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Those Nice Bright Colors, the Greens of Summer…

Jul 27th, 2009 | Categories: Linkage, Obsessions | by Michael Williams

My cousin emailed me today with a link to a story about one of my favorite things in this world, Kodachrome. Earlier in the year Kodak decided to phase out the colorful film in lieu of other varieties and to streamline their production. While I don’t ever want to see the film go away, it makes sense why Kodak would deep six the old workhorse. I’m surprised the company even makes film anymore. In fact, there is only one place in the world that can process Kodachrome at this point, that illustrates how niche the stuff is.



Dec 11th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • Critical shopper Mike Albo declares Paul Stuart a “balance of hipness and traditional restraint” | [The New York Times]
  • Evening wear as inspired by Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan | [Rugby] [Pictured]
  • An entire Tumblr devoted to London shop fronts | [LSF]
  • Daiki Suzuki’s (Engineered Garments / Woolrich) NYC shopping and dining picks | [TimeOut New York]
  • Speaking of outdoorsy things — love for Filson’s Mackinaw Cruiser | [Valet]

Bonus edition: Meet you at 4:30 at Brooks, main floor, southwest corner. Where the pajamas intersect with the expensive shirts, right across from the undershorts counter.


Dec 9th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • When done well, nothing is better than a barber shop. Case-in-point Tommy Guns | []
  • One of the best gift guides I have seen thus far | [WSJ.]
  • The world is round. Not your average pocket squares from Alexander Olch | [Details]
  • I too covet the Billy Reid field collection | [Secret Forts]
  • What could be better than a wooden Tipi? The material, reviewed | [The Material Review] [Pictured]


Nov 25th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • A cabin is not a shack. This article pushed me over the edge. | [The New York Times via Cooper Cabin] [Pictured]
  • Some really good looking Brooks Brothers | [Scout Holiday]
  • An ACL endorsed guide to non-Timex military watches (although I still like the J. Crew version) | [A Trip Down South]
  • Take that Mackintosh. The Swiss invent the world’s most water proof fabric | [New Scientist]
  • Speaking of watches. Richemont Group watchmaker Paneri to open NYC shop. Very nice. | [Luxist]


Nov 20th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams


  • One of coolest of all time is back on the internets. Bookmark this now! | [Mister Mort]
  • The ladies of Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey and other assorted works at the Seattle Art Museum | [Details]
  • The Best of Life Magazine conveniently on Tumblr. Watch your back Impossible Cool! | [The Best of Life] [Pictured]
  • Let’s talk gloves for a second. If you are cool you wear these. If you are a not cool you wear this kind. End of discussion, now back to our regular programming.
  • The Selby has landed | [The New York Times]


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]


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!