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I think I’ve had this GAP polo for at least 5 years now. You can’t go wrong with a polo…classic silhouette in a solid color – these tops are timeless. Although a lot of people may not agree I’m a top button up type a guy – I refuse to rock it any other way! These jeans are also GAP and are probably one of my faves – great skinny fit, with a few subtle rips. GAP is definitely my go-to for these types of simple classic pieces.




Went out to one of my favorite spots this weekend, the Eleven-11 Bar & Grille, with a couple of my faves for some good food and drinks. I decided to wear my new green Goorin Good Boy Fedora from Urban Outfitters. Lately I’ve been really digging these style hats. The green color is very rich and the silhouette is much different than my rust hat. Rather than wearing a basic tee, I wore my French Connection short-sleeve Henley, to dress up my casual look a bit. I’ve probably owned this shirt for almost 6 years. For some reason this always used to be my vacation shirt and I used to consider this being dressed up lol. Once again I’m wearing a pair of my Eastland’s, specifically the Sherman 1955 Boots. I love that these boots are a classic suede and have a thick, rugged sole. They are also super comfortable – they kind of feel like a hard-soled slipper. Lately I’ve been on a bold sock kick. Since I’m all about the basics lately, rocking these patterned socks underneath makes you feel like you’ve got a little something unique going on – these are from Happy Socks. Threw on my timeless Timex watch. This watch, though inexpensive, still seems to look good with any outfit. It doesn’t have any bells and whistles like a more expensive watch, but it’s simple, clean and classic. Had a great dinner, got to drink some of my Dogfish Punkin Ale (with the cinnamon and sugar rim) and listened to some live music. Ended off the night at a bar next door with some more beers and some ping pong…where my wife kicked my ass lol



We’re in the middle of fall and Halloween is coming up soon. October is a great month for activities with your kid. Seems like every weekend you can find something to do. This Saturday we took Nathan to 2 different trick or treating events. The first one was kind of blah but there was a hot dog truck called Pippy’s Hotdog Truck that had amazing, creative hot dogs. I had the Monster Mash Dog which had spicy catsup, jalapeƱo mustard & crushed salt and vinegar chips. We did have a lot of fun jumping on and off of rocks though lol. He recently learned how to jump and now want’s to jump off of everything! We then moved on to another Halloween/car show event at his cousin’s school. Here Nathan got to play in a bouncy house – which he’s addicted to – and we got to see some really cool cars. We also got to trick or treat from car to car (he’s on a kick of saying ‘trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat’ lately). As always, when going to any fall event, you gotta get some apple cider donuts and apple cider. Nathan wore Johns Hopkins scrubs and a stethoscope with a pair of Air Jordan 11’s taxi, that every doctor should own. High hopes for the future! I wore another pair of GAP ripped skinny jeans (on a GAP jeans kick lately). I rarely wear all black, but with Halloween coming up I thought it fit. I wore a black long sleeve shirt, by On the Byas, which is very comfortable. It almost has a jersey knit feel. The jacket also happens to be by On the Byas. I really like the quilted part of this jacket and the no-collar look. I’m a big fan of quilted patterns. The Eastland Made in Maine Wildwood boots are very well constructed. It has horween leather, genuine rawhide laces and a Vibram rubber sole. As always with Eastland, I love the look and quality. The rugged silhouette mixed with the wood grain strip above the sole is the perfect mix of classic and tough. Every week I look forward to finally getting to the weekend so I can look for more activities to do with my boy. As he’s getting older, we’re finding more and more things we can do together – love seeing him smile!