Aug 31

SUMMER STOCK-UP 6: SNEAKERS
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).
For our last SSU of the year, we’re rounding up five pairs of perfectly unexpected kicks that you can snap up at deep discounts at East Dane’s End-Of-Summer sale. What better way to bid farewell to summer than with some fall-forward steals… [[MORE]]
Opening Ceremony’s Mason Slip On Sneakers
A serious upgrade on your old standby of slip-on Vans, Opening Ceremony’s streamlined take is perfectly minimal yet a little out of the ordinary. The “natural” colorway feels a little more “what I did on my summer vacation”, but we love the versatility of the black-on-black for wearing into fall. Get it here.
Veja’s Transatlantico Sneakers
D’you ever find that too much of a good thing makes a great thing? That’s sort of how we feel about these Veja sneakers. Combining multiple preppy standbys—the chukka-inspired silhouette, the leather trim, bright color blocking—these shoes end up as something greater than the sum of their parts, something that ends up feeling less outright preppy and more tongue-in-cheek, maybe even…edgy? Get them here.
Alejandro Ingelmo’s Josh Haircalf High-Top Sneakers
A great way to start off the next season, this pair might be our favorite of the bunch. Rich Italian haircalf plays into the whole athletic-luxe vibe, while the subtle camo motif is just one of those things that’s always in style come fall. Did we mention they’re Italian haircalf high-tops? At 70% off? A no-brainer. Get them here.
Tretorn’s Nylite Splashes Sneaker
Nothing says summer like these splatter-paint twists on a Tretorn classic. Just add a boardwalk and a mojito. Get them here.
Marc Jacobs’ High Top Sneakers
While the color block motif reminds us of semaphore flags, these high-tops would be just as sharp with a fall uniform of dark denim and a button-down for a pop of color. Hell, scratch that— we’d wear them all year round. Get them here.

SUMMER STOCK-UP 6: SNEAKERS

Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).

For our last SSU of the year, we’re rounding up five pairs of perfectly unexpected kicks that you can snap up at deep discounts at East Dane’s End-Of-Summer sale. What better way to bid farewell to summer than with some fall-forward steals…

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Aug 24

SUMMER STOCK-UP 5: TEES
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).
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T By Alexander Wang’s Heathered Linen T-Shirt
It’s no surprise to anyone that Alexander Wang makes a damn good classic tee shirt. So what sets this one apart? The linen fabrication comes through in the perfect weight for summer, while also showing off the heathered effect in a way that basic cotton wouldn’t. Get it here.
Folk’s Panel T-Shirt
Just when you thought you were done with color blocking, Folk’s fresh, clever personality finds a way to make it feel new again. Side color blocking, when worn, is a bit more subtle than its front-and-center counterparts…but the vertical line across the back serves up a double-take to anyone who may have missed it. Get it here.
Maison Kitsune’s Ears T-Shirt
Okay, we admit it— we’re suckers for Kitsune’s whimsical graphics. The heathered cotton blend gives the tee depth and texture, so the signature ears image isn’t the only thing going on. But people will ask you about this one, so better work on your French pronunciation. Get it here.
Reigning Champ’s Set In Tee
Who better to master the easygoing athletic-style tee than Canadian activewear masters Reigning Champ? Exposed stitching details give a nod toward the sport look, while this saturated Pacific blue is juuuust different enough to make an impact (and be worn as a pseudo-neutral). Get it here.
Opening Ceremony’s Cyan Elvis T-Shirt
While we’re on the topic of blue— this bright cyan tee, designed exclusively for Opening Ceremony in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises, isn’t for the faint of heart (but then again, neither was Elvis’ hip-waggling, so, y’know, take that with a grain of salt). Get it here.

SUMMER STOCK-UP 5: TEES

Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).

