The Art of the Sample Sale

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

Reading List. May 22, 2020

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. Valet Magazine recommends pairing the newly released novel, The Paris … Continue reading Reading List. May 22, 2020

An Ode to J.Crew

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


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.

TBT. Hiking on Saba.

My wife is a fantastic travel planner. Since we’ve been together she’s planned trips for us (and for herself) through France, Ireland, Mexico, Turkey & Egypt (without me), and to various spots in the US. Back in 2012 I was in need of a simple vacation. “I just want to go to the islands,” I … Continue reading TBT. Hiking on Saba.

Brooklyn Gent

I am not going to pretend I’m some kind of an expert on watches. I like watches. I enjoy wearing them. I enjoy reading about them, looking at photos, and even listening to podcasts about them. But I’m not even remotely an expert; I’m barely an aficionado. Last year was a good year for me … Continue reading Brooklyn Gent


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