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