Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekly Pics

Busy work week = slow blog week.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just Out of Curiosity...

I was just wondering how many people are reading this blog. It was started last fall, but was only updated somewhat recently at the end of February. The content has changed somewhat, but I've tried to keep to an overall theme. Since then, I've started using a web-based stat-counter and it appears that people are visiting daily, but I have yet to receive any comments.

So, if you like what you see, or have any comments, I'm asking you a very small favor. I would really appreciate if you would either leave a comment or send me a quick email (

No pressure, just a bit of curiosity is all...

Current Covet: Mark McNairy White Suede Longwings

Damn near perfection.

While I'm not sure I could pull off white bucks, these I would rock in a second. Longwings, possibly my favorite shoe design, are very popular right now, as are white bucks. Who would have thought the marriage between these two designs could be so appealing. I seriously had to wipe the drool off my desk.

Find them at Epaulet.

EDIT: I know that these were just featured in the previous "Weekly Pics," but they were simply too good not to show some additional pictures and share a few words.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Warm Aspirations: Spring/Summer Wedding

This weekend I find myself travelling back the MD to attend a friend's wedding. Spring and summer weddings are great because they allow everyone to get dressed up and still enjoy the nice weather. No more stifling wool, but breathable fabrics like cotton and linen are worn. Now I won't be wearing the following, but let's just say I would if I could.

Current Covet: Gant Rugger Baseball Jacket

Ok, so I know that I just wrote a post about the Gant Rugger Varsity Jacket, but come one! Do you see this thing? It's perfect. Just right for an updated Bluto Blutarsky look via a recent Sartorially Inclined entry. Pair the Gant Rugger Baseball Jacket with a madras shirt, some denim or chinos, your choice of canvas shoes, and you're set.

Current Covet: Gant Rugger Varsity Jacket

With temperature still in the low-to-mid 60s during the day, and often the 40s-50s in the morning, we are caught in what I like to call in-between weather. Not quite summer and certainly not winter, in-between weather is that time when the sun is peaking through the clouds and gets things just warm enough to feel comfortable. But step into the shadows and it's another story completely.

This leads me to my current covet, the Gant Rugger Varsity Jacket. The fit is damn near perfect (at least on this model). Nice and slim, with high armholes, it would be impossible to find this during a thrifting venture. While I could never dream of spending the $400+, a guy can dream.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Augustus Pablo

For some reason, I've found myself in a bit of a slump. Perhaps it's the lingering bits of winter, the busy season at work, or wedding planning hitting it's brutal mid-point. Either way, it's been difficult feeling motivated to read new things, or to find music for my commute and lunch breaks. That is until I remembered one of my favorite artists/albums... King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown by Augustus Pablo.

Augustus Pablo is one of my all-time favorite Reggae artists. Not in a mod-ish form of reggae or ska, but the beginnings of the Dub movement which would be critical to the evolution of Jamaican music in the 70s and 80s. Taking a children's toy, the Melodica, Pablo was able to revolutionize the sound of Dub and give the music a strange, exotic quality. It's a great album to listen while riding the train, to zone out, and to just relax and let your mind wander. Maybe this is the distraction I need to get things back on track. Do yourself a favor and check out this fantastic musician.

Friday, April 16, 2010