This morning, David Coggins published a post on his blog, The Contender bemoaning the closing of a staple West Side Manhattan watering hole, The Rusty Knot. Click through to read. I had visited the bar several times when I still lived in New York. They made a mean Michelada. The context and emotional connection David … Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name
One of my favorite things about living in New York City had been the access to an abundance of amazing sample sales. Since moving to Pittsburgh two years ago I've realized how much I miss this unique and exhilarating form of shopping. Certain sales brought with them the opportunity to acquire some truly unique pieces … Continue reading The Art of the Sample Sale
Introducing The Longines Flagship Heritage Black Dial I really like Longines watches. Before purchasing my Carpenter Brooklyn Gent, I had been thinking about buying a new Longines, but decided to wait on it. I may need to put this model on my short list. Head over to Hodinkee to read about it. Weekend Pairing - “The … Continue reading Reading List. May 22, 2020
J.Crew has been in the news a lot lately; though not for the greatest of reasons. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they along with several other retailers (and other businesses) have declared bankruptcy. Many, including J.Crew will likely reorganize and emerge (hopefully) in a better position, but the fact that this is happening at all is … Continue reading An Ode to J.Crew
The year was 2008. Prep style was in its resurgence. A Continuous Lean started the year prior, and was becoming a leader amongst the #Menswear blogs. Rugby Ralph Lauren was at the height of its popularity, and J.Crew opened The Liquor Store. The stock market wouldn't crash until September 29th, and everyone was enjoying the … Continue reading Vampire Weekend’s First Album
I go through phases where I obsess over certain items, and find myself collecting several of these items in a variety of color or material variations, etc. Lately I've had a lot of time at home to simply think about things, and have obsessed over several different items including panama hats, driving loafers, colorful chinos, … Continue reading Chores.