Reblogged under “scenes from my daily commute that I saw on the internets”. This spot is about 4 minutes from where I live.
Good shot, A-S.
rainy day in A …
For those of
us you with $4,000 to $6,000 burning a hole in your pocket, the Dude’s original Pendleton Woolen Mills cardigan is going up for auction this weekend in Beverly Hills.
Poorer, less cool versions of
you us are being advised to wait until September when Pendleton releases its “Dude Cardigan” tribute sweater, which should only set you back $188 and comes with its own “Make Your Own Kalua Stain” dye kit.
The Wizards unveiled their new look today, hearkening back to the red, white, and blue theme of the Bullets era. To say I’m a fan of the change would be a serious understatement, so I’ll add this: these uniforms are beautiful. As cliche as it sounds these days, the design team managed to take a classic uniform design and make it a contemporary kit that, as a completely biased observer, makes the Wizards one of the best-looking teams in the league. It’s clean, it’s patriotic, and it won’t do anything to help our league-worst 3-38 road record. But that’s ok because it’s clean and patriotic.
Also, Gheorghe Muresan is still hilariously tall.
Mr. Gisele Bundchen at the Kentucky
Derby Hat Party
Long reads: Ivy Style interview with Richard Press -
Absolutely a fantastic read if you want to know the history behind J.Press from the mouth of the man who used to be its president. So many interesting nuggets of information are stored away in this four-part interview, like this bit, when discussing the origins of the J.Press jacket “hook vent”:
IS: And the hook vent?
RP: Up until World War II J. Press was primarily a custom tailor shop. But after the war Irving and Paul decided to manufacture readymade suits, but knew they had to differentiate themselves from competitors.
They noticed that with single-vented jackets, particularly if a guy had a big ass, the vent would separate and it was very unsightly looking. So they developed the hook vent in collaboration with our designer at the time, a survivor from Auschwitz named Felix Samelson who survived by being a tailor to SS officers, so he didn’t make any mistakes.
Press also talks about their competition with Brooks Brothers, moving away from a campus-only shop to an urban retailer and what he thinks of the new Japanese ownership.
I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. — Mark Twain
This amazing list is required reading for new hires at a Salvation Army in Minnesota.
I read about it before I saw the list, and I was scared. It would be a bummer for me if the national thrift chains figured out which of their clothing was high-quality and charged accordingly.
Then I saw the list, and I knew I didn’t have to worry. At all. Even a little, eensy, weensy, teensy bit. I mean… wow. WOW.
Hand sewn spot fridays