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  • Opening Day at Del Mar

    5 Must Follow Rules to Style Success The Del Mar Race track opened its gates for the first time in 1937 and Founding Father Bing Crosby was there to welcome the very first patron.Them boys knew a thing or two about how to look proper for the gamblin' season.  Most of what was true then holds true today.  Here are 5 of the big ones.1) If you are wearing white socks, we don't wanna see em.2) If you're gonna wear a set of suspenders, you wear that set of suspenders. If you are going to wear a belt, why, wear...

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  • The birthday of 'Merica

    It's just about the 4th of July People.  Time to celebrate America.  Old Glory.  Stars and Stripes. Fireworks.  Basically all the awesome stuff.   Here are 5 things that you don't know about Old Glory unless you are a total Flag Nerd (which we totally respect).... 1. Betsy Ross is credited with designing the original flag though there is no historical evidence confirming this.  ...oh, except that her grandson said that she did it ...100 years later. 2. The current 50 States flag was designed by then highschool student Robert G. Heft for a class project. He recieved a B-. Then in 1959...

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  • Tie one on your Tie-riffic Beau

    Father’s Day is in a hot second! Instead of agonizing over what to get that dapper beau in your life, select one of our Father’s Day packages. So complete with swagger, you’ll be guaranteed a high-five! Package Includes: Captain Curran Bowtie - $44 Lapel Flower - $20 Genuine Leather Wallet - $40 Suspender Set - $44  $138 Value – Only $110 for Father’s DayBuy Now!  Lapel Flower - $20 Sartre Neck Tie - $70 Wooden Tie Bar - $30 Genuine Leather Brown Belt - $60 Summer Weight Gray Scarf - $40 $220 Value – Only $176 for Father’s DayBuy Now!...

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  • Shuck some oysters, drink some beers, and throw a tie on at Oysterfest San Diego

    The tie is not dead. In fact, some of the people wearing them are the people that we idolize most thanks to their awesome music and rock star lifestyles. These same people are the influencers of our world, the ones who let us know what is cool and what’s not so cool. So this Saturday at San Diego’s Oysterfest, when Thievery Corporation, Little Hurricane, Paulo Da Rosa, and The Young Wild take the stage, take a look at their neckwear.  This fashion trend isn’t new. Take Angus Young from AC/DC’s standard outfit: a suit with shorts accompanied by a necktie....

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  • How to build a retail shop on a DIY budget #2 (Part 2) "Signs Signs Everywhere Signs"

    In the last post, our trusty sign maker Dave had just given me a quote after coming out to see the shop.  The conversation went like this... Them - “Hey Dave did you end up drawing up that Bowtie Guy’s sign?”              “(inaudible mumbles)”               (to me)“Was that going to be a lit sign?” Me –  “Nope. Just the sign. No lighting. Them – “OK cuz if you want it lit you’ve gotta get a permit before we can start, but we can get it for you” (wink) Me –...

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  • How to build a retail shop on a DIY budget #2 (Part 1) "Signs Signs Everywhere Signs"

    If the retail store is the party, the sign on the front of the building is the invitation.

     

     

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  • How to build a retail shop on a DIY budget. #1 Intro "When, Why, Where, How"

    If you are an experienced retail shop owner,  operator (hell even worker) than this blog will definitely NOT be smart enough or sophisticated enough for you to read.  But if you are a brand new shop owner or a prospective shop owner or someone who thinks it might be fun to own a shop one day, than some of my recent experiences in building my own shop out may actually be useful for you.

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  • 5 tips on how to properly wear a sweater vest ...if you must.

    Nobody really likes a sweater vest, except for all girls.  And since boys really like girls, we may wear one every now and again. The hope is that we can wear one without looking like these guys....   Here are some simple rules.   1) A pig in a sweater vest still looks like a pig.   I wish I had an image for this, but my demo version of photoshop just run out. The point is that if you wear a crappy shirt and a crappy pair of pants and then throw a sweater vest over the top your just going to look...

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  • How to tie a bow tie

    If you haven't yet learned how to tie a bow tie, it is time.  For any young man it is a right of passage and for any devoted woman,  it is the skill that will save the day when your handsome lesser half gets confused and forgets what he is doing. Once you are a learned man or woman, head to our Bow tie section to select your favorite and get started. Here is a video for reference.  How To Tie A Bow Tie Video
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  • Now Available "The HJB - Prostate Cancer Foundation" Bow tie

    On April 30, 2014 the world lost a story teller, a lover of life, and a man who needed no introduction.... but would be happy to give himself one if requested.  His name was Howard Joseph Barnhorst and he was the father of ZB Savoy's founder. Before passing Howard chose a fabric that he thought would be suitable to memorialize him after he had left this earth.  He chose a light blue chambray with white stars, such that the stars may represent his spirit in the sky. 50% percent of the the purchase of these special memorial ties will be...

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