The Pantalones
June 5, 2014

Dogfish Head x Woolrich (?)

Apparently Delaware brewery Dogfish Head and heritage label Woolrich arrived at some sort of collaboration? I have to say, I didn’t see that coming, but it happened, so hey. The collection includes a men’s shirt, a women’s dress, a beer, a cap, a blanket, and a wool beer coozie, all equipped with custom Woolrich and Dogfish buttons. 

Admittedly, I’m a little more excited for the beer Dogfish brewed for the collaboration than the clothes Woolrich made, but it’s still cool to see companies in different markets teaming up like this. 

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January 7, 2014

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

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December 31, 2013

This is how I’m bringing in the new year:

  • Oban 14 Year Scotch
  • Guinness Draught
  • Tatuaje Monster #6
  • Perrier Jouet Grand Brut

I hope you’re doing so in similar fashion. Have a fucking gnarly night. Here’s to love, health, style, friendship, and prosperity in 2014. Cheers! 

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December 28, 2013
My Go-To Beers of 2013:

As most of you probably know, I enjoy a beer from time to time (read all the time). That being said, it makes sense that I’d put together a list of my go-to beers of the past year, right?

Before we start, however, I’d like to clear a few things up: 

  1. This is by no means a list proclaiming the “BEST” beers of 2013. I am just telling you guys what I liked this year and returned to again and again.
  2. I am from the Northeastern United States, so that takes some beers off the list, in terms of availability, for some of you. 
  3. I am in college, so you will not be finding $25 single bottles on this list.
  4. I drink a lot of beer, so I know what I am talking about (most of the time). 
  5. I like darker beers (aka Stouts over Hefeweizens), so take that into account when looking at my choices.
  6. I’ll break the beers down by category or style of beer, and that starts now:

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India Pale Ale: Uinta Hop Notch IPA - 

This is one of the most solid IPA’s I’ve ever tried, reasonably priced, not overly hoppy, and never disappointing. Also, it comes in cans.

Double IPA: Victory DirtWolf -

A truly incredible beer that brings forward notes of citrus, pine, and spice. Victory really knocked it out of the park with this new release.

Lager: Yuengling Lager - 

What can I say? It’s not a craft beer, but I have to say it may be the most solid beer in America. It is the definition of a go-to, at $22 for 24 bottles of reliable lager. Always consistent in flavor, whether it be from a can, bottle, or tap. I don’t think there is a beer that I drank more than Yuengling this year.

Black Lager: Port Brewing Company Midnight Expression - 

A local liquor store had 24oz. bottles on sale for three bucks; I tried one, and the next day, I went back and bought out all of the stock in the store. This beer turned me on to black lagers, a beer I will always reach for if available. 

Hefeweizen: Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen -

Delicious, light, and it comes in a 12 pack of cans. Many of last summer’s nights involved UFO.

Stout: Guinness - 

Over the past year, I’ve come to realize that there isn’t a beer that I enjoy drinking at a bar more than Guinness. It’s the most enjoyable beer that I can get on tap. It’s incredible. That’s about it. 

Imperial Stout: Ballast Point Sea Monster - 

In contrast to Guinness, this is the stout I’m looking to drink to get a bit rowdy. Bold chocolate, coffee, and currant notes with an ABV of 10%. This beer will get you to that place.

Pumpkin Ale: River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern - 

River Horse just moved their brewery about five minutes off of TCNJ’s (my school’s) campus, and that was somewhat of a miracle. I got to try this pumpkin ale fresh at the brewery, and it was always my go-to for a darker ale in the fall at our favorite local bar. It’s not overly pumpkin flavored, and that’s the trick. 

Belgian: Victory Golden Monkey - 

There will never be a beer that means more to me than Golden Monkey. There will also never be a beer that I will reach for more quickly at the end of a long week or after someone declares that the night is going into “full-throttle might not make it back alive” type mode. This 10% Belgian style tripel has alway been there for me when the need to get reckless is strong. 

Special Belgian: Allagash Black -

Currently, this is my favorite beer. It is a Belgian style stout. I don’t know what category that really falls into, but it is perfect. Strong roasted malt, dark chocolate, and subtle coffee make up the flavor profile of this beer, and it goes down so damn smooth. 

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August 8, 2013

Some variations on my favorite drink.

Technically, the Negroni is a summer drink, but that hasn’t stopped me from drinking them year-round. 

(Source: GQ)

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July 16, 2013
"You might think you’re one of us. You’re proud you never drink mass-market swill. People marvel at your ability to put back “dark” beer. You’re known as the “microbrew” expert amongst your friends. Heck, you’ve even attended a beer festival in a large field complete with tents and entry tickets on cool lanyards. But if your life doesn’t frequently involve doing some of the most embarrassing, humiliating, coke-fiending things to try and taste odd beers, you’re not one of us. I’m not insulting you, I admire you."

