Saturday, June 28, 2008

Am I the only one that thinks this is a bad idea?

Yesterday, Transworld Skateboarding announced that the city of Venice, CA is planning to tear down the current VB skatepark to make room for a 16,000-sq-ft concrete monstrosity. This means the park at Venice Beach will become just like every other one southern California -- Insert joke about cops giving skaters tickets for skating in skateparks here.

On the list - The Persol 0649 197/31

These guys (in a different color) were just one of the many casualties of my now infamous bachelor party and are thus now back of my hit list of needed items. This time around I'm going to try and score them in the above colorway --a fresh take on the timeless classic style.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Daily Dino - Blue Moon

Andrew Bush turns a negative into a positive in Los Dangerous

A Continuous Lean threw up a link to the work of photog Andrew Bush. I remember traffic being one of the things I disliked most about LA. Maybe if I'd been more aware of my surroundings like Bush I'd have appreciated it as much I as I do when I view these photos.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Daily Dino - The best one

"Alright boys let 'em have it!"

Andiamo, andiamo, andiamo!

Totally crazy weekend. Lost my wallet, phone, camera, and Persol 649s in one fell swoop. That means I probably won't have visual documentation of the next week. It should be good though.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Daily Dino - The Whole Gang

Enjoy this. I'm off to the Hamptons

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Daily Dino - Duet with Louis Armstrong

The one, the only, Dean Martin. Every day, from now on. Why? Because He makes me feel good and I've got a hunch he'll make you feel good too.

Black Fleece SP09

I know that the trads are going to hate this, but I'm really digging Thom Browne's spring collection for Brook Brothers. Let's take a second and look at the image above. Its wonderful! When I first saw it in print I took it for a regular Brooks advert. My first reactions were that Claudio Del Vecchio really knows what he's doing and I need that DB jacket! I only realized it was Black Fleece when I went looking for the coat. While a BB standard label DB was nowhere to be found, I did discover some amazing, albeit outrageously expensive, ties and outerwear from the Black Fleece line. This, to me, is the perfect addendum for Brooks. It keeps things fresh for them without interfering with their old standbys.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A gentleman of my sort drives this

1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider designed by Pininfarina.

One of these (in black) has been sitting in the garage of my parents' house collecting dust for about ten years and dieing for a pass around the block.

Things forthcoming...

I've got a whirlwind schedule before me and the events set to unfold should lend themselves quite nicely to this blog. On Friday I am heading to the Westhampton beach for my bachelor party weekend. I've been looking forward to gathering my friends from all over into one spot for a long time so, needless to say, I'm very excited.

While I cannot currently discuss the events of the week there after, I will say that I should have plenty of great shots to post from it.

With that, I'll leave you with something thoroughly Italian and thoroughly American.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Seersucker, Spectators, & 42nd Street Skimmers

Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island

On Saturday my fiancée and I went to Governor's Island to See Michael Aranella and his Dreamland Orchestra play at the Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. We had a wonderful time despite the sweltering weather and even had our picture taken by the sartorialist! Scott is a great guy and has an amazing eye for inspirational details. Check out some of his shots from the event here. I'll be posting some of my own later on.

The Betas - UPENN 1964


The whole house. Here's a detail shot of my father below

See, I told you he'd never wear socks with weejuns!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Boatnecks, Take Ivy, & an OG AGC

A Continuous lean recently posted new scans from "Take Ivy," a book about one Japanese photographer's take on the Ivy league in the late sixties. My father attended one of these schools around the same time and I half expected to catch him running to class or chatting up a girl in the background. The gent in photo above could be my father with his varsity boatneck letter sweater and button down, only Pop would never have worn socks with weejuns.

These photos are inspiring to me because they remind me of the man who's style has not only helped to define my own but also made me want to shape others'. Later today I'll post some scans of my father's senior yearbook as an ode to the person who is responsible for my chosen career path. Here's a teaser.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

This, is a test.

What's shakin?

How are we? I'll assume well. This blog will soon be the home of my thoughts and visions, or at least thats the plan. Hemingway once said that a man should get up at first light and work like hell. I doubt I will ever be up at first light working on this blog just as I doubt I will ever quote Hemingway again. That said, I plan on being dedicated to this.

A Domani