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let’s get some shorts

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this is going to be hard for some of you to grasp, but i hate shorts.  i always have.  i try to wear my jeans all summer, but it’s not practical.  june, july and august in nashville call for shorts.  i can’t escape it.  i’m 5’9″ which means a) i’m not good at basketball and b) i’m in between inseam lengths for shorts.  not gonna lie, i rocked some fratagonia stand-up shorts in college until i realized no one wanted to see my pasty white thighs and/or nuts.  i believe the inseam on those puppies is 5″ (what the hell was i thinking).  since then, i’ve played around with various inseams and styles and realized that for someone my height the perfect inseam hovers between 7 and 9 inches.  i also prefer a more tailored cut that hugs your legs rather than gives someone a chance to peep your jewels if you tend to wear boxers.  so if you’re in the market for new shorts this summer, check out unis emmett shorts.  they have a narrow leg and an 8 inch inseam which hits right above the knees (below the knees is a no no, ya dingus).  they also come in 6 different colors.  they’re a bit on the pricey side, but no one said looking good is cheap.

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black friday: j. crew

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this is the only other sale i’ll mention today (i hate shopping, remember?).  j. crew is offering 30% off in stores and online plus free shipping on orders of $150+.  i should be shopping for others, but i was in dire need of some new casual shirts.  here are a few items i’ve had my eye on this winter:

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“chili powder” flannel shirt

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cashmere watch cap (not as itchy as straight wool, son)

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slim fit sweatpants (trendy i know, but comfortable as hell)

holiday gift idea: imogene + willie gift card

if you haven’t heard of nashville’s own imogene + willie, then you’ve been living under a rock.  they’re slowly taking over the world one pair of jeans at a time.  one of the top things on my christmas list is a gift card from their superb store.  and if you don’t live in nashville, you can check out the recently launched imogene + willie park & bond shop that features a lot of cool items like a 1954 gibson southern jumbo guitar.

good find: filson leather briefcase

gq picked a few of their favorite items from the new park and bond online store.  one of them was this filson leather field satchel (or briefcase if you don’t work in the field).  it’s an investment at $795, but one that will hold up for years to come.  you can give it to your kid one day.  he’ll thank you later.

if you haven’t heard of park and bond, head over to their site and do some browsing.  it’s basically an online men’s store for bloggers.  kind of takes the fun out of finding some stuff, but j. crew started it last year with their “in good company” collection.  not complaining; just saying.

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