Bow My Soul

Thanks to Drinkin’ and Dronin’, I just found a great feature at honeyee entitled, “How to Enjoy Ties.” The photos document, much better than I could with The Bow Tie Project, how to give the bow an updated look. My favorite highlights a Band of Outsiders bow tie and an Arcteryx jacket.

Plaidy of the Week: Roséline of {this is glamorous}

Earlier this week, I featured her plaid lampshades. So taken was I with Roséline’s photos of women wearing tartans – wearing them in new and unique ways no less – that I decided to name her our Plaidy of the Week. At her blog {this is glamorous}, she offers a bit of the textile’s long,…

Pocket It

In honor of the cotton number I’m wearing today, I thought I’d post this video from The Sunday Best. Try it! This ain’t no disco. Ain’t no origami trick neither.

Stiff Upper…

Today, in The New York Times, Moustaches (Moustaches!) were on full display. Since the dawning of this new year, I have yet to shave. My seven-day-old winter beard may live to see another day. For the last three years, right around this time of year, one publication or another will claim that the “moustache is…

I'm Going With Hot…

Right now Apartment Therapy Chicago is asking readers to weigh in. Is decorating with tartan hot or not? Hot. Obvi. In November, while Roséline of {this is glamorous} fame blogged as the featured guest of Grace at Design*Sponge, she featured some robust drum lamps decorated with plaid material. Thanks to Colleen K. for pointing this…

Blazed!

Also called safety orange, at the outset of next year’s deer season, it will be the color accentuating everything. See for yourself. Blaze Orange Acrylic Watch Hat, Carhartt The Crosby Upland Jacket, Irish Setter Tin Cloth Strap Vest with Blaze Orange, Filson The Banker Bag, Freemans Sporting Club Shoe Laces, Aggressive Mall Miller High Life…

Workwear and The Incredulous Urban Outfitters Reissues

Urban Outfitters continues to put the bite on the workwear trend that has been popping up with greater regularity than ever on the city streets. Filmmaker Jake Davis did a nice job of tracing the roots of the trend in his “Perfect Storm” post. Yesterday, Michael Williams wrote about the Sierra Designs 60/40 Parka (remember…

The Goods

I once helped a roommate move from Chicago to New York. He insisted upon packing several large boxes of books to line the shelves of his new room. “Why do you need so many books?” I needled. “Because they bring me comfort,” he replied with unheralded contentment. A pair of friends have worked hard to…