Just today, we caught wind of a limited edition Nomos made for the newly entered US market, with a particular focus on us New Yorkers.Â The Nomos Zurich Weltzeit 5th Avenue is the same watch we know and love, but with New York as the centerpiece.Â Instead of the “home” indication, we have “New York”, and instead of “New York” on the city disk, we have “5th Avenue”.Â
Well this is pretty annoying. A limited edition US Spec version of the watch I just bought earlier this year for roughly the same price.
That being said, I think having NYC time zone show “5th Avenue” is essentially fantastically executed douchebaggery. While I can forgive the German’s for perhaps not understanding this, my DC sensibilities would always hinder my enjoyment of the watch myself. So while I prefer my current timepiece, I certainly can recognize this will be more highly valued long term.
Wizards v. Magic
The Wiz have been on a tear recently but only on the backs of playing our starters 40+ minutes. We have a nice two weeks with only a few games. Hopefully the two days was enough rest for tonight.
Heading to the game with my brother and two year old nephew, this is bound to be an experience either way. Looking forward to seeing if the put Vic Olapdipo on Wall in his first homecoming in his native DMV urreea.
Need better lighting in my room for this shit, but this will have to do. Moving in a month anyway.
Details: Blazer - SuitSupply, Shirt/PS - Hugh and Crye, Sweater - J Crew, Tie - Drakes, Pants - Epaulet, Shoes - Yanko
In depth review of an Indochino jacket & pants with detailed pros & cons + tips as to what you have to pay attention to when you order.
This is pretty spot on with my experience. I picked up an Indochino suit after they came to town to do their in person measuring. I had concerns with MTM and having them in town to have their own employees oversee the process was reassuring. I was so pleased with the experience at the time that while there I decided to buy two suits.
The first one was shipped and I was immediately disappointed with the results. Like the reviewer here, a significant amount came down to lack of options during ordering, little details that were off, and things that could not be fixed (like the lapel widths). But there were some issues that I just couldn’t understand how they were so off from what we had measured. In the end most of it was fixable via my tailor, but I ended up canceling the second suit.
Overall my experience was sub-par enough that I would never consider MTM from them again. This has nothing to do with their customer service, which was exemplary, and instead purely their products. I’ve had much better luck with SuitSupply + alterations at that price point. I’m a little leery of MTM after the experience so I’ll be looking forward to the series.
Never seen a in-house court this fancy.
Sent this one to my fiancé and said, we should get married here. She as not happy about that…
If for any reason you have interest in mechanical watches, this is a very solid article on the background of the company responsible for 2/3’s of the movements in my collection (ETA).
It is also an interesting touch on the Swiss watch industry as a whole and getting an idea for how all of it works, and how that will be changing in the next few years as ETA pulls back on supplying other brands with parts.
My two ETA based watches are a Hamilton and a Tag Heuer. Both using the standard 7750 chronograph. One brand (Tag) will likely survive the cut, while the other (Hamilton) I am not so sure about. It will be interesting to watch how those brands react to these changes and how that impacts their futures.
Much of this I have read in many other places, but it has been put all together here. A solid read when you are stuck on a conference call.
A deep discussion of the history and purpose of ETA with regards to the mechanical watch movement industry as well as purchase by the Swatch Group and recent decreases in watch movement supply to the larger Swiss watch industry.
Clearance section at Best Buy checkout. Guess DC sports teams aren’t selling this holiday season…
Ohhhh fuck yes! This was a night. New York Knicks fans can go fuck themselves. God I love sending them home crying more than any other franchise in the NBA.
Knicks fans are such loud, unoriginal, shit-talking clowns that you can’t help but relish in the schadenfreude that comes from taking them down and watching them hang their heads, leaving the arena without saying a word, pretending they didn’t spend the last two hours saying “in your eye!!!” after every Carmelo rebound. A fucking rebound bro? GTFO with that shit.
My fellow season ticket holder said it best while sitting behind a NYK couple taking photos, “Don’t forget the scoreboard!”
