- Blue crabs and football that’s what Maryland does! ACL and Men.Style.com’s Josh Peskowitz get crackin | [ACL Flickr]
- Mister Michael Macko heads to McCarren Park Pool and comes back with a fashion anthem | [DETAILS] [Pictured — not the anthem but related]
- Some SUPER eyewear. No seriously…that’s what it is called | [Selectism]
- Where are the boys? Who cares! A look at The GAP’s fall campaign | [Division Street]
- Freeman’s can’t do anything wrong and you know it | [R29 Pipeline]
Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm and John Slattery stopped by Charlie Rose this past week for a discussion about the comings and goings of one of the best shows on television. The lead-in to the segment featured some Mad Men influences like Gentleman’s Agreement, The Apartment, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Classics, all of them. The conversation with Weiner (the show’s creator) and the two lead actors was interesting and insightful. Seeing Hamm and Slattery out of character is always strange to my eyes, but the discussion offered good insight into where season two is heading. Rose never fails to amuse me with his constant paper shuffling and magazine touting — never missing a chance to show off a good periodical and give an actor a good ribbing.
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Living in New York City we are blessed with the privilege of rail travel. While Metro North is not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the old timey trains pictured below, it still creates a connection to an older time. The typographic elements exemplified on these trains are easily recognizable, but still new and fresh. The disappearance of this type of great American design is what leads patriotic gentlemen like Aaron Draplin to declare “America fucked“…at least from a design perspective.
A few months ago I dedicated a week’s worth of coverage to “The NAVY-ism” issue of the ingenious Japanese magazine Free & Easy. Along the way (and with help from a friend in LA) I discovered Mister Freedom. The vintage military inspired collection is the brainchild of designer Christophe Loiron, who is clearly operating on a higher level. In addition to designing and manufacturing a line of Navy inspired men’s clothing, Mister Freedom is also a well edited vintage military clothing store. The premise behind the brand is to create “historically plausible clothing”, which basically means that the items in the Mister Freedom collection might not have been documented exactly as such, but the details and elements that make up the garments are things that historically existed during the era. The attention to detail, from the hardware to the fabrics, is on a level that I have never seen. In a word, amazing!
- You do not fuck with Domenico De Marco. Sometimes people just need to learn things the hard way | [Grub Street] [Pictured from Slice]
- Style Guy Glenn O’Brien cloaked in plaid and channeling these gents | [Kempt]
- The Material Review, reviewed | [Valet]
- The Gap seems to be firing on all cylinders — Liberty prints, Colette, and now Pierre Hardy | [The Moment]
- Down by the Hipster gets a redesign. Looks good fellas! | [DBTH]
Bonus Edition: Vintage Rolexes now easier to find than new ones | [R29 Pipeline]
The first mix is an updated version of my “Wonder Bread”, dive bar, summer rooftop, Cape Cod inspired collection of songs that I would hear as a kid listening to Cleveland’s Majic 105.7. Enjoy!
Mix number two is a response to one TINTIN who endearingly commented not long ago that I should put together a collection of songs that “real ‘Whiskey Tango’ listens to in towns like, Fayettville, NC, Columbus, GA, Palatka, FL, El Paso, TX and Manassas, VA. All cultural low water marks with dentists as hard to find as jobs paying more than $5 an hour.” Well, here it is. How did I do?