Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, November 18, 2019

A Reader Question: What did people think of The Crown (Season 3)?

A reader question for the community:
Season three of the Netflix show The Crown came out last night.  I am wondering what others thought, is it worth watching?  I am not currently a Netflix subscriber but will buy a month if The Crown is good.  I loved season one but only liked season two.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Blackthorn Hiking Staff by McCaffrey, Handmade in Ireland

Photos by Salt Water New England
In the way of such things, McCaffrey (our go-to sixth generation Irish stick maker <SWNE Link>) has found some longer blackthorn branches, and has been able to make a limited number of walking staffs.  The craft and the feel are the same, but these are perfectly suited when the terrain is uneven and hilly.

Here, held by a 6' 4" man.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Essentiality of Pink Lipstick

Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Reader Question: Necessary Items for a Gentleman's Wardrobe?

A Reader Question for the Community:
I’ve been a “reader” for many years, mostly I enjoy the beautiful photos! 
What are the necessary items for a gentleman’s wardrobe? Items that an ensemble can be built around and when cared for properly can be handed down to a future generation of gentleman? 
Thank you.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Cordings of Piccadilly Shirt Promotion Is On Until Next Monday

Photos by Salt Water New England
Now is a good time to take advantage of Cordings of Piccadilly's Autumn Shirt Promotion - 3 for £120 - save £29 per shirt.  Their shirts are great.  Well made, with tasteful colors, they have a full cut for freedom of movement, long tails that stay tucked in, and a wide selection of tattersalls.
Shown here:

Monday, November 11, 2019

Irish Honeycomb Aran Stitch Scarf - From McCaffrey Irish Store

Made in Ireland
One of the many items that are made in Ireland that you will find at McCaffrey Irish Store...

Quoddy + Dubarry

Alpaca Socks for Women from Dubarry of Ireland - Made in Italy:
Quoddy Canoe Shoe for Women - Made in Maine
Sole Type - CAMP SOLE
Thread - NATURAL
Hardware - NICKEL
Quoddy Canoe Shoe for Men - Made in Maine

A Softened Mercer Oxford...

Mercer & Sons Pima Oxford Button Down Oxford Shirt, Made in the USA:

Kildare Boot for Men - Dubarry of Ireland

Dubarry of Ireland's Kildare Boot for Men - Made in Portugal:

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Reader Question for the Community: Business suit without a necktie?

A reader question for the community:
Question for the group: should a man wear a business suit without a necktie? 

Getting the Sunday Times...

Photo by Salt Water New England
Walking up the drive to get the Sunday Times begets another use for the always handy game pocket.

As a Culture...

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Bengal Stripes: By Mercer & Sons, Made in the US

Photos by Salt Water New England
Mercer & Sons recently added two terrific new colors to their Bengal Stripe offerings; Pink Sands and Putting Green.   And while these are rather spring like, we tend to wear them year round, under wool sweaters when it is colder.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Beerenberg Roll Neck Oiled Wool Pullover from Arthur Beale - Made in Britain

Photos by Salt Water New England
Every once in a while one comes across an exceptionally unique product spawned from an exceptionally unique store.  The Beerenberg Roll Neck Oiled Wool Pullover from London's Arthur Beale is just that.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Reader Question: Christmas decorations with a classic, prep aesthetic?

A reader question for the community:
As always, I’m so thankful for a community of friendly, like-minded people, who yearn to keep well-made, classic living alive. 
My question is regarding Christmas decorating. As we near such a nostalgic, lovely time of year, I’m wondering how people decorate with a classic, prep aesthetic.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Today, Moody Along the Shore

Photos by Salt Water New England

Reader Question: Business Travel Checklist

A Reader Question: What should be in a business travel checklist?
I am twenty nine years old and male.  I really appreciate your blog and come back almost every day.  I have a question for the community.  I have just accepted a position that is going to involve a lot of two - three day business trips - airplanes and some trains.  People mostly wear business casual with some extremes on either side.  Do people have a checklist for what they bring on the typical trip?  Should I get a certain kind of suitcase?  I like the classics and want to stick to those where possible.     

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Classic Drop Earrings: From Demoiselle - Made in Massachusetts

Photo by Salt Water New England

Lovely Classic Drop Earrings from our friends at Demoiselle: