5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 20 2012

What happens when Boy Meets Girl? That's what blogger Jace Lipstein (a.k.a. the Grungy Gentleman) was determined to figure out in his feature "The Girl Next Door Loves Menswear." (The Grungy Gentleman)
If you're inspired enough by the Grungy Gentleman to start pulling items from your man's closet, then you should definitely hope he snaps up the new Ludlow shirt that J.Crew just debuted. Tailored specifically with the brand's iconic suit in mind, the cotton oxford features design details that ensure the two pieces go together seamlessly. (J.Crew)
Do you wanna live like a jet-setter, instead of just secretly following Rich Kids of Instagram? Well, luckily you can thanks to this awesome giveaway from online menswear retailer Mr. Porter and boutique hotel chain The Standard. You could win a $5,000 gift certificate to the site where you can purchase a new wardrobe, as well as a stay at any Standard Hotel you want. (Mr. Porter x The Standard Hotel)
With the summer more than halfway over, the back-to-school season is just around the corner, which means that you're gonna eventually need something chic to carry your textbooks. United Bamboo's ultra-chic Le Bac tote is the perfect transitional bag for both now and later at school, and you can nab it for 50% off today, when you enter the code "Le Bac" at checkout. (United Bamboo)
Belgium is commemorating its independence day this Saturday, June 21. To kick off the fêtes in style, Neuhaus Chocolate is celebrating at its Madison Avenue flagship store with a live demonstration from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. by its Master Chocolatier, some free (tasty) samples and a commemorative "Belgian Flag" chocolate box, with 45 chocolate squares. Yummm!!! (Neuhaus)
Photo: Via The Grungy Gentleman

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