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the perfect summer shirt

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i’m not a big polo shirt kind of guy.  i used to be.  that was until i realized that lacoste was french for man boobs.  (the last sentence is not factual.  their polos seems to amplify my man boobs, so i had to break away from them.  i don’t think their business has suffered.)  for the last 5 years, i’ve only worn polo shirts on the golf course.  i haven’t missed them a bit.  in fact, i’ve pretty much avoided them until yesterday when i stumbled upon this polo shirt at j. crew.  i’m into this magnum p.i. hawaiian shirt thing that’s in right now, so i thought i’d give it a shot.  i didn’t expect much.  i was wrong.  the shirt fit like it was made for my body – not too slim and not too big.  it’s extremely soft and light-weight i.e. perfect for the summer time.  i look nothing like the gentleman in the picture above, but that’s ok, because when i tried it on for my old lady (brit speak for girlfriend), she said, “dayum!”  that’s a direct quote.  you can buy your very own here.  please wear responsibly.

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.

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