The Pantalones
April 7, 2014

Some new jawnz just dropped over at The Knottery, including a new batch of Grenadines and a bunch of gnarly silk printed squares.

I’ve got it from an inside source (read Jay) that this collection is going to be pretty incredible, so keep an eye out for more Spring/Summer pieces dropping in the near future. 


March 4, 2014

Proper Cloth Spring 2014 Accessories:

Blue / White / Gray for life

Silk knits and linen squares, both made in Italy.


February 25, 2014

Berg & Berg Spring/Summer 2014:

Self Striped Silk Grenadine Ties


January 30, 2014

Martin & Martin:

German Eyewear


January 7, 2014

Beautifully designed, high-end, Japanese drinking accessories are precisely what my interests demand:

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December 29, 2013
Deadly details on that coat.

Deadly details on that coat.


December 17, 2013

Product Review: Industry Portage Co. Wool + Suede Tote - 

It has been a while since I reviewed any sort of bag or featured a strictly bag-related company on the blog, so I was thrilled to hear from RJ Diaz of Industry Portage Co., a company offering bags, wallets, dopp kits, and cases. RJ gave me a brief background of his company, one that looked very attractive from my quick inspection, and offered to send me a bag that was being released for his Fall/Winter 2013 collection. I haven’t added any new bags to my line-up (besides an army surplus duffle) in forever; this ended up being an incredible addition to my bag rotation and wardrobe. 

The bag that I got is a black and gray wool and suede work tote, and it is absolutely beautiful. The materials are obviously the first thing that you notice about the bag, the combination of soft, unstructured wool and soft suede gives the bag a very unique appearance, different from the more rigidly structured bags that we are used to seeing. The inside material is just as impressive, if not more; the cobalt blue interior is made of 190T RPT liner, a completely recycled material. The colors accent the stainless steel hardware that makes up the rivets, zippers, clasps, and D-rings, and overall the bag has an extremely elegant look for its casual tote bag classification. 

I guess this a good time to say that I wouldn’t consider this a tote bag upon first inspection, and that is because of the amount of storage space and the overall features of the bag. As you can see in the pictures above, the bag is surrounded with nine exterior pockets of varying sizes, perfect for stashing things like your phone, a small book, notebooks, passport, water bottle, candy bar, nine candy bars, a hot dog, ketchup for the hot dog, your pager, fat stacks, etc. The inside is just as convenient, with a long zippered pocket on one side of the bag and a pouch pocket and six pen slots on the other. An added plus is the shoulder strap, in addition to the handles.

The construction is what struck me the most about this bag. It’s really what brings everything together. The details are executed perfectly, and the bag feels like it knows what it’s doing. The bottom is made of a single-piece suede, just as high quality as the straps. There isn’t a single stitch that looks out of place, and the hardware is impressively solid.

This is a bag that could be taken to work every single day for a year and stand up just fine, and that’s what I would recommend doing with it. It’s a perfect size for just about any laptop (17” x 14” x 5”), and as you can see, has plenty of room for a few other necessities. You could even use it for an overnight, although I wouldn’t suggest a weekender. Overall, Industry Portage Co. Impressed me. The product was beautiful and quite obviously of the highest quality. I can’t thank RJ enough for the perfect tote, a bag from which I usually stay well away. 

Bag Contents:

  • Wool Scarf - Lands’ End
  • Sweater - L.L. Bean
  • Leather Pouch - Lotuff
  • Portable Hard Drive - LaCie
  • Detroit Tigers Cap - Fan Favorite
  • Magazines - GQ, Communication Arts, Print
  • Insulated Thermos - Hydro Flask
  • Phone - iPhone 5s
  • Pens - Micron
  • Sunglasses - Ashcroft

(Source: mypantalones)

October 28, 2013



October 15, 2013

Rose & Born, Stockholm


October 8, 2013

Incredible wool/cashmere blend neckwear from Saman Amel:

I’m usually not a fan of plaid ties, but a deep and subtle wool plaid is one of the exceptions to that prejudice. 


October 8, 2013

Lambswool hats from Berg&Berg’s Fall/Winter Collection:

These things look incredible. There are a bunch more color ways on the site, and any of them could be a go to hat for the coming months. 


September 24, 2013
The deep red silk knit has always been a reliable go-to for neckwear in my wardrobe. I have a beautiful one from Sid Mashburn, but Rose & Born does it very nicely here. 

The deep red silk knit has always been a reliable go-to for neckwear in my wardrobe. I have a beautiful one from Sid Mashburn, but Rose & Born does it very nicely here. 

July 24, 2013
Abbeydale Tie Sale

Abbeydale is running a tie sale today, and if you aren’t in Charlotte, you can get access to the ties via announcements on their Twitter. 

All ties are made in either Italy or New York City, and the lot consists of wools, silks, linen/cottons, stripes, polka dots, and patterns. I’ve seen a few of these, and they are a really nice bunch of high quality ties. 

The sale puts them at $50 each, or three for $125. 

Abbeydale is also reducing the price on their online inventory for today only. If you’re looking to pick up an unlined cashmere seven-fold, this might be a good opportunity. 

You can also follow Abbeydale on Instagram for some more pictures and videos of the ties at @houseofabbeydale.

July 23, 2013
Gold/Navy Rolex Oyster Perpetual 
Got some TCNJ colors going on right here. 

Gold/Navy Rolex Oyster Perpetual 

Got some TCNJ colors going on right here. 

July 16, 2013

T.K. Garment Supply


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