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Brother to Brother

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At the risk of coming off as music bloggers, we’re pretty excited about all this Black Keys business.

Blakroc’s been getting quite a lot of play around these parts, but they’re due for a triumphant return to form. Better yet, the duo trekked down to Alabama's Muscle Shoals to record it, which might be one of our favorite places in America.

Tragically, we’ll have to wait until May for anything more than speculation. But we’ll think of this as a summer preview.

Shout Bamalama

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We've long been fans of Billy Reid's finely tailored Southern menswear, so naturally we leapt at the chance to visit the designer's new store and headquarters in Florence, Alabama. (He was relocating from Dallas.) As you might expect, the shop—just down the street from both a charming diner called Trowbridge's and a more mysterious outfit called Guns-N-Such—boasts a cozy, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of exposed brick, finely detailed wood shelving, and, of course, a well stocked selection of shirts, trousers, shoes, and suiting. They were working on the shop right up until the opening—happily, you'd never know.

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