Monday, May 30, 2011

The Burning House

The folks over at The Burning House made me think. What is most important to me, and what would I grab (Other than family) if the smoke alarms went off. It might be a little much to grab in such an emergency, but oh well, this is my blog. While I truly hope I never have to grab any of these at 3 A.M., here's what I would take. (Clockwise from top left.)

Horse blanket made by my grandmother
External Hard-drives
Nalgene 1L Widemouth water bottle, my faithful companion
Polo wool sweater
Levi's straight fit jeans with Timberland belt
Mauro P. wingtips bought in Rome
Smartwool hiking socks
Envelope of love letters
Travel Diary
Timex watch with orange J.Crew band
Tibetan yak bone bracelet (Signifies that everything I do should be meaningful)
Keys: Truck, House, and Mandolin
Wallet containing St. Hubert's medal, and old foxhunting tradition.

New Look

Sorry for the slow(er than usual) posts. Hopefully I can make it up with a new design, some bluegrass, and the promise of more of the usual stuff I post here.

Trampled By Turtles - Silver and Gold

Buffalo and Company

Buffalo and Company is a conservation advocate, a history lesson, and an amazing heritage men's collection rolled into one store.

"We thought we could build the company by word of mouth. Not by big money or huge marketing campaigns with flashy models. We didn't have the big money anyways. But we would do it honestly and organically. If it worked, it would be because people believed in it, not because we created a trend with fake models and trendy designers. A movement of sorts. Through people who believed this was important too. The ideas of hard work, honest values, classic styles, and a little rugged feel."

With such a motto of manliness who could resist a deeper look at such an intriguing brand?

In their conservation tab you learn about this company's unique approach to it's business model and it's dedication to preserving our environment.

(R.E.L. Bow Tie? Christmas-birthday-kwansa-anything-pleeeeeeeaaaaassseeee?!)

The history element is obvious browsing through their wares and website. All the shirts and ties are named after historical greats from Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Lee alike.

While the conservation and historical figures are enough for me to fall in love with this company, the great styles, blends of heritage and modern designs, and inexpensive prices solidify this as a quality brand that I will keep my eye on for years to come. The prices rival and easily beat most competing heritage brands.

(Just look at the beautiful texture on the 'Old Hickory Belt'.)

Buy from this great brand HERE.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Why I Love The New South - Music

There's no argument that the South has the best historical and, in my opinion, contemporary music there is.

A.A. Bondy - American Hearts

The Avett Brothers - Die Die Die

Caitlin Rose - Spare Me

Chatham County Line - Crop Comes In

The Civil Wars - Poison & Wine

Drive-By Truckers - Used to Be a Cop

Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues