Posts Tagged ‘ sweater ’

hemingway in the winter

if i had to outline my life in phases, there would be three worth mentioning: the indiana jones phase (years 6-13); the beatles/brit pop phase (years 13-17); and the ernest hemingway phase (years 18-30).  reading hemingway is like getting punched in the gut and enjoying it.  it’s eye opening.  no one lives like hemingway any more; you couldn’t get away with it – which is why we spend time reading and re-reading his stories.  there’s a part of every man that wants to live those adventures.

hemingway knew how to dress.  i found a photo of him kicking a can in the snow (next page) and realized there was some great pictures of him dressed for the winter.  he valued a lot of the same things we do now like heavy wool pants, leather boots, plaid shirts, and shawl collar sweaters.  some things never go out of style and for good reason.  i only wish i could have found a few more photos.  check them out on the next page.

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nyc shopping list

i’m headed to nyc tomorrow to celebrate turning 30.  everyone keeps asking me what my wife and i are going to do and i have no problems saying that we’re going to eat and shop.  i’m not embarrassed.  i need a bunch of new clothes.  i went through my closet at the end of last winter and threw away pretty much everything.  i don’t even own a sweater.  i realize i could find most of the items i want online, but that’s no fun.  here’s my list of things i’ll be looking for that i cannot get in nashville:

– alden indy boots (priority number 1)

– shaggy dog sweater from j. press (erk recommendation pictured above)

– pea coat

– reasonably priced pair of double monks

– barbour coat liner (it’s supposed to be cold up there)

– brown wingtips

– another pair of apc new standards

– couple of shirts

looks like a bloggers christmas list.  not sure i’ll be able to afford all of this stuff, but damn it if i’m not gonna try.