Thursday, January 24, 2013

Harris Tweed Headphones

Always on the look out to enhance my listening experience, I recently acquired a pair of headphones from Urbanears. Known for their array of colors and fabrics, the Harris Tweed edition is by far the best (especially during the cold month where they can double as ear muffs). The one-touch remote with microphone, non-tangle cords, and extra jack (for sharing music) only adds to the total package of these headphones.  And although I wouldn't put the sound up there with Bose or Beats by Dre, you can't beat having authentic Harris Tweed wrapped around your ears.  Purchase them here.

Dream Job, Dream Year

It's interesting how something can start out as an outlet and become a passion. I began writing this blog in 2009 as a way to catalog my favorite things (but more importantly, as an creative outlet from my legal job) with no real goal in mind. I've always been creative in one sense of the word but I never thought of it as a career choice. I still remember reading an article about Andy Spade in '03 and thinking how being a creative director/copywriter would be the coolest thing ever but I had no idea what to do or where to start. 

Well, fast forward to this week and I found myself in NYC starting my dream job as a copywriter/editor for Todd Snyder. I'll be writing copy for their products, developing promotions/campaigns, and running their blog (which are all skills that I cultivated here at Alex Grant over the years).  And although it has not been an easy road, the journey has been very rewarding and I am eternally grateful for all of the opportunities that lead up to this moment. 

I just want to personally thank each and every one of you for stopping by and supporting me over the years. Hopefully, this blog encouraged you to not only dress better but to follow your dreams.

Make every year a #dreamyear,


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spring '13 at Gant Rugger Bleecker Street

Although the weather is still a little nippy, Spring has definitely arrived at Gant Rugger on Bleecker Street with its pastels shirts and sweaters. Take a look inside one of my favorite shops in New York and get ready to dream about the warmer months on the horizon.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Inside Bobby from Boston

Bobby From Boston

When it comes to vintage menswear, nobody does it better than Bobby From Boston. Around every turn and under every nook, this place is such a treasure trove of Bass Weejuns, Pendleton shirts, and Harris Tweed jackets that it requires a few trips to fully absorb the greatness of this store.  Take a look inside and see for yourself.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Brick & Mortar: Ball and Buck

Ball and Buck is the equivalent of your favorite menswear blog coming to life.  A place where 100% of the products are made in America and a full service barber shop sits ready to make you handsome, this shop successfully combines everything that you love about the menswear scene in a comfortable stylish environment.  From Allen Edmonds, Danners, Red Wings, Schott, New Balance and of course their own brand, Ball and Buck is a breath of fresh air to the over saturated shopping scene on Newbury Street. Take a look inside and be sure stop by the next time you're in town.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Style Legacies: Chris Bray of Billykirk

Chris Bray of Billykirk

From those who came before us to the ones we leave behind, legacies are often the ties that bind all generations.  Not just limited to family members, Style Legacies are often built around objects or past events that permeate our present style choices today.  In this series, I will explore the style legacies of some of the most stylish people I know and explore their past influences as well as the style legacies they hope to leave behind. First up is Chris Bray of Billy Kirk