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Bluegrass Barrels: Awesome Gift Idea

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So I am not sure how many women out there read this website, but I figured I would give you women a great valentines day gift idea. Granted, there is absolutely no chance of it shipping in time for Saturday – but really cool to give even if it’s a few weeks late.

A while back my fiancé got me a Barrel from Bluegrass Barrels. I actually mentioned/featured the barrel in my article on Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey, back a few months ago.  This is a great way to keep and age spirits, such as whiskey, bourbon, scotch, tequila…etc. The barrels are handmade in Kentucky, with American White Oak with a medium char on the inside. They have three sizes to choose from between 1 – 3 liters, with a choice between the metal used for the hops that hold the barrel together.

To personalize the barrel, you can put up to two lines of text with a maximum of 10 letters per line. Additionally, these barrels can feature your favorite NCAA logos.

Goto  their site, and order one.

Spring Time: Oxford & Chinos

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It’s about that time when you will start day drinking, rooftop partying, and country-club living. We got you covered withsome items from our friends at Frank and Oak.

Jasper Oxford in Light Blue
Features include a slim button-down collar, chest pocket, heritage Frank & Oak labels and buttons, and rounded cuffs. 100% cotton.

Newport Chinos in Shark
Made with high quality, mid-weight cotton, their soft-washed chinos offer a slim casual fit. Features a flat front, two slash pockets, two back pockets, button fasting and zip closure, and belt loops. Available in our Modern Straight fit.

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Apple Watch: Buying Guide

I personally do not know if I will be buying an Apple Watch. I just don’t know if it really is a necessity and something I would even enjoy wearing. Despite the Milanese Loop band (kind of like the Breitling Bands) I really think the product is only okay-looking. Additionally I don’t think I would enjoy the feeling of a pulsating tap every time I get a notification.

However, time will tell (no pun intended) and I have included an awesome Buyers Guide from my friends at Business Insider. This is an extremely helpful guide to understanding the different models, accessories, and price points. image

JCrew: Abingdon Weekender Bag

If you like me, you have reached the aged of no longer being able to pack clothes for the weekend in a gym bag. Apparently at some point we all need to grow up, and look like an adult, so that’s when I picked up a JCrew Abingdon Weekender Bag. I now use this thing constantly, and a lot of people throw some pretty nice compliments.
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The Abingdon Weekender Bag is a great size, which makes it perfect for packing clothes to get away for a few days. It has a an outside pocket, which I usually put all my shaving products, cologne, and stuff. The exterior of the bag is made out of a waxed cotton canvas, which is extremely tough. I literally bump this bag into subway turnstiles, fire hydrants, cars – and no visible damage at all. I chose the Deep Olive color, but the bag also comes in Khaki and Navy.
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If you getting ready for the Spring/Summer, aka getting ready for taking the LIRR out to the Hamptons, pick up one of these.
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Blunt Umbrellas: Best Umbrella Ever

All this snow and rain is starting to get extremely depressing…A few months ago I made one of the best purchases of the year, a well constructed umbrella. This is no regular umbrella, I constantly tell people it is the umbrella Bruce Wayne would have, if he were real.

The model I bought, Blunt_XS Metro, is compact and durable. Like all Blunt Umbrellas, it features their Radical Tensioning System (RTS). The RTS redirects, transfers and distributes the effort used in opening the umbrella throughout its entire canopy surface. Once opened, you can see how taut the fabric becomes around the ribbing, which helps combat the wind. These umbrellas are aerodynamic, and tested in Wind Tunnels to ensure they can withstand even the toughest of storms. Additionally, this umbrella is so easy to walk around Manhattan with. The XS Metro, is 37″ in diameter – and has rounded tips, which help avoid injuring people next to you.

You can buy this directly on their website, Blunt Umbrellas, or you can sometimes see them on Urban Daddy for cheaper. The XS Metro on the site is $49.00 while UD has it listed for $39.00 – so utilize the 20% Off.

Patagonia Sale: 30% Off Online

Paycheck gets direct deposited, already spending it all on www.Patagonia.com. Lets face it, you do not work at a Hedge Fund unless you own at least one Patagonia Vest – so do yourself a favor and stock up on some of there items. I picked up two new ski jackets (Black/Green Dimensions Jacket & Green Super Cell), along with the below items. Now if only I had time to get over to Killington for the weekend…

What I ordered: 

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Bonobos: First Time Going to Their Location, Great Experience


photo 3 This morning I had some free time so I booked an appointment at Bonobos down the block from my apartment. I have been procrastinating on buying more work pants for the past few weeks, which has become an necessity due to the increasing bulge of my gut. So I woke up, a little hung over and walked over to Crosby Street. I read some reviews on Yelp about this location, about the people being snooty and pretentious – and I was kind of expecting the same. I walked in browsed around a bit, and then was greeted by some of the staff – and contrary to the people of Yelp’s comments – everyone was really nice. Also, I picture the atmosphere being kind of one of those hard-sells where they pressure you into buying way more than you came in for, and it was not. It truly was a great experience overall.

I met with Makenzie, and after a few minutes we decided on the cut and size I should be wearing in their products. We determined their Slim Straight fit looked best, and their team began to put together some things to try on in this style. I wound up buying two pairs of their WEEKDAY WARRIORS in Friday Grey and Light Friday Grey. Since I was a new customer, they gave me the 20% of Discount – which ended up saving me $40.00 and spent a total of $155 – for two pairs, which is great. Before I left Makenzie sent me my measurements for their Weekday Warrior, Workday Wools, Dress Shirts, and Shorts – which I can then use in the future to order more products online.

When I got back to my apartment, I realized I had a 30% off discount code from a flyer they sent to me the other day. So, went online and was able to order two pairs of their HERITAGE WASHED CHINOS which were finale sale – which I didn’t mind since I had all the details of my fit from today’s appointment. The chinos were marked down from $128 to $68 a pair, and then with the Discount Code: WINTERSALE30 I got the 30% for a total of $95.00.

So in total, four pairs of great fitting well made pants for $250.00 – so it was definitely worth waking up this morning and walking over there. I definitely recommend checking out their website, but I also think it is a great idea to goto one of their locations to get the fit that suits you best. They have 11 Bononos Guideshops, two of which are located in NYC – one in Flatiron, the other in SOHO. Also, they have 1-2 day shipping, which is free, so you can’t beat that either.