Flannel has always had a somewhat split personality throughout history. One leg in the world of blue collar, while the other stands in beautiful simplicity. Many people know flannel for its brightly colored plaid side made popular by loggers and outdoors men around the turn of the century but, what many people don’t know is that flannel is simply a soft napped fabric woven from loosely...
A Gentleman's Bar
Every gentleman needs a well stocked bar, especially this time of year. After dinner with your friends or before going out with the ladies it pays to be able to mix a proper drink or at least a quality offer. It doesn’t take that much to build yourself a workable bar and there are so many good bar books out there today that anyone can be a master bartender as long as they are prepared. ...
The Original Peacoat
The peacoat has been recognizable around the world for nearly three centuries now with very few changes from its original design. Starting as a hard wearing seaman’s jacket in northern Europe the coat quickly gained in popularity among laborers in cold climates as it moved from port to port. The actual word peacoat was derived from the name of the original 30-ounce wool cloth, pij, that...
Ribbed Collegiate Scarf
Its getting close to gift giving time and as if buying things for the people you love wasn’t hard enough there are white elephant parties, office pools, and work gatherings where gifts for near strangers are sometimes expected. In these instances you don’t necessarily know who you are buying for or there taste. This can make things very difficult, especially if you don’t want...