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Tuesday, April 24, 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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The classic Negroni is simply equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. You can do better.

  • 5 parts Plymouth gin
  • 2 parts Campari
  • 1 part Pimm's No. 1 Cup
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Quick shake or stir and pour into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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