LEARNING QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

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We're back from Las Vegas! Fun city. Don't know how anyone could live there (does anyone, actually?). But, fun city. This PROJECT show was overwhelmingly large, much larger than the New York show. Brands piled into convention centers, pitching their product to buyers all week. Companies also pitched their product our way. And after seeing most all of it, I felt reassured that the best stuff out there doesn't seek attention. The product speaks for itself. I tried to stick with the brands I ...
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Zero George

Zero George

As an early Valentine's  Day treat, my wife (Bradley) and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner and stayed the night at a beautiful and luxurious boutique hotel here in Charleston called Zero George. The food, the rooms, the style, the history, and the vibe made this, by far, one of top places I've ever stayed. Off the beaten path (on 0 George Street) sits four gorgeous buildings, surrounding a spacious courtyard and outdoor dining area. Two of the buildings are original, dating back to 1803. It's ...
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The Brothers’ Perspective: A Day of New York Fashion Week

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Recently these southern boys had the privilege of taking over Kenneth Cole's Instagram for the first day of New York Fashion Week. Clay and I (Zac) chose our outfits utilizing only KC apparel. As KC is a primarily black and white inspired street-wear brand, we really enjoyed showing the versatility of the product by infusing our classic southern-roots style into the KC look. We attended a few shows throughout manhattan, enjoyed coffee and tea from Fika NYC, enjoyed an acoustic concert ...
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INTERVIEW: SPIT SHINE GOODS

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It was almost two years ago when I discovered a new brand of men’s neck ties. I had just moved to Charleston and was attending a pop-up shop for my now-friend, Erik from J. Stark. I literally only knew a few people at this point, and didn’t know what to expect from the event. To my surprise, I walked up the stairs to the second story of a packed hair salon on King Street and was blown away by the amount of people, but more importantly, the product! Erik showcased some incredible leather goods ...
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BROOKLYN COUNTRY: A LESSON ON COLORS

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A few weekends ago Zac and I invited our boys, Adam and Dan, with us to roam the streets of Prospect Heights on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It's likely you can't tell, but outside it was bitterly windy that day! Neither Zac nor I had picked out what we were wearing. We often wait till our final moments of leaving the apartment to piece an outfit together. This time was no different. Although, I had in mind specific colors and textures I wanted to play with. Neutral colors: all together, ...
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