— Aaron Goldfarb, How to Be a True Beer Geek

(Source: esquire.com)

June 11, 2013
Fantastic little article about Maurizio Storchetto, Milano's Bar Basso, and the "Mistaken Negroni

March 15, 2013
"Coffee as a culture? Alcohol is a social event. You know, there’s a possibility that you might get drunk and say something mildly amusing or fall down or jab yourself in the eye or possibly have sex with someone at the table. Coffee is not a culture."

— Anthony Bourdain, on “coffee culture”

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January 28, 2013
Details of Personal Style, Monogramming, Intention, and James Bond’s Martini:

A few weeks ago there was a quote bouncing around Tumblr, posted by Jake of Wax Wane, examining and calling out James Bond’s choice to have his martinis shaken instead of stirred. The quote came from the television show The West Wing, said by character President Jed Bartlett, and is as follows: “Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it.” Being a James Bond fan (read obsessive James Bond fan), I took a little offense to this quote. After brooding in moderate disgust for a while and mentally telling Aaron Sorkin to eat shit, I realized that this says something about me and about Mr. Bond, and (wait for it) it can be related to the way we dress.

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Let’s get back to the martini first: You know why James Bond drinks his martini shaken, not stirred? It’s because he’s that kind of guy; he’s a shaken guy. He’s not a stirred guy. When the girl, a ten to be sure, sitting next to him at the bar hears his order, she thinks, “Damn, he’s a shaker. That’s baller as hell. Fuck all these stir guys,” and then proceeds to engage in a conversation with Mr. Bond before following him upstairs. If someone, including Mr. Bond, does something with intention, then it’s not anything you can or should fuck with. I generally don’t like people who analyze every decision (I am sometimes guilty of this) without taking personal intention into account. Sometimes a thing is the way it is because that’s how it was meant to be. I especially don’t like people who fuck with James Bond like that. That being said, shame on you fake President Bartlett for saying that and shame on you Aaron Sorkin for writing that. James Bond just drank a martini that I am pretty sure was not particularly watery and bed that dime sitting next to him; all you did was make an ass of a judgement call.

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Intention is something that is quite common, but it is intention that is both understood and regimented that is the valuable kind. This is where the details of personal style enter the conversation. Of late, it is quite often that people focus on the smaller details of personal style. I myself have such aspects of my style that are present not necessarily because they are functional or practical (although most are) but because they achieve a purpose, and I intend them to be there. I’ve had a few shirts made for me, and when the option is there, I always have my shirts monogrammed on the left side of my abdomen, between the fourth and fifth button. You could look at this and say that it’s a stupid place for a monogram, because the placement is exposed and awkward when you’re not wearing a blazer. I’d agree, but there are two reasons why I choose to ignore this fact and continue with my regularly scheduled programming. Firstly from a historical aspect, this is the traditional placement for a monogram (originally in block font for easy identification at the cleaner or tailor). Personally, this is a bit of a nod to the old world of tailored clothing.

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October 6, 2012
aandhmag:

generalknot:

This will make for a good weekend.

Agreed

Official whiskey of Commonwealth Proper.
We always have at least one bottle on the shelf.
Best rye I’ve ever had.

aandhmag:

generalknot:

This will make for a good weekend.

Agreed

Official whiskey of Commonwealth Proper.

We always have at least one bottle on the shelf.

Best rye I’ve ever had.

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June 9, 2012
bloggers and food trucks

manshion:

Featuring @slsterling @imagegranted @alex_delany @eliotpayne @marylandmick

James.

Grant in the spread collar linen with wrist gear.

Crotch shots con Los Pantalones y El Manción
 

Delany.

Grant.

Eliot, James, Alex, me, Grant

SLSterling, up.

Down.

Good night. Goodnight.

This was a fantastic time last night. Food was excellent, drinks were on point, and the people were cool as hell. Great to see the homies that I already knew, and great to meet the dudes and ladies that I’ve been “friends” with for a while.

The internet is real. We out chea. 

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May 19, 2012
Getting to be about that time of year where the Negroni becomes one of my top three drinks. Mix one up for some Spring/Summer refreshment:
1 part Campari
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part Bluecoat Gin
Orange peel for garnish
Mix and pour over ice.

Getting to be about that time of year where the Negroni becomes one of my top three drinks. Mix one up for some Spring/Summer refreshment:

  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part Bluecoat Gin
  • Orange peel for garnish

Mix and pour over ice.

April 2, 2012

This looks fucking amazing.

Would eat like three whole baguettes. 

(Source: thekitchykitchen.blogspot.com)

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