Back Down Bahamas

MarkBahamasPhotographed in Harbour Island, Bahamas

Raised in:
Tomball, Texas

Lives in:
Jasper, Georgia

Favorite thing about heading south to the Caribbean:
There is no time in the Caribbean. No clocks, watches, phones, alarms. You get up when you want, eat when you want, and sleep when you want.

Now would ya look at that:
Photographed at The Ocean View Club.

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  • Music Monday | Shy Girls

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    Is it obvious yet that this summer I’ve mostly been listening to white guys under other aliases with killer R&B vibes? Let’s keep rollin’ with it, shall we?

    Enter Portland’s Dan Vidmar, aka Shy Girls. His Timeshare – EP is, well, just really hot. He’s been described among multiple articles as straightforward, seductive and sincere.

    The track I share below is one of the catchier songs from the EP, but still sexy, and definitely my most played. And since I’m not a professional music critic, I’ve got to throw in this description for good measure because it was my favorite one I read about the EP (via The Fold) -  “bedroom eyes shine dewily upon these tracks.” YEAH THEY DO.

    Stream: “Voyeur’s Gaze”

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    I can take it off when you’re lookin’ at me…
    I can keep goin’ if you like what you see…

    *INSERT HEART EYES EMOJI HERE*
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    Timeshare – EP
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    P.S. I just ordered this on vinyl - only the second one I’ve purchased not at an antique store.

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  • Carson

    CarsonPhotographed in Charlotte, TN by Jamie Clayton
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    Raised in:
    Dalmeny, Saskatchewan Canada

    Lives in:
    Houston, Texas

    Favorite mens shop in Texas:
    We have our very own Sid Mashburn here.  It is quite the fantastic addition to the Houston menswear landscape.

    Now would ya look at that:

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  • Drink This | Negroni Slushie

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    The Drink: Negoni Slushie, Frozen Negroni, Snogroni, FroGroni. Call it whatever you want. I love Negroni’s and this frozen version has become my go to during this summer.

    Here’s how to do it for one. Just keep doubling if you want to whip up a bigger batch.

    Pour all ingredients in a blender (we use a Ninja).
    Add a few handfuls of ice.
    Blend that mother.
    Pour into a glass, garnish with orange twist, stick a straw in and suck it down on hot afternoon.

    The Glass: Blown glass found in a Cabo market (similar).

    The Attire: Forever 21 shark print tank.

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  • Music Monday | Ben Khan

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    I’ve been playing this track from Ben Khan‘s 1992 EP like crazy. London based and 21, his music has been described as “glitzy R&B” and “neo-soul.” I’m digging it a lot and really looking forward to a full album.

    Stream: “Youth”

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    iTunes | Spotify

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  • Trask Giveaway

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    Yesterday, you met Trask.

    Today, you get to throw your name in to get a chance and check ‘em out for yourself.

    Here’s what you gotta do:

    • Head over to their site and shop around.
    • Leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite pair.
    • That’s all!

    We’ll pick a winner by random on July 22nd around cocktail hour.

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  • Trask

    Trask is an American brand born in Bozeman, Montana. I get excited about anything Montana – though obviously not southern – it’s where my parents retired. I’ve come to love that state and so much of things that are made there (specifically some fantastic beers, and now, Trask shoes).

    They extended us the kind gift of picking out a few pairs and we love ‘em. They’re beautifully made, and most importantly, they’re dang comfortable. The Keira sandals (below) have been the only sandal I’ve worn since I got them.

    Jason Jones, the VP of product development, was kind enough to answer some questions about the company. Get learned.

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    Raised in:
    Rockwall, Texas

    Lives in:
    Franklin, Tennessee

    IMG_7576Glacier boots

    Idea driving the start:
    Harrison Trask lived in Bozeman, Montana where he worked in the shoe industry his entire life. One day, while fishing in the Madison River in Yellowstone, he spotted Bison in the distance and wondered why footwear was not being produced utilizing the American Bison Leather. After a year of research and development, Trask left his executive position at an athletic brand and officially launched HS Trask. The initial brand values remain true today with a central focus on authenticity, independence, premium materials, heirloom quality and an outdoor spirit.

    IMG_7589Keira sandals. The only sandal I’ve worn since I got them. 

    What’s currently inspiring you:
    The Southwest region of the U.S. is particularly inspiring right now for its native American influences including artisan detailing, textural interest, and a rich earthy color palette. There are several global fashion trends rising now with emphasis on tribal prints and ethnic influences. I love the idea of incorporating these current trend influences through our unique American lens.

    IMG_7586Heath loafers.

    Anything new coming up with Trask you’d like to share:
    We just finalized our S/S’15 collections and are currently in early conceptual stages for the A/W’15 season. The initial prototyping phase is my favorite part of the design process, concepts become three dimensional, everything becomes fresh and new again.

    IMG_7645Haley woven sandal

    Make sure to come back tomorrow for your chance to get a pair…

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