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Aug 22

OUTSMART EVERYBODY (+ SAVE $50)
There’s this unspoken, underlying understanding in leather goods that paying more automatically equals getting a better product. Perhaps this stems from all the other rationales we use to make ourselves feel better about doing shitty things, like the idea that the worse the hangover you have to reckon with, the better the night that preceded it, or the more sweaty and miserable and lovesick you feel, the better the relationship. However, the simple fact is that it’s just not true (actually, none of those things are true). [[MORE]] Great leather goods aren’t just the ones that hurt the most when you hand over your credit card. Proof? Benchmark bags. Rich, full-grain leather, brushed chrome hardware and all the interior pockets and divisions you’d expect from a hella pricey briefcase, but for less than you spent achieving the wild night before that brutal hangover (or way less than you spent on that brutal relationship). Because, in the end, pain up-front doesn’t need to be part of the equation for happiness in the long-run. And if you figure that out, well, you’ll have outsmarted pretty much everybody. Get it here.
Benchmark Bags generously offers Rye & Rivet readers an exclusive discount of $50 off their purchase with code RYERIVET, now through September 4th. 

OUTSMART EVERYBODY (+ SAVE $50)

There’s this unspoken, underlying understanding in leather goods that paying more automatically equals getting a better product. Perhaps this stems from all the other rationales we use to make ourselves feel better about doing shitty things, like the idea that the worse the hangover you have to reckon with, the better the night that preceded it, or the more sweaty and miserable and lovesick you feel, the better the relationship. However, the simple fact is that it’s just not true (actually, none of those things are true).

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Aug 14

SO NICE, WE DID IT TWICE
Yep, you heard right. RYE & RIVET will be hosting its second (!) annual (!!) pop-up shop this September in charming downtown New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY at Reverol & Co. Contemporary Art Gallery. Join us for our always-exciting kickoff party for music, refreshments, great conversation, and of course, American-made menswear from some of our favorite artisans and friends. Expect to see a reappearance from RAILCAR FINE GOODS, FOX & BRIE, and JOHN RUVIN EYEWEAR, as well as great finds from newcomers OWEN & FRED, AMERICAN TRENCH, and many more. 
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RSVP here for the kickoff party (we’ll save you a drink), and even if you can’t make it, we’d love to help you shop as the pop-up continues for two glorious weekends.
POP-UP KICKS OFF: Friday, September 5th from 7-10pm
THE SHOP CONTINUES: September 6-7 from 11am-7pm
& September 13-14 from 11am-7pm
RSVP TO WEEKEND 1 (September 6-7) HERE.RSVP TO WEEKEND 2 (September 13-14) HERE. 
View location details below, and don’t forget to check in for updates on our nifty RYE & RIVET POP-UP page as more details become available. See you there!

SO NICE, WE DID IT TWICE

Yep, you heard right. RYE & RIVET will be hosting its second (!) annual (!!) pop-up shop this September in charming downtown New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY at Reverol & Co. Contemporary Art Gallery. Join us for our always-exciting kickoff party for music, refreshments, great conversation, and of course, American-made menswear from some of our favorite artisans and friends. Expect to see a reappearance from RAILCAR FINE GOODS, FOX & BRIE, and JOHN RUVIN EYEWEAR, as well as great finds from newcomers OWEN & FRED, AMERICAN TRENCH, and many more. 

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Jul 30

JADED OLD WHISKEY DRINKERS
When it comes to brown liquors, it’s easy to feel like you’ve seen everything there is to see (and, frankly, a few things you never wanted to see—we’re looking at you, Fireball). One can become resigned. Depressed. In short, jaded. [[MORE]] Wandering from specialty liquor store to specialty liquor store, staring, desultory, at shelf after shelf of things you’ve already got on your bar cart back home, you may feel like there’s nothing new under the sun. But then, catching the light from another section of the store, stocked tidily next to—oh lord, is that apple pie moonshine?—things that aren’t whiskey at all, you see it. Pitorro Anejo. With an improbable history (the owners had to convince the unconventional master distiller, their Puerto Rican uncle, to move to New York just to get into production) and an even more improbable taste, this traditional Puerto Rican moonshine is nothing if not expectation-defying. Distilled from sugar cane, it’s technically a rum, but Port Morris Distillery ages the spirit in new and reclaimed American barrels to create a complex, oakey, apple-y flavor that’ll certainly be familiar to whiskey drinkers. The barrels are naturally agitated by the vibrations of nearby Amtrak trains, further imbibing flavor in a modern twist that’s delightfully surprising. And that’s really what Pitorro Anejo is—a delightful surprise. Take heart, hardened old whiskey aficionados— sometimes the best new thing isn’t even in the whiskey section. Get it here. 

