Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blankenship Dry Goods Patriots Pants in Corduroys

Blankenship Dry Goods Patriots Corduroy  Pants
Great Quality and Price

Blankenship Dry Goods awesome Patriot pants can now be worn in the colder weather. What I like about these corduroys is they make a fantastic choice for pants in the bi-polar New York City weather. One day is hot and the next day is cold. They make great choice  because the pants are thin wale which makes the pant light heavier than regular cotton pants but lighter than wide wale corduroys which are very cold weather appropriate.The pants are a updated slim fit compared to the traditional corduroys. The pants are designed straight through the leg with tapered ankles.Great fit for the modern gentleman in college or out of college. Just like everything that is Blankenship Dry Goods, it's reasonably well priced! The pants only retail for $128.00. Made in USA or to be more exact Made in New York City.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Penn Avenue Eyewear: Martin

    School is back in session. The eye wear department usually get forgotten. While that's why I'm writing this late post instead of me sleeping to remind you. Actually in my opinion back to school shopping should start with your eyes not your shoes.Glasses are usually forgotten because it's doesn't fit the bill or it doesn't have that prestige like a coat, sneaker, belt or latest iphone. However lets not forgot first or second thing people do is look at your face. You don't want to be remember by having a lame eyewear game. Don't break bank just go to Penn Avenue Eyewear for these awesome Martin shades that will definitely get you compliments at campus or at the office.These glasses are
intricately crimped metal temples and bridge give this classic round frame an antique style. The Martin is slightly oversize and features a high keyhole bridge, ideal for anyone looking for a wider frame in a three distinct tortoise pattern. Remember shades close and complete style! Get them now for only $99!

Convoy Co: Document Pouch Seriously a Great Deal!

Convoy Co: Document Pouch  Menswear Made in USA
   On the days that a Filson bag is unnecessary to carry I highly suggested a document pouch for all the menswear enthusiasts working in professions where you're always on the go with important documents. Convoy Co. has the perfect document pouch for all your forms, pens, tablet and business cards.The pouch is constructed from genuine Italian cow hide. They are machine stitched with german polyester thread for ultimate durability and feature a nickel-plated brass YKK Zipper with a leather pull tab. The leather will gradually darken with exposure to natural elements like sun, water and oil from the skin.The pouch measures 8.25x12. The pouch is a great companion for the guy that carries plenty of necessary accessories. At the $60.00 a piece break a $100 bill and you still have money for the movies. Made in the USA for those folks that don't believe it.
Convoy Co: Document Pouch  Made in USA

Convoy Co: Document Pouch  Made in USA

Wey Hill and Wharf: The Preparatory Oxford Shirt

Wey Hill and Wharf: The Preparatory Oxford Shirt Made in U.S.A

   I'm happy with the resurgence of Made in USA goods in the past years. I also enjoy the neoprep movement as well. My style is best described as preppy.When I think of classic American style preppy is the most appropriate term. Preppy style originates from military, hunting and school influences. Wey Hill and Wharf has a awesome oxford shirt perfect for the all the preppies return back to preparatory schools.The shirts are designed and hand crafted in the USA. Inspired by classic American style and built with the highest quality materials.What makes the this oxford from other shirts is that it's beautifully decorated collar detail that reminds you of a vintage Brooks Brothers or J.Press necktie or bow tie.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Item I like:Over Under Clothing Wax Sporting Duffle

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag
Need this bag in my life

     Over Under Clothing is great brand for various reasons. Besides making many products made in U.S.A.The brand is credible as well. While the apparel looks great to wear. The brand walks the walk and can be used on the field hunting for it's actually intended for. I will be posting their fall stuff soon.However wanted to share this wonderful well crafted duffle bag that is perfect for the up coming fall season or even now.Whether you're throwing it in the back of your truck for a weekend in the field or the trunk of your sedan for a mountain getaway, The Wax Sportsman's Duffle is a well sized bag perfect for a hunting or a quick travel. Well designed bag with a waxed canvas rain repellent exterior. If you're looking for a bag that is as handsome and sophisticated as it is durable and long lasting, then look no further! The Wax Sportsman's Duffle is truly a piece that can be handed down to the next generation as it only gets better with age. The bag is made in U.S.A and it's guarantee for life which is a great investment. The bag will outlast you.
You don't need to think it over about it being a great buy.It's built from 18oz wax canvas, constructed with premium leather bottom and trim and rolled leather handles riveted for extra reinforcement  and outdoor specific YKK zippers very rugged indeed. The bag dimensions are 12H x 22L x 11D. It also has a lifetime warranty.  For all my menswear enthusiasts or individuals into the hunting lifestyle I recommend this wonderful handcrafted bag. The bag retails for $395.00 and you can get it at Over Under Clothing website.

