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

    No. 36: Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

     

    Brand New | Identities of the Year

    Corporate and brand identity is a hobby of mine. By hobby, I mean I always have an opinion and make a snarky comment when I think a logo sucks…and point out the ones I like.

    Brand New (a division of Under Consideration) which chronicles corporate and brand identity work and opinions, recently released their best (and worst) identities of the year.

     

    Alcoholic Art

    Booze is a beautiful thing, and now you can hang your favorite drink on the wall for all of your guests to enjoy. Sounds tacky, but thanks to the folks at BevShots, which produces modern art prints of beers, wines and cocktails photographed under a microscope, this can be tastefully achieved with minimal damage to your marriage.

    English Oatmeal Stout

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

    No. 35: No visors.

     

    Antenna | The Ten Worst Beers

    Antenna Magazine recently named what they have deemed to be the “Ten Worst Beers in the World.” Bud Light Chelada made the list…shocker.

     

    Dickies 874 vs. Unemployment

    I posted about the Dickies Detroit 874 initiative a while back, albeit a bit premature, because the Dickies vs. Unemployment video hadn’t been released yet. Learn more about the cause and get yours, here.

     

    Complex Cut & Show | Schott NYC

    Words via Schott’s Facebook page:

    Nearly a century ago in 1913, back when the world was still in black and white and sounded kinda tinny, two brothers in a little shop on New York’s Lower East Side started a simple jacket company that would become an icon of American culture. Their mantra was simple, forget the trends, ignore fickle fashions, just make the best damned product possible. The next hundred years proved to be a doozy, and as America marched on, through two World Wars, the rise of cinema, and birth of rock n’ roll, America did so wearing Schott, with quality, individuality and innovation infused in every jacket. Each day since the first time Jack & Irving Schott concieved their first masterpiece, their family has continued the long standing tradition, hand-crafting American made jackets, that was started four generations ago by the original Schott Brothers.

    Complex recently took a trip over to the Schott factory in New Jersey and documented their experience as part of their Cut & Show series. Check out the video, here.

     

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

    No. 34: Always have your friends back.*

    *Perfectly displayed here in four of the finest minutes in cinematic history.

     

    The Most Stylish Cars

    I caught the movie Failure to Launch on TV a few days ago, and yes, I watched it (slow night). The only good thing about that movie is Matthew McConaughey’s 1973 Porsche 911 (and Terry Bradshaw’s performance). I don’t believe a man should be subjected to such a terrible move in order to catch a few glimpses of a cool ride, so check out GQ’s list of the Most Stylish Cars of the Past 50 Years and save yourself the time (scratch that…just save yourself).

     

    The Tie Bar

    A wide variety of ties is essential for any well-rounded wardrobe. But at 80 bucks a pop…they’re probably not high on your list. Check out The Tie Bar which has a vast selection of standard, skinny, wool, knit and silk ties…all priced at $15. I especially like the wool skinny options.

     

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

    No. 33: If you talk the talk, walk the walk.