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8 Great tips for Leather Furniture Care

Word on the street is, leather is getting a bad reputation for being high maintenance, easy to scratch, and just all around difficult to deal with. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While a leather sofa may need a little more love than your average couch, the years of love you get back are well worth the bit of extra care. Even though leather is a little more high maintenance than other materials, it’s still relatively simple to care for, and, dare I say simpler to clean? While…

Valentine’s Day: It’s Here Yet Again

   Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the Hallmark cliché shitshow you've grown fatigued with. You're a grown-ass man now, you don’t have dances with hands on their shoulders anymore, and Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be something you dread. This occasion like most in life, is what you make of it. Bring out romance, entertain the notion of passion, be unique—unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Romance with that special someone is difficult to come by in today’s society of technology and burning time with Tinder. The hustle, bustle and pressures of the…

Choosing Your Cologne

Uncommon Scents: Choosing Your Cologne

They say that a scent can evoke our deepest emotions. Scientifically speaking, it's said that a single smell sends a signal to our brain that influences our emotions, imbedded feelings or our innermost memories. The reason? The brain doesn't have to gather and interpret a smell for it to make sense. The first time you take in a smell, it takes a direct path to the cortex where it's processed; interestingly enough, right along side where your emotions are kept. So, in short: Smell = Emotion. Now, think of the…

Music Inspired Furniture By Bughouse Art + Design

Music Inspired Furniture By Bughouse Art + Design

Here at of Iron & Oak, we’re constantly on the lookout for interesting conversational pieces that will work well in a man’s home. We love handcrafted, American-made goods with spunk. You know, the kinds of goods you’ll want to brag about but won’t have to because they do all the bragging for you. Well, in our most recent search, we’ve come across a pretty badass selection of music inspired furniture from Bughouse Art + Design.

From tables made to look like impressive record and cassette collections to tables reminiscent of a DJ’s turntable setup, these musical furniture pieces have the potential to add just the right touch to any music enthusiast’s home. Plus, they’re all made right here in the U.S., making them just that much cooler.

The undeniable truth is that music is a language that will never die out. It will continue to mature and grow with you as you grow older, ultimately giving you a sense of character. As Plato once said, “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” Therefore, why not surround yourself with it? 

Tips For Today's Aspiring Gentlemen

Tips For Today’s Aspiring Gentlemen – Part III: Social Lives

Our main goal here at of Iron & Oak is to prepare you aspiring young gentlemen for the grueling world you’ve stepped into. We want you to look good. We want you to live well. And we want you to be knowledgable on a variety of topics. Follow our Tips for Today’s Aspiring Gentlemen and you’ll soon become sprightly, respectable gentlemen in your own right. If you want, pretend as if Mad Men‘s Don Draper and co. are giving you these tips themselves. Not exactly gentlemen, they’ve led long lives full of debauchery, but they’ve learned a lot over the years.

In this series, you’ll find a selection of choice tips spanning several subjects. Some of these may sound familiar, maybe you’re father or grandfather mentioned them to you a long time ago. Some of the may sound completely new to you. Bottom line, we wish we knew some of these earlier on and hope you’ll continue to learn from future gentlemen tips to come.

Tips For Today's Aspiring Gentlemen

Tips for Today’s Aspiring Gentlemen – Part II: Style & Hygiene

Our main goal here at of Iron & Oak is to prepare you aspiring young gentlemen for the grueling world you’ve stepped into. We want you to look good. We want you to live well. And we want you to be knowledgable on a variety of topics. Follow our Tips for Today’s Aspiring Gentlemen and you’ll soon become sprightly, respectable gentlemen in your own right. If you want, pretend as if Mad Men‘s Don Draper and co. are giving you these tips themselves. Not exactly gentlemen, they’ve led long lives full of debauchery, but they’ve learned a lot over the years.

In this series, you’ll find a selection of choice tips spanning several subjects. Some of these may sound familiar, maybe you’re father or grandfather mentioned them to you a long time ago. Some of the may sound completely new to you. Bottom line, we wish we knew some of these earlier on and hope you’ll continue to learn from future gentlemen tips to come. 

Tips For Today's Aspiring Gentlemen

Tips for Today’s Aspiring Gentlemen – Part I: Life

Our main goal here at of Iron & Oak is to prepare you aspiring young gentlemen for the grueling world you’ve stepped into. We want you to look good. We want you to live well. And we want you to be knowledgable on a variety of topics. Follow our Tips for Today’s Aspiring Gentlemen, and you should be sprightly, respectable gentlemen in your own right. If you want, pretend as if Mad Men‘s Don Draper and co. are giving you these tips themselves. Not exactly gentlemen, they’ve led long lives full of debauchery, but they’ve learned a lot over the years.

In this series, you’ll find a selection of choice tips spanning several subjects. Some of these may sound familiar, maybe you’re father or grandfather mentioned them to you. Some of the may sound completely new to you. Bottom line, we wish we knew some of these earlier on and hope you’ll continue to learn from future gentlemen tips to come. 

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