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
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
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.
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.
I recently thought about an old article on esquire.com with the title, The 12 Styles of American Man: Which One Are You? I remember, ten years ago reading it and looking at the twelve photos, and wondering to which style I most closely related. The Trad – a guy in chinos, oxford shirt, knit tie, … Continue reading TBR. Esquire Magazine. Feb 24 2010
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
How many pairs of driving loafers does one guy need? None. As a matter of true need, I don’t see how this shoe is a necessity in a man’s arsenal. One can drive an automobile in any style of shoe from a penny loafer to an oxford, a desert or cowboy boot, or a good … Continue reading The Enduring Practicality of the Driving Loafer
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