Posts Tagged ‘ cool ’

common projects chelsea boots in charcoal

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i need these boots.  they’re sold out on mr. porter.  this brings a tear to at least one of my eyes.  i bought a pair of brown ones last summer.  they are my go-to kicks.  if you see a pair of these somewhere on the internet, please holler at ya boi.  i need them asap.

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sale alert: penfield gibson

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my favorite rain jacket is on sale at penfield.  the gibson.  sizes and colors are limited, but it’s marked down from $160 to $96.  that’s a steal.  i have the navy.  i ordered one in olive.  it’s pretty much the only rain jacket you’ll need all summer.

the best no show socks on the market

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it’s officially hot af (as f**k) outside which means it’s time to show a little ankle.  the best way to accomplish this summertime task is through no show socks.  it may sound like an easy thing to buy, but it’s not my friend.  i’ve tried out several pairs and found the best one’s on the market.  stance’s no show socks are a cut above the rest.  high five!  they fit like a glove and don’t fall down while you’re wearing them – which is exactly what you want from a no show sock duh.  ordering tip: buy a size down than whatever they recommended.  you’ll thank me later.  you can get a 3 pack here for $25.  that is a frickin’ deal.

“black nashville flag” t-shirt

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somewhere between being called the “it city” and now, nashville got really really annoying.  more people moved here.  more condos were built.  more people.  more cranes.  more people…you get the idea.  we are a growing city on steroids.  it’s madness.

with this influx of people and traffic came this weird obsession with showing pride in nashville.  hats and clothing popped up out of nowhere bearing nashville’s name or likeness.  most of it i’ve shrugged at, but last week i saw a shirt that i absolutely had to have: this black nashville flag shirt from project 615.  kudos to the designer that came up with it.  if you don’t know the band black flag and their iconic logo, here’s what the original looks like:

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black flag were one of the founding fathers of hardcore punk.  like most other punk bands, they were all about a little anarchy.  in the early 2000’s, nashville had some of that same rebel spirit which is a big reason why people started calling nashville “cool” and the “it city.”  we’ve lost that in recent years.  my hope is that one day we’ll get some of that swagger back that made us so special in the first place.  this may be just a clever t-shirt, but i like to think it’s a homage to the pre-boomtown nashville.  whatever it is i dig it and will wear it with pride.

on sale: nike tech fleece aw77 hoodie

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i’m not gonna lie i love a good hoodie.  i think nike makes some of the best.  recently they’ve started calling their hoodies and other fall weather gear “the tech pack.”  i don’t know what it means or why they’ve named it the tech pack, but it’s warm and comfortable and on sale.  i’m going to pick up this grey one before they run out of my size.

back in stock: adidas stan smith sneakers

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y’all, adidas is messing with our heads.  sometime in 2012 (or early 2013), they took away two of my favorite shoes: the rod laver and the stan smith.  then they announced the return of the stan smith in early 2014.  the drop date happened in late january and i missed the boat by a day or two.  i contacted adidas to ask when they were going to restock the shoes and they said they didn’t know.  (tanks fer nuttin’, adidas.)  last wednesday, i stopped by the adidas store in chicago and they were stocked with stan smiths.  i found my size (they run true) and asked if they would ship them to me.  the very kind salesclerk said adidas stores didn’t ship, so i told her i’d wait until they were restocked online.  (i had a small bag with me and didn’t want to carry them in the box on the plane.)  yesterday, i got an email announcing they were restocked online and i jumped on it.  i tell you this ridiculous and pointless story because they are now in stock at www.adidas.com.  hurry and jump on your size before it’s too late.  and adidas please just keep them in stock and stop messing with our heads.

 

newman’s own

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paul newman is the man.  the other day someone asked me who my favorite actor was and i said newman.  the sting and cool hand luke are two of my favorite movies of all time.  there’s no doubt he was a hollywood icon, a style icon, and for those of us that can’t rock a duck dynasty-esque beard, he was a beard icon (that is if one can be a beard icon – just go with it).  here are a few of my favorite shots of newman and his beard.  i’ve had newman’s own beard for almost a year now.  i hope it looks half as good as the real thing (my pics not included).

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