Editor’s Note: Rather than have me litter the post with “click on the image to see…” – if you click on each image you will see the product featured but on the Duck Head site in better detail.
I am all about the locally sourced nature of some things. Nantucket Red as a color will never look right to me in Canada, anywhere. And so forth. But this whole Duck Head only in the South thing is for the birds.
See what I did there?
I hope you had a great 4th weekend. I had a Duck Head 4th. From a recording studio in upstate New York to a church in the middle of Greenwich CT to a dad band jam in Westchester to the Club Pool, it was all Duck Head, and it fit in perfectly. Here, let me show you.
Friday I recorded my first radio show, as my guest I had country music singer/songwriter Jennie Angel on. Here we are.
That’s not a Duck Head WOCBD, but that is coming up. That’s an Andover. Jennie was a great interview, we covered a ton of ground, divorce, witchcraft, healing carpal tunnel, and we did a Johnny Cash duet. My first time ever doing country, let alone Johnny Cash. And the shorts didn’t show the sweat. Here they are up close:
Saturday was a trip to one of my top three restaurants. In Greenwich in the middle of the Avenue there is a seafood spot called The Elm Street Oyster House (this is a link, and it isn’t to anything Duck Head). If you are in the neighborhood, it is the perfect balance between relaxed and formal, I don’t know how they do that. Speaking of which, I wore the Duck Head WOCBD there, and then for a walk up and down the avenue. The Duck Head WOCBD is not for tie wearing, in my opinion, it is for JFKish occasions where you want that feeling of Jackie-at-least-let-me-wear-this. It is tailored perfectly for a casual untucked day. Here:
We are gonna cover those shorts, dear reader, and I am going to turn you on to them. But hang on. More on the Oxford first.
It comes in blue too:
So I did a concert by myself in a town in Westchester this spring, and got this email from this guy who asked if I would ever be interested in signing with his band. I was not. I’ve done that before, and being more like Taylor Swift in that I really like sad songs, I don’t fit with good time bands. And I’m not that good of a singer either. But his email was so graceful, it just had an energy about it, it was so kind and inviting, and these days if you have an opportunity to meet a good person, you probably should. Right? So I went. And what a great group of guys! All dads, all with kids in my kid’s school, and not a protruding ego anywhere. It was so cool just to be in the middle of that. So I go every once in awhile as a treat to myself. Sunday was one such treat.
Here’s the back of the t shirt:
Then, yesterday, perfect pool day if you are a suburban parent, as am I. What to wear to a club pool is always hard. A t shirt is a shirt without a collar, almost immediately disqualifying it for any club appearance. A polo works, but you wind up taking it on and off so many times that by the end it looks like, well, like you just pulled it out of the pool. My solution, ever since I saw Pierce Brosnan do it in Mrs. Doubtfire, is a linen long sleeve. Perfect because you can unbutton it, it is sun-friendly, dressed just enough but not too much. Here.
Here’s the collar of that shirt. It is cut to the absolutely correct proportion for its function.
Those are the shorts I was telling you about up top. Here’s a better look:
Last but not least, the shorts I am gonna work on with you. First, they are a performance short, so they are supposed to look like you can move in them. But I wore them to lunch in Greenwich to make a point. They are cut right. So right, in fact, that they project more classic style than performance style. They are really a hybrid between classic shorts and the more day to day. They work great for days like that, where you are walking a lot, maybe carrying your daughter’s… EVERYTHING on your back.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. That’s a drawstring. Yessir it is. And wait, it even has a zipper on one of the pockets. Check this out:
You can see it, right? There is no occasion all weekend where Duck Head did not fit in with my Northeast New Englandy Half Westchester events. While Duck Head is predominantly known in the south, it is time to bring them north. Come on up, Duck Head. The water’s fine. Half a year, anyway 🙂