Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Find | Winter Gear

thinking ahead...

Deadstock Woolrich
Deadstock Pendleton
Deadstock Supreme 5-Panel Cap

Special Delivery: Garrett Popcorn

the chicago mix.

My brother-in-law and his girlfriend came down from Chicago with a special delivery...Garrett Popcorn. Simply stated, "GLORIOUS."

I remember it like it was yesterday. My girlfriend (now my wife) were walking down "The Magnificent Mile" on a cool Chicago day a couple years back when this amazing aroma almost floored me. So I did what any normal human being or toucan would do and followed my nose. My nose led me to this amazing little shop that happened to be packed  with people inside and out (the line was literally out the door). It's safe to say the popcorn didn't disappoint then and now. Garrett Popcorn...if Oprah approves, it's safe to say so do I! Check out their website, but I warn you, this stuff is addicting.

how to love.

weezy f baby...

truth be told.

Inspiration: Japa-Steez

fresh to death...

Love the way these images portray some of the current styles.

[Source] cork grips

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Extraordinary Loss: The Oprah Winfrey Show

well...according to my wife.

Jimmy Kimmel and Boyz II Men...hilarious.

Meals & Entertainment: The Art of the Bargain

file this under entertainment..."flea etiquette".

Like the majority of Americans displayed in this awesome video, I am able to admit that it is very hard for me to bargain at flea markets due in large part to what I believe may come off as offensive. Have no fear, Ying Ying Li put together an extraordinary video on "Flea Etiquette" and how to avoid putting your foot in your mouth while talking to local vendors. Enjoy!

[Source] Consumerist

an english perspective.

[Source] Tenue de Nimes

moment for life...

Meet | Andrew Wren

english blokes...

Are ALWAYS on their A-Game when it comes to style whether it be their uncanny attention to details or the fit of their clothing, English dudes always seem to be on point. I really like Andrew Wren's take on style. Whether or not he's really trying hard (because he's being photographed) or not, he looks real comfortable and relaxed in his clothes, which in turn gives off the vibe as if he isn't tryin' hard at all to look just right. I'm really diggin' the fact that his shirt is untucked (even in the blazer) and I really like how he killed it in a blue shirt, black pants and shoes and some blue socks for contrast. Also I'm really feelin' that navy blue polka shirt...that shirt is off the chain.

In turn, you should always be comfortable in your clothing, if the tucked menswear look isn't you, that's alright at the end of the day you should always do you...unless that means matching your kicks with you shirt, hat or both...or wearing some crispy shoes and deciding to waddle like a penguin (just saying). That's just plain retarded...they're shoes for Pete's sake.

[Source] Backyard Bill

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Charitable Contribution: The Hill-Side Wa Handerkerchief

this was at my front door today...

By far one of the most elaborate packages I've ever received in the mail. Definitely lots of thought, effort and consideration put into this. This is a beautifully made handkerchief, whereas all the benefits from the sale of these will go The International Rescue Committee. My wife was definitely not opposed to this for a number of reasons. One, it was going to a great cause, and two this handkerchief will replace my "red" bandana print pocket square which she has had some (safety) concerns about...but that's a story for another day. With 100% of the proceeds going to charity I wonder if this can be taken as a "Charitable Contribution" on my taxes? Hmmm...going to highlight this on my bank statement and re-visit this at a later date.

Pick this up at Hickoree's Hard Goods for $40.

currently searching for...

a pair of pants just like these.

the road ahead...

just got a little bumpy.

[Source] Shaniqwa Jarvis

beautiful music.

[Source] United Style

so fly.

great song to start the morning...


Monday, May 23, 2011

stuff i saw...

things that catch caught my eye while surfin' the web...

tres bien.

self explanatory...

Tres Bien Shop collaborated with McNasty to bring you these super dope derby shoes. The "thickness" of the crepe sole is what does it for me.