Sunday, May 30, 2010

Old Man: Sunday Style




Summer is here. BB poplin/oxford, thrift tie, navy suede desert boots (sockless of course)




Conor

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Old Man: History

I've never really explained the history of this blog very well. Those of you who were here a year and a half ago might remember that I had the blog set up and everything, but with no content, until Longwing told me to get cracking. Here is a little excerpt from an interview I did for an upcoming publication (more info when it comes out) about the history of this blog.

"I had the thought of making a blog for quite some time before I actually started it. I experimented with a few different names, including a JRR Tolkien reference, The Mathom House. It was where the Hobbits kept all their unwanted old junk. I felt like society nowadays thinks of traditional American clothing - tweed jackets and the like - as old junk. So my blog would be a place where I explored all the old junk I thought was cool. Unfortunately the name was already taken.

Somehow I came up with the idea to explore the different sides of me. My wife is always calling me an old man, even though technically at 22 I am a young man. I thought Young Man/Old Man would be a neat name, and that the blog might prove an interesting hobby. I had the blog made for a while but hadn't posted when Trad blogger Longwing prodded me to write something. So I did. I got some early support from heavyweights Longwing, Heavy Tweed Jacket, and Giuseppe at An Affordable Wardrobe, which helped me get off the ground. I think my first post was in February of 2009, so I just recently celebrated the one-year anniversary. It has been an interesting year, but I never expected it would take off like it has."

Of course, since I have been trained as an English teacher, I made a few changes. I can't let a block of text go by un-edited.

Here's to another year (maybe).

Conor

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Young Man: Swimwear

This is a quick post, just to say that I got a pair of J. Crew madras trunks in the mail today and they are great. If you are looking for a pair of good 7" madras trunks, check out these.



Shirt on because this isn't that kind of blog and the tattoo is still healing. The little boy my wife watches swam and I watched.

Conor

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Old Man: Sunday Style

No fit picture, but I thought this picture was really cool looking. I was trying to take a picture that might be suitable for the Curriculum's new header, but I don't think I did a great job. Oh well, it looked cool and I think it's a good combo.



Brooks jacket and shirt, Hathaway tie.


If you like tattoos, check out the post on The Strayaway Child to see my third one.

Conor

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Young Man: Sunday Style and Summer Sneaks

It's been quite some time since I wore sneakers casually. But I figured this summer would be a good time to pick some up. I decided to go with a couple of updated classics: slim Chucks and laceless Sperry CVOs.


Chucks











Here they are paired with the summer uniform: rolled oxfords, jeans, and sockless shoes. I also wore them recently with chinos and it looked pretty cool, but I forgot to take a picture. I love these because they don't make my feet look clownish.







CVOs








And here they are with today's outfit, chinos, blazer, blue oxford, and madras tie:








I think my next tattoo should be "Summer is Sockless" (10 - my next one is coming soon though....).


Sorry it took that long to get this post up. We had vacation and then some family and getting back into the swing of work. Hopefully posting will pick back up.


Conor

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Young Man: Holding Patterns

I just got back from vacation celebrating graduation.

Stay tuned, posts to come.

Conor