Monday, February 28, 2011

A.P.C. | 2 Pocket Overshirt

have no fear spring is here...(in Houston that is)

APC 2 Pocket Overshirt, a medium weight cotton flannel shirt with two flapped chest pockets, narrow collar and button placket.  Slightly curved hem and button cuff.
100% Cotton

Alden for Epaulet | West Egg Sand Suede Longwing

Great Gatsby...

Upper - Butter-soft full-grain suede with glove leather liner
Outsole - Oiled leather "flex" sole
Last - 
Leydon last for a slimmer, modern shape

After much success with this longwing last season, Epaulet brings you a second beautiful color to choose from. Introducing Epaulet's newest Alden special make-up. Exclusive to Epaulet, this handsome "sand" suede longwing is named after the fictional "Gold Coast" town of Long Island where Jay Gatsby (a.k.a. the Great Gatsby) resided. Paired with a crisp white oxford and tropical wool trousers, these would certainly have been appropriate for a Springtime event at his mansion. 18 units are available.

The "flex-welt" leather sole is bathed in oil to make it exceptionally supple - but just as durable as any other solid leather sole. Forget a break-in period - these are as comfy as your favorite sneakers from the first moment you put them on. The style is a great split of dress and casual, and the medium-brown "Snuff" color is really handsome. Wear them with a navy suit, with raw jeans, with seersucker pants, with grey flannel trousers, or plenty of other pieces. These are guaranteed to get heavy rotation in your wardrobe.

The Leydon last runs true to size. Order your normal dress shoe size. 

marvelous monday.

 G.O.O.D Friday meet MARVELOUS Monday..

Lupe Fiasco teamed up with Jazz-pianist Robert Glasper and his band The Robert Glasper Experiment to hold a memorable show at The Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC on Saturday night. During the performance they were joined by special guests Kanye West and Mos Def, and turned in a lively cypher for those in attendance.

[Source] Hypetrak

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Buy It Now | John Lobb Leather Monk-Strap Shoe


Double-buckle John Lobb monk-strap shoes in heavy brown leather. Finished with a toe cap construction and stitch seam detail, these handmade shoes are a sartorial classic that will last a lifetime if cared for properly.

The 'William' model, with its two secure buckles and pointed toe, was first developed by John Lobb in 1945. Monk-strap shoes always fasten with one or more buckles instead of laces. It is thought that Italian monks wore similar styles in medieval times.

John Lobb made shoes and boots for miners of the Australian gold rush before returning to London, England, and opening his first shop on Regent Street in 1866.

Buy these now @ Mr Porter

  • UK sizing
  • True to size
  • Narrow on the side of the foot
  • Take the half size up for a more comfortable fit

  • 100% leather
  • Made in England
Happy shopping,


The Making of: A John Lobb Shoe


John Lobb has been making bespoke shoes and boots since 1866, and ready-to-wear shoes since 1984. In 1994 the John Lobb workshop opened in Northampton, a town in Britain with a long-established shoemaking industry, in order to produce the ready-to-wear styles. 

Since 1866, men including Sir Winston Churchill and Mr Alfred Hitchcock have turned to John Lobb for the finest-quality shoes and boots. The enduringly elegant double strap 'William' model, developed in 1945 and named after Mr William Lobb, is still in production today, a testament to its timeless appeal. Rumor has it that Lobb began producing monk-strap shoes in the 19th century to accommodate the wide feet of Prince Edward, who had granted Lobb a Royal Warrant to supply him with shoes.

The full-grain calf leather is put through an oak-bark tanning process for six months until it is perfectly supple and just the right shade of rich chocolate brown. The leather is stretched on the lasts for five days to ensure a smooth shape before being stitched.

In common with all fine English shoes, the Goodyear welting method of connecting the top of the shoe to the inseam and leather sole has been used. This results in a durable shoe that molds to the shape of the wearer's foot. It also allows leather soles to be replaced easily.

There are 190 steps involved in the production of each pair of John Lobb shoes. All manufacturing is carried out in Northampton, England, with much of it done by hand. The entire process takes approximately three months from start to finish.

Mr John Lobb learned his craft making boots for miners in Australia during the gold rush. When Lobb returned to London in 1863 he made a pair of riding boots for the Prince of Wales. The future King was so pleased he granted the shoemaker a Royal Warrant.

[Source] MR PORTER

Friday, February 25, 2011

Austin Bound

the eyes of texas are upon me...(this weekend)

Taking suggestion of:
-Where to eat, what to eat
-What to check out (shops, antique stores, hole in the wall joints)
-What to do
-Where to eat...(food is definitely on my mind)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Random Thoughts | The Vintage Tee


The basic tee should be a staple in any man's wardrobe, especially here in Houston where the weather's already in the 70s low 80s. I'm really vibin' this vintage, oversized tee that Johnny's sporting even more so because of the holes that add character. I have a couple of basic tees that I've had for 5-10 years that are super soft, the collar is worn to crap and the holes continue to accumulate. Opt for a vintage tee this summer and I'm not talking about the one's you buy that are already "worn-in" (that's cheating), but the one's you've put some work into. Trust me, your pockets ($$$) will thank you for it.

Pair 'em with:
-Ebbets Field Cap for AFS
-Jeans or Khakis
-'89 Nike Air Pegasus

full closet but nothing to wear.

the solution...(ladies)

Japanese Garden.
Late Dinner.
Olive Bridge.
Raining Love.
Swing Coat.
Winter Berries.
Wrapped in Velvet

Irina's style is off the charts, and although I am no "expert" in women's clothing I love a lot, if not all of these looks for women. If you have time stop by her page and check out more detailed images of these looks as well as other great looks to give y'all some ideas as you look through your "full closet" [ Full Closet But Nothing to Wear]. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Find | Vintage Knit Tie

Alex P. Keaton would be proud...(made in U.S.A.)

forgive the (crappy) knot

Legos + Inception

a mash-up of epic proportions...

Another one of my childhood obsessions meets one of my favorite movies of recent. Alex Eylar has recreated brick-by-brick scenes from iconic movies of past and present including Indiana Jones, Psycho, and Excorcist just to name a few, as well as this year's Oscar-nominated flicks using Legos. Check out the rest of Alex's amazing recreations on his Flickr page.

Random Thoughts | The Bandana Necktie

from headwear to neckwear...

Not only is Crangi light years ahead of most, if not all dudes, but I'm really diggin' the bandana "necktie" (not to mention the whole unit). When styled correctly this affordable accessory which you can find about anywhere can drastically help complete your outfit. It's all about details guys and Crangi is straight breakin' necks and cashin' checks. Check him out as well as the 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers - By Photographer Stefani Pappas here...(sorry to burst y'alls bubble, but Carmelo didn't make this list).