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drake – more life and clarks collab

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drake’s long anticipated more life dropped on saturday night.   i just read it broke the 24 hour streaming record with 89.9 million streams.  wow.  that’s insane.  i’m about 4 full spins through and i really really like it.  on a scale of 1 to take care, it feels like a solid 8 right now, but that rating could go up with each listen.  there’s a lot going on in this record.  it’s going to take some time to truly dissect it.  with that in mind, stand out tracks to me are: “passionfruit”, “portland”, and “ice melts.”  that should give you a nice start for your spring break playlist.

in other drake news (and also on saturday night), he posted an instagram picture of some custom made ovo clarks desert boots.  hmm.  very interesting.  is there an ovo / clarks collaboration on the way?  i’m not a hypebeast by any means, but i do love me some clarks.

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clarks x horween desert boots

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fall is finally here.  actually, it’s been here for a month.  nashville is just late to the party weather-wise.  it was in the forties this weekend.  i friggin’ love it.

nothing quite says fall footwear like a crispy pair of desert boots.  this year i’m trading in my suede joints for these new clarks x horween leather dbs.  if you’re not hip to horween, you can get schooled here.  it’s some of the best leather in the world (i’m probably not qualified to make this statement, but i can say whatever i want ’cause this is a blog).

you can buy your very own pair here.  don’t forget to go a 1/2 size down from your normal shoe size.  they run big.  i would also recommend an insole for maximum comfort.

steve mcqueen style: world war II service boots

like many #menswear bloggers, steve mcqueen was a major influence on my current obsession with personal style.  my first introduction to him came from his film the great escape.  a friend of mine told me he wore desert boots in the film, so i went to clarks and bought some desert boots.  it wasn’t until watching the film a second time that i realized his boots looked nothing like my clarks.  i went to the internet for answers and discovered that mcqueen’s boots in the great escape were world war ii service boots and not desert boots.  i spent the next several hours back on the internet looking for anything that resembled wwii service boots.  i found nothing…until now.  l.l. bean signature has recently released their very own version of the classic boot made with roughed out leather and a rubber soul.  they look pretty damn close to the boots in the picture above if you ask me.  time to put on your persols, fire up your triumph tr6 650, and make your own great escape (sorry i couldn’t resist).

if you’re looking for more information on some of mqueen’s other footwear choices, see my previous post on his playboy boots here.

to take the train tailgating style part 1

stealing a page straight from the red clay soul book of style (see below), i bring you to take the train tailgating style part 1.  like rcs, i’m keeping it simple while it’s still hot.

uga cutter & buck polo: never wear a t-shirt to tailgate.  if you want to show your pride on your shirt, opt for a clean looking polo with a small logo instead.

apc petite standards: i never leave home without them and they’re still dark enough to mask whatever i spill (i don’t wear shorts if i’m not at the beach or on the golf course).

sid mashburn bridle strap belt & engraved belt buckle: my favorite buckle and belt strap.

clarks desert boots: my go-to kicks when i can’t decide between sneakers and loafers.

moscot nebb sunglasses: cause everyone else will be wearing wayfarers.

ryan adams in wallabees

in the year 2000, ryan adams could do no wrong.  i had just discovered whiskeytown before he released heartbreaker in september of that year.  it was a game changer.  at the time, the radio waves were polluted with the britney spears types and boy bands of the world, and i found solace in anything alt-country.  i had always hated country music, but alt-country was…well, alt.  the sub-genre was full of artists and musicians that were influenced by country’s rebellious past, but they refused to play by nashville’s rules.  to me, ryan adams was the high priest of this pseudo-movement.  he was a punk rocker that stumbled upon country when he discovered punk was too hard to sing, and thank God he did.  he inspired a whole generation of twenty year olds to pick up the guitar and write from the heart.  he also influenced the way i wanted to dress at the time.  if you saw him in print or on stage, he was always in jeans, cowboy boots, a plaid shirt, and jean jacket – the dude looked cool.  i could never pull off the canadian tux but damn it if i didn’t want to try.  adams announced an indefinite hiatus from music in 2009 and has been hiding out (not really) in los angeles with wife mandy moore.  occasionally, i’ll see pictures of the two of them on some gossip websites.  i can’t remember which site i found the picture above, but i grabbed it immediately when i saw adams wearing wallabees.  i’ve been planning on doing a post on my history/obsession with wallabees, but seeing adams in his made mentioning them necessary.  i can’t believe it’s been 10 years and i still want to dress like ryan adams (minus the freddy frueger sweater).

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supreme kicks

as i might have mentioned last week, i wasn’t super excited about these supreme x clarks desert chukka boots.  well, that was a mistake on my part.  these things are absolutely flawless.  they fit the same way as my beloved desert boots, but they have an extra lace loop to keep them in place.  the upper is nubuck suede with a nice leather heel detail and crepe soles.  below are a few pics of the shoes right out of the box.  please excuse the shoddy camera work.  i need to learn how to take better pictures.

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supreme x clarks desert chukka

i did it.  i told myself i wasn’t going to, but i did it anyway.  i couldn’t help it.  hype got the better of me.  i bought a pair of supreme x clarks desert chukkas 1 minute after they went on sale.  it was a panic move.  i have an itchy trigger finger aka i know my debit card number by heart.  it’s sad really.  these were too good to pass on.  my friend elliott called me at 9:30 to let me know they were going on sale at 11:30 eastern.  i told him i wasn’t interested, but the more he talked about them the more i realized i needed to make an effort.  i wanted the tan.  they were sold out before they went on sale so i went with the grey.  pics to come when they arrive.