Thank you so much to everyone who came out this weekend to help us celebrate Tool & Tack! We had a huge crowd of folks and had so much fun meeting new and old friends. The night was full of surprises, including a visit by Design*Sponge's Grace Bonney and Amy Azzarito. We'll post a full wrap up later this week, but for now I have the name of our lucky giveaway winner. Here's her response to our question, "Tell us who embodies a modern gentleman to you"
my mister is certainly a modern gentleman. he has a style all his own – a perfect blend of dandy meets cowboy with his own practical farmer, baker, bicycle-maker twist. items in his life must be made with integrity and be long-lasting, or at least a handsome score from a thrift shop. he works harder than anyone i know and also has the ability to play harder – always looking good while doing it. my gentleman friend has a sensibility and practicality in life that doesn’t allow for synthetic frivolity. cotton, wool, and leather are his textiles of choice for feeling and looking good. his style is subtle but his heart and generosity are not. he is more old fashioned than modern, but a real gentleman all the same.
Congrats to lucky Sara, who will receive our giveaway package! You've been notified via email and we look forward to sending off your Tool & Tack care package. Thanks to everyone for submitting such wonderful answers--it was hard to choose one winner. Bonus points to one commentator who picked my husband, Ben, as their idea of a modern gentleman.