The Brannock Device
The Brannock Device is the industry standard for measuring foot size. As you can see in the picture, it measures both length and width, with separate heel cups for the right and left foot. Unfortunately, these measurements don’t mean shit. Every shoemaker builds shoes on their own proprietary lasts. For those of you don’t know, the last is essentially the shape of the shoe. Turn...
I created a sandwich called the "style blogger"
Not a lot of meat, but it does have 10 layers.
wellpressedgamer asked: I'm just hoping they don't send me an e-mail in half an hour all "We're sorry for the inconvenience, but some idiot intern screwed up the promo code system and we're not going to honor your purchase. Here's a coupon for $20 off any $100 or more purchase." That shit will make sure I never buy anything from R.L. or Rugby ever again.
That Ralph Lauren promo code is dead now
Ralph Lauren Mega-Sale
Right now you can get 50% off of any regularly priced item, and 40% off of sale items using promo code VIPRLRGB. EDIT: The code works also works at Rugby.
Bethlehem Says: FREE EVERYONE: Bomani, Race,... →
bethlehemshoals: If you haven’t already, go read Bomani Jones’s post (piece?) on the construction of the American sports fan, and how it affects the media industry, new or otherwise. There’s a lot to digest there, and in my post-baby morass, I doubt I’m going to be able to give it the consideration it deserves.
The Style Blogger
How much of the hate directed at Mr. Trepanier stems from the fact that he chose to call himself THE style blogger?
Gladwell says everything I said about the... →
A little something I wrote a while back about the politics of the Nets’ move to Brooklyn, and Jay-Z’s involvement with the team.
The man, the myth the legend. →
NFL Power Rankings →
Sports and non-sports content over at my other blog.
acuteobtuse asked: Later for that Hermes tie, that shirt is dope. Where from?
Put This On: Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial... →
putthison: When I’m interviewed about Put This On, I’m almost invariably asked “what are the fashion mistakes you see men make every day?” or “what is the most basic style knowledge men often don’t have?” That’s the kind of stuff I usually leave off this blog. After all: you’re discerning and tasteful!… Rules 16 and 22 might be a little controversial among the #mensewear set, but I side...
This is good for a laugh
Myheritige.com has a feature that allows you to upload a photo of anyone, and their facial recognition will find that person’s closest celebrity match. I uploaded a picture of myself and it determined that my closest match is a certain Lands’ End Canvas Model: No, not that one. This one: In defense of the software, my next closest matches were the far more reasonable Marion...
FNO is for people who don't like football
My other blog has been updated, with help from... →
Fashion Marketers Voice Public Outcry Against... →
thisfits: This is kind of “inside baseball,” but nonetheless a fascinating read. I’m a wee bit bothered by the “product placement” bit: apparently, Tumblr is offering brands product placement with all 20 of their Fashion Week bloggers for an undisclosed sum. I’m going to leave it at that, since the language is ambiguous, and it’s not clear that the bloggers knew they were signing up for that,...
NYC, any sales worth hitting this weekend?
Thanks to everyone who suggested The Choosy Beggar.