JADED OLD WHISKEY DRINKERS

When it comes to brown liquors, it’s easy to feel like you’ve seen everything there is to see (and, frankly, a few things you never wanted to see—we’re looking at you, Fireball). One can become resigned. Depressed. In short, jaded.

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Jul 28

SUMMER STOCK-UP 4: SHIRTS
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).
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Billy Reid’s Donelson Shirt
Think there’s no way to wear a short-sleeved button-down without looking like a 1960s gas station attendant? Think again. As with all things, chambray makes this easy-to-wear (so easy, in fact, that you may quickly discover you’ve become a short-sleeve convert), but Billy Reid does what they do best by keeping it un-basic with the welt chest pocket. Bonus points: chambray looks fine (some might even say “better”) with a few wrinkles in it, so no sweat if you keep this one balled up in your vacation bag for a few days. Get it here.
Rag & Bone’s Toucan Shirt
We’ll spare you the “toucan” jokes, except to say that yes, you too can wear this shirt. If you’re not ready to commit to Hawaiian florals (and who could blame you) but feel the need to get in the tropical spirit (it’s your vacation, after all), this Rag & Bone shirt is a good compromise. The print is subtle enough to require a second look, but not so subtle that it’ll be lost completely among a sea of loud hibiscus prints. A definite trade up from those whale-embroidered shorts, no? Get it here.
Battenwear’s Five Pocket Island Shirt
Okay, we lied—this one actually is about looking like a 1960s gas station attendant. The exaggerated collar screams “slick your hair back with whatever’s lying around”, and while you might scoff at first, just try to tell us that having all those pockets doesn’t come in handy at the beach (pocket one is for your switchblade comb). So, before you object, just repeat the mantra with us: Chambray tones everything down. Chambray tones everything down. Except the radioactive levels of coolness that’ll be exuding off of you when you wear this shirt. Get it here.
Surface To Air’s Aloha Cadillac Shirt
Now, if you’re the polar opposite of Toucan Sam up there, totally unafraid of color and print and, frankly, disgusted that two of our picks have been chambray thus far, here’s our olive branch to you: Surface To Air’s Dali-esque interpretation of the good ol’ Hawaiian (-inspired) shirt. Like learning to stand up on a surfboard or maintaining the perfect day-drinking buzz, the Aloha Cadillac print is more complex than it first seems. Mutant pineapples look more like medieval torture devices, and yes, those are snakes winding their way through the flowers. Pair this shirt with a semi-ironic Frisbee and a non-threatening smile, for best results. Get it here.
Maison Kitsune’s Classic Check Shirt

Ah, Kitsune. Does anyone have better summertime style than the French? Just look at Alain Delon in Purple Noon. While we can’t promise you’ll become independently wealthy by wearing this shirt, we can at least assure you that you’ll look damn good. As for the wealth thing, just buy yourself some custom Del Toro slippers and pretend—money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Get it here.

SUMMER STOCK-UP 4: SHIRTS

Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).

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HEY, SMART GUY
Wisdom, like most things, is relative. By which we mean, it’s relatively impossible to discern whether you’re doing something wise or dumb after your third (fourth? Fifth?) whiskey sour. Sure, you may start out making good choices (homemade sour mix, natch), but a few drinks in you’re drunk-dialing your boss and trying to convince him what a good singer you are. [[MORE]] The best laid plans of mice and men, dude. Our prescription? This snazzy bottle opener by LHN. As great as it’ll look on your bar cart, we’re hoping that its weighty presence in your hand and all-seeing eye motif will allow you to pause just long enough to re-think that nth beer. Or, at the very least, long enough to make sure it’s a beer worth drinking. After all, you need all the wisdom you can get. Get it here.

