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    Lexington BBQ: Blue Door Smokehouse

    Lexington BBQ: Blue Door Smokehouse

    Blue Door frontAlways on the hunt for good barbecue, I was game when my lunch appointment suggested a newer place in Lexington called Blue Door Smokehouse. Now “smokehouse” makes a positive assertion that I appreciate. A growing number of places are using gas on their meat, and it’s just not the same. I commend Blue Door for putting the smoke on display.

    Blue Door Smoke

    Central Kentucky is a tough place for barbecue. There…

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    Art Fawcett Makes a Borsalino Alessandria Fedora New Again

    Art Fawcett Makes a Borsalino Alessandria Fedora New Again

    Hat stackWhen Art Fawcett sends me a message I pay attention (I also often pay in other ways). A Borsalino fedora I sent Art for refurbishment was ready. I can’t deny I was excited.

    While America has Stetson–the greatest name in hats–Italy has Borsalino. Founded in 1857, Borsalino is eight years older than its American rival.

    One of the iconic Borsalino styles is the Alessandria, named after the Italian…

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    — 1 day ago
    #Art Fawcett  #Borsalino  #fedoras  #hats 
    Finding Your Grail at No Man Walks Alone

    Finding Your Grail at No Man Walks Alone

    Hermes sterling knots

    The good folks over at No Man Walks Alone have just published a post of mine on “The Search For a Grail.”

    “Grail” has become synonymous with an object that is highly prized, rare, and acquired only after a great quest. Many of us have spent long hours searching for a clothing grail item. The original legend gives us some guidance on what a true Grail is.

    First, it must be rare, or even…

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    — 2 days ago
    #cufflinks  #Hermès  #No Man Walks Alone 
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THE SEARCH FOR A GRAIL
by Alan Cornett
There are few more enduring legends in Western literature than that of the Holy Grail. The Grail was the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, then later by Joseph of Arimathea to catch the blood of Christ on the cross. Centuries later, the worthy Sir Galahad, son of Lancelot, was inspired by a vision to seek the Grail.
“Grail” has become synonymous with an object that is highly prized, rare, and acquired only after a great quest. Many of us have spent long hours searching for a clothing grail item. The original legend gives us some guidance on what a true Grail is.
First, it must be rare, or even unique.
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My new post for NMWA.

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    THE SEARCH FOR A GRAIL

    by Alan Cornett

    There are few more enduring legends in Western literature than that of the Holy Grail. The Grail was the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, then later by Joseph of Arimathea to catch the blood of Christ on the cross. Centuries later, the worthy Sir Galahad, son of Lancelot, was inspired by a vision to seek the Grail.

    “Grail” has become synonymous with an object that is highly prized, rare, and acquired only after a great quest. Many of us have spent long hours searching for a clothing grail item. The original legend gives us some guidance on what a true Grail is.

    First, it must be rare, or even unique.

    Read More

    My new post for NMWA.

    — 2 days ago with 20 notes
    #Hermes  #menswear 
    Billy Reid & Florence, Once More

    Billy Reid & Florence, Once More

    BR shop wall

    My time in Alabama short, I had the chance to visit one more Billy Reid Warehouse Sale in Florence a few weeks ago. I’ve enjoyed the trips, and the sales have been good to me (as has the nearby Salvation Army).

    This sale was around the corner from the main shop, the third location they’ve had for the sale during the short time I’ve been going. Prices were better than last time but selection was…

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    — 1 week ago
    #Alabama  #Billy Reid  #Florence 
    Nickel Creek Back in Business On the Tonight Show

    Nickel Creek Back in Business On the Tonight Show

    After a seven year hiatus Nickel Creek is back with a (great) new album, a new tour, and last night, an appearance on Jimmy Fallon performing ‘Destination’:

    Nickel Creek performs ‘Destination’ ~ Jimmy… by HumanSlinky

    I’ve seen Nickel Creek far and wide, and am excited have tickets to see them at the Ryman later this month. Stay tuned.

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    — 2 weeks ago
    #Bluegrass  #Nickel Creek 
    Methodist churchNew Market, Alabama

    Methodist church
    New Market, Alabama

    — 2 weeks ago
    #Alabama  #The South  #churches 
    Some of Huntsville’s Best: New Market BBQ

    Some of Huntsville’s Best: New Market BBQ

    New Market JeffersonOne of the barbecue spots in my sights has been the north of Huntsville joint, New Market BBQ. I was set to go a few months ago but discovered its limited hours, only open each week Friday-Sunday. With my time remaining in Alabama short, I put a trip to the small village of New Market high on my list of things to do before I left. My friend Sean, who had been once before, was a willing accomplice.

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    — 2 weeks ago
    #barbeque 
    Antebellum Architecture of Kentucky

    Antebellum Architecture of Kentucky

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    #Kentucky  #architecture 
    British Exploration: Collecting Books the (Very) Right Way

    British Exploration: Collecting Books the (Very) Right Way

    via Sotheby's

    via Sotheby’s

    There is a vast difference between collecting books and merely accumulating books. Accumulation is the enemy of the collection. The accumulator merely grabs what strikes his fancy at the moment, perhaps with an emphasis in certain areas. The book collector has a very narrow focus. He rejects more than he buys. His commitment to the exactly right volume is paramount.

    The ever…

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    — 1 month ago
    #books  #exploration 

    Vanity Fair prints ready to be packed for moving.

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    Gant Rugger Handloom Madras

    Gant Rugger Handloom Madras

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #madras