The Seagull: Michael Williams tracks down a Chinese heritage watch brand. A deep cut. [ A Continuous Lean] Centurion: Tyler Brule sits down with the CEO of Zegna to celebrate the brand’s 100 year anniversary. [ Monocle] The New Standard: The Standard Hotel teams up with Happy Socks for some unusually geometric foot coverings—quite possibly the quirkiest thing Andre Balazs has ever done. [ Hotel Chatter]
Neckerchiefs and All: The latest crop from Apolis Activism. [ Secret Forts]
The Brothers Parton: The newly resurrected “10 Essentials” series takes us behind the scenes with the brothers behind Apolis Activism. [ GQ Eye] The Reemergence of ‘Ye: Apparently Kanye played a secret show at the Box last night, in which he complained that not enough women sext him when he’s on the road. Take a minute with that one. [ The Awl] Life Lessons: Feast your eyes on the 30 worst baseball cards of all time. Style lessons include not wearing a sombrero, a Budweiser-themed umbrella-hat, or a novelty wig. [ Acid Cow]
A Gentleman’s Guide to Akira Kurosawa: In case you’ve got a spare 30 hours this weekend, here’s a rundown of all the Kurosawa movies you never got around to watching. [ AV Club]
The three brothers at Apolis Activism dropped their Spring ’10 line over the weekend, and
this olive chambray Survival Shirt caught our eye.
They’re more like upper-rib pockets than breast pockets—a trick they cribbed from WWII-era field shirts. Originally, the idea was to allow for more storage and easier access to ammo or a trusty field map, but in our case, “ammo” and “field map” would probably be replaced by “phone” and “notepad” when heading out for the day.
Sure, it might look a bit askew at first glance, but we’re in
Louis Sullivan’s camp on this one: form follows function.
Fox on Fox: The New York Times Magazine boldly defies the Megan Fox embargo. [ NYTimes] Protect Your Neck: The scarves of the world, just in time for winter. [ CoolHunting] Bag Man: Checking in with Apolis Activism’s Ugandan cotton briefcase. [ Valet]
No Flipping: A countdown of the top 30 television series of the decade. Taken as a whole, they will swallow up an entire year of your life. [ AV Club]