Monthly Archives: December 2012

Before: The Vintage Barbour Bedale

I have a Barbour Beaufort that I wear all the time.  I had it reproofed earlier this year, and the good folks at New England Reproofers did an outstanding job.  I’ve wanted to expand my Barbour collection for quite some time, and have been on the lookout for a Navy Bedale via Ebay, various fashion…

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New Year’s Eve Attire – For Parties at the Club, the House, and the Hotel

Ahhh…New Year’s Eve.  So joyous.  What is typically any normal day becomes a huge celebration as soon as the sun goes down.  Women take NYE as an opportunity to strut their stuff, and us men follow said women around.  With that, there are typically three types of parties to which we all flock – at…

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Cool: Swedish Camo

Clockwise from top left: 1. Word. Notebooks in Swedish Camo 2. Jack Spade Swedish M90 Dipped Travel Kit 3. Swedish Camo iPhone Cover 4. Jack Spade Swedish M90 Dipped York Brief 5. Jack Spade Swedish M90 Dipped Coal Bag

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The KP MacLane Polo

KP MacLane is the Atlanta-based company headed by Katherine Petty MacLane and her husband Jared.  Not only do they have impeccable taste, but they are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  Their aim is to bring USA made luxury goods to the masses.  First up: the KP MacLane polo shirt: The polo…

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Puffy

This time of year – especially folks in the more northern latitudes – warmth is key.  A down insulated jacket is a good choice for the closet, as it works with a pair of jeans and boots, and can be pulled off with more formal attire.  I’m not a big fan of the hooded down…

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RCS Gift Guide Part Three: Money

From top left: 1. Patek Philippe Platinum Black Watch:  Because you always want to tell them what time it is. 2. Holland & Holland Shotgun: James Bond used a Holland & Holland; so should you. 3. KP MacLane Black Polo Shirt: As soft as it gets.  Doubles as a pajama top.  Thank me later. 4….

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Raleigh’s Own: Lumina Superior Dry Goods

Lumina: Founded in 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina Who: Barton Strawn, co-founder and principal designer was in college at NC State, along with the other original co-founder and friend Justin Carey, and were seeking skinny ties. Frustrated by not finding what they really wanted in traditional stores, Barton’s mother taught him how to make his…

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