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag
The flap helps shed off the water

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag
Outdoor specific zippers

Over Under Clothing: The Wax Sporting Duffle Made in U.SA Bag
You can get your name engraved

Monday, August 17, 2015

Festive Shirts from Billy Reid & Alex Mill

 Billy Reid  and Alex Mill  have a great selection of festive shirts that are perfect options for Summer. Festive shirts are a great way to stand out and look certified cool in the blazing weather. No need to fall towards the V-neck and Tank top. Billy Reid's Spring/Summer 2015 collection includes one-of-a-kind shirting featuring lightweight cotton in a variety of patterns. The Arthur Shirt in Green Foliage and Bronze Blue focus on comfort, while The Elwood Shirt in Brown Navy White concentrates on structure and standard fit.The Elwood is a one-of-a-kind shirt, featuring lightweight cotton patterned with our custom Hader print, styled with double back yoke, plus chest pockets on the inside of the garment.Part of the Heirloom collection of hand-crafted pieces made entirely in the United States The shirt is 100% cotton with Tortoiseshell buttons.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Alex Mill x Surf Lodge Bandana

One of my favorite summer accessories is wearing bandanas in neckerchief form.Two weeks ago, creative director Alex Drexler of Alex Mill debuts his exclusive collaboration with The Surf Lodge in Montauk. The Alex Mill x Surf Lodge Bandana, exclusively available on and is composed of featherweight cotton and features nautical prints. The design reflects a balance between the clean cuts of the Alex Mill brand and the relaxed atmosphere of The Surf Lodge. Thus, this collaboration is directly in-line with the signature Alex Mill approach to creating basic, well-made clothing with an understated, relaxed attitude. The bandana goes for $45. Seriously, don't sleep on this collaboration because it's selling out real fast. The bandanas already sold out at the Alex Mill website. However, you can still get it at Surf Lodge.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Southern Proper Campus Pants!

   In my favorite season summer the weather in New York City is actually behaving how it's supposed to. That Sunday it was really hot, but I wasn't going to fall into wearing shorts because I had to do some business in the morning. So how do I stay cool? Well, besides wearing the right fabrics. Maybe it's a mental or psychological thing, but I always feel cooler  when I wear brighter clothes. Southern Proper Campus Pants in the Hunter green colorway are as of now  my favorite  solid color pants in my wardrobe. Well priced for only $99.50, they seriously add crispyness to your wardrobe. There's plenty of awesome colors to choose from. I will definitely be buying more. The reason that I like these chinos, so much  because they aren't heavy compared to dockers. Made of 100% Peruvian cotton, they feel terrific and look even better. Please check out Southern Proper because they have more awesome colorways as well. I didn't wear a leather equestrian belt because they can be heavy I went to my favorite nautical belt from York River Traders. The Campbell belt from York River Traders really puts the colors of this outfit together in my opinion. The belt is crafted with real climb-spec webbing and complemented by our solid brass compass buckle. It doesn't get more nautical than chilling on the North Brooklyn Waterfront with a belt that has a compass as a buckle. The belt is made in the USA and only runs for $59.00 I kept it simple with a nice small check gingham spread collar shirt from Club Monaco and slim silk squared bottom tie from J Lindeberg. On my head I wore a Southern Proper Madras Frat Cap. Kept the ray out of my eyes with these crispy sunglasses from Penn Avenue Eyewear. I kept the latest issue of The Real Deal and other rent applications in my Copper River BagCo briefcase.The  tassel fringe loafers make my outfit complete from Ghbass Weejuns. Doing business in a casual and preppy matter!Thank you very much to my Photographer David C.Smith, please check him out! 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Southern Proper Anniversary Collection Preview

Southern Proper Anniversary Collection Preppy Fashion Southern Style
    Southern Proper makes it in my top 5 list of favorite brands. I’m usually wearing something from Southern Proper. I was given the privilege to view the 10 year anniversary collection last month. I can't believe 10 years have already past.Thank you very much by the way I had a fantastic time!!! I can’t mention it enough. From a consumer standpoint Southern Proper has showed immense progression. A brand that began with T-shirts and Bowties is now has a pretty wide range inventory to keep the Proper gentleman and women crispy. Founded on strong southern values style, tradition and authenticity. I see now why I like the brand so much since I believe very strongly in those traits as well.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Throwback Prep Thursday: Town & Country Magazine August 1989

Straight from the crispyarchives, I came across to this vintage Town & Country magazine that goes back to 1989. Town & Country is one of my favorite magazines. It's the originator publication for the luxury lifestyle! What an awesome preview featuring some of my favorite designers like Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta, Calvin Klein, and Saint Laurent.

