The Pantalones
June 5, 2014
Uhh, hey, hi. 

Uhh, hey, hi. 

(Source: thesartorialist.com)

October 28, 2013

Fedora, West 4th Street

Last Saturday, my girlfriend Hailey and I spent a leisurely afternoon in downtown Manhattan, and after obligatory coffee at Saturdays and an extended hang-out at Carson Street, we grabbed dinner at Fedora in the West Village. I’ll usually recommend a restaurant if asked or tweet about one after a good meal, but I felt that this place deserved a little more attention. I think that, generally, I eat a bit more than the average person, so that may or may not validate my opinion. Regardless of how you feel, I’ll give it to you anyway; this place is really special. 

Fedora is not big, nor is it obvious. If the neon “Fedora Bar” sign was out, you would likely pass right by the small awning hanging over the tiny swinging basement door. If the sign was out, it would be tragedy. After passing through the door, the room opens into a romantically lit space, divided down the middle with a long bar on the left and about twelve tables on the right. Cozy would be the appropriate word to describe the space. At seven, a half hour after we arrived, the bar was filled with locals, and all the tables had been taken.

What was put on our table over the next hour was incredible. There is no doubt that Fedora serves American cuisine (although the name “Fedora” inspires the thoughts of the hat and Italians, it was named after the bar’s original owner). There is a small part of me that wants to say that Fedora serves American comfort food, because the food is comfortable as hell, but it’s something a bit more than that. The menu was small, but it didn’t seem it at all; here’s what we ordered alongiside a couple rounds of red ales: 

  • Oysters: two varieties of Massachusetts oysters, beautifully presented with homemade dressings
  • Fried Tuna Dumplings: pan-seared tuna wrapped and deep-fried, topped with homemade slaw, mustard aioli, and homemade pickles (fucking amazing)
  • Wagyu Sirloin Flap Steak (Hailey): Ordered rare (because Hailey is a boss), with aligot potatoes and the best red wine sauce you will ever taste
  • Pork Chop (Me): Insanely big portion of perfectly cooked pork, topped with a light cream sauce, beans, chopped carrots, onions, and a bed of arugula 
  • Freshly Baked Madelines: with lemon sabayon (a perfect desert for people who aren’t really that into desert, aka me)

The plates didn’t leave you feeling cheated; the food was both comforting and engaging, not to mention damn delicious. If I wasn’t a broke college kid, I would have been all over the cocktail list too. It was the perfect environment for a date. If you’re a dude looking for a spot to bring a date or girlfriend, I cannot recommend Fedora enough. Hailey and I were both impressed, it was romantic, and we had an awesome time. That’s what it’s all about. 

October 15, 2013

UNIS Fall/Winter 2013

June 25, 2013
Just to let my NYC cats know, there is an ISAIA sample sale going on at 260 5th ave.

May 24, 2013

The Proper Cloth 2013 American Trader Collection

A modern take on the conservative classics of Wall Street from the guys over at Proper Cloth. This ready to wear collection looks fantastic, and it is a nice addition to the made to measure options regularly offered at Proper Cloth.

(Source: esquire.com)

May 8, 2013
Lobster fra diavolo at Carbone, NYC.

Lobster fra diavolo at Carbone, NYC.

January 12, 2012
cbenjamin:

modrockers:

“Le Trap Haus.”

If you go here, get the eggs Norwegian and a Bloody Mary. You will not be disappointed.

One of my absolute favorite places to get dinner in New York City. Classic, delicious French cuisine.

cbenjamin:

modrockers:

“Le Trap Haus.”

If you go here, get the eggs Norwegian and a Bloody Mary. You will not be disappointed.

One of my absolute favorite places to get dinner in New York City. Classic, delicious French cuisine.

(Source: theproperstranger)

November 10, 2011
The Newest J.Crew Men’s Shop

An interesting fact was brought to my attention while reading through some new posts over at the Esquire web site. There are only 235 J. Crew stores (including Men’s Shops) in the nation. That’s about 4.7 stores per state. If you factor in the concentrated number of stores in the Northeast states, that dilutes the presence in the rest of the country even further. I’ve always had the impression that J.Crew is a much larger brand than it really is.

The 235th J. Crew was just opened in the shops at Columbus Circle, and it is in fact a Men’s Shop. The J.Crew men’s shops feature a number of third party brands and collaborations. The new store will house Japanese shirts from KATO, shoes by Fratelli Rosetti, and a collection of bags made from old mail sacks and denim, by Jeff Ricker. The shop will also feature it’s normal features and collaborations with brands like Alden. The shop will be furnished in an undeniably manly way, and the shop will feel like an independent boutique, run by a company with a lot less than 235 stores.

(Source: esquire.com)

November 8, 2011

For those of you looking for some next-level corduroy jawnz, Ramdane slim fit corduroys are your joint. You’ll find them behind this insane orange door on 64 Kenmare Street in Manhattan. 

October 31, 2011
Nish De Gruiter of Suitsupply NYC.

Nish De Gruiter of Suitsupply NYC.

September 9, 2011

Last night Theophilus London performed at Tommy Hilfiger’s FNO event in Manhattan. I was lucky enough to end up standing about five feet away from him at times, and it was a pretty dope show. It had its moments of awkwardness, seeing as the crowd was definitely not entirely familiar with Theophilus London. However, this cat definitely loves and cares about his fans, and he was very fun and entertaining brotha to watch. Good looks Tommy. Good looks.

August 27, 2011
The new John Lobb shoe service chair outside The Mark Hotel on East 77th street. If you’re looking for a place to get some shine into your shoes, try John Lobb’s new Upper Eastside stand alone shoe shine chair.

The new John Lobb shoe service chair outside The Mark Hotel on East 77th street. If you’re looking for a place to get some shine into your shoes, try John Lobb’s new Upper Eastside stand alone shoe shine chair.

August 21, 2011

These are some shots I took for a design project last semester. The book I made focused on street art in New York City.

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