Monday, October 14, 2013

PF Flyers: The Original Sandlot


Giving my propensity for nostalgia and style, PF Flyers reached out a month ago to send a pair of The Original Sandlots and like the movie, they quickly became a favorite. The sneaker is surprisingly more comfortable than expected due to the padded "Sandlot" insert and the classic black on black silhouette speaks volumes even when you remove the 20th Anniversary tag. Others may think you're wearing regular PF Flyers throughout the day, but the green "The Secret Weapon" tag on the inside of the shoe provides a quiet confidence that you can conquer any Beast may that comes your way.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pointer Brand Indigo Denim Double Needle Chore Jacket


One of the best parts about having a style blog is having the opportunity to document's one style evolution. From preppy to work wear, my personal style (and this blog) has indeed changed over the years but the core of my style has always remained the same: Stick with the classics but always try and give it a twist. Whether it's switching laces, or finding a unique color or fabric, I always strived to put my own personal touch on my outfit and when I stumbled upon this Contract Pocket Chore Jacket from Pointer Brand it definitely fit the bill.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fixed Geared Bikes 101


Debating for some time whether to play it safe and purchase a standard cycling bike or channel my inner creative self (read: hipster) with a fixed gear bike, I decided to take the plunge and try a fixie. And after riding around for a few days, I discovered a few things that I want to share: Riding a fixie is a lot harder than expected and yet more rewarding that I imagined.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jack Spade FW '13 Outerwear


Although temperatures are still rising in my neck of the woods, Jack Spade's new outerwear collection has me longing for cooler weather, changing leaves, and warm cups of apple cider. Fall can't come soon enough.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Anatomy of An Air Jordan


Recently, I found myself buying sneakers that I missed out on in my youth and one such pair was the Air Jordan 8s. Michael Jordan wore them on his way to his 3rd Championship and they were also the sneaker of choice for my favorite TV characters in the 90s (Cory Matthews from Boy Meets World and Older Pete from Pete and Pete). So, if you ever wondered what elements make up the popular shoe then look no further. Here's a look at the anatomy of the Air Jordan 8s.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Field Notes: Night Sky Edition

Field Notes: Night Sky Edition

It's no secret that I love all things Outer Space so the release of Field Notes: Night Sky Edition gets a warm welcome from this corner of the internet. Instead of their usual “Practical Applications” section on the inside back cover, the special Night Sky Edition features corresponding facts and tips to help locate 3 sets of constellations. And since these memo booklets highlight early, middle, and late summer night skies, you have no excuse not to enjoy the cosmos before summer ends.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Yeezy II Inspired Nike Roshe Run

Yeezy 2 Nike Roshe Run

Since I'm currently in the market for a casual running shoe and wanting to go against the grain (a little by not opting for Fly Knits), I decided to customize a pair of Nike Roshe Runs inspired by Kanye West's Nike Yeezy II. I ordered them on 5/22 and they arrived today 6/20.  I've been a minimalist runner for a while now so I've grown accustomed to wearing Nike Frees and I must say that these are just as comfortable. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

First Look: L.L. Bean Signature Fall 2013 Lookbook


LL Bean Signature Fall '13 Lookbook

Adding a few twists to some old favorites like the addition of camo to their beloved Maine Hunting, L.L. Bean Signature makes a strong showing in their latest collection for Fall 2013. Take a look.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Sandlot x PF Flyers 20th Anniversary Sneakers


We all remember the scene from The Sandlot: you know the one where Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez pulls out a fresh pair of PF Flyers and proceeds to cement his place in sandlot history by conquering The Beast. Well, now you can own a pair of your own thanks to the 20th Anniversary of the movie.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Factory Tour of Southwick

 Southwick Factory Tour

I recently took a trip to Haverhill, Ma to visit the legendary Southwick suiting factory for s(ny)der. And since I only posted a few pictures on Todd Snyder's blog, here's the full tour in its entirety.