Forbidden Root Fernetic

Intense bitterness? Doesn’t faze me. Coffee? I’ll take it black, please. 100 IBU double IPA? Sign me up. Shot of Malört? Gladly. It’s no wonder then that I’m also a fan of fernet, the bitter Italian amaro, also known as the “bartender’s handshake.”  Continue reading

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New Republic Flynn Boat Shoe

It’s rare that a new brand pops up that offers style while also remaining affordable, especially when it comes to shoes. You can throw a stone and hit a dozen companies handcrafting boat shoes for $300 but it’s a lot more difficult to find a variety of quality brands in the sub $100 range. That’s what makes the Flynn Boat Shoe from New Republic so enticing. Continue reading

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The Shop 101st Running T-Shirt

I’m back from a brief hiatus due to my second daughter being born on Wednesday. And because I have a newborn in the house, along with a rambunctious almost two-year-old, there’s no way I’ll be making it to Indianapolis Memorial Day weekend for the 500. The 500 is a spectacle to be witnessed at least once in person by all and what better way to mark this year’s race than with the 101st Running T-Shirt from The Shop? Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Due Date

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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5 (Rabbit) de Mayo

It used to be that Cinco de Mayo would roll around and I’d celebrate with a few Modelos or maybe a Dos Equis or two. But the last two years I’ve been trying to take more of a craft approach to the day. It’s still extremely difficult to get any Mexican craft beer in most of the country, so often I’m turning to American examples. Continue reading

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Homage Rhinegeist Tee

Homage already covers one of my loves, sports. Now it has taken to covering another, beer. Long a champion of the Midwest and, more specifically, Ohio, Homage just released a batch of t-shirts for several Ohio breweries. The set of six covers five breweries and includes one craft beer in general t-shirt. My favorite of the bunch has to be the Rhinegeist Tee, solely because I fell in love with the brewery when I visited last fall. Continue reading

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Three Floyds Floy Division I

Holy shit! Those were the first words out of my mouth when I smelled Floy Division I for the first time. And the exclamations just kept coming when I got a taste of it.  Continue reading

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J.Crew Slim Indian Madras Shirt

J.Crew is currently in turmoil. Sales are slumping. Just yesterday it was reported that 150 jobs were being cut and 100 open positions were not being filled. Frank Muytjens, head of menswear since 2008, was one of the cuts. And this follows the loss of Jenna Lyons just a few weeks ago. Continue reading

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Bird Dog Bay And They’re Off Pocket Square

 

We’re a little less than two weeks out from the Kentucky Derby, which means it’s getting towards crunch time to get your Derby attire in order. You can always grab bourbon the day before, but to account for shipping, anything purchased online less than a week ahead is going to be cutting it close. That makes now the perfect time to grab an And They’re Off Pocket Square from Bird Dog Bay. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Going Green for Earth Day

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer.

Earth Day was yesterday, so it seemed like going green would be a fitting theme for this week’s Five Best. Here, then, are the five best green articles of clothing on East Dane right now.

Carhartt WIP Chase Crew Neck Sweatshirt

Lacoste Crew Neck Tee

Todd Snyder Pique Polo Shirt

Gitman Vintage Overdye Oxford Shirt

Lacoste Solid Swim Trunks

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