Sunday, August 30, 2009

Old Man: Sunday Style

AKA, Pinned Collars, pt. 3

Corbin sack suit/JAB point collar/thrifted tie/collar pin and links (not pictured) c/o ADG/AE Hanovers

Not thrilled about the way it turned out. I'd like to get a longer point collar shirt to try it on.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Old Man: Thrift Store Shopping (re-do)

Here is the post, but with pictures

This is the h-bone one.

Hook center vent.

Natural shoulders, narrow lapels and high roll/button stance.

OK, here is the crazy one. Note the narrow lapels, 2 btn., lack of darts, and ticket pocket.

Side vents.

Here ya go.

I absolutely love these jackets. Can't wait to break 'em out (I was sweating something fierce even just trying them on).


Young Man: A Year Long Interview

Today I meet with my cooperating teacher for the first time. This semester is observation, next semester is student teaching. Since this is practically a year long interview, I thought I'd try to make a good impression (well put together, but not too stodgy). How'd I do? (a temporary fix to my picture problems; annoying as hell, but it works)

BB Blazer and shirt
Mark Pendelton tie (heavily lined, so the knot is huge)
RRL khakis
Florsheim Kenmoors
PRL socks
Hanauer Irish linen square

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Young Man: Translation Party

To keep you interested while eagerly awaiting jacket pictures, check out this hilarious website, Translation Party. You type in an English phrase (the longer the better), and it translates it into Japanese, back into English, and so on until a certain number of times (it varies every time) to get a hilarious, ridiculous sentence. Try it out.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Old Man: Technical Difficulties

EDIT: I got the pictures of the jackets and the post up, but now the pictures still aren't showing up.

Argh. Anyways, check back occasionally and you might get to see the pictures.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Old Man: Sunday Style

Today it was Brooks blazer/shirt/pants (brown seersucker), thrifted tie, AE Hanovers as usual. Pocket square is Barbara Blank, and the tie clip is a polo mallet c/o ADG.

Also featured today is freshly trimmed hair, both head and facial.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Young Man: New Music

A few days ago I d/led two new albums. One is The Avett Brothers' first album, Country Was. This was originally released in 2002, but was re-released this past February. Here is one of my favorite songs, "A lot of Movin'"

A Lot of Movin'

And a bonus Avett song, Matrimony off of Four Thieves Gone, which I've had for a few years.

The other cd was American Hearts, by AA Bondy. This is an amazing cd. Here are two songs.

Vice Rag - He displays amazing fingerstyle skill here. As a classical guitarist this is very impressive.

How You Will Meet Your End



Thursday, August 20, 2009

Young Man: The Hill-Side

I just got this black chambray Hill-Side bandanna from Context (Max's post at APO pushed me over the edge). It is awesome. I could have used this today on campus (lots of sweating today).

This is how I'll be carrying it (not planning on doing any neckerchief things with it yet, although I might on hikes). I'll be hiking tomorrow and will put it through its paces: I plan on sweating a lot.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Old Man: Thrift Store Shopping

I went to the thrift store yesterday for the first time in a few weeks. Only two scores, but they were good ones.

First pair of saddle shoes (Dexter, MIA). The laces are off for cleaning. These things were dirty! The brown leather on the heel is still pretty dirty, but the rest is alright.

First pair of flannel slacks. These are beltless Corbin, and more red then brown.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Old Man: Sunday Style

Really the only time I post about outfits is Sunday afternoons (nowadays, anyway; when school starts it will pick up again), so I figure I'll start a little series called "Sunday Style."

Here's what I wore today:

BB suit and shirt/PRL tie (with silly pony at the end, thankfully not visable)/J. Crew socks/AE Hanovers/goofy face cropped

Today at church there was an elder in full on seersucker suit. He looked pretty good, and often wears it. His daughter (I watched her in the nursery during Sunday school) had a pink gingham dress on.

Also, sitting in front of me was a man in a very nice 2 btn., side vented POW check jacket that was either MTM or bespoke. He was the sharpest guy in the building.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Old Man: Assorted Pictures

We're back. Here are some assorted sartorial pictures (we took more pictures, but these are the only ones that would interest you).

This is what I wore to the anniversary dinner. Corbin/BB (c/o TCC)/Carrot and Gibbs/Hanauer/RRL/AE. More trendy than trad, but I liked it.

Time for a haircut.

An attempt at an alternative, Squire-esque shot.

Some outlet finds. Cardigan and grey/orange/blue socks are J. Crew, tie and red socks are PRL. T-shirt is RRL (most comfy shirt ever).

An older shot. I find the resemblance uncanny.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Old Man

I want to be like him when I grow up.

(my favorite part is the stogie sticking out of his shirt pocket)
(and I probably would go with loafers instead)


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Young Man: Vacation

Tomorrow afternoon my wife and I will be heading to Hilton Head until Tuesday, to celebrate our one-year anniversary (Sunday, the 9th). I'll probably bring our computer, but don't expect too many updates. I'll try to take some pictures of cool stuff and any good outfits.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Young Man: Working in a Pizzeria, pt. 2

Back in February I made a post about my current job, cook at a local pizzeria. I've come to a few realizations about my job.

I really love my job. There are bad things (later), but the good things much outweigh the bad ones. Here are the good things:

1. Free food during shifts, 50% off when not working (not great for my weight though)
2. Awesome bosses. My managers are awesome and hilarious, and the guy who runs our store is really accommodating when I need days off (like in a few days for my anniversary).
3. Especially during the summer, there is a lot of down time, where you can get stuff done that needs to, or just watch Jeopardy or read (I usually do the later, but we like trivia shows).
4. Tips. Not as great during the summer, but on a game day, you can make 80 - 100 bucks each. This really helps with thrifting.
5. Many more, but I just got off a trivia shift (more about this next).

Bad things:

1. Customers. If you've never worked in the food service industry, you won't understand. Ask someone who has, and have them explain it to you.
2. Dollar slice nights. Since summertime is so slow in Clemson, the owners decided to get some business. So we started a trivia night on Mondays (from 8-close, which is 10) and a pool tournament on Thursdays (from 8-11). On these nights and between these times, we sell slices of cheese pizza and pint drafts (Bud Light, Miller Light, Yeungling, Shock-top, Magic Hat #9, and Sweetwater) for a dollar. I just got home from one of these dollar nights, and boy is it crazy. For the first four hours of the shift (4-8), we do maybe 10 orders. For the last two hours we do as many as 150 orders. We go through about 200 slices in those two hours. Bat-shit crazy (excuse me). And the worst part is that we make less money on these nights than on regular nights (even Friday/Saturday shifts, which are two hours longer). You'd think these kids would be grateful they are getting a ten dollar meal for five bucks, but nope.
3. The ovens. We have two 500*+ ovens (on top of each other). Sticking your arms elbow deep in twin ovens that hot two hundred times a shift, and your bound to get burned. I usually get one bad one a week. Lots of little ones on my fingers. Ouch.

I can think of a bunch more bad things, but they all pretty much stem out of #1.