1. The Glas Menagerie - Natasha
2. The Plagues - Tears From My Eyes
3. The Dovers - I Could Be Happy
4. Golden Dawn - Starvation
5. The Arondies - “69”
6. The Lovin’ - Do It Again
7. Sonny & The Sunsets - Too Young To Burn
8. Kevin Ayers - Lady Rachel
9. Mahmoud Ahmed - Atawurulign Lela
"In the day, when the frog is asleep, a gold membrane creeps over its eyes. It lets in a small amount of light, enough so that if a predator approaches, the non-poisonous frog can wake up, show its bulging red eyes and present its yellow feet in a bid to make the would-be attacker think twice."
My work is launching our new website shortly, and for the “About Us” section, we were asked to bring a selection of objects for a photograph representing our personalities. Not a true EDC shot since, well, I don’t carry wooden toy blocks around with me, but a fun opportunity to include some of my favorite #menswear things.
For those of you who’ve been asking how the shell cordovan on my Meermin longwings has been holding up, here you go—this is what they look like after an application of Saphir Renovateur and a few minutes of brushing.
From the Paris Review archives: George Plimpton at Caesar’s Palace. Known for his “participatory journalism,” Plimpton was about to perform a comedy act.
As the editor and writer wrote in “…But Seriously, Folks”:
As I sat in the dressing room of Caesars Palace waiting for my time to come (I was supposed to follow The Fifth Dimension; their finale, “Let the Sunshine In,” hammered at the walls), I stared at the floor and tried to remember not only the routine I was to deliver (a series of one-liners that seemed peculiarly lifeless at that moment) but also the pertinent bits of advice I had been given. None of them was especially comforting.
noahice asked: Statement, then question. Firstly, you are one of the most well spoken individuals I have ever encountered. Second, I am a nineteen year old aviation student from Chicago, and I just started getting into menswear last year when I first started to commute to the city (Oak Street Bootmakers were the first to open my eyes to this stuff). Still, there's not a lot in my wardrobe worth mentioning. What is a nice outfit to cover all the basics on a student's budget? (Say 200-300, not including shoes)
Hey man, thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. I’ll also dole out the obligatory “Go Bears,” “Go Blackhawks.” And, if you’re a masochist, “Go Cubbies.”
19 was a solid year. While I’d estimate 75% of it was lost under amber-hued liquid, it was a great year of personal discovery for me. I hope it’s treating you similarly.
I often have a hard time prescribing style and clothing advice to college kids. While college fosters the habit of digging deeper and provides no shortage of spare time, it’s also marked by a worrisome lack of funds. And it doesn’t help that the college lifestyle is best described as “absurd.”
All things considered, I really wouldn’t spend too much time worrying about your clothes right now. Getting too caught up in appearance or material things will really take away from experiences that are priceless. I would wholeheartedly recommend taking that $300 and hitting a new part of town. Or throwing a party at your place. Or buying the people around you right now a round. At 19, I’d invest in memories.
The point is that you’ll have the rest of your life to worry about being “stylish.” Truth be told, those of us in the real world spend so much time worrying about what we wear, drive and fuck because we no longer have the freedom and nonchalance afforded to a college kid.
It’s important to remember that being stylish is far more than just dressing well. There are millions of people out there who dress impeccably, yet can only talk to you about tax code or their impending divorce. However, the truly stylish people — the guys whose pictures were taken 65 years ago and are posted to a thousand different websites in 2014 — those guys would be the first to buy you a drink and tell stories about when they had neither obligation nor care.
I don’t know what your personal situation is or how you like to spend your time, but I do recommend spending it in the moment. Before you know it you’ll be constantly looking into the rear-view. And it’s a lot better to see a black eye than it is to wonder, “What if?”
Sorghum 7.i-16.ii.2014. Water charts, meditation skimmings, critiques from kid, case numbers, furnace suggestions, unfinished menus, information exchanged, best essayists listed, books read, movies watched, notes on Her, sleazy Carson anecdotes, long and dirty Carson jokes, deposits enumerated, stray but timely thoughts on PSH, SoCal travelogue, voices explained away, and more. Pilsner’s next.
that time i made a gif from tv then someone put the gif on the tv then cjzero made a gif from the tv
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