• About The Dude
  • Contact
  • Archive for November, 2010

    Pack & Smooch

    All is lost when you pull your laptop from your Jack Spade or Billykirk brief and it’s encased in something made from a combination of nylon and silicone. Ditch the techy laptop sleeve for something a little softer and a hell of a lot cooler. This 100% Merino wool sleeve from Hamburg based Pack & Smooch is available in 13″ and 15″…and it’s just about perfect.


    A Man’s Guide to Thanksgiving | GQ

    Thanksgiving is a man’s holiday. Food, football and more food. Better yet, you don’t have the burden of buying anyone gifts. Just show up…and eat.

    However, if you’re playing host, it’s a slightly different story. Preparing a quality Thanksgiving feast is no easy task. Check out GQ’s guide to getting it right.


    Dapper Decorum | The Do’s & Don’ts of Style

    No. 32: Don’t be this guy.


    The Motley | Study Series

    The fact that some men purchase their grooming products three aisles away from their produce disturbs me a little. Maybe some guys just don’t know where to find the good stuff…which is OK, because The Motley is here to help. The Motley, an online men’s grooming retailer dedicated to providing the best products from independent producers, recently launched with a nice selection of products from brands like Billy Jealousy, Urth and LS&B.

    In addition to their quality selection of products, they’ve also produced a new video series called “Study Series”, which takes an informative look at cool brands and the people behind them. Their first video features Cremo Cream, a highly concentrated, super-lubricating (stay focused) formula that provides a close and comfortable shave.

    The good folks over at The Motley were also kind enough to provide The Dapper Dude readers with a generous promotion. Head over to The Motley now and enter “dapperdude” as the promo code at check-out to receive a free tube of Cremo Cream with a purchase of any amount.


    Esquire Visual Rules

    Let’s face it, men need rules when it comes to style…and we need it straight up, no fluff. A simple yes or no (or in this case: always, sometimes, never) is all we have time for…we have more important things to think about (like beer and boobs). Esquires new video series Visual Rules for Men are simple, informative and quite funny. Check out more here.


    Hickoree’s Hard Goods

    Hickoree’s Hard Goods, the online “general store” featuring brands like Field Notes and The Hill-Side recently set up shop in an old bank vault inside the J.Crew Men’s Shop on Madison Ave. in New York. The founders, brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo, were recently featured on LXTV.


    Beer, Liquor & Food

    I came across this poster while searching for something completely unrelated, which is odd because 90% of what I search for online falls under the category of beer, liquor or food. To my surprise, this poster is available on art.com. A tasteful alternative to the Belushi poster, which needs to be retired upon college graduation.


    GQ | Men of the Year

    The GQ: Men of the Year issue is set to hit newsstands this week. As usual, GQ will publish several different covers. This years covers will feature Jeff Bridges (Icon of the year), Stephen Colbert (Patriot of the year), Drake (Breakout of the year), James Franco (Leading Man of the year), and Scarlett Johansson (Babe of the year). I know the contents of each issue are the same, but I’m really hoping for that Scarlett Johansson cover.

    More »


    Don Kilpatrick | Little Buffalo Press

    If you’re a regular to the site, you know that I have an obsession with letterpress art. A good friend of mine, letterpress maven and the man responsible for my business cards and swag, Don Kilpatrick, was recently featured on Etsy. Don is a regular illustration contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the L.A. Times as well as an instructor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He’s also just an all around good dude. Check out some of his work and his Etsy feature here.


    Dispatch | Curated Content

    Dispatch: Curated content to read, watch, use and amuse.

    Details: Your Home is not a Catalog: Read

    GQ: Win One for The Dapper: Look

    Monocle: Shopkeepers: Watch

    The Art of Manliness: A Beginner’s Guide to Craft Beer: Read

    GQ: 10 Best Independent Men’s Stores: Look


    Brew Masters

    Brew Masters, a new series featuring Dogfish Head Brewery founder, Sam Calagione, as he travels the world exploring the culture, history and variety of beer premiers November 21 on the Discovery Channel. If the beer isle at your local market seems busier than usual, it’s because people are buying some Dogfish Head…sure to see a spike in sales.


    Sock it to Me

    I almost never wear socks in the summertime (not ones that are visible anyway). Summer, however, is behind us, and although we’re experiencing some unseasonably warm weather on the east coast…it’s officially sock weather. This doesn’t mean it’s time to break out the white tube socks though. Think of your socks like a tie, an opportunity to add little punch and personality to your look. Paul Smith is always a good choice.