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April 11, 2014

Ikiré Jones S/S ‘14: The Untold Renaissance

Wale absolutely killed it with this one. Having seen these jackets in person, I cannot even begin to describe the gnarliness of these pieces. It’s great to see someone like Wale holding it down for the city of Philadelphia. 

Also, I’ve tried on that belted yellow safari jacket, and I haven’t wanted to wear anything else for S/S since that moment. One of the most incredible lightweight outerwear pieces with which I’ve ever come in contact.

Check out the photos and pieces here.

March 11, 2014

Tung To, owner of ToBox Shoes on 19th St. in Center City Philadelphia:

If you guys haven’t been over to ToBox shoes, please do so immediately. It’s one of the most impressive shoe boutiques to which I’ve ever been. The selection of English, French, and Italian leather shoes is amazing.

Also, you’ll get to meet Mr. and Mrs. To, the owners and operators. Here you can see Tung sporting an awesome green/blue/brown colored kit, featuring a scarf that his wife made by hand, as she does with all of the pocket squares, bracelets, and lapel flowers sold in the shop.

Like I said, get over to ToBox immediately.

(Source: mensstylepro.com)

March 11, 2014
Sabir and I were walking around Center City last weekend, looking for stylish people to shoot, and I spotted this OG menswear kingpin. 
The olive herringbone coat he was wearing was incredible, lined with an orange moleskin material both inside and under the collar. Cream trousers are always on point, but the real killers were the matching ostrich leather clutch and tassel loafers he was wearing. Everything down to the glasses and tall collar of his sweater fit perfectly into this kit.
He also said, “Oh, I’ve been shot by The Sartorialist a few times.”
Dude was cool as hell.

Sabir and I were walking around Center City last weekend, looking for stylish people to shoot, and I spotted this OG menswear kingpin. 

The olive herringbone coat he was wearing was incredible, lined with an orange moleskin material both inside and under the collar. Cream trousers are always on point, but the real killers were the matching ostrich leather clutch and tassel loafers he was wearing. Everything down to the glasses and tall collar of his sweater fit perfectly into this kit.

He also said, “Oh, I’ve been shot by The Sartorialist a few times.”

Dude was cool as hell.

(Source: mensstylepro.com)

January 27, 2014
South of Rittenhouse, Black/Blue/Gray:
Fan Favorite
Jil Sander + Uniqlo
Kent Wang
Levi’s
PF Flyers

South of Rittenhouse, Black/Blue/Gray:

  • Fan Favorite
  • Jil Sander + Uniqlo
  • Kent Wang
  • Levi’s
  • PF Flyers

January 7, 2014
Finally got to hit up the new Vetri joint yesterday. Pizza was nothing short of fantastic, and the beer list was incredible. (at Pizzeria Vetri)

Finally got to hit up the new Vetri joint yesterday. Pizza was nothing short of fantastic, and the beer list was incredible. (at Pizzeria Vetri)

(Source: instagram.com)

January 4, 2014

LET’SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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August 16, 2013

From A Saturday Afternoon In Philly with the 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

Shot by Christopher Fenimore

Art Direction by Alex Delany

August 13, 2013

B-Roll:

Outtakes from A Saturday Afternoon in Philly with the 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

Wale Oyejide in Ikiré Jones Spring/Summer 2014

Shot by Christopher Fenimore

Art directed by yours truly

August 12, 2013
A Saturday Afternoon in Philly, With the 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo

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Sometimes you run a blog and don’t get to drive around a brand new Cadillac for a week, and then there are those other times where you do. Luckily enough for me, last week was one of those times where you do. I was loaned a 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo, courtesy of the good folks at Cadillac and the Tierny Agency, so that I could review it, create content with it, and drive the hell out of it. I got together with the crew, and all three things were accomplished with this beautiful machine.

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I’ll hit you with the technical aspects and review of the car in a second, but first, let me give you a little recap of what came after Fenimore and I drove down to Philly from a brief exploration of NJ flea markets and antique shops:

There are a lot of things to do with a pair of keys to a Cadillac in your hand, but in my opinion, nothing beats a luxurious and lazy Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia for the last day of my brief affair with the ATS. Now before you say or think anything about Philadelphia, let me remind you that it is both the birthplace of the cheese steak and a little place called The United States of America, so if you have anything negative to say, keep those communist thoughts to yourself.

