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Weekend Web Browsing /03

It is Labor Day weekend so while many will be busy out trying to make the most of this last weekend of summer, some of you will be taking advantage of it by lounging around browsing the web. Those are who these are for. Enjoy some of my favorite stories of the week!

Apparently for some fashion isn’t enough, so some fashion labels have opened their own restaurants. Not gonna lie, I would definitely eat at almost all of these.

Who says you need an entire gym full of equipment to get great arms? Now if only I had a dumbbell…

My wife and I are currently knee deep in a kitchen renovation on our new house. It’s nice to see the updates we are making are right on trend (and will be for quite some time). 

This week we all got one step closer to a full-fledged Friends reunion (sort of) and it was everything we wanted it to be.

I like my coffee like I like my wine… in liquid form and in a receptacle that can carry it to my mouth. So you won’t see me using any fancy tools or machines with my morning boost but here are 12 products that might help me step up my coffee game.

Have a great (safe) weekend everyone!
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Gingham or Not to Gingham?

The timing of this outfit is pretty perfect considering Details posted an article the other day  about the overwhelming prevalence of the navy gingham shirt, and more specifically, the J.Crew navy gingham shirt.  So prevalent that it warranted its own Instagram account. It was an interesting article only made more interesting by the fact that yours truly was the lead picture to illustrate the opinion (see below).

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It’s a pretty amusing article nonetheless but makes today’s post a little bit ironic since I am wearing a J.Crew navy gingham shirt once again. The thing about the navy gingham shirt is that it goes so well with everything. This time I wore it with black to an outdoor wedding but it can be worn a thousand other ways. Maybe that’s why everyone owns it and maybe that’s why it has its own Instagram account. How many other articles of clothing can you say that about?

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Pants | J.Crew  ||  Shirt | J.Crew  ||  Shoes | J.Crew  ||  Tie | J.Crew  ||  Tie Bar | J.Crew

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Happy Day!

I realized that the summer season was nearing a close and I hadn’t gotten much wear out of my white denim so I hurried up and wore this outfit out to dinner for my wife’s birthday a few weeks ago. While white denim (or wheat denim as these are labeled) can definitely transition into fall they provide the perfect light color palette that summer style is more accustomed to. A bonus to this outfit are these awesome double monk strap shoes. Funny story about the shoes… they are about 3 to 4 years old and I’ve never worn them. I bought them on a killer discount but they were always a bit too large for my feet. I have tried every way I can think of to make these guys work. I’ve added insoles, and heel grips, and I’ve even worn thick camp socks with them to fill them out. Nothing has ever worked. I gave up on them years ago. But for this night I decided for the heck of it to slip in a new insole and try them out and what do you know? They worked! It was truly a Cinderella moment when I was able to walk out the door comfortably in what has always been one of my favorite pairs of shoes. It was indeed a happy day!

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Jeans | JCrew  ||  Shirt | JCrew  ||  Shoes | old (similar)  ||  Watch | Asos

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Still Time For Summer Stripes

Summer may soon be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get in some stripes and sneakers. Nothing can beat a lightweight henley and a colorful short in the summer, especially when the shorts have a subtle pleat that makes them almost as comfortable as PJs. And while you may not want to don a sailor stripe come fall, there’s still time to sneak them in now. Summer’s not over folks so go get the most out of your summer wardrobe before you have to pack it away… who am I kidding? I’m so ready for fall.

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Shorts | H&M (similar)  ||  Henley | J.Crew (similar)  ||  Shoes | Pro-Keds (similar)  ||  Watch | Timex

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Weekend Web Browsing /02

What are you all up to this weekend? I’m heading to Vegas with my wife and some friends to see Britney Spears in concert.  Should be epic!

Here’s a gathering of some of my favorite links and articles if you’re I to late night (or sometimes early morning) web browsing. Enjoy

This week we lost the great Robin Williams. Here are some little known facts about the legend who will be greatly missed.

Addicted to coffee like me? Then you’ll love these tips for ways to repurpose your used coffee grounds (number is my favorite).

I’m always looking for ways to keep my productivity up while I’m at work and this new technique might be the best thing I’ve stumbled upon. Putting it in action starting Monday.

Looking to eat healthier? Here is a collection of foods that a group of physicians and fitness experts eat daily. I can’t wait to try the hummus curry dressing!

