In a recent interview I was asked to list my 5 favorite finds for the summer.  Feel free to e-mail me your short list - Summer’s not over yet and I’m always looking for that forgotten or hidden gem.

1. Super Duper hats.

I came across this hat company recently while in Florence Italy and I must tell you I think I have a new favorite hat company.  The brown straw fedora that I have of theirs is certainly the first of many to come.  (www.SuperDuperHats.com)

2.  Great fabric.

I went to my favorite fabric place and stocked up on some great summer and winter material for some choice pieces I have in mind.  I no longer shop for clothes - I simply acquire pieces that I personalize,  having them made from scratch is the epitome of personal.

3. A brand new red Harris Tweed blazer from Orvis.

This was my e-bay find of the Summer.  This is one of those items that’s not for everyone - therein lies the beauty.

4. Persol Sunglasses

I had a chance to go to Lens Crafters and pick out a pair of sunglasses - While the selection was wide and there were countless commercially cool frames, Persol had the ones that matched my style. (www.LensCrafters.com)

5.  The Rake Magazine

In terms of quality and content,  this is my favorite men’s magazine.  I decided to pick up the few issues that I was missing via back order (you can only order it online in the States.  The magazine is based in Singapore)  It’s not a $4 dollar magazine, but I believe it’s a keeper and worth every penny.  (www.TheRakeOnline.com)

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

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