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First on the agenda, as is tradition, was brunch (read oysters) at Parc on Rittenhouse Square. I linked up with the homie Sabir Peele, creator and director of the menswear blog and shop Men’s Style Pro, and we snagged a seat outside on 18th Street (If you ever find yourself in Philly and are looking for a place to eat, I HEAVILY cosign Parc). Sabir’s got some pretty big collaborations in the works, and it was cool to get a feel for what he’s going to be rolling out over the next couple months.

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Sabir Peele, Blogger, founder and writer of Men’s Style Pro

After watching the Rittenhouse wealth walk by, we met up with Philly’s own Wale Oyejide, founder and designer of the menswear label Ikiré Jones, an incredible group of uniquely African-inspired, American-made, unstructured blazers and printed pocket squares. Wale was sporting a wax-print jacket from the Ikiré Jones Spring/Summer 2014 line, so we got to see a little preview there and got to hear a bit about the rest of the collection dropping in the coming season. I assure you, the collection will have you reaching for your wallet immediately. 

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Wale Oyejide, founder and designer of Ikiré Jones

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After mandatory back-alley cigars, the customary trip to Old City was made to stop by Briar Vintage, owned and operated by David Lochner. Briar Vintage is one of the most unique vintage shops on the East coast, and David brings an unparalleled knowledge of vintage clothing to the shop’s space on 3rd street. His wardrobe is full of timeless pieces, and he maintains a silhouette that will most definitely never go out of style. David and his shop are always sources of inspiration for modern looks in my own personal style

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David P. Lochner, owner and operator of Briar Vintage

Before we get deep into the technical review of this car, let me just say that from a design standpoint, this car is a show stopper. Looking into these headlights in the pitch black is like looking into the soul of a wild werewolf/vampire hybrid that somehow resembles Kate Upton on her best day. I think intimidatingly sexy is the phrase that I’m looking for. The lines are clean, purposeful, and swift, an honest portrayal of the car as a whole, and that Cadillac logo, boldly placed on the grill, is the visual form of a Rick Ross grunt.

More coverage and photos after the jump.

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(Source: mypantalones)

June 11, 2013

Peoples - Cheers Elephant

Cheers Elephant is a really fantastic band coming out of Philadelphia right now. Look for them to blow up real soon. 

(Source: mypantalones)

May 14, 2013
You guys should absolutely check out Paradigm Magazine's Tumblr.

It’s run by the homie Theo, creator of the magazine and an insanely talented photographer and writer, and based out of Philadelphia. Truly incredible content.

(Source: mypantalones)

May 14, 2013

Commonwealth Proper Spring/Summer 2013

Craig did an incredible job with this collection. The navy and gray striped peak lapel jackets are absolutely incredible, both in photograph and in person, and all of the ties and pocket squares are summer crushers. Of course, everything here is made in America and sold and fitted in our Philadelphia showroom and pop-up shops across the country. 

(Source: mypantalones)

May 13, 2013

Indochino is in Philly!

By now you guys have probably heard about the custom clothing company that is Indochino. They have a traveling tailor program, where they take their suits, shirts, and pants on the road and set up shop in major cities across the country for a couple weeks. We’re lucky enough to have them in Philly.

Indochino will be set up in Center City at 1518 Walnut until may 27th.

You can book a fitting appointment here, and those who book and purchase a suit will receive a free dress shirt, tie bar, and cuff links.

If you’re a recent graduate, on a budget, and in need of a suit for summer interviews, Indochino really is a great option. They just launched their Summer Collection, and there’s some really attractive pieces in there.

It’s great that Indochino decided to make a stop in Philly, and if you’ve been thinking about making a purchase online, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for the pieces in person. Hope to see you guys over there.

(Photos from the NYC Traveling Tailor event)

(Source: mypantalones)

April 29, 2013
The man/legend, Big Rube. 

The man/legend, Big Rube. 

March 25, 2013
Commonwealth Proper Spring/Summer 2013

Commonwealth Proper Spring/Summer 2013

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