Being in the U.S. Army Infantry has always made me appreciate the great outdoors. Over the past 6 years, I have practically slept in every weather condition from blizzards to hurricanes, laid in a pile of fire ants, and have stepped on wild hogs in 6 foot tall grass. As much as I hated it in the past, I sure do miss those days. No city lights, just the night stars. Being in NYC almost 24/7 makes it tough to break away from the concrete jungle. There are plenty of hiking trails here in New York and New Jersey yet time hasn’t permitted me the opportunity to head out on any recent adventures. I’m a city boy at heart, but have grown to love nature over time. That’s why I have partnered up with Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. which is helping me bring the great outdoors and the American-heritage look for men back here into NYC.
Let’s start with Plaid- it’s the classic American design that all off our fathers and grandfathers wore, no matter where they were from here in the U.S. The Heritage Button Down Shirt- Forest Edge, honors our plaid-loving ancestors. Its blue pattern is simple, yet detailed enough to be worn with any outfit or a classic pair of denim jeans. The 100% cotton material is lightweight and breathable making it easy to stay cool during those hot Summer days.
Whether you are hiking on some trails or navigating down the small staircases of the NYC Subway, having a dependable bag to carry your belongings is a must have when on the move. To me, it’s important to have a bag that is easy to carry AND can take a beating from getting scratched, hit, wet and more. After all, I always travel with my camera, my lenses, and even sometimes my laptop- so it’s important for me to carry a bag that can take some dings during my (sometimes) careless commute. The Elkton Waxed Canvas Travel Duffle Bag – Brown W/ Sienna Brown Leather does exactly that. The canvas bag is heavy, spacious, and durable yet small enough to carry comfortably while riding a bike. I’m a huge fan of brown leather, as it can be accessorized with almost anything you wear and the look of it carries that rugged-American feel to it.
Scroll on down to check out this American-heritage wear by Buffalo Jackson!
Location: West Village, NYC
Photos Captured By: @joeyruocco
Although this is a sponsored blog post, all off the writing, expressions, opinions, and photos are all of my own! I will never recommend products or work with a brand I don’t like or believe in! Hope you enjoyed this post!