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Collaboration, Fashion, Menswear

The Work Brief ft. the Tumi Sawyer Briefcase

Tumi is my go-to when it comes time to travel, but I wanted to show y’all how I use their briefcase as a part of my everyday life. This new Tumi Sawyer Briefcase hits all the right notes for me. Shop The Post I’ve been a Tumi guy for a long time, and recently upgraded my Alpha Brooks briefcase to the Sawyer briefcase from the new Arrivé collection which is a beautiful grey leather that I love. You always see brown or black briefcases, and I wanted to get something different that would last  ...

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Collaboration, Menswear

The Highball Is the Cocktail for All Seasons ft. Glenlivet & GQ

For model-slash–style blogger Tony Trahan and his wife, Axie, the perfect day out begins with a rock-climbing expedition a couple hours outside their home city of Dallas. There, they’ll test their mettle by top-roping on some stunning bluffs overlooking the waters of Possum Kingdom Lake. After a vertigo-inducing workout, it’s over to Fort Worth and one of their favorite restaurants for dinner, then on to a nearby speakeasy to unwind over drinks. After a long day of challenging themselves,  ...

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Collaboration, Menswear

Summer Shoe Stylin’ with the ECCO CREPETRAY

Springtime! Finally, thankfully, it’s coming to Texas in a big way this week (although it was 35 two weeks ago oddly). Trees are finally starting to grow and the sun is shining, meaning it’s time to switch over to warm season clothes, oxfords, and a great pair of desert boots. I collaborated with ECCO on my latest post, bringing you an upscale (but affordable and ultra-comfortable) shoe company that focuses on engineering resilient, shock-absorbent materials that result in your foot feeling  ...

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Collaboration, Home, Menswear

My Must-Have Tips for Keeping Date Night Fresh & Fun (in partnership with Downy)

My wife Axie and I love to do everything together, and one thing that has been important to us is keeping up with a regular date night. It’s especially important when I’m traveling all of the time! For those special nights out, we love to eat great food, and do something active or outdoors. The problem is that going out to eat can smell up your clothes, and doing those activities tend to work up a sweat. So if I ever want to get close at the end of the night, my chances are SLIM if I don’t  ...

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