Friday, December 21, 2012

Wearing Nostalgia On Your Wrist


One of the things that I've learned since starting this blog is that nobody does nostalgia like the Japanese. From buying up classic American brands like Brooks Brothers in search of authentic Ivy Style to securing old selvedge denim looms from American mills, it just seems as though the Japanese culture has a great sense of holding on to things that matter. Another thing that I love about the Japanese culture is their love for cartoons (as a father, I can totally relate to this). I can't remember if I read this or saw it in a movie, but I recall hearing that it would be common place to see a Japanese man reading a comic book on the train to work instead of the morning paper. I say all of this to highlight the fact that nostalgia is not a bad thing when made in small increments. Case in point: a classic character watch.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

First Look: Oak Street Bootmakers' Natural Cap-Toe Trench Boot


Today marks the arrival of Oak Street Bootmarkers long awaited Natural Cap-Toe Trench Boots. Five years in the making, these boots were inspired by a vintage pair of 1940s WWII foot solider boots that founder George Viagos picked up some years ago. Made in America, these Natural Horween Chromexcel boots will only look better with years of wear.

Merit Clothing Line: Good Brand, Good Cause


Recently, I was introduced to David Merritt who decided to start a line as a way to not only find the type of clothing he wanted to wear but give to a worthy cause that's very important to him: education. From Ebbett Field Flannel hats to denim and woven shirts, all of his items are made in America and 20% of everything (not just profits) goes towards college scholarships. Merit is still in its funding stages so be sure to head on over to the site and contribute.  Look good and do good, that's a win, win.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pointer Brand - Wool Banded Collar Coat


Just in time for the holidays, Pointer Brand rolled out this great looking 100% wool coat with banded collar which is the perfect layering piece for this winter season. This coat is very limited so act fast. And like all things produced by Pointer Brand, it's made in America.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pop Up Flea V


If you missed the Pop Up Flea this year, you definitely missed something special.  Take a look at some of my favorite shots from inside and then head on over to Four Pins to see some of my street style pics.