Pool gear in San Juan: flops, Saturdays NYC, Brooks Brothers and Ray Ban
At the bar in San Juan. Bringing waterproof steez for the pool and ocean are a must. But no need to flash, that can be a bad recipe. G-Shock has never let me down.
For a town of grand monuments and boulevards, a wardrobe that fails to reflect the gravitas of buildings where treaties were signed and wars were ended is not tolerated.
Articles like this infuriate me. They perpetuate a stereotype of Washington D.C. that is absurd. Do we make judgements on New York’s fashion scene by looking at only Wall Street?
Washington D.C. has less than 10% of its residents employed in jobs surrounding the political aspects of federal government service. Those are the only people whom this applies to.
As someone who has worked for DoD and other branches of Federal Govt that do not hang on every press release or statement from Congress, most places could give two fucking shits about these people and their rules.
America’s capital employs a vast number of individuals, most who honestly dress horribly and in business casual at best. This is in government jobs and everyday employers that everyone acts like they don’t exist here. Others dress with a style almost never stated in the media. This is Chocolate City after all. And it always pisses me off reading national articles that ignore 90% of the population while making sweeping generalizations.
Fuck you NYT. Seriously, fuck you.
Made this after last night’s game. Big time win and great showing from Gortat and Wall.
Gortat was the man after Nene went down. I am curious how much of his game (including defense) has been limited by Nene’s presence. We have six weeks to find out.
I really haven’t found many of my slacks that went well with the Zonkey boots I got for Xmas. But I must say I think my new Epaulet windowpane flannels, fresh from the tailor, do a solid job. Which is good because it was cold as fuck today.
Wizards v. Magic
Always an interesting game when two mythical compliments play each other. The master and the medium collide for bottom feeder basketball.
A must win game with Nene down if we are to keep at least a six seed for playoffs and they were able to do it. Happy to see offense was not much of a problem.
Accidentally fucked around and wore Orlando’s colors though. Gotta start taking more care to consider the opponent when I get dressed.
Snowboard jacket, birds-eye flannels and bad weather boots. When it snows you got to be ready for the office.
Wizards v. Toronto Raptors
This is a big game. Fuck a big game, a huge fucking game for playoff implications.
If the Wizards can get over the hump with Toronto they are in the pilot seat for the 3rd or 4th seed, and more importantly a team that can get out of the doldrums of playoff insignificance.
If they can’t they are no better than a 7th or 8th seed and destined for a first round knockout with almost no assets to build on next year. I feel that strongly about this game.
I had no patience for getting dressed up tonight. My head hurts and I’ll be running behind. So random street wear is the name of this game.
Details: jacket - Hentsch Man, shirt - LEC, jeans - Rag & Bone, boots - Alden 403s.
The best line of the Winter Olympics belongs to Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut.
When this went down I had like 100 texts and snapchats of it. Pretty epic. Does this hurt or help the Wu Tang brand in 2014?
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan)February 14, 2014
So yeah. Shaolin Shreddin’ bruh.
Well, shit yeah. Epaulet has a new pant style out, "The Driggs", that should be very interesting. From their description:
The “Driggs” is a variation on our classic “Walt” trouser. The fit is similar in the upper block to the “Walt” trouser, but features a slightly lower rise and a trimmer leg. The overall aesthetic of the “Driggs” is a bit more casual and modern while still maintaining a classic sensibility. Additional features include arrow-tab button-through closure and a buttoned coin pocket…
For those familiar with the “Walt,” the “Driggs” has a slightly lower rise (1.5” lower), the same thigh dimensions, and a slightly more significant taper (narrowing 1” more to the leg opening).
I’ve been a very big fan of Epaulet pants. They are very high quality and fairly priced. They have all the #menswear must-haves: split waistband, tab enclosure, etc. and very well curated fabric choices that are great each season. I’m 99% sure they share manufacturers with the guys at Carson Street as well (I’ve compared and the construction is identical), but their styles are more flattering for me. At this point I have almost 10 separate pairs between the Walt and Rivet Chino styles. They are slowly taking over my closet.
Having said that, I’ve always found the Walt trouser is just a bit too classic for my taste so they are always taken to the tailor. But there is nothing on the market other than Incotex that comes slim enough with comparable quality. So unless you find those on sale you are looking at an extra $50-$100 over Epaulet, so even after alterations costs it still comes out in their favor.
Considering I just took three pairs of Epaulet Walt trousers I picked up on end of season sale to the tailor to get 1” taper taken in the leg and hemmed (which ran around $150), this new style looks like it will save me the time and tapering costs. I’m very interested to see where they go with these. Right now they only have casual twill fabrics in some ‘meh colors with some details that don’t exactly lend well to more dressy fabrics (I’m looking at you button tab enclosure and coin pocket), but if they sort that and come out with some summer weight wool, I am all in.
I wonder if Gilt realizes when they say “Designer Must Haves” they make me less likely to click than if they just said “Must Haves”. The term designer generally implies a certain brand worship over an honest assessment of value proposition. So no thanks Gilt, but I am probably in the minority here.
down with at least 63% of this
Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2014