St. Patrick’s Day – Our Favorite Green Things
Green gets the shaft. Kermit knows this. For 364 days out of the year green takes a back seat to blue, black, grey, and a host of other colors. But today is St. Patrick’s day. The one day where Green reigns supreme. In honor of Green and St. Patrick’s Day, here’s our annual list of our favorite green things…
1. Green and Black Silk Knot Cufflinks – $4.95
Not completely green but with black mixed in, these are a real subtle and laid back way to inject a small amount of green into your dressed up wardrobe. Can’t beat the price either.
2. Bulova Canvas Strap Military Watch – $77.60 (reg. $150)
One of the most underrated canvas strap watches out there. The cost to style ratio is ridiculous. The vintage looking off-white numbers, the way the hands are shaped, the black dial and greenish brown canvas strap, it has it all. And at a price that’s hard to ignore.
0-60 in a more than respectable 5.6 seconds, terrific styling that’s reminiscent of the Aston Martin Rapide, and it’s a plug in electric. 160, 230, or 360 mile range models available late in 2012. $50K ain’t peanuts. But it’s a car.
4. Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Green & White Stripe Rugby – $59.99 (reg. $89.50)
On sale but still too expensive. They’ve dipped as low as $40 online before, so wait for a further sale. Still a great looking (and more importantly) great fitting rugby. See the full review here.
5. Stanley Classic Flask – $16.99
Classic is right. The hammered green exterior, the knobby cap, and the plastic arm makes sure you won’t lose that cap after you’ve drained the flask itself.
6. Lands’ End Canvas Silk/Cotton Striped Tie – $39.50
Light years ahead of their buffalo check tie when it comes to versatility, this striped tie gets it right. Two colors, the green is a good shade, and the width is 2 3/4″. Should go on sale at some point.
Think these got popular again pretty quick? The Otter Green and Brown are back-ordered until June. Don’t be afraid of the lighter Tan though. Looks more dressed up, and, it’s available now.
8. Banana Republic Cotton Fatigue Jacket – $130.00
In a sea of utility/military inspired light cotton spring casual jackets, this is one of the better ones. And since it’s Banana Republic, should be pretty easy to get on sale.
9. Jack Spade Single Fold Monza Leather Perforated Wallet – $50.00
A single fold slim wallet that won’t look like anyone else’s. “Inspired by leather detailing on vintage sports cars.” Not sure any of that sports car leather was green, but this green look pretty damn good.
10. Christina Hendricks’ 2008 Emmy Awards Dress
This never gets old. Points to Mr. Fatone for keeping his focus. I’m gonna guess that maintaining eye contact wasn’t the easiest thing to do.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. May you not over do it on the Lucky Charms, Irish Car Bombs, and Jameson.