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7 First Friday Picks for May: Vivian Beer, Search and Rescue Squad, and Ghoulish Takes on Life and Death

05/01/2014
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Rugged-chic distillery and clothing shop Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproductionlaunches its collabo with Philly art collective Search and Rescue Squad this Friday. On display will be the Squad's sartorial, decorative, photographic, cinematophraphic, genre-spanning creations and findings. The launch party features Art in the Age and Spodee Wine cocktails and Narragansett Beer. Friday, 5/2, 6-8 p.m., Art in the Age, 16 North 3rd Street.

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This Week's Specials

04/29/2014
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Good day Dat Dog fans!

Just a quickie to let ya’ll know about this week’s specials! And boy do we have a treat in store for you!!

Head down to any of our 3 locations to get your hands on THESE bad boys…

What is this match made in heaven you ask?

You’ll go quackers (sorry) for our duck special. If you’ve not tried it before it’s one of our duck sausages topped with blackberry preserves, crispy bacon bits, BBQ sauce and mustard, all wrapped up in one of our famous buns.

If that wasn’t enough, pair it with our cocktail special of the week, the Snap ‘n’ Stormy. Any fans of the classic Dark and Stormy will love this…it’s made with our home made ginger ale and gingersnap liqour from Art in the Age.

I’ll leave you to salivate, I’m gonna go get me some of this!

DD x

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Liquor Before Beer Week

04/28/2014
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Come celebrate the advent Philly Beer Week and summer with our friends from Dock Street Brewery and Art in the Age Spirits. We will be offering Dock Street brews on tap, Art in the Age cocktails…and the marriage of the both with featured beer cocktails! Art in the Age rep, Chris Cardillo, and JB’s own, Nicky Devine, will be taking to the turntables providing fine tunes for all.

This event is 21 and over

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The 21 Philly Shops You Should Be Following On Instagram

04/22/2014
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Facebook's fine for checking in with estranged high school classmates, but we all know that Instagram is really where it's at. These 21 Philly shops agree, flooding their feeds with photos of brand-new store arrivals supplemented by sale info and breaking store news.

Free from pandering status updates, baby pics, and politics, this is social media at its unadulterated best. (Stay tuned for Instagram round-ups of Philly spas, designers, and flea markets in the coming weeks.)

@artintheage: Cocktail recipes touting AITA's signature liquors are the focus here, supplemented by photos of the Old City shop's stock: Norman Porter jeans, Warby Parker specs, 3Potato4 gear, etc.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Jeans in Philly

04/14/2014
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One fact became clear while we compiled this handy map of Philly's best shops for denim: The guys have it just as good as the girls.

A smattering of shops cater exclusively to men, while local denim makers make the process of jeans shopping seem a whole lot cooler than simply doing a spin in front of the dressing room mirror at the Gap (we're looking at you,Norman Porter).

 

ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION

Durable denim from USA-made brands like Raleigh and Tellason stock the shelves at this Old City shop. Better still, jeans from Philly's own Norman Porter are carried here; AITA is one of the brand's few area stockists.

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Philadelphia Road Trip

04/10/2014
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Earlier this week I linked up with my guys from Bird Bath Cabal and we took a quick trip to Philly for an interactive conversation with Marcus Troy moderated by Jesse Jones. The event was coordinated and hosted by CultureSnobs, a creative agency that focuses on interpreting culture through events. Before we made it down to check out the event we had to hit the city a bit and check out some cool shops.

Our first stop was Ps and Qs on South street. I’m pretty familiar with Philly since I went to college in Southeast Pennsylvania, so I was kind of excited to see a new store that’s evolved from the common sneaker spot or streetwear retailer found South Street. The Ps and Qs storefront has an awesome floor to ceiling woodgrain build out with a modern touch. They carry a vast selection of New Balance footwear, Hershel backpacks and Norse Projects apparel.  My favorite part is what can be described a modern man’s library in the back. There you can find books on the vintage American football, Tom Ford or Pharrell’s “Places and Spaces I’ve been”. The shop owners/employees were really cool guys and pretty much set the vibe for the entire store. They spent time talking to us about their shop, the men’s fashion industry and even put me up on game about the origins of Baltimore’s own PedX. I’d definitely recommend this store for any guy stopping through Philly to shop.

Leaving Ps and Qs I spotted the Nike x Roundel Air Max 1 in a store front window down the block so I had to pull over and check out the shop. We landed in the Suplex consignment shop. From what I understand there are a few consignment shops in Philly now so it’s only fitting to find one on South Street. I didn’t make any purchases but its nice to know they have my size in a sneaker I missed out on.

With more time to kill before the CultureSnobs event we checked out a few more stores. One that really caught our eye was Art in the Age, which was actually recommended to us by the guys over at Ps and Qs. We walked passed it at first and decided to walk the second time by. Art in the Age is lifestyle boutique and gallery space that sells men’s and women apparel and products. Here you can find items like Warby Parker eyewear,  Gitman Vintage shirts and even vintage inspired felt team flags. The most interesting products, however, were the spirits that they craft themselves. I’ve always been intrigued by the process of developing spirits. I just have a great appreciation for things that tend to get better with time without getting old and dated. They have 4 original flavors: Root, Snap, Rhubarb and Sage. They’re all available online. My only problem is deciding which one I’ll try out first.

We finally made our way through Old City to Hylo Boutiques, the venue for the event. Hylo Boutiques is a very unassuming gallery with what looks like the original windowpaned grayish doors, all covered by curtains blocking outsiders from peeking in. As we entered there was cool music playing and courteous guests greeting with a respectable look that said “What up! You look like you’re in the know”. That was rather welcoming without being overly friendly and generic.

The guests for the evening, Marcus Troy and his friend/moderator Jesse Jones, are both from Canada, Montreal and Toronto respectively. They came out at the scheduled time and without too much introduction they got right to the conversation. MT started by sharing what influenced him to get into fashion and footwear. He later went into he his earliest jobs, how he moved into the digital space and how he began to build his brand even before he startedwww.MarcusTroy.com

Here are 3 main points Marcus was passionate about sharing to build your brand:

  1. Build great relationships. – There’s nothing developing friendships in real life, not online.
  2. Have integrity. – Who are you when people are looking.
  3. Be authentic – Do what works for you. Don’t watch and follows others just to gain something.

 

Both Marcus and Jesse revealed some cool behind the scenes stories. Some of the guests had decent questions and comments that moved the conversation along. Overall I gained some valuable insight and enjoyed myself. We meet some new folks and I even ran into the young from Philly, Curran J. Much props to CultureSnobs with what was surprisingly their 1st event.

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