new this week

i’ve been home sick for the last 3 days.  feel free to feel sorry for me.  i’m kidding.  i’ll be ok (i hope).  i’ve tried diligently to keep up with work, but when emails and phone calls aren’t coming in fast and furious, i’ve had to find ways to entertain myself.  luckily, there’s relief in the form of entertainment.  here are this week’s best releases:

leonbridges

leon bridges – come home.  typically, i stay away from most things deemed retro, but it’s hard to deny leon’s sam cooke-esque vocals and easy flowing lyrics.  it has a place in my rotation for the rest of the summer.  not sure how long the shelf life will be, but it’s the kind of record you can put while you grill out with your girl or even your parents.  oh, and dude’s a solid dresser too.  look at them high-waisted slacks.

seinfeldseinfeld is now streaming on hulu.  the whole f’ing series is there.  as someone who has not seen every episode, i am elated.  my goal is to watch it from start to finish.  dream big, cooper.  dream big.

ex machina

ex machina is now available to buy on itunes.  i haven’t seen it, but i’m going to go ahead and tell you it’s good.  it’s 91% on rotten tomatoes and stars oscar isaac from inside llewyn davis (which i highly recommend if you haven’t seen).  it’s about the perils of artificial intelligence which is why we probably need to refrain from trying to build robots with souls.  am i right?

new balance crt300

nbcrt2015i don’t play tennis, but that doesn’t matter, because these kicks are fire.  i’m a big fan of new balance court classics and these are another stellar collaboration with j. crew (obviously).  i really don’t need any more summer kicks, but why the hell not?  it’s always good to have options.  get your own right here before they sell out.  they’re going quickly.

retrosuperfuture for a.p.c. sunglasses

apcsunglasses

summer hasn’t technically arrived (we’ll have to wait until June 21st to make it official), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be working on your shades game.  my recommendation – in addition to the usual wayfarerers, clubmasters, etc. – is this pair of retrosuperfuture for a.p.c. sunglasses.  there really isn’t much to them except they’re handmade in italy for everyone’s favorite french denim brand.  who’s feeling like a trip to europe all of a sudden?  *raises hand*

golf kit 2015

golfkit2015

i’ve caught the golf bug.  i always get it around this time of year.  it usually last for 3 or 4 months and then disappears when the weather gets cold.  i’m not a great golfer, but i aspire to be.  the first step to reaching that goal is to look like a golfer.  with that said, here’s what i’m wearing and swinging this summer:

travis mathews golf shirt – these shirts are amazing.  they are fitted and have a retro feel to them.  if they’re good enough for bubba, they’re good enough for me.

ecco golf shoes – i used to think these looked ridiculous.  not anymore.  i couldn’t play without them.  they are the most comfortable golf shoes on the market and i’ve pretty much tried them all.  not even joking.

yeti rambler – it will keep your drink cool for days.  days.  did you hear that?  days.

scotty cameron newport 2.5 putter – the very first “big” item i ever purchased with my own money was a scotty cameron putter.  i now own 4 of them.  i refuse to putt with anything else.

titleist pro v1 golf balls – the best golf balls on the market (in my opinion).

masters tour visor – i realize tour visors are super fratty, but i don’t care.  they are essential to my golf game.  no link provided, but you may be able to find one on ebay.

callaway big bertha alpha 815 driver – i must confess.  i don’t own this driver, but i will before the end of the summer.  i bought two callaway fairway woods last year and trust that this driver is the best on the market.  i’ll keep you posted.

arsenal ball marker poker chips – you need something to mark your ball with, so why not show your support for the best football club on the planet.

scotty cameron belt buckle – you will never catch me in a white belt, but that doesn’t mean i’m not going to rock a dope belt buckle while i’m taking your $3 (nassau, bitches).

j. crew 9″ stanton shorts – 9″ is the perfect shorts length for the golf course.  please no chubbies or stand up shorts.  leave your balls in your bag (see what i did there?  i am hilarious.)

summer shoes

VansSk8

vans are probably my all time favorite shoes.  there’s no telling how many pairs i’ve owned over the years.  every spring / summer i buy a new pair.  it’s usually authentics or slip-ons, but this year i decided to change it up and go with the sk8-hi.  there’s really not much to them – they’re canvas and suede with the vans vulcanized signature waffle outsole.  it’s been a long time since i skated, but that doesn’t mean i can’t relive my not-so-glory days every once in a while.

the packable jacket

penfieldchevak

it’s rain season and travel season and that means you need a rain jacket to take on all of your trips.  but you don’t need a big bulky number that’s gonna weigh you down and make you sweat.  you need something light and portable.  behold the penfield chevak packable jacket.  it’s lightweight, nylon and fits in its own pocket.  not evening kidding.  is your mind blown?  i thought so.  it will fit nicely in your suitcase, backseat car pocket or even your golf bag.  and you can eat it too if you run out of food while camping.  i’m just kidding.  i thought i sounded way too much like an infomercial.  for real though, this is a solid rain jacket for spring and summer.

don draper’s bomber jacket

draperbomber

mad men ends tonight.  it’s hard to believe.  i don’t watch a lot of tv, but it’s one that i’ve followed since the beginning.  i caught up on last week’s episode on my plane ride this morning.  the style highlight for me was don’s navy bomber jacket.  gq mentioned it earlier this week, but i’m not about to spend $429 on a bomber jacket i’ll wear a handful of times.  if you’re looking for a similar jacket at a fraction of the price, look no further than topman.  now all you need is a dope pair of aviators and some pomade and you will look just like retired don draper (not really but it will be a valiant effort).

top man bomber

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