Essentials: Happy Hour

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Happy hour is a good reason to get out of the house and catch up with old friends or to meet new people. You never know who you might run into, so don’t be that guy sitting at the end of the bar wearing sweatpants and a Georgia Bulldogs hat. The hat alone is enough reason to stay at home altogether, because no one wants to be friends with a Georgia fan during football season, let alone buy him a drink. Before you head out for a drink this week, consider these 8 style essentials for a more polished look.

 

Cooper Dark Blue Selvedge Denim

Cooper Dark Blue Selvedge Denim

Selvedge denim is all the rage these days. That may be because selvedge jeans are heavyweight, durable, and crafted on a shuttle loom from a single piece of thread that prevents fraying. The Cooper Selvedge Jeans by Frank and Oak pictured here feature a straight fit, five pockets, and the versatile dark color selvedge denim is best known for. – $125

The Black Everyday Oxford Jack

The Black Everyday Oxford Jack

Nothing goes better with a pair of dark denim jeans than a dark button down oxford shirt. The Black Everyday Oxford Jack from Taylor Stitch goes perfect with a pair of jeans for a casual night out or tucked into a pair of chinos for a more polished look. It boasts a tailored fit with high arm holes and a soft button down collar. – $98

MWC Pilot Chronograph

MWC Pilot Chronograph

Originally designed for military pilots and aircrews, this authentic chronograph from MWC features a thick stainless steel case, a Swiss Ronda movement, a handsome 20mm black NATO nylon strap, and a water resistance rating up to 165 feet. Put it on before you head out so you’ll know precisely when happy hour begins. – $325

Maker's Mark 10th Anniversary Cigar

Maker’s Mark 10th Anniversary Cigar

Nothing compliments happy hour better than a handmade cigar. Quality is key here, and the 10th Anniversary Maker’s Mark Cigar won’t disappoint your taste buds. Its made in the Dominican Republic and hand-dipped in the Maker’s Mark signature red wax. – $11




Zippo Chrome Pocket Lighter

Zippo Chrome Pocket Lighter

Don’t rely on the bartender or a random stranger to fire up your after dinner cigar. Be prepared instead with this classic chrome Zippo lighter. Its refillable, windproof, and boasts an all metal construction that should last long enough to pass down to one of your legitimate children. – $10

Knob Creek Smoked Maple

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon

There is no reason why happy hour should end at 9pm. Move the party back to your place and pass around shots of Knob Creek’s Smoked Maple Bourbon. This 90-proof flavored version in the company’s stellar small batch bourbon lineup offers up hints of smoke and lots of sweet maple flavor to your taste buds. – $32+

Todd Snyder Varsity Jacket

Todd Snyder Varsity Jacket

The Varsity Jacket by Independent fashion brand Todd Snyder pays homage to a time over half a century ago when sportswear was a just as part of everyday wear as a pair of sunglasses. A double knit cotton canvas construction is complimented by contrasting leather sleeves, a ribbed collar, and a sense of pride you’ll likely feel for your old hometown after donning it. – $395

Warby Parker Oates Eyeglasses

Warby Parker Oates Eyeglasses

Black rimmed glasses are suddenly cool again. If you’re looking for your next pair, try Warby Parker’s Oates Eyeglasses on for size. They’re made from custom cellulose acetate and stainless steel and offer 100% UV protection for your eyes. With Warby Parker’s Home Try-On program, you can try them on for free from the comfort of your own home without any obligation on your end. – $145

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