For most of my life I have looked to my father - especially throughout the 60's and early 70's - for family style inspiration. My dad always leaned preppy favoring looks that could have been straight out of the Brooks Brothers or J Press archives. The late 70's weren't great for most; though he continued … Continue reading Grandpa Style
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
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.
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