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another ledbury plug

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“they’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds.  “it makes me sad because i’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.”

-f. scott fitzgerald, the great gatsby

the other day my brother-in-law asked me for recommendations on a dress shirt.  the only one that came to mind was ledbury.  since i discovered ledbury, i haven’t bought anything but.  i had a lady come to my office and try to fit me in one of those made-to-fit brands and i told her it would take an act of congress for me to change brands.

i believe as you get older, you find brands you like and you stick with them.  my dad doesn’t buy anything but polo and brooks brothers.  it works for him.  in my limited time on this earth, i’ve found that ledbury dress shirts fit me the best.  one way i can tell they’re working for me is from the amount of compliments i get when i’m wearing one.  the blue shirt with the navy dots in the top right of this post averages 3 compliments per wear – true story – and that makes me feel good.

i’m not saying you should only buy ledbury shirts from here on out (you can if you want to).  what i’m saying is that when it comes to something as classic as a dress shirt, find a brand or two that you like and stick with them.  and be sure to buy quality, because they’ll last a lot longer.

if you’ve been sleeping under a rock and would like a little more info on ledbury, click here.  or if you want the cliffs notes, here you go: great story.  great brand.  great price.  great quality.

editor’s note: my father informed me last night that he now only buys ledbury shirts.  my apologies to brooks brothers and polo for the misinformation.

lacoste for j. crew

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interesting collaboration we got going on here.  my first thought was why the hell do we need a j. crew and lacoste collaboration.  i love j. crew (obviously) and lacoste is all i wore in college (they used to be hard to find – seriously), but this partnership seemed unnecessary until i read further.  what they’ve done is added a retro logo (dig it), notched the tennis tail (necessary), and updated to a slim fit (boom goes the dynamite).  this is a shirt i can get behind for the spring.  see you on the court, winthorpe.

flannels

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flannels.  you need them and there’s no better time than now.  i don’t mean to be too j. crew heavy on the blog (when am i not though), but their email marketing is on point.  they emailed last week about their flannels and my brain went “hey dude, you could use some flannels for the fall.”  boom.  done.  check out their selection here.  (please note: tomorrow will not be a j. crew post i promise.)

 

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.

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