new arrivals

the new balance for j. crew collab is now available and not a moment too soon cause tomorrow is payday.  god bless the 1st and the 15th.

update: i spoke to a gentleman at j. crew today that said they fit true to size.  order accordingly.

duo knit utlity shirt

again i promise this is not a j. crew appreciation blog, but their clothes happen to be in my price range so it helps when i’m restocking my closet.  i noticed this shirt in their new arrivals section.  in the fall and winter months i’m always looking for something comfortable and warm that i can throw on and look reasonably nice without showering.  i believe this duo knit utility shirt will serve that purpose for the rest of the season.

olivia in london

via the sartorialist.  i love the way she dresses.  not sure how she’s going to go bike riding in those kicks, but that’s not my problem.

fall essential


the barbour bedale jacket – one of the best purchases i’ve ever made.  i went with the bedale over the beaufort because i preferred the shorter length.  i still wear it over my suit when it rains and the inch that hangs out doesn’t bother me too much.  it’s not only a fall essential, but a life essential.

thank you esquire

i would choose rachel bilson every year, but minka kelly is a close second.  nice choice esquire.

decisions decisions

time to pull the trigger.  i’ve settled on my first boot purchase of the fall – the red wing classic 6 inch moc.  this will be my second go-round with this red wing boot.  my first came 2 years ago.  i bought the darker color on top.  i wore them twice, dirtied up the sole, and deemed them too big.  i didn’t lose much money on ebay, but regardless i never gave them a fair shake.  i’m leaning towards the ones on the bottom.  i get paid on friday.  these will be at my house no later than next tuesday.  thanks zappos.  if anyone has an opinion on color, speak now or forever hold your peace.

required listening

i remember most of the pivotal moments in my life regarding music.  this one instance happened on the way to the bathroom in 6th grade when i ran into my music teacher who told me we were watching a documentary on salt n peppa in class that day.  “did you know it was inspired by pet sounds?” he told me.  “no” i said faking amazement.  i hated salt-n-peppa and had no clue what the f pet sounds was.  my world changed shortly after.

what i soon figured out was that the documentary was not-so-much salt-n-peppa, but more sgt pepper, my soon-to-be second favorite beatles album.   when school ended that day, i made my granddad take me to sam goody’s to get sgt pepper. i still thought the beach boys were uncool so i left pet sounds behind.  it wasn’t until college that pet sounds reappeared.

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