Saturday, January 26, 2013

Men's Market Week in NYC

I am in NYC and have just completed five days of meeting with vendors and viewing their offerings for the Autumn/Winter 2013 season.  I saw way too much that I liked and now the hard part is to narrow down what to buy.

After arriving in NYC, I immediately took a cab over to MRket for my first meeting.  MRket is a better menswear show that is dominated by best quality suits, shirts and footwear from Italy and the UK.  Lucky for me, some casual vendors have snuck in and set up booths.  Vineyard Vines was my first appointment and we went thru the line piece by piece.  The island folks did not disappoint with some fun shirt patterns.

...and some crazy tropical camo pattern board shorts
My next meeting was with Woolrich, one of my favorite lines to view because in the last couple of seasons the company from PA has been digging thru the archives and presenting some great classic American outdoor pieces.  Founded in 1830, the company realizes that they are a great heritage brand and they have been showing me pieces that scream D&H.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winghaven Teaser Video

     Thought you all might like to see this teaser video that our host, Russel, sent us. I enjoyed the video, especially the familiar faces. We will be heading down to Winghaven from February 14-17 to enjoy some wonderful Bobwhite quail hunting. Contact Luke or Neil with any questions at or (513)871-3474.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekend Hunting

          Now that Christmas has passed I can get outside and do some of the things I really enjoy doing again. This time of year is a great time for me to hunt with my dad on weekends. This weekend we planned to do a combo deer/pheasant hunt at his hunt club. This weekend was part of Ohio's primitive gun season for deer.
          The temp's were a bit crisp but pretty bearable as deer hunting goes. We ended up getting a pretty late start so deer hunting became more of a novelty.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Fish of 2013

   Shortly before midnight on December 31 a friend invited me to join him to fish on January 1st. I couldn't say no. After sleeping-in a bit we met near Aberdeen, Ohio to fish the warm water discharges from the Ohio power plant located there. This plant is extremely close to the Ohio river so many fish come up the creek following bait fish which are taking advantage of the warm water near the discharges. The water was a bit muddy and the scene a little eery between the overcast sky and the steam billowing off the water. But the hybrids were there and we managed to catch a few.