Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekly Pics

Busy with work + Existential crisis = No real blogs this week... But here are some pics.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Review: American Psycho

It's been a while since my last book review. I've been reading in the mean time, but nothing I felt like blogging.

I have never been so thoroughly disturbed by a book. Coming from me, that's saying a lot. Still, the book was pretty good. The commentary on consumerist 80's culture was fantastic. A great satire on the vapid Wall Street culture. Also, I saw some parallels between this work and the existentialist work, The Stranger by Camus. If you only want to satisfy a need for gore and shock, that can be easily found. However, if you're willing to dig a little deeper, you may be surprised at what you find.

I had to take a step back and analyze parts of my own life while reading this book. Every item in this novel is listed by designer or brand. Patrick Bateman can not be wearing loafers, but A Testoni loafers. He does not place his cigar in an ashtray, but a crystal ashtray from Fortunoff. This had me reconsider how I view my own life and the objects that are important to me. I know my blog is very much clothing-based, and high-end clothing at that, but I would like to think that these items do not determine my identity. Clothing and style is important to a degree, but it's a look I would like to craft and a quality that I see in these items. Ironically, I don't own and wouldn't consider buying most of the items on this blog for the sheer fact that I have more important priorities. This is a hobby, not my life.

Either way, I'm considering taking a step back from the barrage of clothing related posts and perhaps mix-in a few more "lifestyle" pieces. Or, if it is a clothing post, it should be more than a listing of items, but more of an explanation as to why these things are important, in a way which I can use to better express myself.

Back to the book, I found it a very entertaining read. Two thumbs up.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Current Covet: Epaulet Japanese Madras Short Sleeve Shirt

Another great release from Epaulet are their Japanese Madras Short Sleeve Shirt. Made from a cotton/linen/Ramie blend, these shirts will be perfect for summer. Their site describes Ramie as, “an Eastern Asian flowering plant whose fibers are renown for their ability to hold shape, reduce wrinkling, and give off a subtle lustre. When combined with cotton and linen, the finished product is very crisp and breathable and has a hand that's soft like cotton madras but dry like linen.” As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for plaid. Add a buttondown collar, a box-pleat, some darts and I’m sold.

At $110, pick these up at Epaulet before they’re gone.

Weekly Pics

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gant-Rugger Fall/Winter 2010

Wow. So, work has been busy and I totally missed an opportunity to blog this while it was still breaking. Either way, here are some choice items from Gant-Rugger's Fall/Winter 2010 collection. It may seem that I tout these guys on the regular, but I really can't help it. Their pieces have been consistently good and they have an amazing grasp on preppy, yet rugged menswear.

I mean, look at this first fit. It's like someone mixed one of the more badass preppy characters from The Outsiders and a skinhead. It's fucking perfect.

And this jacket looks like something I would wear to Wes Anderson's house for dinner.