Details: SC - Suit Supply, Tie - Knottery, PS - PTO, Jeans - Rag & Bone, Boots - Zonkey Boot
Early Xmas present from the fiancé. Mostly because of the short return policy and her wanting me to get a full seasons use out of them.
I was obsessed with these boots from Zonkey Boot from the moment I saw them. I guess she was paying attention. This is a big stretch, and I am definitely a lucky man.
They are gorgeous in person but go terrible with the gray slacks I’m currently wearing. You know you like the shoes when you want to change your pants immediately to see how they look in the right context.
These will be killer with denim. New go to shoe for the winter.
Fuck. AND. Yes.
Wizards v. Timberwolves
I’m a huge Kevin Love fan. Basically anyone with the name Kevin really. He’s on a tear right now and a legitimate early leader for the regular season MVP. I wasn’t terribly surprised when he dropped 15 and 4 offensive rebounds in the first 10 minutes of the game.
But the Wiz kids stormed back in the second and we got the third W of the season. And free Chick-fil-A sandwiches, which of course I can’t eat with this bullshit hiatal hernia. But great game none the less. Big night for Wall starting to get back to the rack and playing like we hope he can. And interesting night for the bench units which are a 180 from those Wittman started the year with.
Details: Blazer: Suit Supply, Shirt: Ovadia and Sons, Tie: Isaia, Pants: Rag & Bone, Boots: Carmina
Time to put stuff away
Sometimes you go through your wiwt tumblr and realize your last three posts of any substance all included you wearing the same exact sport coat.
Certainly not the only time I have worn a blazer/sc over the last three weeks but it does lead one to make certain impressions. Maroon herringbone tweed is getting shelved for at least 30 days. It’s on time out.
Brooklyn v. Wizards last Friday. Slow to get this up here. That was a thriller game that the Wizards took in OT. We just dropped a similar result to OKC last night. We probably deserved reverse order but you take what you can get.
This was my first regular season home game for the year so I went with a red, white and blue combo to show out. Not much different here than what I wore to the Wiz Pelicans exhibition game. Only adds were the new Carmina boots and a different Drake’s tie.
Great weekend for Washington area sports all said (minus the Skins who I have given up on).
I copped a pair of Carmina dress boots off that Shoe Barn sale PTO put out earlier this week. I’ve actually been in the market for a pair of dress boots for foul weather and these looked perfect online. I almost dropped 5 hundo on a similar pair when I was in Spain in October. Glad I didn’t as these were just under $300 shipped.
When the boots arrived yesterday I unpacked them and they looked great but the leather was barely polished and the shoe looked much more casual with the flat shine and leather variation. While I love the look, it wasn’t what I really was trying to achieve with this purchase.
So these shoes needed to get shined up and quick. This is going to be a process over the next few weeks as I keep adding layers to build up the wax, let those sink in and buff them and repeat. You aren’t going to get the ideal shine on the first go round. But this will do for now, you can already see the smoothing out of the color variation in the leather. The lighting isn’t helping the shine show well, I’d say it’s a 2x improvement at this point.
I have a Wizards game tonight against BK and these bad boys need to be fucking ready.
I have to say I am NOT FUCKING DOWN with this “overshirt” bullshit. I’ve seen a lot of this going on over the last year and this is dumb as shit.
I got this J.Crew add in my inbox today and it just set me off
- If you are wearing a t-shirt underneath, and you have a collared shirt above it, that is just a shirt. It is not an “overshirt”. Just because you have thicker material doesn’t make it anything else. I may have heavy denim but it doesn’t stop making them pants any more than my light-weight, linen pants.
- If you truly are wearing an “overshirt” over an actual collared shirt, fuck you. That’s pretty much it, fuck you.
Bunch of menswear bros playing at frat boys.
Cold weather boots for cold weather sports.
Lucky enough to have a friend invite me to the game with glass seats. Awesome experience.