Monthly Archives: October 2018

The B. Nelson Resole Experience: The Results

Look what arrived, ten days after I sent them up to B. Nelson in NYC?  My Alden 662 loafers, resoled and polished.  I did a ‘before’ post here, showing their current condition.  I’m proud to say, the results are outstanding.  I’m very happy. To recap, I opted for a resole, and upgraded the soles to…

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South Dakota: Pheasant Opener

After each season I forget how much I love bird hunting.  Hitting my limit on birds gives me a great sense of accomplishment, but it’s the little things that I don’t think about in the offseason that really fill my soul.  The weight of a new box of shells.  The smell of a waxed cotton…

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Tom Beckbe X Chris Hastings: What’s Cookin’

Let’s call this the top of the heap…  the fine folks at Tom Beckbe are spreading their wings and creating goods for not only the field, but also for the kitchen.  Their new Chef’s Knife Roll is everything you’d expect.  Absolutely top of the heap. The Sportsmen’s Knife collection is a good start to fill…

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The Limited Heritage Capsule from Hudson Sutler

I’m very happy to announce the Heritage Line of waxed bags from our friends at Hudson Sutler.  You all know their bags – the classic silhouettes of duffels, briefcases, and a shave kit.  The heavy canvas works well, and the price points are very attractive.  They’ve done very well for themselves over the years, and…

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Cole Haan Camo

I’ve been on a big camo kick lately.  Especially the older stuff like what you see at Ball and Buck and Duxbak.  I’ve been stocking up, and try to get it into as much of my rotation as is appropriate.  I came across these Cole Haan camo options the other day, and wanted to see…

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Hunting Trip Packing v2

Last year, I did my first trip to South Dakota to hunt pheasants.  The trip was life changing.  Not only is South Dakota one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, but chasing pheasants is an experience that has become part of my ethos.  I absolutely love it. I learned a lot on that…

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Reader Feedback: The Yellow Oxford

Over time, my wardrobe changes.  My style is still the same, but I’ll go through sweater phases, then back to sport coats, or a boot phase, then back to a double-monk phase.  My ‘middle 80%’ is consistent.  Good jeans, good khakis, good shoes, and a lot of OCBDs.  I have a lot of each, especially…

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