Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I love talking travel: travel style tips, travel packing tips, best practices for a smooth check in at the airport, and so on. I’ve covered those bases, but there are always so many more travel tips to talk about. In this week’s episode of Ask He Spoke Style, I share one of my all-time favorite travel packing tips/hacks—a formula for some DIY shoe trees.
Monday, September 15, 2014
You can get really attached to a pair of jeans. This is especially true when you find some that fit perfectly. I think we’ve all got that favorite pair that we hope never wears out. However, there comes a time in the lifespan of any pair of jeans when it reaches the point of no return—not to mention when that pair of dark denim fades to where it can’t really be dressed up any more. Finding a new “favorite pair” can be an extremely daunting task, because let’s face it, nothing feels quite like a the pair that have been broken in and lived in over time—years, in some cases. So what do you do when it’s time for a new pair of jeans?
Friday, September 12, 2014
We all need an outlet. An escape that allows us to clear our minds on a daily basis. When I was racing my bicycle, my training filled that need. Just about every day of the week, I’d know that I’d be getting in the saddle and pedaling out anger, frustration, and just clearing my head of everything. This was particularly true on the weekends during the fall and winter months—the off-season from racing—when I was doing high-volume and long base-building rides that would be four or five hours a pop. This video I made for the Rapha Festive 500 a couple years ago, captures that amazing feeling of freedom and calmness perfectly.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Prohibition-era cocktails are always simple and delicious. And actually, I think their simplicity is what attracts me to them most. In contrast to today’s craft cocktails, which can contain an often prohibitive list of ingredients for the home bartender, the classics are pure perfection. On the tail end of summer, here’s a favorite of mine called the Bee’s Knees.