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Bully Boy

B S P O K E D had an exciting visit today to Bully Boy Distillers. Co-founders and brothers, Will and Dave Willis had a vision to bring the hand-crafted spirit back to the city of Boston, and all the power to both for succeeding.  Staking claim as Boston’s only craft distillery, Bully Boy skillfully creates fine spirits including white whiskey, rum and vodka with intensely innovative concepts, yet traditional methods.  Will and Dave extend their passion and knowledge into their craft, never cutting corners and always putting their product before their personal success.  Give these guys the respect they deserve and pour yourself a glass of Bully Boy.  Sold in MA and RI.

Visit their site for recipes and lists of vendors.

Check out B S P O K E D’s tour of their facility, and see what craft really looks like!

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Billy Reid Vintage Pocket Sqs.

Continuing down the vintage road, one of the kings, Billy Reid introduced his line of vintage pocket squares.  You might be able to find one of these in your grandmother’s house, or just drop the $35 and add the final touch to your tailored suit.  Either way, its a throwback that looks good.

 

 

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Featured Artist: Conor Harrington

We’re excited to finally feature Conor Harrington, an Irish based street artist with formal training and righteous skill.  I’ve been revisiting his solo show “Headless Heroes” since 2009 because talent this good is hard to find.  To me these works are timeless, permanently branded into my brain.  He is a continually evolving artist never settling with what he is “good at” and always pushing the boundaries aesthetically and socially.  He promotes conversation, and BSPOKED promotes Conor.  Here’s a look at “Headless Heroes.”  Check the link below to see his most recent work and where it is taking him globally.

Conor Harrington

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Windsor Custom

Here is a shop that I would like to get into soon. Windsor Custom specializes in bespoken garments for men, such as suits, shirts, trousers and more. Seeking out the finest fabrics in the world from Loro Piana, Thomas Mason, and Sea Island Cotton, and bringing them back to New York to be selected by clients and hand-sewn by local tailors. Aside from the quality garments, their shop located beneath the Ainsworth includes a private bar, pool table, flat screen tv and a specialized tasting menu.

Check out their website here Windsor Custom

And check out a great interview with co-founder Brian Mazza

 

Lucky John

Met a fella’ sporting a nifty accessory today.  A wallet that will never leave your side and carry it all.  Lucky John is a Japanese cult favorite with strong American Indian influences that kicks some serious ass. Chained with Coast Guard grade nylon rope and constructed from high grade leather, it is surely a wallet that will stand the test of time.  In fact it will only get better with age. Get your own at LuckyJohnStore

Cavalier

Here’s the brand doing it the way it should be done.  The New York City based company Cavalier prides themselves as craftsmen and artisans, and I must say there is no argument from us at BSPOKED.  Working with reputable brands like Ebbets Field Flannels and Quoddy, these guys are killin’ it.  They have two online stores.  Cavalier Essentials (they’re handmade to order leather products) and The Flea (the coolest online market you”ll ever visit.)

Take a peek-

i love ugly

New Zealand based brand i love ugly dropped a limited amount of these amazing 5 panel caps. Here are a few of my favorites, check out the rest and more at their website

http://www.iloveugly.net/

“innovation through tradition.”

A phrase from the Philosophy section of the Casely-Hayford website. Amazing product and an inspiring lookbook for F/W 12

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WASTE(TWICE)

Ran into a fellow from Japan the other day wearing an amazing printed chambray shirt. After pointing and giving him a thumbs up he realized I was complimenting his shirt. He promptly pulled out a pen and pad and wrote the name of the brand on a piece of paper for me. Here’s some product from their store and brand.

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Featured Artist: Tom Ward

What guy doesn’t appreciate a good battle axe?  Boston based blade smith Tom Ward certainly does.  He’s a fulbright winner with a particular knack for craft, pumping out some truly bad ass pieces that offer both beautiful organic designs and functionality.  Summon your inner viking at