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Week 38 Roundup || Black Guys Know How to Layer

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Fall Layers are dope.  Especially if you can dress it up like this guy.

The Black Ivy series that the Street Etiquette boys are putting together is straight up phenomenal.  Really great collection of effortlessly cool dudes.

Chalkboard Headboards, or anything chalkboard related seems like a great idea for a cheap blast of creativity in your room.

Linus Canvas Panniers are always on my radar, but now I just might have to jump on it.  Linus with a great set of panniers that are simply classic.

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September 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Posted in Bicycles, Culture, Style

Week 35 Roundup || Glorified Rats

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Skount + Laguna + Kera with their new Rat in Spain.  Unurth is a fantastic street art blog.

Autumn 2010 Kit with in depth explanations of why each item is fantastic are always fantastic.  Free / man does a good job curating this list with Lineage of Influence.

Gant Rugger F/W 2010 from Sartorially Inclined is a great look into a pretty solid brand that plays it safe yet keeps it fresh.  At least worthy of some ideas for the cold in the coming months.

DIY or BUY from someone who did.  That’s the idea behind thegetupandgetdown, made from the fella behind A Time to Get, one of my favorite blogs on the web.

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September 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

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Essential || Sunglasses

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The aviator.  It’s understood throughout the world that the aviator is the most defining piece in sunglass technology, used throughout the armed forces of the world as well as on nearly every part of the world that is blessed with sunshine.  The web over the past couple years has been buzzing about Randolph Engineering sunglasses.  A relatively affordable brand that makes extremely quality sunglasses (far better than Lenscrafter owned Ray Ban), licensed for the U.S. Military, worn by Don Draper.  So good, in fact, that I bought myself a pair, wore it around Europe, and then subsequently lost it very recently.

Then, I found American Optical.  The company finds its roots in 1826 where it then flourished over the next century to become one of the main suppliers of the U.S. Military’s optical equipment from gun sights to flight goggles.  In 1958, Flight Goggle 58 became the Original Pilot that I purchased a few weeks ago.  Still manufactured in Massachusetts, the gold pair goes for an easy $50 on Amazon, a ridiculous price for a pair identical to the Randolph Engineering pair and far exceeding the quality of other aviators on the market today.  I personally opted for the ‘comfort cable’ temples, which gives me a more secure fit to my face than the ‘bayonet’ temples.  It doesn’t get more classic than this.

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August 31, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Essential || Chambray Shirt

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I don’t think there’s any shirt in my closet the past year that I’ve worn more than my J.Crew Chambray Utility Shirt (destruction seen below). I literally pulled it out whenever I was in a hurry, but all the wearing and laundering has eventually rendered it torn and full of holes.  This, as any denimhead would agree, is fantastic, but it also means I can’t wear it as often.

Enter one of my most coveted brands.  RRL.  Ralph’s cult-like following is well-documented and his reproductions are spot on.  The prices are far higher than I can afford, so it’s always been far out of reach.  Until…

…I bought this shirt at a killer price on eBay.  Beautiful.


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Written by Victor

August 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

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Week 33 Roundup || Porsches in the Wild

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This is the first of a new weekly roundup of things seen across the web. Feel free to submit things for next week’s corral.

Porsches in the Wild are always eye catching. A Time to Get pleasures us with more great shots from his iPhone.

Lightweight Campers make me want to go on a really long hiatus across the country. Re-nest reports on a portable toilet too.

Fall 2010 Essentials: Heavy Tweed isn’t just a Fall 2010 essential, it’s a Fall for the rest of your life one, get it right Made to Measure!

Wasteland Festival Trailer is truly a fascinating looking trailer dug up by 2 or 3 things I know.  Let’s hope it’ll come by near me one day.


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August 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

Denim || Repairs, Contest, Update

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It’s been a while since I’ve updated anything.  Thought it would be nice to start it off again with some pictures of these 2 babies.  Repairs were done. I’ve worn the SExDBxS09 from Dry Bones for about 16 months now, and the Dry Bones Red-D for maybe 1 year total.  They had some seriously debilitating wear and tear that made them less than ideal for use… of course until last week.

Sent them into Schaeffer Garment Hotel for some repairs per recommendations from a couple cool cats on Superfuture.  Robert, who used to run Denim Doctors, and his crew helped patch them up real nice.  The SExDBxS09 had pocket reinforcements (they were torn to bits), knee reinforcements through a super fancy reconstruction method, and a hem/chainstitch.  The Red-D’s had the knees patched with old denim, the rear end patched, and a hem/chainstitch too.  Enjoy.

SExDBxS09

Dry Bones Red-D

SExDBxS09 and Red-D

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August 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Fascination || General Research: Mountain Research

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This is definitely one of my favorite “labels” out there, if you can even call it that.  General Research has various lines including Mountain Research, Hunting Jacket Research, Naval Research.  The name essentially describes the company.  Researching everything Mountain, or Hunting, or Naval that is gear related and reproducing it in their own creative way.  The company toys with the line between 100% functional mountaineering gear and 100% bad ass styling, which equates to my full and undivided attention.  I looked around youtube and actually found their channel which included some really interesting insights into what they actually do.  Here’s a few for your enjoyment.

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October 16, 2009 at 5:44 am

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