L.L Bean Jackman Blucher Moccasin Tan Colorway on Sale

L.L Bean Jackman Blucher Moccasin Tan Colorway on Sale preppy
   One of my favorite shoes is Blucher Mocs. Blucher moccasins are a great shoe to have in your wardrobe because it's a more grown up version of the boat shoe. It has pretty the same versatility as boat shoes. I have a pair of two pairs of Blucher moccasins in my wardrobe (one being L. L. Bean of course!) Checking out the L.L. Bean website last night I came across to these wonderful tan Blucher moccasins on sale to bad my size isn't available. Hand sewn from domestically tanned smooth leather and it has premium rawhide laces from the legendary Auburn Leather Company in Kentucky. Since the moccasin has a smooth leather lining it feels comfortable with or without socks. The tan colorway is on sale for $79.99 which is great for a preppy staple that you will have in rotation year around!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My Favorite picks from the L.L Bean Spring/Summer collection for Womens Available Now!

On the female Polka dot woven Maxi Dress Navy

   Hello, all my preppy readers! Here’s  some of my favorite picks from the  L.L. Bean Spring/Summer collection for women. L.L. Bean is a classic brand that has a strong relationship with classic Americana fashion. Most of you prep enthusiasts own several items from the legendary outdoor brand. The problem about L. L. Bean is that people view the brand more suitable for Fall/Winter fashion. I urged to not believe that stereotype L.L.Bean has a fantastic warm weather collection for womens.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

L.L Bean Signature Leather Duffle Bag

L.L Bean Signature Leather Duffle Bag

     I find it pretty ironic that this post relates to my previous throwback Thursday advertisement. One of my favorite accessories in the L. L. Bean Signature catalog is the Signature Leather Duffle. An all-leather version of  the classic 1934 Bean's Zipper Duffle. This luxurious bag is perfect for your Jetset lifestyle. The bag is crafted with the  finest oiled cowhide leather, destined to age beautifully. Single interior zip pocket. Rolled carry handles, removable leather shoulder strap. Fully lined in 16-Oz. Cotton canvas. Top zipper closure.  The bag goes for $279.00, start traveling.
L.L Bean Signature Leather Duffle Bag
Fully lined in 16-Oz. Cotton canvas.

L.L Bean Signature Leather Duffle Bag

Throwback Prep Thursday: L.L.Bean Freeport Maine Canvas Duck Duffle Bag 1963

Duffle Bag LL Bean Freeport Maine Canvas Duck 1963 Preppy Made In USA

For throwback prep Thursday lets go back to the L.L Bean archives in the sixties. I seriously would like to go back in time to purchase this Made in USA duffle bag for less than $12.00.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Billy Reid for K.Swiss Tennis Shoes

Billy Reid for K.Swiss Tennis Shoes Menswear Summershoes

       With Memorial Day passing by, it officially marks the seasons for nice summer sneakers. I shouldn't be catching you with boots on. I will be judging. If you're looking for a recommendation for a pair of sneakers. Then I suggest tennis shoes. Billy Reid has a great selection of sneakers that I highly recommend. For the fifth season, Billy Reid and K-Swiss is getting together for another collaboration. The footwear range once again merges distinctive design details to create a line of footwear that pairs seamlessly with the larger Billy Reid collection, and includes several variations of the heritage tennis brand's classic models. K-Swiss is definitely an OG when it comes to tennis kicks. The K. Swiss Arlington comes in vegetable tanned leather, tongue and back pull tab. Heirloom ribbon inner lining with calfskin footbed laces, thread through copper eyelets. The tennis shoes are trendy yet classic looks great on all the menswear enthusiasts that like wearing summer suits with sneakers. You can't go wrong with the white ones, mix in some khaki chinos and a white polo shirt and you should fine. Obviously the  all-white version  is excellent for warm-weather outfits. While the brown is perfect for summer as well, it can be the ideal summer-to-fall transition sneaker. The sneakers go for $155.00
Billy Reid for K.Swiss Tennis Shoes Menswear Summershoes

