Get the Most Out of Your Family's Fishing Trip

Get the Most Out of Your Family's Fishing Trip

For many families, a fishing trip represents several things. It’s an opportunity for the entire unit to bond. It’s a chance for the dad to pass on intergenerational skills to his children. And most important, it’s a way to keep fresh food on the table. Though successful fishing trips require focus and proficiency, that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyable. The next time you and your family head to your favorite fishing spot, heed these tips to make the most of your trek. [...]



The Best Belts to Wear While Traveling

The Best Belts to Wear While Traveling

Traveling can be a fun yet drawn out process. While you’re in transit, you want to be as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, traditional men’s belts make comfort an unattainable goal regardless of how relaxed the rest of your look is. Classic belts tend to dig into your side or pinch your skin during periods of prolonged sitting. When you’re traveling, you need something softer and more flexible. Your belt should never be a source of discomfort or inconvenience. The following belt styles are ideal for long trips. They offer not only easy comfort but also great, masculine style.[...]



New Ways to Celebrate St. Patty's Day

New Ways to Celebrate St. Patty's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday whether you’re Irish or not. Millions of guys around the world gather in their favorite watering holes and drink until they need to be scraped off the pub floor. But celebrating St. Patrick’s Day isn’t always about getting sloshed. After all, the original day started as a religious feast to honor Ireland’s patron saint. This year, instead of taking part in the typical festivities, why not take a different approach? [...]



Choosing the Perfect Belt and Deciding How Many to Own

Choosing the Perfect Belt and Deciding How Many to Own

Though you might pay little attention to your belt, it serves some important purposes in your daily looks. A great belt keeps your pants perfectly planted around your waist so your outfit stays intact all day long. A strong belt choice also adds continuity to your look while offering you a subtle way to show off your personality. All too often, men choose their belts as an afterthought. They’ll wear the same belt day in and day out, slide on a dress belt for casual affairs, and choose the wrong material for the texture of their outfit. It’s time to recognize the importance of a well-made belt. Once you do, you can choose the perfect one and line up a few special belts that suit your every need.[...]



What to Wear When Boating

What to Wear When Boating

We’ve all seen the photos of the Kennedys on boats throughout the decades. There’s that infamous shot of the impeccably dressed family watching the 1962 America’s Cup Race from a sprawling vessel. There’s another one in which JFK sits on a U.S. Coast Guard yacht sporting ultimate style from his tortoise shell sunglasses down to his blue dress socks. And there’s the one from 1953, where JFK and his wife Jackie are outfitted in matching white shirts and khaki shorts. Sure, this family had its hands in politics but they sure knew how to nail boating style. As you gear up for your seasonal boating trips, here’s a few tips to achieve Kennedy-level boating style.[...]



2018 & Beyond

2018 & Beyond

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Best Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

If You Love to Travel, Don’t Forget About These 6 Great Apps  

Traveling in the digital age gets easier and easier thanks to the wide range of apps that are on the market. Keep reading for a list of some of the most unique, innovative, and useful apps to have on a phone or tablet while you’re on an adventure.[...]



Thomas Bates to Provide Custom Belts for American Cancer Society Event in Boston

Thomas Bates to Provide Custom Belts for American Cancer Society Event in Boston

Breast Cancer Awareness

Several natural disasters across the United States has led to an outpouring of support for those affected. They have brought people of all different backgrounds together as they work for the communities around them. Thomas Bates is proud to support the American Cancer Society and the work[...]



Best Spots to Spot Fall Foliage in the USA

Best Spots to Spot Fall Foliage in the USA

Cool temperatures and crisp air across much of the United States makes the fall season one of the most enjoyable. Mother Nature is at her best in autumn, displaying a dazzling array of foliage in a range of brilliant colors.

Some of the best foliage is dotted alongside thousands of miles of scenic roads, just outside picturesque towns and villages, or nearby National Forests and Parks – making a fall adventure exciting for just about anyone.[...]



3 Overlooked Riverfront Cities

3 Overlooked Riverfront Cities

Riverfront cities offer a level of charm that beach towns just can’t match. Maybe it’s the culture, the hospitality of the locals, or the rich history that lurks underneath everything from art galleries to lighthouses. Whatever the reason, riverfront destinations offer memorable experiences and provide an alternative to the typical summer vacation. Richmond, Virginia, Savannah, Georgia, and Spokane, Washington are some of the most popular options in the nation. But, if you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, the following three cities have just as much charm, culture, hospitality, and tradition as the rest.[...]



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