This video and these posts have become a tradition around here. Here’s to a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there. It’s been an amazing five years of doing ACL and it is still exciting to tell stories, discover interesting things and generally share things with you. I couldn’t be more thankful for all of the support from you readers, and for all of the people who work with me on ACL. Let’s all toast with a glass of wine or a High Life or three. I hope all of you have a relaxing day full of football, family and food. And remember, convenience is the enemy.
A note of housekeeping. The last few weeks have had me all over the place — I’ve been to England, Seattle, Portland, New York and will be in Japan for the next week or so. Along the way I have gathered up a bunch of good stuff to share with you from the journey, so expect updates soon. In the mean time here are some pictures from yesterday. Obviously, no trip to Tokyo is complete without sushi shaped donuts. Anything else (new) that I should see? Shout me out in the comments.
Accordingly, the site will be on light duty and posting may be sporadic. Your patience is appreciated. Keep an eye on the ACL Twitter feed and the Instagram updates (same user name, @acontinuouslean) if you want to follow the action live. There should be ample drunkenness.
The second most popular question people ask me via email is about shopping in NYC. (The most popular email is about needed to buy a suit and not knowing where to get started). The idea for a NYC shopping map came after getting many of these frequent queries, and so in the heady days of 2008, the ACL shopping guide to NYC took a bow.
It’s that time of year again, Pop Up Flea time. Come December 2nd, 3rd and 4th we will be holding the fourth edition of our menswear market of desirable new and vintage goods — and all are welcome. We’re excited to release the brand line-up soon, but until them know that we are going to have a lot of the great folks from previous PUFs, and a bunch of great new labels. This could be dangerous — hide your kids, hide your wallet, hide your wife.
159 Bleecker Street, NYC
December 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
The good people from (capsule) + Randy Goldberg and I kicked off our little impromptu shop Old & New yesterday on New York’s far West Side this weekend. While it was stifling hot, everyone managed to have a good time amongst some great vintage and a few up-and-coming brands. I spent most of the time running around and chatting with folks, I did manage to sneak a couple of shots of the place to give you an idea of what the place is all about. The shop continues on all day today (Monday 7/18) & tomorrow right around the corner from (capsule) and all are welcome.
This weekend my good pal Randy Goldberg and I are teaming up with the folks from the (capsule) trade-show on an impromptu shop called Old & New. Starting this Sunday we’ve commandeered a raw space on the far West Side and filled it with vintage dealers, a few up-and-coming labels and other respected local makers like Terrapin Stationers. Old & New runs for three days, is open to the public and should prove to be good fun. All of the details below.
An impermanent shop with goods by:
Dehen 1920, Quit.Mad.Stop., Tipton & Co., Orange Crush Exports, Strongarm C&S, Co., Tart, B4 It Was Cool, McSweeney’s Books, Terrapin Stationers.
And an installation of commodities and props from byKenyan.
Open to the public at large.
Three days only:
Sunday, July 17. Noon To Seven.
Monday, July 18. Ten To Seven.
Tuesday, July 19. Ten To Six.
Opening night event, July 17th at Five.
142 11th Avenue
(Entrance on 21st Street)
New York City
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