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Posted on Apr 7, 2012 in 366 Bow Ties, Andy blogs, Bowties, Collaborations, Personal Style |

366 Bow Ties: Day 87

It’s a crying shame, but I’m afraid that the time for wearing boots in South Carolina is coming to a halt. Sadly, this comes just a month or so after receiving the best pair of boots I’ve ever owned, and one of the most well-made, American-made items I’ve ever owned in any category, period. Wolverine has been making boots for people who actually need them to do their jobs forever. They kind of know what they’re doing.

It especially shows in their heritage line, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot. The things look, feel, smell, and most importantly, wear perfect.

Mine are this gorgeous “natural” shade shown above. I figured I’d be my usual just-a-little-off-centered self and deviate from the standard brown finish. Glad I did. Thanks to the kind folks at Wolverine for participating in the 366 Bow Ties shenanigan, and thus helping us help change children’s lives in Haiti. Save up–do whatever you need to do–and get yourself a pair of 1000 Miles. They’ll last you the rest of your life.

Madras again! Patch madras again! See what I mean about boot season coming to a close? Grab this snappy patch madras today! There might not be a tomorrow, you know. At least for this bow tie.

Along with patch madras and the end of boot season comes the beginning of Eating Outside Season. (I am an avid indoorsman, but here I make a glad exception. Or not an exception, really, for I reckon a meal out of doors to essentially be a temporary extension of the dining room.) With Eating Outside Season comes the need for places to eat. We’re helping Mission to the World build places for school children to eat with revenues from January and February’s incredible 366 Bow Ties project. They’re probably even better tables than this cheapie, the sign of which proclaimed that assembly could be done in 5 minutes without tools. Yep. Maybe for a non-indoorsman.

But eventually my children saw me actually complete the assembly, and we had a lovely meal with our community group that evening.

Enjoy Eating Outside Season. Enjoy it with a Cordial Churchman bow tie. Enjoy it with a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots on if the weather happens to dip below 58F. If above 58F, do it barefoot. Or if you’re doing things more properly, with a pair of Oak Street Bootmakers penny loafers, without socks, of course.

Cordially,