Archives for June 2008 | A Continuous Lean. - Page 2

SIGNALS

Jun 24th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

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  • A fascinating look at master tailor Mr. Martin Greenfield | [Vimeo via Racked] [Pictured]
  • Marc Newson + Champagne = good design | [Kempt]
  • If I was going to Milan for the shows, pretty sure I would be dressed like this. Or maybe this. Not so much this. | [Men.Style.com]
  • Finally I feel like I have a model body | [The Cut]
  • Treating Tequila like brain surgery | [Friday.com via Dethroner]

Bonus edition: Okay, seriously guys we should have a talk with Sean Avery | [The Cut]





Los Angeles Acquisitions So Far…

Jun 23rd, 2008 | Categories: Random | by Michael Williams

I’m on the LA retail scene like Nicholson in Chinatown. Thanks for all of the suggestions and tips. Below are some of my purchases thus far. A more extensive round-up upon my return to NYC.





Obsession | Bullet Pencils

Jun 23rd, 2008 | Categories: Obsessions | by Michael Williams

I develop strange obsessions with things — case in point the Bullet Pencil. I always comb the flea market and am usually able to snag one for a buck. There are a few for sale on eBay but they are all over priced and I hate getting gouged on the shipping. The good fellas at Draplin Design Co. (who incidentally are one half of the team behind the phenomenal Field Notes) like them too. Next time you are at the flea, dig through that random box of pencils and you might find one of these little treasures. Also, if anyone knows a vendor that is still selling new Bullet Pencils please speak up. They would be great ACL merchandising.





Los Angeles Bound.

Jun 20th, 2008 | Categories: Random | by Michael Williams

I’m headed out west to Los Angeles this afternoon. Looking forward to seeing lots of friends, eating good Mexican food and doing some ACL reconnaissance. If you have any tips or suggestions, new stores, brands or things to check out please leave them in the comments below.





SIGNALS

Jun 20th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • An interview with the trio behind menswear newcomer Lova | [Dejour] [Pictured]
  • Nothing is better than having your favorite shoes resoled — a look at Church’s repair service |[Selectism]
  • The absurdity that is the USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship (I prefer to call it the Rochambeau Invitational) | [Uncrate]
  • Weekend sale at Obedient Sons | [Racked]
  • Girl-on-girl magazine covers…can’t say I hate them | [Gawker]
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Pointer Brand | Work Wear from Tennessee

Jun 19th, 2008 | Categories: Made in the USA, Men's wear, Style, Work Wear | by Michael Williams

Who says that all clothing made in American has to be expensive. Having recently been turned onto Pointer Brand, I was shocked to see that my friend Mark ordered two jackets and a pair of painter shorts for less than $100 dollars! The Bristol, Tennessee based company L.C. King Manufacturing Co. has been making classic work wear since 1913. The Pointer website doesn’t have a store locater so the best way to find it is to order from their store online. (A tip, order the pants two sizes up as they run small.) Even work wear Meccas like Dave’s on Sixth Avenue don’t sell this stuff. Pointer is a true diamond in the rough.

The value for money (as the Brits say) for Pointer Brand is extremely good. It is especially good when you consider the prices of the clothing from companies like Carhartt (which I like, don’t get me wrong) and most of those goods are made outside the U.S. More Pointer Brand pictures can be found here.





Flickr Find | Money Shot

Jun 18th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

Get your mind out of the gutter. You thought the sleeveface pictures were cool, behold the Money Shot pool. Genius pictures of folded bills and partial heads. Full set of images can be found here.