Archives for November 2008 | A Continuous Lean. - Page 3

Flickr Find | Faroe Islands

Nov 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.

The Faroe Islands are a group of picturesque islands in Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The small collection of Nordic lands could be the most beautiful place on earth. Add this to my list of places to visit.



Nov 18th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams


  • They are not asking…Smith & Butler is taking the retail scene by force | [Kempt]
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about dry cleaning | [Valet]
  • A glimpse behind the scenes at Filson’s Seattle workshop | [Selectism] [Pictured]
  • Proof that there is a God and he loves us. Images from the Victoria Secret fashion show | []
  • Working for Brooks — a trip down pinstriped memory lane | [The Trad]

The American List

Nov 17th, 2008 | Categories: Americana, Housekeeping, Service | by Michael Williams

If you haven’t noticed already, there is a new addition to the header called The American List. The idea of making a collective listing of American made products came to me as I was searching the internets for previously undiscovered brands that produce goods domestically. I found that the Made in the USA lists that are out there are generally pretty crappy and inevitably unstylish. So there you have it, a list of American-made yet fashionable things is born.

The American List


Nov 14th, 2008 | Categories: Random | by Michael Williams

That’s how much the copy of Take Ivy sold for on eBay. At this point, Take Ivy is said to be more valuable than most U.S. investment banks. To quote Carl Fox (Martin Sheen’s character in Wall Street), “The whole world is off its rocker!”

Gift Guidance

Nov 14th, 2008 | Categories: Random, Service | by Michael Williams

The lovely Joanna Goddard from Glamour’s Smitten blog asked me to put together a guy-orientated gift guide for her readers (for the ladies). You can see the full feature here.

Mother and I at the Roc Center Christmas tree.

First Look | J. Crew Spring Mens 2009

Nov 14th, 2008 | Categories: Men's wear, Style | by Michael Williams

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to swing by the J. Crew offices to check out the spring 2009 mens collection. The new range is consistent with what the brand has been doing as of late — putting together a top notch offering — while out-tacking every other brand in the category. A few of the choice looks are after the jump. (Additional photos courtesy of Mordechai Rubinstein)



Nov 13th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • A photo essay of classic instruction manuals | [Wired] [Pictured]
  • GQ makes the case for the “power donut” hairstyle | [GQ]
  • Vans has released a shoe specifically designed for track bike riders | [Urban Outfitters via Uncrate]
  • This guy has a good eye. Indeed a blog worth checking out | [Detour]
  • The awesomeness that is found notes of passive-aggressiveness | [Passive-Aggressive Notes]

Bonus Edition: Yo Hemphead!