Apologies for looking like a Costa ad…but hey, if the shoe fits… This weather makes me mentally plan my next vacation.
Images: Google Image Search
Well, today is officially Black Friday, and Monday is Cyber Monday, but based on all the (millions) of emails I’m getting, they’ve all seemed to blend. And who does that help? The customer! Here is a round up of all the sales going on right now, along with what I’ve got my eye on…I’ll keep adding throughout the day, so be sure to come back and check it out.
Classic Georgia is doing 20% off ALL merchandise with code GOBBLE at checkout. Click here.
11/29/15 – UPDATES:
Randolph Engineering released two frames from their archives specifically for Cyber Weekend – the Tomcat, and the Avenger (pictured above). The best part? How does $50 bucks sound for a pair of RE’s? Get some here.
This should get us started…I’ll post more throughout the day. Let me know if you see something worth posting about!
I had an interesting conversation with a stylish buddy of mine the other day. We were talking about Fair Isle sweaters, and whether there is a place for them in a man’s wardrobe. I think they look good, but I wonder if it’s an idea vs. execution situation. What I mean by that is the idea of a Fair Isle sweater is good, but the execution (or actual wearing) of said sweater is poor.
His point was simple: in a professional, even business casual environment, a Fair Isle sweater would be frowned upon. I’ve never thought about that, but I’ve never considered wearing a Fair Isle sweater to work. Full disclosure: I don’t own a Fair Isle sweater. I’ve had a few of the iconic Bean Norwegian sweaters, but I rarely wore those, and have since sold them. I agree with my friend. I don’t believe I would ever wear a Fair Isle sweater to work.
My argument is this: there is a place for a Fair Isle sweater in a man’s closet, but the opportunities to wear them (especially in the South) are limited:
So, if you are heading to the mountains for the weekend, picking out a Christmas tree, hanging by the fire with your significant other, or your heat goes out, then bust out the Fair Isle sweater. A Fair Isle sweater is the adult version of the vintage loud Patagonia fleece snap-Ts that we all clamored over in college.
The second part of the discussion went in the direction of “Tacky Sweater”. This is touchy. A Google Image search on Fair Isle sweaters will display some jewels. There are some really nice ones out there; wearing one gets you a free bowl of soup. You have to be careful, so stick with Fall and winter hues. Here are a few that I like:
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1. Polo Ralph Lauren Fair Isle Merino Wool Sweater: The breakfast buffet. Lots going on here.
What do you think about Fair Isle sweaters? Are you a fan?
For our second act, we are looking out for the travelers, the road warriors, the tire burners… In the 007 vein, let’s call this on “From Russia With Love,” one of Sean Connery’s best Bond films from 1963. If you have not seen this film, and I do not want to know the reason why not, then add it to your Netflix queue immediately.
If you are looking for a gift for someone who spends time on the road, this guide is for you:
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1. Travel Sized Hand Sanitizer: Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Keep one of these in your dopp kit, one in your travel bag, and one in your suitcase. Use liberally. The easiest way to get sick as a result of traveling is touching something disgusting. And all airports are disgusting. Fight back.
I love doing gift guides…they are seriously a lot of fun. But what is on my Christmas list? Well, thanks for asking:
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1. Fox Brass Belt Buckle: Extra foxy. I’d put this on one of my Dingman gator straps…for that extra umph.
What’s on your list this year?