February means two things: bone-chilling weather, and heartwarming valentines. Whether you’re on the corporate love-bus or not, we’ve rounded up some tracks that’ll help you stop singing those wintertime blues…unless, of course, that’s how you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Wishing all our friends a happy and safe holiday season— we’re so grateful for all the wonderful experiences that we’ve had through Rye & Rivet this past year, from meeting and interviewing our heroes to continuing to be impressed and surprised by all the support we’ve gotten from you readers. We can’t say “thanks” enough.
Right now, if you’re anything like us, your mind is millions of miles away from the concept of “Black Friday”. Maybe instead your thoughts are consumed by turkey temperatures, directions to grandmother’s house, or where the heck all of your relatives are going to sit once they arrive. Worry not. We at RYE & RIVET have done all the legwork for you in the second installment of our yearly small business post-Thanksgiving shopping guide, so you can go back to focusing on what’s really important, like whose turn it is to bring the Bourbon. Oh, and, of course, what you’re thankful for.
ART OF SHAVING: $25 off any purchase of $125 or more in stores this Friday.
BALL AND BUCK: Hot shaves and cocktails in-store; spend $150 in-store or online to receive a $20 gift card; $300 gets you a $50 gift card; $500 gets you a $100 gift card all weekend.
BLACKBIRD: 20% off everything all weekend with code “BLKFRD”.
CXXVI: 25% off any purchase on Friday, plus a free bandana with any purchase between now and November 27.
DEAR CREATURES: Snag something nice for your lady with 30% off new styles using code “DCBLACKFRI” on Friday.
ERNEST ALEXANDER: Buy any two shirts and get $50 off with code “POCKET50”, now through November 26.
FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB: 20% off all sportswear and tailored clothing in-store and online this Friday with code “STUFFING”.
HICKOREE’S: 20% off in-store and online with code “BLACKFRIDAY” all weekend.
INDIGO & COTTON: 20% off in-store and online with code “STUFFING” now through November 25.
J. PETERMAN: Up to 70% (discounts already applied) now through November 26.
THE KNOTTERY: 25% off everything now until Monday with code “GOBBLE”.
MADEWELL: 25% off chic things for that girl you want to impress with code “TREAT”, plus free shipping on all orders now through November 26.
MOHAWK GENERAL STORE: 20% off all Fall/Winter seasonal merchandise in-store and online with code “BLACKNOIR” through November 26 (plus, stay tuned at their LA store for their upcoming Made In The USA Holiday Market!).
OAK: 50% off all house collections (OAK and A.OK) in-store and online this Friday; 30% off Saturday and Sunday.
RUE + STATE: 20% off now through Monday with code “20BFCM”.
SMITH + BUTLER: 20-40% off select merchandise online with code “BLACK20”.
STALWARD LTD.: 30% off everything all weekend with code “BLACKWEEKEND”
SURFACE TO AIR: 30% off Autumn/Winter 2012 collection all weekend (applied automatically).
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Fine arts startup Artsicle asked me to guest-curate an online exhibit using some of the works in their collection, coming from a menswear-y perpective. I have to admit, there were so many great pieces that I had trouble narrowing it down! Go check out the final piece here.
What’s summer without a road trip? We spent a few days in the Windy City soaking up some tunes, beer, and (a little too much) sun. Here’s our August Playlist, masquerading as a Not-To-Miss list representing some of the acts at Lollapalooza.
Got to sit down the other day with Nate Dumas of The Shanty, NYDC’s own tasting room-slash-bar. Want to learn why NYDC makes gin? Want to learn why The Shanty doesn’t play jazz all day? Want to learn why Prohibition was actually really shitty for cocktails? Answers to these questions and more can be found here.
If you’re lucky, June is when summer really starts to feel like summer. You meet up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, you share drinks, you try something new. It’s a nice nexus of the comfortable and the unexpected— a time for adventures but also a time for keeping up traditions. With our June playlist, we try on some new favorites while still keeping the old. Enjoy.
May has (finally, mercifully) bestowed nice weather upon us here in Paris— but it has also come with the knowledge that we’ll be back stateside before the month is out. It’s been a great journey, but it’ll be nice to finally be back Home… just in time for music festivals, road trips, and all the things we love about America in the first place.
Got plans for this Saturday, April 28th? You do now. Confirmed Stock, Baltimore’s first heritage-oriented pop-up shop event, is set to bring together craftsmen (and -women) with consumers in a really incredible, one-of-a-kind way. Located at The 2640 Space, just a stone’s throw from scenic my apartment (shh), will be an unmissable collection of menswear, vintage, and much more from our friends Hellbrand Leatherworks, Two Inch Cuffs, Ruell & Ray, Sixteen Tons, and many admirable others. Not only is it set to be an incredible event for all, but it’s providing a much-needed service by bringing the scene to the city we love so much. Be sure to stop by— you won’t regret it. Get pumped here.
April’s kind of a weird month, isn’t it? The duality between rain and sun, the way that it can feel like summer one minute and the dead of winter the next. With that in mind, here’s our newest playlist, treading all the gray area of what April has to offer.
It may only be March, but you know how we get— give us one sunny, seventy-degree day and we’re already dreaming of long nights with the windows down. So, in the spirit of seriously jumping the gun, here are a handful of sticky-sweet, sultry, and just plain ecstatic tracks that’ll last you well into summertime.