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One T-Shirt: 5 Days, 5 Ways – Day #5

It’s day five! Going off of yesterday’s look and the idea of layering another great way to get the most wear out of your t-shirt, especially as we begin to move into fall  is to layer it under a jacket. Whether it’s a denim jacket like I’ve got on here, which has a casual, cool effect, or layered under a blazer, which gives off a more dapper, but equally cool vibe. I added the mint green chinos to keep it light and summery but added the Cat boots because I love boots and it gives the look a little edge.

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And, that’s it. One t-shirt and five way to wear it. I thought it would be difficult but I can still think of tons of ways to get use out of this awesome t-shirt so keep an eye out for it in the future!

T-Shirt | c/o District  ||  Pants | J.Crew  ||  Denim Jacket | J.Crew  ||  Boots | c/o Cat Footwear  ||  Sunglasses | Ray-Ban

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One T-Shirt: 5 Days, 5 Ways – Day #4

When looking for ways to get the most use out of something as simple as a t-shirt never forget the power of layering. And since the weather is still warm (quite warm where I’m at actually), lightweight t-shirts make it possible to layer without overheating which can lead to spontaneous combustion. Adding this District Clothing microburn v-neck under this sweater provides a little interest as well as a barrier between my skin and the wool sweater which is a big deal for those of us that are sensitive to the itch of wool as well as the added heat wool can bring. The patent penny loafers give the look a much-needed dose of dapper which is good because I can’t bring myself to walk around in a blazer or layered up very often during the summer.

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T-Shirt | District  ||  Shorts | J.Crew  ||  Sweater | J.Crew  ||  Shoes | Sperry Topsider (similar)  ||  Watch | Asos  ||  Sunglasses | RayBan  ||  Belt | Vintage Cole Haan

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One T-Shirt: 5 Days, 5 Ways – Day #3

When it comes to wearing a t-shirt the obvious choice would be to keep it comfortable. After all isn’t that the point of a t-shirt? It’s not supposed to feel confining, or itchy, or heavy… it’s supposed to feel soft, light, and breathable. That’s exactly what this District tee is all about. I chose to pair it with these drawstring cotton shorts which take the comfort of shorts and a t-shirt to a whole new level. Adding a sneaker like these Jack Purcells creates the epitome of what a comfortable “shorts and a tee” sort of outfit should look (and feel) like.

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T-Shirt | c/o District  ||  Shorts | Urban Outfitters (similar)  ||  Shoes | Jack Purcells  ||  Watch | Timex

To see more of the District 5 Days, 5 Ways Campaign, check out Day #1 and Day #2

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Weekend Web Browsing / 01

I’ve started collecting my favorite links from the week and compiling them here. They will make for some interesting reading if you’re bored on the weekend and need some help navigating the internet (sometimes don’t you wish someone would just point out the interesting stuff for you?).

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Turns out some of my favorite foods (tomatoes, salmon, red wine, etc.) are on the list of foods that will help you stay looking young. Who knew?

There are some lost Dr. Seuss stories that were discovered and about to be published. Critics say they aren’t all that great but I’m dying to read them anyways.

Details painstakingly tasted over 500 new gins to decide which 13 are worth trying. The bottle design alone on some of them makes them worth purchasing.

These amazing watercolors of fruits and veggies doing yoga may actually get me to go try it. Buy them here.

An alarm clock that brews a cup of coffee to wake you up. Pourover no less. MUST. HAVE.

This is a must read: Fashionable Outfits broken down by two men, one straight and one gay.


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One T-Shirt: 5 Days, 5 Ways – Day 2

Day 2 brought a completely different look than Day 1. A great way to get the most wear out of a t-shirt is to elevate it—let it come out and play for a night out! For this look leave the shorts and the sneakers in the closet and grab a great pair of dark denim. These black jeans pair great with this District microburn v-neck and create a look that is effortless but still has a little edge. Add a dressier pair of shoes like these double monk straps and you’ve got yourself a great look to enjoy an evening out (or in for you homebodies). And the best part? You’re still wearing a comfortable t-shirt. MIND. BLOWN.

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Tee | c/o District Clothing  ||  Jeans | c/o BOGA  ||  Shoes | old (similar)  ||  Watch | c/o Rakani

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