Aug
28
2014
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Somethin’ for the Fellas: Copious Row

david chines copious rowRecently, I had the pleasure of virtually catching up (as he’s spent most of the summer traveling and sunning in the Hamptons) with my dear friend, David Chines, founder of Copious Row.  Having always had impeccable taste and being my favorite friend to “spill tea” with, creating an online shopping destination only seems like a natural progression in his career having a major background in fashion, marketing, and digital media.  Below, David answers some questions about the concept behind Copious Row and what makes a truly dapper gentleman.

What is Copious Row?

Copious Row is an e-commerce site dedicated to the discerning man who is looking for unique and interesting items for themselves, their homes, their offices and beyond. It is also the perfect place to find an amazing gift for any man in your life!

How was the concept conceived?

The concept came about because I, personally, couldn’t find a website where I could find different and outstanding products. I felt like the male population was under served in the realm of on-line shopping. I don’t want to buy things that everyone already has.  I was also familiar with many international brands that weren’t available in the US and/or on-line. The site has an incredible international set of vendors that don’t have much US presence. I also kept hearing from my girlfriends that they have the hardest time finding gifts for men – another problem the site solves!

copious row landing pageWho is the Copious Row man?

The Copious Row man isn’t necessarily just one person. The goal was to create a site that men of all ages, geographies, and interests would want to shop on. The only unifying factor I would say, is that the Copious Row man likes the unexpected and appreciates incredible quality and craftsmanship. Our man is looking to invest in beautiful items that are timeless and classic but are definitely conversation starters.

What makes it different than say, Mr. Porter or East Dane?

Unlike those sites, we don’t carry ready-to-wear or shoes. We focus on lifestyle items, our pieces are not seasonal or trendy and don’t have a shelf life. It’s also a very easy sight to shop.  We very rarely have sizing in our items, so there is no need to worry about fit or size. We are also very selective about what we carry – we curate and edit very carefully. We choose the best of a product line making for a great, comfortable shopping experience that isn’t overwhelming.

leather gear cufflinks copious rowWhat must every dapper gentleman have in his closet?  In his bathroom vanity?

Every dapper man has to have a great wallet and a great pair of cufflinks. These items can really define a man and tell the world who he is.  Although most men are very casual these days, cufflinks can be fun and full of personality. They’re a great conversation starter and can tell a great tale.  Your wallet also tells a story – are you casual? formal? practical? It speaks volumes!

For the bathroom vanity – the right hair product! Knowing what works best for your hair type and knowing how to style your hair is essential, it’s one of the first things people see. Dapper starts from the head down!

hairbond hair distorter

What is the biggest style mistake that men make?

Not paying attention to details. When you walk out of your house you are sending the world a message. People appreciate a man who takes care of himself and takes pride in the things he owns. Carrying around a 12 year old wallet is not sexy. Using your grandfather’s torn up luggage is not cool. Women love a man who is sleek and put together.

troubadour leather wallet billfoldWhat is the one item that can take you from looking a bit disheveled to totally dapper?

A great bag. Whether it’s a beach bag, gym bag, briefcase, etc. If you see a man on the street who may be a bit disheveled but he’s carrying a great bag, he will still turn heads and keep people wondering.

mens tote bagWhat must men throw out from their wardrobes immediately if not sooner?

Flip-flops!! If not on the beach, a man has no business wearing flip-flops. They’re way too casual and make you look young and sloppy.

 

Gentlemen, I hope you took notes and ladies, if you’re looking for something extra special for that special man in your life, whether it be your father or fiancé, be sure to head over to shop Copious Row.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
13
2012
0


Gift Guide: Let’s Hear It for the Boys
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

manly christmasThe upside of being single?  I don’t have to deal with shopping for my man.  The downside?  No one to rub my cold, tired feet.  Should you happen to be one of those lucky ladies with a man worth showering with gifts, I have compiled a pretty pleasing composite of manly giftables.  Now, let’s remember, ladies, this is the one time of year where you can stealthily replace something you loathe with something you love in your boo’s closet.  Do not miss out on this opportunity.

manly gift guide

1. Krups Beer Tender, $99.99, 2. Mr. G33K Earbuds Tie, $18.95, 3. Ravi Ratan 2GB USB Flash Drive Cufflinks, $99.95, 4. The Art of Shaving Fusion Chrome Power Shave, $175, 5. Toy Soldier Bookend, $29, 6. Dunhill Chassis Leather Trimmed Suit Carrier, $410, 7. J. Crew Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves, $88, 8. Neiman Marcus 5 Piece Pocket Square Set, $125, 9. Beer Hammer Bottle Opener, $8.99

Now that we’ve gotten that taken care of, anyone wanna rub my feet?  Anyone?

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
13
2011
2


Gift Guide: You Da Man
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

1. LEGO Architecture: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, $39.95, 2. Bodum Fyrkat Picnic Charcoal Grill, $59.95, 3. Mele & Co. Faux Leather Watch Case, $52.12, 4. Gorham 5 Piece Flask and Cigar Set, $99.99, 5. iDevices iGrill Thermometer for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, $99.99, 6. Lomokino Super 35mm Movie Maker and Viewer, $99, 7. Jack Spade Box Dopp Kit, $94.99, 8. Express Striped Fingerless Gloves, $29.90, 9. To Boot New York Warren Boots, $398, 10. Esquire Eat Like a Man, $37, 11. Alexander McQueen Skull Medium Dot Tie, $195

Now that we’ve picked out presents for just about everyone under the sun (including you, possibly), let’s start working on the man in your life.  I didn’t leave him til last because he’s any less important.  It’s actually quite the contrary.  I always find men the most difficult to shop for.  While we, as ladies, can be blinded by bling and shriek for anything with a red sole, men are much more particular.  They don’t like silly gifts and as previously mentioned, they often pick out things that we most likely will never be able to afford on our mid-level salaries alone.  So, without selling our ovaries, here are some great manly gifts that are sure to delight even the most practical male in your life.

Man up.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
16
2010
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WhyDid’s Gift Guide: For the Man in Your Life
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

Oh yes… the dreaded gift for your man.  This can prove a bit tricky, but here are a few no fail options. No matter what stage of dating you are in, you’ve gotta pull some kind of rabbit out of your hat. Now, I shouldn’t have to clarify, but I will… Start at the top of the list the longer you’ve been dating. If you’ve only been dating a short time, start at the bottom. You don’t need to buy your boo a yacht after only three weeks in the sack. Creep-y!

Sony Internet Connectable Wifi Built In Blu Ray Disc Player with Google TV, $399.99

Double Automatic Watch Winder, $149.95

Polaroid 300 Instant Camera, $89.99

 

Customize Your Own Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops, $62

Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Collection, $50

Hopside Down Beer Glass, $24.95

Sure to please.

xx,

WhyDid

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