elusive: the clarks lugger

i can’t remember where i grabbed this pic from so i apologize for not giving credit where it’s deserved.  i don’t know too much about the lugger except that it’s hard to find.  urban outfitters (gross i know) did a limited run on tan ones last fall and ran out of my size before i had time to order.  if you have a chance to jump on these do so.  you won’t be sorry.

the witmark demos

bob dylan’s witmark demos 1962 – 1964 are out tomorrow.  i haven’t heard anything on this two-disc set, but i can only imagine how good they are.  they were all written before he turned 24 for his first music publisher (leeds music and m. witmark & sons).  dylan blows my mind.  i’m looking forward to some much needed inspiration.

fall shoe rotation

i figured i’d put them all together.  clockwise from top left:

clarks desert boots (beeswax)

new balance 1400 for j. crew

gucci bit loafers (brown)

red wing engineer boots

cole haan claremont sport saddle

l.l. bean blucher mocs

shearling submission #2

re: the return of the shearling coat.  here’s a more traditional shearling coat from j. press if you’re after that 1970’s prep/trad look.  not a bad option if you have the cheese and aren’t worried about getting s**t from your friends.

more from moto

moto, why do you tease me so with your engineer boots and now these pecos boots.  i have no idea how much they are or where i can buy them in the states, but i will continue to lust after them.

weekly six pack vol 4

tough week for the ol’ boy.  i’m ready for the weekend.  not a lot of new stuff on here.  i bought the new sufjan stevens record for $3 on amazon.com.  i dig “futile devices” but am having trouble with the rest of it (as usual).  i can’t seem to turn off pet sounds.  i find something new in that album every time i put it on.  whiskeytown’s “pawn shop ain’t no place for a wedding ring” came on shuffle yesterday and i had forgotten how brilliant their straight-up country was.  the local natives played here last night and missed it like a friggin’ idiot.  “strawberry letter 23” is something that should be on everyone’s ipod.  it’s one of those songs you know you’ve heard but can’t remember where.  i’ve also been listening to a lot of norah jones’ latest album this week.  her version of “jesus, etc.” is spot on.  that’s it for the weekly sixer.

the return of the shearling coat

shearling continues to pop up everywhere this fall.  i saw it last night in the movie let me in – which is set in 1983 when shearling was still in style.  i also noticed it a couple of months ago in the details fall photo shoot that was love story inspired.  i went a step further than that and watched love story the following weekend.  i didn’t enjoy the movie but appreciated the preppy/trad style.  with that said i haven’t seen a shearling jacket i like as much as the one above from orvis.  it’s a little pricey, but clearly great quality.  looks warm as hell too.  here’s a shot of ryan o’neal wearing his jacket in love story: