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From The Chair: Grooming Tips From A Master Barber

For the majority of men today, grooming has become part of their daily regimen. While men of yester year may not have taken the time, nor cared to use a daily moisturizer, trim their beards or worry with a clean cut, men of today are definitely more interested in looking and feeling their best. Here at the shop, we certainly get plenty of questions regarding all matters of grooming from beard care to styling tips. So, we asked our in-house barber Cody Ratz with Greasy Hands to share some of his top grooming tips. Tips For Visiting the Barber and How to Prepare Avoid wearing a hat before your haircut. Wearing a hat can disrupt the natural growth pattern of...

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Teddy's Picks For Spring 2018

As the shop continues to fill with this season’s new collections, we are so excited to share some of our favorite Spring looks.  No matter your style, we’ve got you covered from the gym to the office and everything in between. FOR THE GYM Tasc Performance Gym Short: We love Tasc’s best-selling propulsion short featuring a lightweight stretch woven body and MOSOtech inner compression short for moisture-wicking and anti-odor. This hunter green print pairs nicely with grey or navy! Tasc Performance T-shirt:  One of our favorite performance shirts on the market is Tasc’s Charge T.  This lightweight tee is strategically designed with mesh ventilation to help keep you cool during those intense workouts.  You can never go wrong adding a navy...

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Deconstructing The Spring Sport Coat

As we begin the transition to Spring, we naturally also begin the transition of our closets - packing up the heavier pieces opting for much lighter weight clothing. One of the most important garments we recommend updating during your transition this year is your sport coat. We know a lot of you might be thinking you don’t need a sport coat in the Spring or Summer because your office transitions to business casual attire (no coat required) or you simply refuse to wear a sport coat in the summer heat of good ‘ole Alabama. However, we all have those special occasions that arise (sometimes unexpectedly), and then you're stuck wearing that year-round weight sport coat, feeling warm, sweaty and simply uncomfortable....

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The Versatility of Five-Pockets

What are five-pockets anyway? In a nutshell, it’s the cut and shape of a pair of jeans but made of a non-denim fabric such as a cotton twill or even a washed canvas. The material makes them a notch more versatile than a pair of jeans, and the relaxed shape lends to a more dressed down (and from our perspective a more interesting) garment than say a chino. Five-pockets are basically a marriage of a jean and a chino - definitely one of our favorite go-to’s for updating a wardrobe in any season. The History Behind Them In 1871, tailor Levi Strauss and riveter Jacob Davis teamed up to create a hardy trouser made of denim during the gold rush...

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The ABC’s Of Black Tie: Rules of Formalwear Explained

Traditionally reserved for events and evening affairs scheduled past 7pm, the term ‘black tie’ has become synonymous with most formalwear occasions in today’s society. We’re here to help you navigate through all the rules and regulations by better illustrating what makes, or breaks, black tie dress code in addition to when (and where) it's ok to break, or at least bend, those formalwear fundamentals What began by order of the Prince of Wales as a less formal alternative to the traditional cutaway tailcoat, the dinner suit (or tuxedo as it was so aptly named by an American resident of Tuxedo Park, New York) became part of mainstream formalwear culture following World War I. Tuxedo Coat & Trousers The original tuxedo coat...

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