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.

 

for fall: the denim jacket

i’m in that fall zone, y’all.  time to move the short sleeve shirts to the back of the closet and bring out the jackets.  one item that should be on your radar this fall is a badass denim jacket.  i’m embarrassed to say that i currently don’t own one.  that’s not to say that i haven’t owned one in the past (this #tbt instagram photo will prove otherwise).  when shopping for the perfect denim jacket, remember that the fit needs to be tight and the jacket should stop right at your waist.  it will loosen up with each wear.  here are a few good options if you’re looking to acquire:

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levis

jcrewdenim

j. crew

apcdenim

a.p.c.

toddsnyderdenim

todd snyder

clarks x horween desert boots

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fall is finally here.  actually, it’s been here for a month.  nashville is just late to the party weather-wise.  it was in the forties this weekend.  i friggin’ love it.

nothing quite says fall footwear like a crispy pair of desert boots.  this year i’m trading in my suede joints for these new clarks x horween leather dbs.  if you’re not hip to horween, you can get schooled here.  it’s some of the best leather in the world (i’m probably not qualified to make this statement, but i can say whatever i want ’cause this is a blog).

you can buy your very own pair here.  don’t forget to go a 1/2 size down from your normal shoe size.  they run big.  i would also recommend an insole for maximum comfort.

style icon: michael caine

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who says you can’t wear loafers with a suit?  sure as hell not michael caine.  in fact, i couldn’t find a picture of him not wearing loafers (and few without a cigarette in his mouth).  if you’re a suit-and-tie to work kind of guy, then michael caine is your style muse.  his suits were tailored to perfection by the late great english tailor doug hayward.  hayward tailored his customers suits to savile row standards, but with the relaxed aesthetic of italian design.  caine finished the look with thick rimmed glasses, a thin tie and a cigarette.  it worked as caine is often regarded as one of the most stylish men on and off the silver screen.  and if you haven’t seen caine do work in get carter, do yourself a favor and rent it this weekend.  it’s a classic.

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penfield gibson jacket

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it’s been a rainy summer here in nashville.  i’ve had to wear my 10 year old northface rain jacket almost every other day.  and, i’ll be honest, i’m a little self conscious about it, because of it’s fratty nature.  i bought it when i was in college; it’s time to update my rain gear.  enter the penfield gibson jacket.  it’s a light-weight, fitted rain jacket made of penfield’s signature hudson waxcloth.  you can buy one on penfield’s website or at j. crew.  i may not be able to wear it while i’m camping with my bros (i don’t camp btw), but it will keep me dry from my car to starbucks.

superga classics

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the first time i saw a pair of superga sneakers i was in 8th grade.  one of my friends had invited a french exchange student to live with her for a few months and these were the only shoes she packed.  i thought they were some of the most heinous sneakers i had ever seen – which means they were destined to be cool 15 years later.  honestly, they’re probably still not “cool,” but I’m not worried about it.  they’re incredibly comfortable, easy on the wallet and you can throw them in the washing machine when they start to stink.  who knows maybe i won’t look like a tourist when i finally book that trip to europe.  you can buy your very own here.

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10 trips to take in your 20′s

as i’ve mentioned before on to take the train, i realize no one stops here for life advice, but sometimes the best inspiration comes from unexpected sources.  a couple of weeks ago, buzzfeed posted the video you see above.  it was a nice, big kick in the rear end for me.  i’m 32 now and haven’t seen any other parts of the world.  i spent a lot of my 20′s trying to get ahead and forgot how to live (to some extent).  going through a divorce, a tragedy or a big life change will often remind you of what’s important in life as well those things you’ve been missing out on.  it’s time to get out of my comfort zone and see the rest of the world.

“the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
- augustine of hippo

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