Thursday, January 28, 2010

Get to know Matt Singer

Matt Singer's Shop

For nine years, Matt Singer worked at Jack Spade creating a wide range of items—bags and accessories, books and stationery, flyswatters and ping pong paddle covers. He left in 2009 to began his own line Singer explains,
My line consists of four bag shapes, two shirt styles and an assortment of accessories (belts, bookmarks, coasters, ashtrays, stationery, lighter covers, keyfobs, a pencil case, and a travel-sized backgammon set).
The button-down shirts and sturdy canvas bags draw inspiration from materials that improve with age—two-ply cotton oxford shirting and heavy cotton canvas. These straightforward shapes employ superior natural materials and thoughtful construction.
 I'm really looking forward to watching this brand grow. And yes the shirts are made in the US.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jack & Jimbo Bikeshop

Jack Spade Bike Shop

I don't know if they are still doing this, but Jack Spade was selling bikes for a while. Partnering up with Jimbo, (a 71-year-old retired mechanical engineer) and Landmark Vintage Bicycles, one could stop by the Jack Spade store in NY on Fridays and Saturdays to have their bike repaired or shop for a vintage one.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

41°24′N 70°37′W

My favorite place on earth (even in the winter time).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Batting Cage

Today, I plan on hitting the batting cage with one of my best friends from Tatnall. For inspiration, I decided to post some pictures from the greatest hitter that ever lived.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New York Knights Hat

I'm a huge baseball fan (see now defunct blog Sox and Son), and since the season has been over for some time now, I find myself getting the urge to watch some baseball. What's the solution? Fire up some baseball movies. So I started off with A League of Their Own and finished the night with The Natural. Now, I've seen A League of Their Own thousands of time but I must admit that I've never watch The Natural in its entirety until last night. And I must say that it was probably one of the greatest movies I've ever seen.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alex's Pick: Buzz Lightyear

To infinity and beyond!

I must admit that I haven't seen Toy Story until a few months ago but since the first day I put it on, Alex has been all about Buzz Lightyear. So I got him this soft Buzz from the Disney Store and he has not let it out of his site yet. When I tried giving Alex a Max doll from Where The Wild Things Are, he couldn't care less (despite the fact that he wants me to read him the story every night) but things are different with Buzz. I guess you never know what's going to peak their interest.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

100th Post: Forts and Giggles

Mini Fort

For my 100th post, I was thinking about writing on James Bond inspired Corvus Watch Bands thanks to L.A.S.  but ultimately I decided to post on my make-shift fort that I put together for Alex last night. And judging by the smile on his was a good decision. 

So far, one of the most commented post on this blog was Our Secret Fort, because it struck a cord with many of you. And at the end of the day, that is what this blog is all about: "striking a cord." Thus, from building fort to figuring out how to fold the tongue on your rubber mocs, Alex Grant will always be a place to swing by and relax. Feel free to bring the whole family.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Perfect Pea Coat

After searching for a new pea coat (as stated in my previous post in Nov), I decided to purchase one from Schott and it is perfect in every way.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Prep Your Tie Game Up

Brooks Brothers Bird's-Eye knit Tie

Brooks Brothers Bird's-Eye Knit Tie is the perfect accessory to prep up any outfit (inspired by LL Bean's Norwegian sweater).