Wearing Tartan Shirts with Suiting - Blank Label

Wearing Tartan Shirts with Suiting - Blank Label

Each holiday season presents the perfect opportunity to don tartan, that traditional pattern with Scottish origins and a distinctly cozy vibe. While it’s easy enough to don a thick tartan shirt under a solid-colored sweater, it gets a little trickier when considering how to make it live in harmony with a suit or sportcoat.

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By the Dutch Batavia Arrack Review - Cocktail Enthusiast

By the Dutch Batavia Arrack Review - Cocktail Enthusiast

We’ll start by saying what Batavia Arrack isn’t: rum. Well, not exactly. This obscure spirit is like a distant cousin of rum, made with both molasses and rice. It originated in Indonesia, back when that island nation was a Dutch colony and Jakarta went by another name, Batavia. You’ll notice the label says “Indonesian Rum,” which is likely a means of helping consumers understand the category by offering a close parallel.

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Meet the Family Farm Behind Prairie Organic Spirits - Bevvy

Meet the Family Farm Behind Prairie Organic Spirits - Bevvy

The strip of land I’m driving through, on the far Western edge of Minnesota and just 15 miles from the South Dakota border, feels like Earth at its flattest. The dearth of elevation heightens its bucolic charm: the three-hour drive from Minneapolis has been marked by verdant fields, castle-like grain silos, and the occasional cow. It’s the real-life version of the agrarian paradise I’ve only seen teased on milk labels.

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The Guide: Corduroy - Blank Label

The Guide: Corduroy - Blank Label

Corduroy is a classic cotton fabric marked by many raised “ridges” that give it a three-dimensional look and a tactile feel. The raised portion of corduroy is called a wale, and the number of wales running through the fabric alter its look. A corduroy fabric with many thin wales is sometimes called a needlepoint. Wide-wale corduroys have a more distinct, casual look.

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Cocktail of the Week: Bumblebee - The Food Lens

Cocktail of the Week: Bumblebee - The Food Lens

Kendall Square’s Café ArtScience serves a cocktail menu with an environmentally conscious twist. Each drink is inspired by (and named after) an animal on the endangered species list. The menu changes daily based on the fresh flowers, fruits, and herbs supplied by Lincoln’s Blue Heron Organic Farm, but one drink—and threatened species—will always remain on top: the Bumblebee.

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Blank Label - Winter Weight Fabrics

Blank Label - Winter Weight Fabrics

Compared to what your grandfather and great-grandfather might have worn, modern suits are much lighter (you can thank central heating for that). So while you may no longer be relying on your suit jacket and trousers as the first line of defense against the cold, a winter-weight wool will still be appreciated when temperatures drop.

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