HEY, SMART GUY

Wisdom, like most things, is relative. By which we mean, it’s relatively impossible to discern whether you’re doing something wise or dumb after your third (fourth? Fifth?) whiskey sour. Sure, you may start out making good choices (homemade sour mix, natch), but a few drinks in you’re drunk-dialing your boss and trying to convince him what a good singer you are.

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Jul 27

REPRESENTING YOURSELF ACCURATELY
We’ve all somewhat misrepresented ourselves on occasion—maybe on a date, at a job interview, or just when bragging to friends about how great at moonwalking we are. But here’s something innately compelling about things that are completely upfront about what they are (that’s why some of our favorite sites are Scanwiches and Things Organized Neatly). To misquote Toby Ziegler, the honest truth is, if nothing else, at least the easiest thing to remember.[[MORE]]  And inscrutability, as trendy as it often is (we’re looking at you, Scandinavian designers), isn’t what we want when it’s two thirty in the morning and we still haven’t found a navy tie with white dots or a white tie with navy dots or, for god’s sake, we don’t even remember anymore. Here to solve your sleepless-night shopping woes? Ties.com. In what can only be described as a victory for the #menswear community, Ties.com has a seemingly endless stock of neckties, bow ties, knit ties, tie bars, and pretty much anything else with “tie” in the name. Our pick? This classic stripe, a safe bet in any circle (and relatively low-risk if you decide seersucker isn’t really your thing). Because, above all, you should just be who you are, man. Ties.com certainly is. Hence the name. Get it here.

REPRESENTING YOURSELF ACCURATELY

We’ve all somewhat misrepresented ourselves on occasion—maybe on a date, at a job interview, or just when bragging to friends about how great at moonwalking we are. But here’s something innately compelling about things that are completely upfront about what they are (that’s why some of our favorite sites are Scanwiches and Things Organized Neatly). To misquote Toby Ziegler, the honest truth is, if nothing else, at least the easiest thing to remember.

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Jul 16

SUMMER STOCK-UP #3: WEEKEND BAGS
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments). [[MORE]]
Billykirk’s 20” Carryall
Though we love them best for their exquisite leather goods, this distinctive Billykirk carryall is primarily canvas (but still packs a hard-wearing leather punch where it counts, namely the rich brown reinforced bottom). The crisp navy and white stripe reminds us of old-timey swimming costumes, which makes it a perfect beach weekend carry that’s still elevated and grown-up (seriously, dude, the mesh tote bag isn’t doing you any favors). Get it here.
Topo Designs’ Classic Daypack
If a backpack is more your speed, Topo Designs’ classic daypack strikes the ideal balance of size, utility and aesthetics—it’s not your old Jansport, but it’s also not one of those “fashion backpacks” that looks rugged but can’t get wet or hot or too cold or or or. Small, clever features distinguish its streamlined design and give it the look of a remarkably well-considered bag. And if your weekends tend to be a bit more adventurous than the next guy’s, you’ll be prepared. Get it here.
Ben Minkoff’s Birdseye Wythe Weekender
Remember that time you knew semaphore? No, neither do we. So skip the heavily nautical-themed gear (embroidered whales? Really?) in favor of this vibrant double-stripe that ever-so-subtly evokes those colorfully numbered sail motifs. The stripes alone would’ve done it for us, but there’s something about the birdseye weave that’s equal parts athletic-gear and suiting-inspired. In other words: a beach-friendly bag you won’t feel weird carrying in November. Get it here.
Mismo’s M/S Adventurer Duffle
The guy who shows up at your annual camping trip in a pith helmet? Not good. This sophisticated nod to the spirit of adventure, in safari green? Good. Pack it full of brown liquor and performative masculinity for that true Hemingway vibe (but really, you’re gonna need some booze to deal with Mr. Pith Helmet). Get it here.
Ernest Alexander’s Bedford Overnight Bag

Can’t beat the classics. Ernest Alexander’s rugged waxed canvas overnight bag is a good all-around category winner—it’s not so large that you feel like Quasimodo schlepping through security checkpoints, but the deceptively simple side buckles can be loosened (or even undone completely) to add significant space for you over-packers out there. And not only is the waxed finish water-resistant and durable, it also allows you to garner envious stares at the airport as you put on a fresh coat of Otter Wax with the satisfied smirk of a true artisan. Get it here.

