The Pantalones
March 31, 2014
Just got this killer cotton knit in the mail from @steam_horse. It’s finished with leather buttons and made in America. Gnarly lightweight knit piece. #menswear  (at Pingree)

Just got this killer cotton knit in the mail from @steam_horse. It’s finished with leather buttons and made in America. Gnarly lightweight knit piece. #menswear (at Pingree)

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March 28, 2014
Went to senior prom with my best friend. Drove down to UNC today to take it full circle and go to her senior Alpha Chi formal.  (at She’s Not Here)

Went to senior prom with my best friend. Drove down to UNC today to take it full circle and go to her senior Alpha Chi formal. (at She’s Not Here)

March 25, 2014

Fever - The Black Keys

New track from the upcoming album Turn Blue… Interesting.

March 25, 2014

Anonymous asked: Hey, I like the idea and concept of popping my collar and notice that you've mastered it. However, when I try to do it, I end up with a dracula vibe... am I doing something wrong here?

Hey man, thanks for that. Being recognized for collar popping abilities is definitely a personal victory.

That being said, you’re right; flipping the collar doesn’t work for everyone. It’s not an exact science, but here a few guidelines/tips that I find make it easier to pull off:

  • If you have an extra skinny or long neck, Dracula vibes will definitely be present. Thicker, shorter necks benefit from the vertical lines created by the flipped collar.
  • The best collars to pop are made of softer fabrics, including cotton and linen blends, oxford cloths, flannels, piques, and wools.
  • If you pop your collar, flip your lapel
  • Don’t try and flip a fused collar.
  • The more layers, the better.
  • Not all collars are designed to be popped. It really varies from cut to cut, so keep that in mind.
  • A popped collar looks better when it’s not perfect.
  • You have to have the right mental state to pull it off. If you’re worried about people telling you that you look like an asshole, you’ll probably be feeling like an asshole. 

March 25, 2014
Sometimes you just start doing a movie poster for the hell of it, and it comes out kind of alright.

Sometimes you just start doing a movie poster for the hell of it, and it comes out kind of alright.

March 25, 2014

Massimo Alba Unstructured Linen

Textured Weave / Peak Lapels / Jet Pockets / Race Cars

Haven’t seen a more gnarly S/S ‘14 jacket.

March 24, 2014

nowhebeatsthedrum asked: I was just wondering, what are your thoughts on Public School NYC? I'm not sure if I'm the first one to ask you about this, but I don't recall ever seeing your input on the brand (probably because it's more of a high fashion brand). I read your piece on "honest design" awhile back, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I've looked into the concept further since then. Do you feel like they display that same concept in the context of high fashion?

Hey brother, this is a solid question. 

I’m going to start off with the fact that I could never justify buying a Public School piece, solely because it doesn’t agree with my taste. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate it (I do, not greatly, but I do), and I won’t say that Eugene doesn’t do a gnarly job styling the pieces (he does). It’s just not my thing. 

Taste is taste, and that will never change.

In terms of the honest design application:

Some PSNY pieces do appeal to me in the sense of achieving a successful and honest design, but I’m going to fall back on my point from that article. It’s easy for high-fashion pieces to look cheap, as well as familiar. Obviously, I can’t do what Maxwell and Dao-Yi do, but I will say that I think the major victories that the label have had lie with Eugene’s styling.

March 24, 2014

Anonymous asked: Have you ever tasted Struise Brouwers Royal Black Albert (Belgian Stout)? If not, you should. Heaven on earth. I think the US of A is their primary market! Greetings from Belgium, Arthur.

Arthur, thanks for reading the blog from all the way across the pond.

I actually have, and it’s right up my alley. I’m a huge stout fan, and I think it’s like 12 or 13% ABV, which is always nice.

March 24, 2014

Anonymous asked: Do you know any good street brands that sell nice sweatshirts? For under $60 if that's possible. Thanks man.

Not really my area of expertise, man. Wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending anything.

Anyone?

Edit:

pindotsandgrenadine says American Giant.

sirfenimore says Uniqlo, and I agree.

Haha in my mind I was thinking you were looking for something more street when I answered that. If you want to break away from streetwear the above options are great, and J.Crew also makes a decent one as well.

March 24, 2014

Hardy Amies Spring/Summer 2014

March 23, 2014

Anonymous asked: any chance you know how the fit is on the Uniqlo linen long sleeve shirts?

Sorry, man. No experience there. 

Anyone else?

March 21, 2014

Wouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

This is a perfect song.

Hope you guys are having a good one.

March 20, 2014
New Bastian x Uniqlo collar is too gnarly. 

New Bastian x Uniqlo collar is too gnarly. 

(Source: uniqlo.com)

March 20, 2014

Anonymous asked: New to this whole men's clothing thing. any blogs that you recommend?

Consult this list from a few months back.

Haha and make sure you get my brother from across the pond

March 20, 2014

Anonymous asked: Hiya! Like you blog? alot! Im looking for chelsea boots, not to pointy tips, not to expensive (student-budget), either in black or brown. I want to use them with denim, so maybe somewhat rugged? Any advice?

Check out Asos or Beckett Simonon

Pretty much the best you could get in the sub-150 category.

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