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


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

  • Mr. Michael Macko breaks down the style of Brideshead Revisited; teddy bear included | [Details]
  • The quest for the coolest bicycle name rolls on with Pashley’s “The Guv’nor” | [Kitsune Noir]
  • Peter Beard’s celebrated book The End of the Game has been re-released | [Kempt] [Pictured]
  • Critical shopper Mike Albo thinks the P-Town “college jock look…needs to die” | [The New York Times via Selectism]
  • A three sentence time wasting letter to the British Halibut Association: I am writing to tell you that last night my wife cooked a piece of halibut. It was bloody lovely. Thought you might like to know. | [Vanity Fair Daily]

The Nautical Adventures of Men's Vogue

Jul 23rd, 2008 | Categories: Magazines, Men's wear, Style | by Michael Williams

It is pretty obvious that Alex Carleton — the man behind the Maine-based brand Rogues Gallery — has great taste. The gentlemen at Men’s Vogue took a trip to Cape Elizabeth, Maine to give us a look into Mr. Carleton’s beautiful home. As one would expect, the house is littered with nautical-themed artifacts collected over time. Seeing this home gives me a greater appreciation for the the Rogues Gallery collection — knowing the inspirations and authenticity of the guy at the controls. Impressive to say the least.

Obsession | The Selby

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Categories: Obsessions | by Michael Williams

A friend tipped me off to a newish website — a beautifully directed hybrid of style and shelter — called The Selby. The man behind the site, Mr. Todd Selby, selects stylish subjects to creatively document in their environment. The result, Domino meets W, is pure genius. Some of my favorite images below.

Mr. Sam Buffa of Freemans Sporting Club fame.


Jul 22nd, 2008 | Categories: Linkage, Style | by Michael Williams

  • Forsaking first class. How to travel via cargo ship | [Travelers Notebook]
  • Do you have a bicycle and a desire to see Surf Lodge? Behold the Montauk Century | [Google Maps]
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Yale’s Order of Skull and Bones | [Good Magazine] [Pictured]
  • Peggy, Betty and Joan. A look at the women of Mad Men (T-minus 5 days till season two) | [Los Angeles Times]
  • As far as bike naming goes, the “Leg Grenade” pretty much takes the cake. Not bad looking either | [Cool Hunting]

First Look | Southwick SS09

Jul 21st, 2008 | Categories: Americana, Made in the USA, Men's wear, Style, Suiting | by Michael Williams

The good people at Southwick sent along the spring summer 2009 catalog. There has been a buzz around the storied American brand with the collaboration with Engineered Garments and more recently the company’s acquisition by Brooks Brothers. Plans for Southwick were further discussed in DNR today. “In an interview, Claudio Del Vecchio, CEO of Brooks, said Southwick is a “major supplier” to Brooks Brothers, ‘so we were very interested in them and seeing them improve their quality.’” I think Southwick being sold to Brooks Brothers isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Like others, I hope that Brooks will do the right thing and keep Southwick pure.

Steve Alan on Lark & Wolff

Jul 21st, 2008 | Categories: Style, Video | by Michael Williams

The folks at Urban Outfitters sat down with designer and hero to the woven shirted masses Mr. Steven Alan to discuss the new line Lark & Wolff. The interview sheds some light on a few bits of Steven Alan trivia, for instance how the designer got his start (vintage watches!), and where the Lark & Wolff name comes from (a girl!). Have to give it to the UO people, the video is well made and anything new we can learn about Steve is cool.

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Further reading: Lark & Wolff spotted in the wild

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Flickr Find | Ray-Ban Wayfarer

Jul 21st, 2008 | Categories: Americana, Style | by Michael Williams

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

In New York City you can’t walk three feet without seeing someone wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and that hasn’t done anything to diminish their cool factor to me. The glasses are timeless and look great on so many different types of people, with so many types of style.

Classic cool — Los Angeles 1958. Could have been last week.