Wooden sunglasses?  yup.  They have existed at the upper echelon of the sunglasses price range for some time but Shwood is the first company (that I know of) that has made them at a price point that the 99% can afford ($140-224).  Shwood was part of the 12 brand 'Vanguard' collection curated by Michael Macko at MRket.  the idea...

TM Stock ties are the brainchildren of Todd Stock (thus the semi eponymous name for the brand) and one of the most recently founded brands at MRket.  Mr. Stock and I were able to speak for a few minutes which allowed me to get an idea of the brand, for I had never heard of it before.  And information...

I have previously spoken on my love of Bills Khakis (and yes, they really are that good) so as you would imagine I spent a good amount of time perusing the Bills Khakis outpost at MRket.  And if you feel similarly to who I do about Bills you should be excited for when their spring/summer 2013 gear hits retailers. ...

Smathers & Branson is the go-to brand for needlepoint belts for preps.  The collection the brand brought to MRket was the largest assortment I have seen in a single location, very visually appealing.  Historically, they have produced (and still do) the best needlepoint belts available for retail.  It goes without saying that the designs they come up with are...

To my surprise (and delight) there was a section of MRket that is ruled by preppy brands; Vineyard Vines, Smathers & Branson, Southern Tide, Castaway, Southern Proper etc.  Given my roots in things of that sort I thought it a logical place to start.  I will say Vineyard Vines was laying down some solid game at the show.  In...

Since I changed formats a few months back I have gotten numerous requests to bring the email subscriptions back.  And finally, it has been done.  Please see the subscription form below.  By submitting your email address you will receive an email notification asking you to confirm your subscription and then you will receive an email anytime a new post...

As I was perusing the shops and galleries of the Promised Land yesterday I couldn't help but take notice when I saw this gent's shoes.  Although not all that uncommon for one to put coins in their strapped loafers (also referred to as penny loafers), US pennies are the most common choice and extra points if they are from...

When I was up on Nantucket a few weeks ago I met the girl behind the nantucket blACK book, in fact it was at the much underrated Nantucket Library.  Anyway the obvious topics of conversation were blogging, Nantucket and style.  Naturally, I had a few things to say about style on Nantucket so we thought it would be best...

I am of the opinion that a shirt that is a blend of linen and cotton is really the ideal shirt for summer.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my pure linen shirts but the whole excessive wrinkling thing can be a turnoff at times.  It can make them hard to wear in more formal and professional settings. ...

  Dear Readers, On July 23 & 24 I will be venturing to the MRket and (capsule) shows here in New York.  I am quite excited for both and frankly cannot wait.  I expect to have ample coverage on both events, especially MRket.  However, if there are any brands and shops you would like particular highlight of or details of, please...