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Southern Proper: Little Gentlemen's Line Bakers Braces

Southern Proper: Little Gentlemen's Line  Bakers Braces Preppy Children Clothes Bowties for kids
      Last weekend, I came across to find out that my beloved Southern Proper has a children line. I have a weak spot for kids. Reading the story of the inspiration for the preppy children's clothing line was moving. Baker, the face of Southern Proper Little Gentlemen's Line! Inspired by  the Baker's immense spirit as he strives daily toward mobility and independence. The  new children's line  has a great cause, it helps provide scholarships for children's therapies with every purchase. Everyone wins here! I'm sure many of you readers are parents as well. Right now the brand is offering  T-shirts and Bow Tie/ suspender set. Two menswear accessories that look adorable on younger kids is Bowties and suspenders. Bowties and suspenders are great accessories to make your little man stand out from the rest of the kids. Great outfit for Sunday Mass, Family pictures or just spending quality time with dad. You can dress your child to have a similar classic preppy style like yourself, while helping out and making a huge impact in the lives of  many children. Big Pat on the back for Southern Proper for doing this! Next time when you need to do some shopping for your child check out Southern Proper.
Southern Proper: Little Gentlemen's Line  Bakers Braces Preppy Children Clothes Bowties for kids
Green Bullfrog Bowtie Set

Southern Proper: Little Gentlemen's Line  Bakers Braces Preppy Children Clothes Bowties for kids
Toddler Tee Shirt

Suspenders are a fun way for kids to create their own, unique styles. Help your little one make his own signature look with a pair of kid's suspenders from Absolute Ties. - See more at:
Suspenders are a fun way for kids to create their own, unique styles. Help your little one make his own signature look with a pair of kid's suspenders from Absolute Ties. - See more at:
Suspenders are a fun way for kids to create their own, unique styles. Help your little one make his own signature look with a pair of kid's suspenders from Absolute Ties. - See more at:
Suspenders are a fun way for kids to create their own, unique styles. Help your little one make his own signature look with a pair of kid's suspenders from Absolute Ties. - See more at:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Res Ipsa Wool Loafers

     Ah, spring/summer, the season in which we wear seersucker, Madras shirts and linen pants and absorb the warm sun rays. Shoes completes the outfit and RES IPA definitely need to be on your feet. Actually the shoes will be the center of attention so forget about the outfit. I have mentioned the slippers before on the blog. The slippers were inspired by a visit to Istanbul, each loafer is handmade, crafted from vintage handwoven Turkish rugs, and finished with a durable leather sole and rubber heel.  Because each Turkish rug is unique and asymmetrical, no two pairs will ever be identical.
This pair of wool loafers is a one-of-a-kind. It is literally impossible to create two identical pairs of shoes, so the shoes you receive will be completely unique.The slippers are great option for the people that love wearing prince Alberts or velvet slippers but want something different. In the recent years, many footwear companies have been jumping into the velvet slipper bandwagon. If you wish to have that silhouette, but in a unique fabric click here

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

EFM and Donrad Duncan at C'H'C'M

Founder of Habiterra Kenny Lee, Designer of EFM Donrad Duncan, and Celebrity Stylist and CYC Fitness ambassador Jasmine Caccamo,

    Last week, I attended a cocktail event and model presentation at C'H'C'M' on 2 Bond St hosted by EFM. Designer of EFM Donrad Duncan, Celebrity Stylist and CYC Fitness ambassador Jasmine Caccamo, and Founder of Habiterra Kenny Lee spoke with guests about modern urban living and design while enjoying refreshments courtesy of Heineken and Svedka. Technical outerwear is becoming more involved in our lives, many of us exercises before/after work and want to wear comfortable clothes. Also with the bad weather that New York City has been experiencing in the past years technical jackets have been the choice to protect you from the inclement weather.EFM stands for Engineered For Motion which is perfect if you're an active person. Designer Donrad Duncan gets the advance and technical fabrics from the Trinovation Lab in Hefei, China, which is a global leader in apparel development utilizing advanced technology. Trinovation Lab was founded to create a structured laboratory environment that pushes the boundaries of what luxury sportswear can become. Donald Duncan objective when designing the apparel is comfort, functionality and style. Donal and I were talking about how menswear has evolved, technical outerwear is becoming more apartment on fashion blogs. Gentlemen are layering their down vest with their blazer jackets. Who would of thought that  10 years ago? One my favorite piece of the collection is the trench coat which clearly on the picture I'm drooling while checking it out! The trench coat is made from cotton that is lightweight and waterproof. This jacket includes mesh vent inserts at the front and back flange to ensure breathability. The Spring Pea Coat provides versatility with its removable hood and adjustable waist. The trench coat demonstrates a great mix of military outerwear with 21st century modernization. Make sure you check out the rest of the collection!
Love the trenchcoat!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Southern Proper 30% off All Sale Items

