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Sid Mashburn Western Shirts

November 30, 2013

The Western Shirt (aka Cowboy Shirt) is one of those garments that screams “Americana.” Typically these shirts are cut larger to, theoretically, allow easier movement while in the saddle or dosie-doe-ing on the dance floor at the saloon.

However, in celebration of his new store opening in Houston, Sid Mashburn has created a few Western shirts that have a more refined fit and with some interesting fabrics.

First is a classic denim shirt, but with troca buttons instead of the usual pearlized snaps:
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Next is a chambray, but in a Indian selvedge fabric:

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Lastly is an oxford, done in a classic blue-and-white university stripe:

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L.L.Bean Made in the USA Peacoat

November 18, 2013

L.L.Bean has partnered with Sterlingwear of Boston to produce a peacoat done to the same specs that Sterlingwear produces for the US Navy. So you’re getting a Made in the USA milspec peacoat from the same people that make them for our service-men and women. Awesome. And it comes in 2 colors.

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Warby Parker Soho Flagship store

November 10, 2013

Warby Parker‘s flagship store in Soho is a lovely space designed by Partners & Spade. Definitely worth a visit.

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The Wes Anderson Collection

November 8, 2013

Publisher Abrams recently released The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz.

The videos highlighting each chapter of the book, and in turn each of Anderson’s films, are beautifully done.

I Am Dandy book trailer

November 6, 2013

Photographer Rose Callahan, of The Dandy Portraits blog, and Nathaniel Adams recently released a book entitled I Am Dandy.

Recently they’ve been on a book tour of sorts, with parties at Bergdorf Goodman and Against Nature, and upcoming events in New York.

Store Visit: Iron & Resin Garage

November 2, 2013

Earlier this year I was contacted by the publicist for Iron & Resin, a label out of Ventura, CA focused on surf and motorcycle-inspired clothing. The stuff looked intriguing, but I wanted to reserve writing about it until I had a chance to see the clothing firsthand. Last weekend I was in the area on a weekend getaway with my wife, so we stopped in. I have to say,the Iron & Resin Garage is one of the coolest stores I have been to.

The store is packed with Made in the USA goodness, with the Iron & Resin brand as well as other small brands that complement the lifestyle. Ventura’s Main Street is packed with thrift shops and women’s clothing stores, so it’s a welcome oasis of “guy stuff.” If you make it to Ventura, grab a coffee at Palermo across the street and be prepared to spend a good amount of time discovering the store.

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A nice selection of Red Wing boots and Tellason denim:
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Outdoor gear from Topo, Poler and Penfield:
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Shirts from the Iron & Resin x Dickies 1922 collaboration, Made in the USA:
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This waxed canvas bag was our favorite, with a beefy canvas and supple leather handles:
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I ended up buying the Penfield Colwood Quilted jacket to replace an older Hurley jacket that my wife had started giving me concerned looks whenever I wore it.

Overall, the Iron & Resin Garage is definitely worth a stop if you’re taking a road trip up the coast.

The Iron & Resin Garage
324 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-0737

Sid Mashburn on the Alton Browncast

October 9, 2013

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Alton Brown, of Food Network’s Good Eats, also records a podcast from his home studio in Atlanta. Alton is also a bit of a clotheshorse, as he confesses on a recent podcast with fellow Atlantan, Sid Mashburn. It’s a great 40 minute chat about Sid’s background and men’s style.

You can listen on the Nerdist website or download via iTunes

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