, but every student wore theirs outside of school.  it was like a rite of passage: you made it to high school; you got the grey mba t-shirt.  they changed gym shirt companies my sophomore year and switched to a cheaper, starchier material and a lighter color of grey.  i’ve had this one now for 15 years and it’s still in great shape despite several girlfriends in college trying to steal it and one roommate offering me $200 for it.  there’s a lot of history in this shirt.

thanks again, jay.  i’m lovin’ the “top of the heap” series.

first impression: ledbury

i’ve been hearing about ledbury since they started making shirts.  a friend of mine went to washington & lee with paul and paul.  i remember when he called me to tell me their story.  if you haven’t read it, you can find it here.  it’s incredible.  he urged me to order a couple of shirts, because they were about to blow up.  he was right.  over the past few years, ledbury have been mentioned in every men’s magazine i read and almost every blog on my google reader.  last week, i found out why.  their shirts are perfect.  they’re made with less fabric in the waist and torso to create a slimming effect aka a perfect fit without being “slim-fit.”  when you’re used to billowy brooks brothers dress shirts, it’s a welcome change.  most of my future dress shirts will now come from ledbury.  keep up the good work, pauls.

the perfect fall shirt: the oxford button down

fall is right around the corner.  if you’re thinking about what shirts you should stock up on this season, look no further than the classic oxford button down.  they never go out of style and you can never have too many.  plus they’re low maintenance – they look good nicely ironed or a little bit wrinkled.  i tend to stick the classic blue and white, but don’t let that prevent you from adding some color to your life.  here are four companies doing oxfords right:

ralph lauren

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j. crew

gitman bros vintage

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