Yearly Archives: 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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Gabriel - December 27, 2012 - 11:36 AM

I know this really is not the place to ask this, but I wear a size 38 jacket and am looking at getting a vintage bedale off ebay. In your experience, would a Size 40 Barbour be huge on me? A lot of people say a 40 fits like a medium. Any help would be great.


LABIV - December 27, 2012 - 2:42 PM

40 fits like a medium, I wear a size 36 suit coat and a size 36 Beaufort, the Bedale is a little shorter than the Beaufort. Hope this helps. They fit boxy/kind of big.

East of Oxford - December 27, 2012 - 6:35 PM

Solid find, I dig blue Bedales.

SMT - January 6, 2013 - 12:54 AM


I noticed in one of your older posts that you had a “Classic” Beaufort with the Sylkoil wax finish as opposed to the “Regular” Beaufort with a different finish. I’m in the process of buying a Beaufort but the only difference other than the wax finish I have noticed between the “Classic” and the “Regular” is that the Classic has the original Barbour tartan and the Regular has a greenish tartan. In your opinion, which Beaufort should I go for?



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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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Joe - December 26, 2012 - 8:12 PM

Actually did get the Mad Dogs for Christmas…can’t wait to bust ’em out!

Joe - December 26, 2012 - 8:13 PM

Actually did get the Mad Dog’s for Christmas…can’t wait to bust ’em out!

Joe - December 26, 2012 - 8:14 PM

Actually did wake up to the Mad Dogs on Christmas morning…can’t wait to bust em out!

Joe - December 26, 2012 - 8:15 PM

Welp, looks like it posted my first two tries even though there were errors. Sorry about all the extras!

randall - December 27, 2012 - 9:38 AM

Hey Joe,

What did you get for Christmas?

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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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Taylor - January 8, 2013 - 8:58 AM

$175 for a polo is ridiculous. Even more ridiculous when it’s from a company nobody has ever heard of. Also, Men need to be wearing sleeves for things like dates and engagement parties.

Walt M - April 26, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Have to agree with Taylor. Going to be very tough to bring these “to the masses” at $175 a pop…


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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Spencer Lewis - December 14, 2012 - 9:39 AM

I’ll take all of that. Can I be expecting it before Christmas? Thanks Jay!

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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Mark McCoy - December 14, 2012 - 9:39 AM

Thanks for sharing… I live in Raleigh and had not heard of Lumina. I will stop by their store soon.