|Skull & Crossbones belt paired with Castaway Clothing|
As Knot grows, we are beginning our journey from online webstore only, to boutiques and retailers across the country. With many fan suggestions we have been able to build quite the list of shops located in favorite towns from Kennebunkport, ME to Oxford, MS and beyond. On a recent trip to Washington, DC, Caitlin and I had the opportunity to stop into one of our favorite stores, The Fine Swine.
|The Fine Swine|
Its obvious that owner John Hickman has his finger on the pulse of what is going on in the haberdashery world. When we arrived, John was outside in an Adirondack chair puffing on a fine cigar and reading a magazine. With a popped collar and khakis, it was a great scene that I'm sure the people of Kensington see on a daily. Upon entering the store you are welcomed by his staff, we met a prepped-up Thomas, and immediately taken back by the wide selection of goods.
|One of the many pig attributes found around the store|
Headed to the beach? How about the swimwear section. Hunting? He's got tweed and Barbour. Tailgating? A Tervis tumbler will keep that cocktail cold. On top of the wonderful brands at The Fine Swine, we found ourselves engulfed with pieces of John's personal art collection of Old English fox hunting scenes, swine related table pieces, vintage books and just really cool antique things you would expect to find behind glass at your country or racquet club rather than on display at a store.
|The Fox's Frolic, a wonderfully illustrated and fun book for all ages|
We could have stayed there all afternoon and if the basement men's lounge and kegerator were finished, I'm sure we would have. So if you find yourself cruising through Maryland and need to pick up a new outfit with a Knot belt to match, definitely stop into The Fine Swine. Tell John we sent you!
|Caitlin, John and Nick|
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