SUMMER STOCK-UP #3: WEEKEND BAGS

Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).

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Jul 04

4TH OF JULY SALE ROUNDUP
While you could (and probably will) celebrate the 4th with fireworks, booze and flag-laden clothing (all imported), it probably wouldn’t hurt to take advantage of some of the awesome (domestic) sales that will be happening this weekend in honor of America’s b-day. We’ve gone through our ever-overflowing inbox to bring you the creme de la creme—er, we mean, however you say that in “American”. 
Ball and Buck: Save 17.76% (nope, not a typo— that’s seventeen point seventy six percent, get it?) sitewide all weekend with code “JULY4TH”.
Baxter of California: Free moisturizer with all orders over $75 with code “JULYFOURTH”.
Flashxhype: 25% off all orders with code “SUMMER25”, plus exclusive 4th of July Mystery Boxes available this weekend only.
Freemans Sporting Club: 25% off with code “FIREWORKS25”.
Hypebeast: 30% off on orders over $200 with code “HBUSA30”.
Indigo + Cotton: Extra 10% off sale items with code “PLUS10”, through Sunday.
J. Peterman Company: Up to 68% off all weekend, plus 30% off all one-of-a-kinds (no code required).
Mohawk General Store: End-of-season sale currently running, no code required.
Need Supply Co.: Extra 20% off sale and swim items with code “ALLTHAT20”, through Saturday.
OAK: 30% off accessories and footwear, Friday only.
Will Leather Goods: Spend-to-save up to $150, through Sunday (no code necessary).
Wittmore: Extra 20% off sale items with code “JULY4”, now through Thursday.
Check back throughout the day as we update with more sales. To have your brand’s coupon code or sale listed here, please send us an email.

4TH OF JULY SALE ROUNDUP

While you could (and probably will) celebrate the 4th with fireworks, booze and flag-laden clothing (all imported), it probably wouldn’t hurt to take advantage of some of the awesome (domestic) sales that will be happening this weekend in honor of America’s b-day. We’ve gone through our ever-overflowing inbox to bring you the creme de la creme—er, we mean, however you say that in “American”.

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Jul 02

THE BLUES AND NOTHING BUT THE BLUES
As word-association goes, “the blues” and “authenticity” tend to come up a lot in the same conversations. Maybe that’s got something to do with why we take another “blue” thing, denim, so freakin’ seriously.[[MORE]]And no one takes denim more seriously than New York’s 3x1— the near-obsessive all-inclusive denim shop has recently partnered with Cool Hunting to create what is, without a doubt, the perfect summer popover. It comes in a wide array of colorways, but we prefer this super-saturated, rare Japanese blue selvedge for a kind of Miles-Davis-Off-Duty type look. Roll up the sleeves, stick your cigarettes in the selvedge-lined chest pocket, and you’re bound to feel pretty good. But, y’know, not too too good. Gotta keep your authentic blues. Get it here.

THE BLUES AND NOTHING BUT THE BLUES

As word-association goes, “the blues” and “authenticity” tend to come up a lot in the same conversations. Maybe that’s got something to do with why we take another “blue” thing, denim, so freakin’ seriously.

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Jun 30

IDIOM-HEAVY CONVERSATIONS
"Break a sweat." "Sweating bullets." "Sweating like a pig." As many phrases as we have based around sweat, nobody wants to be based around you if you’re the guy who’s dripping wet. [[MORE]] Luckily, Outerboro has engineered a shirt with this in mind. The substantial-yet-lightweight, moisture-resistant material is juxtaposed with contrast-paneled sides composed of (wait for it) quick-dry, anti-bacterial, anti-odor treated fabric. And the colorblocking lends such a refreshingly in-the-know air to this classic silhouette that nobody will ever suspect it’s utility, not trend, that put it there. Bust this button-down out at your next barbecue, brunch or ballgame and keep the sweat off your body and in your idiom-heavy conversation (if you so choose). What’s that?— we saved your skin yet again? No sweat. Get it here.

