Saturday, March 28, 2015
I was having a conversation with my friend Chris of Whiskey Room fame recently on the subject of nostalgia. It’s a symptom of our fast-paced, instant information, modern life, that we’ve been seeing fragments of times gone by – and a great appreciation for craftsmanship – cropping up in our culture left and right. Think of the urban dandy or the urban lumberjack. The Jazz Age Lawn Party. Handlebar mustaches. The craft distilling and cocktail movement. Bespoke axes. No, seriously. It’s a subject I could wax poetic about – only with locally-sourced, organic, artisan poetry wax, of course – but I’ll save that for another day. This week’s Best of the Internet, however, is peppered with many nostalgic hyperlinks.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Traveling is tiring. Having been on the road for an entire month now, I’m speaking from experience. Even when you try to rest and take it easy, there’s just something about travel that takes a lot out of you – both physically and mentally. That lack of mental energy often results in not having the capacity to think much (or at all) about putting something solid together to wear. That’s why it’s important to pack smart and stick to the basics. Here’s a look from when Rob and I were out and about in Minneapolis.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Traveling as much as I do (and have been recently), it’s often about keeping it as simple and comfortable as possible. Running from city to city – sometimes one day right after the next – the last thing I want to think about is keeping a regular blazer, pants, shirt, and tie in perfect pressed and steamed condition. Blame the early hotel check out. In these situations, I look for something that’s easy but that still looks smart. Enter the knit blazer.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Though we’ve already sprung forward, yesterday marked the first official day of spring. I know my friends in NYC would beg to differ, but hey, you can’t argue with the calendar. This weekend, let’s be optimistic, think positively, and consider how we’re all going to make the most of our lives. But before moving forward, how about taking a look back at some things you might have missed in this week’s installment of the Best of the Internet.