Southern Proper Preppy
  Good morning everyone! Before you head out and start your day. Why not treat yourself? I'm sure you worked hard over the week. Southern Proper is having a weekend sale. Perfect time to stock up on some preppy clothes for  Memorial Day. 30% off all sale items with the code FETCH. Valid today (5/16) and tomorrow (5/17) only. Stay Crispy and start shopping! #SoPro2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Vineyard Vines Friends & Family Sale 2015

Vineyard Vines Friends & Family Sale 2015

   Hello everyone! The weekend is here and the weather is getting more crispy day by day! Upgrade your wardrobe with this fantastic sale from Vineyard Vines. Vineyard Vines Friends & Family Sale is here! Enjoy 25% off full priced items and 40% off of Sale with code: FRIENDS2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Prep Thursdays:1971 Tailored Shirts for Women Debut

Ralph Lauren Clotilde, aka Kristin Clotilde Holby Darnell
Babe! Clotilde for Ralph Lauren
      One of my favorite models and probably the greatest model to ever to grace Ralph Lauren advertisements have been super model is Clotilde, aka Kristin Clotilde Holby Darnell. Some of my favorite Ralph Lauren advertisements. Ralph Lauren once again took a page from the older brother (Brook Brothers), Brooks Brothers had a great success when they collaborated with Vogue Magazine and launched in 1949 the pink tailored shirt which was basically men’s pink button-down polo tailored for women. This shirt was a best seller and crucial point in the progression of Womenswear. In 1954, Brooks Brothers in NYC opened a counter for women to buy men’s shirts. In 1971: Tailored Shirts for Women Debut  and the polo player logo is introduced the same year, first appearing on the cuffs of women’s shirts.
Brooks Brothers Vogue Magazine  1949 the pink tailored shirt
1949 Brooks Brothers launch this classic shirt that inspires Ralph Lauren decades later

Monday, May 11, 2015

York River Traders Bespoke Vintage Nautical Chart Cufflinks


       York River traders continue to stand out from other brands by always offering originality in their products. Their latest accessory is Bespoke Vintage Nautical Chart Cufflinks. The readers of the blog that love the nautical life, I highly recommend you to add these cufflinks to your wardrobe. Each set is made from a real vintage nautical chart, hand-cut and mounted on solid brass, double-sided hardware. Making each piece is one of a kind, need to worry about seeing someone with the same cufflink. Even the packaging is detailed, each set comes in a cedar box with tucked in with a white hankie and includes a card listing the chart area, year published and scale. Made in the U.S.A Complete your outfit for a regatta event with these crispy cufflinks for only $169.00 get them now

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Cherokee Apartments aka Vanderbilt Model Tenements

The Cherokee Tenements 1912
     When previewing apartments in the Upper Eastside one of my favorite buildings in the Yorkville area  is the Cherokee apartments. The Cherokee apartments are truly a beauty. The building is located off York avenue between 77th and 78th streets. It has that graceful aura that many of the older residents tend to have. I never get tired of seeing older ladies pushing their carts while smelling like Channel No.5,wearing Hermes Equestrians scarves, Cartier Tank watch on the wrist and a Fur coats possibly from a Oscar De La Renta collection. While now the apartment is mainly Co-ops, did you know it was modelled tenements?
Contagious respiratory diseases had the highest rankings in the late 1800s end early 1900s

   The  building was the answer  to the problem that the city was facing, housing for the poor. A problem which still exists in New York City. This problem is even getting worse in my opinion. Tuberculosis was a major problem in New York City. Many apartments for low income families were small and overcrowded, making it the perfect breeding ground for tuberculosis. While it may not seem a like a huge amount, but at the turn of the 19th century New York City had a population of three and half million.