The Colonel Littleton No. 34 Mailbag

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American leather goods brand Colonel Littleton is a living, breathing example of how products can carry the DNA of their creator. Based in the town of Lynneville, Tennessee, about an hour’s drive south from Nashville, Colonel Littleton the man, has created a company that reflects his values, sense of quality, and deep appreciation for history. … [Read more…]

    A visit to Blank Label in DC

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    The Blank Label studio in Washington, D.C., feels a bit more New York than capitol city. Located on the second floor of an historic building a short walk from the White House, the loft-like vibe is designed to get you thinking about well-fitting urban clothing. A quick ride up the tiny elevator deposits you in … [Read more…]

      Well-Suited with Boardroom Socks

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      Not all dress socks are equal. Boardroom Socks makes some the most comfortable, professional, and attractive dress socks we have reviewed. And, frankly, that’s saying something, because we have tried out some excellent business socks over the years. What makes this brand so special? Overall construction is top-notch and both the merino wool and mercerized … [Read more…]

        Keeping Warm with Barbour Accessories

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        Barbour is of course best known for it’s waxed jackets. World famous and instantly recognizable, Barbour waxwear has spawned legions of imitators and inspired many to imagine themselves living the life of landed gentry. As a brand, Barbour is both respected for the rugged construction of its products, designed to be loved and abused in … [Read more…]

          His & Hers Winter Style from Mountain Khakis

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          Mountain Khakis is often a brand to which we turn for tough, traditionally inspired outerwear that is above all else, functional. The Wyoming-based company excels at taking boots-on-the-ground work wear and reinterpret it for guys who may like to be outdoors, but don’t necessarily have tough outdoor jobs. At the same time, Mountain Khakis’ pants, … [Read more…]

            Frey Laundry Detergent: Clean Like a Man

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            The expanding universe of products and publications geared to men’s fashion, clothing, interests, and lifestyles takes a new and innovative turn with the introduction of Frey, a laundry detergent made for men. Yes, this is a real thing. And, as it turns out, it’s actually quite a good – and smart – product. Let’s first … [Read more…]

              Eyewear from Oren Isaac

              Checking out our new @oieyewear eyeglasses. First impressions: really well-made, high quality frames, great hinges. Prescription is right on target, and they fit quite well right out of the case. Speaking of which, they come with a truly cool and functional fold-over felt case and cleaning cloth. Look for our review soon on OTC. #orrinisaac #nothingbutnet #greatjob

              The online eyewear market is a pretty good example of how technology can up-end an established market system and disrupt a heretofore unquestioned business model. Forever it seems, one purchased eye glasses from the family optometrist. They were expensive, took time to get, and the frame selection was rather limited. The rise of large-scale eyewear … [Read more…]