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The ACL Guide to New York Hotels Young & Old

Dec 18th, 2014 | Categories: ACL Advisor, Jake Gallagher, New York City | by Jake Gallagher

The Plaza in 1910

New York City is home to a staggering two-hundred-fifty plus hotels, ranging from five star palaces to hole in the wall hostels. And yet, even with mind-boggling number of options many visitors to the city end up just settling for whatever hotel they’re most familiar with, and that right there is a colossal mistake. New York hotels, old and new, are an attraction in their own right, and each one is as unique as the city’s eight million plus inhabitants. From a stately high-rise on Madison, to a renovated factory in Williamsburg, New York has a bevy of classic and contemporary hotels that are well worth a stay.

The Classics:

The Plaza: Barefoot in the Park, Scent of a Woman, Almost Famous, The Great Gatsby, American Hustle. All these films (and many, many more) have been filmed in and around this one-hundred-seven-year old hotel, because few buildings epitomize classic New York quite like The Plaza.





ACL Advisor | How to Wash Your Denim

Sep 29th, 2008 | Categories: ACL Advisor, Denim | by Michael Williams

One of the things that makes denim such a lovable thing is the process and uniqueness of its aging. I have been working on a pair of A.P.C. jeans (Original Standard) for the past twelve or so months. The jeans started, like all other A.P.C. denim (excluding the Butler collection of course), as an unwashed raw selvage fabric. Over time the jeans gradually became more faded, whiskered, wrinkled and distressed. In the previous year of wear, the only form of cleaning has been a single trip to the dry cleaner. Lately, it has become obvious that I can’t hold out on washing the jeans any longer. Over the weekend I decided to give my jeans their first official cleaning.

A side by side comparison of one year old jeans next to a new unworn version.