The Fourth of July is so close, we can nearly taste it.
And we’ve always been of the mind that when it comes to dressing for the most patriotic day of the year, you’ve got permission to get loud. Therefore, to fully commit to the spirit of the day, we’ve rounded up your finest options for donning an all red, white and blue kit—made entirely in the good old US of A, naturally.
Chances are, you’re reading this at work, since chances are, your boss is about as ambivalent to Columbus Day as, well, the rest of us. We wouldn’t go so far as to call it a bullshit holiday, though we know a couple Native Americans who would.
If you happen to be in Manhattan, though, you might find some degree of relevance today by scaling six stories and kicking back in Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus, designed to provide up close and stoic views of the iconic statue of Christopher Columbus that has peered over Manhattan’s most renowned circle since 1892.
Or you could just call it another Monday and start thinking about lunch.
They’re calling it “The Miracle of Medinah”—one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, as Europe snuck the Ryder Cup away from the Americans, who had dominated the competition for most of the weekend.
It ended with Martin Kaymer jumping into the arms of his teammates, the singsong “Olé, olé, olé”echoing across Medinah Country Club.
A hat tip to the boys across the pond. But for God’s sake, it’s time to update that factory, son...
Maybe Not #4: Nick Offerman gives his list of the 25 most American things you can do today. (Or any day you please. It's a free country.) [GQ]
If You Must Photograph the Fireworks: The photographers at National Geographic have some handy tips. [NatGeo]
Sound of the Union: There has been an impressive number of odes to each state of America—here are the 50 best. [Esquire]
Go Fourth: We’re taking a patriotic moment of silence on Kempt tomorrow, to allow you to get out there and enjoy all of the greatness this country has to offer (namely, grilled meats and lager) without missing us too badly. We'll see you back here on Thursday, singed eyebrows or not.
We’re already gearing up for America’s birthday party tomorrow—for the past few days, we’ve been stoking the grill and tractor-beaming on anything with stars and stripes.
So naturally, we were more than pleased to stumble upon this masterpiece celebrating both America and menswear bearing a tuxedo, stars and stripes. It’s one of the standouts from the menswear-inspired paintings of Canadian artiste Sam Shuter, and it’s still a work in progress (hence, we’ve only got the black-and-white preview). But tomorrow, after some finishing touches, she’s unveiling the work of art in full red-white-and-black-tie splendor—so you’ll want to tune in.
This is going to be one handsome Independence Day.
We love our country, but we loathe “God Bless America.”
More specifically, we are vehemently opposed to the compulsory singing of the patriotic anthem 1918 showtune from Yip Yip Yaphank! at baseball games. (Yes, “God Bless America” is a showtune, and one that its author, Irving Berlin, cut from Yip! after two performances because he disliked it so much.)
Okay, we’ll admit it: we’ve been on a bit of an acetate-induced bender lately. But, hey, it’s beautiful out. And just when we thought we’d gotten over our rekindled UV-rated enthusiasm, these stunners popped into our mailbox.
Behold, this week’s sunglasses infatuation: Yankee Eyewear.