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Monday, January 22, 2018

Ask the MB: Orvis Blazer

Murphy's Pub Jacket  via Orvis, $245.00
Murphy's Pub Jacket via Orvis. $245.00.
Q: Hey, I love this site. Check it every day. My BR no-show socks are among my favorite posessions. Tips like that keep me coming back. I'm looking for an informal, heavier sport coat to wear outside and in. Never with a tie. Is Orvis MB approved? It's quality, but very conservative which worries me a little.

A: Orvis isn't really on our radar but perhaps it should be with products like their wool Murphy's Pub Jacket. We're a tad concerned that the fit might be a little too "dad," but it looks cool as shit and definitely not too conservative, especially if you mix it with modern denim and Chucks or Tod's or Puma Sport Fashion, and a woven underneath. Good luck and let us know how it works out.

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  • 3 shots rye whiskey (or to taste)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • quarter shot of Absinthe
  • lemon twist

Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and place in the bottom of a highball glass. Mash with the back of a spoon (or muddler, which we hope has not been used to make a Mojito), add the rye whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir for about 30 seconds and then strain into another lowball glass that has been rinsed with Absinthe and filled about halfway with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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