IDIOM-HEAVY CONVERSATIONS

"Break a sweat." "Sweating bullets." "Sweating like a pig." As many phrases as we have based around sweat, nobody wants to be based around you if you’re the guy who’s dripping wet.

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Jun 27

DON’T WEAR IT OUT
We’ll be the first to admit, the term “classic” gets tossed around a lot in the menswear community. A great hat? Classic. Dark denim? Classic. Brogue? Classic. So many things are “classic”, in fact, that you might find your closet stuffed wall-to-wall and be left wondering—with such a diverse wardrobe of “classics”, what’s not classic? [[MORE]]But then there are those rare items that make you stop in your tracks, spend a few moments looking on in admiration, and then—only then—does the original meaning of the word come back to you. And when it’s something you’ve never seen before? That’s what we like to call a New Classic. Introducing the 103 Oak Lounge Chair from  Wintercheck Factory. At home among Danish Modern pieces or even the carefully-disheveled, neo-rustic atmosphere seemingly pioneered by Wintercheck’s home base of Brooklyn, it’s never out of place. It’s never flashy. It’s never trendy. It’s never stuck in time. It’s just…well, you know. Classic. Get it here.

DON’T WEAR IT OUT

We’ll be the first to admit, the term “classic” gets tossed around a lot in the menswear community. A great hat? Classic. Dark denim? Classic. Brogue? Classic. So many things are “classic”, in fact, that you might find your closet stuffed wall-to-wall and be left wondering—with such a diverse wardrobe of “classics”, what’s not classic?

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OYSTERS, LIKE POP-UPS, DON’T LAST
A little while ago, while enjoying a weekend in Baltimore, we wrote up a guide to one of our favorite cities for Cool Hunting. Among the featured locales was Dylan’s Oyster Cellar— in the spirit of Summer Fridays, we encourage you to check out this pop-up before they pop-down in August. Click through to read the entire city guide here.

OYSTERS, LIKE POP-UPS, DON’T LAST

A little while ago, while enjoying a weekend in Baltimore, we wrote up a guide to one of our favorite cities for Cool Hunting. Among the featured locales was Dylan’s Oyster Cellar— in the spirit of Summer Fridays, we encourage you to check out this pop-up before they pop-down in August. Click through to read the entire city guide here.

Jun 24

SUMMER STOCK-UP #2: SUNGLASSES
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments). [[MORE]]
Steven Allen’s Dayer Sunglasses
The retro pick—perfect for lazing around Italy, perfecting your “bicoastal” lifestyle, or just garnering street cred at flea markets. This is the pair to make you look like a guy with something to say (pro-tip: just make sure you actually do, y’know, have something to say). Get them here. (…and don’t forget to enter 25MORE at checkout for an extra 25% off your sale purchases!)
Paul Smith’s Tortoise Shell Polarized Sunglasses
Like the fashion choices in one of those future-as-past sci-fi movies, these are the perfect marriage of vintage charm and modern flourishes. These appear at first glance to be the most “traditional” pick on our list. But closer inspection reveals the fresh, contemporary metal contrast arms and polarized lenses—and trust us, people are going to want closer inspection. Get them here.
Illesteva’s Lou Reed Aviators
Ape the king of Aviator-clad cool with these collabs. One of his final projects before his passing, these shades were designed by Reed to capture an aesthetic so inseparable from the man himself. We’d say he’s been immortalized in these Italian-made beauties, but all his fans know he was never mere mortal to begin with. Get themhere.
Han Kjobenhavn’s Wolfgang Sunglasses
This one will come as no surprise— where better then Copenhagen to find obscenely stylish shades? The wild arms (a tongue-in-cheek take on classic tortoise motifs) are what really separate these from the pack—but the straight-on view is subtle enough for everyday wear. Get them here.
SUPER’s Primo Aviators
Not afraid of a little color? Good for you. Balance out these irreverent green lenses with a classic, streamlined aviator shape for a “you’ve-seen-it-but-not-like-this” feel. Italian construction and German lenses lend an upscale air. Not unlike yourself. Get them here.

SUMMER STOCK-UP #2: SUNGLASSES

Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).

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