It’s Whiskey Season: Valet celebrates American rye whiskey—in turn, you should celebrate by drinking it. [ Valet] Red Zone: Esquire plays dress-up with the red carpet’s best dressed—from Hamm to Baldwin. [ Esquire] Not All Flash: Engadget get its hands on the most menswear camera on the scene right now: the Leica X2 Paul Smith Edition. [ Engadget]
Ill Willard: SNL couldn’t wait till Saturday to satirize Mitt Romney. [ LA Times]
Milan Calling: Brunello Cucinelli just discounted his spring/summer gear by 40%. Fair warning: this does not mean you’ll be able to take home a jacket for less than $1,000. [ Die, Workwear] Fear of Pop: Nitsuh Abebe runs the numbers on why pop music in 2011 is better off than you think. [ NYMag] Behind the Lens: A video tour of what goes into making a Leica lens. Beautiful stuff. [ Leica]
Blogging the Freakout: A Deadspin editor tries to recreate Dock Ellis’ legendary acid-powered no-hitter via Xbox. Spoiler: he is unsuccessful. [ Deadspin]
This picture from
Europhotoblogger Markus Schwarze proves the old rule: A good camera can make up for a lot of frumpiness. And the suspenders don’t hurt either.
The Middle Distance: Wonderland Magazine nabs an early editorial. Well played, all around. [ Fashion Gone Rogue] The Tie Rack: Valet runs down the basics of a gentleman’s tie collection. We’d throw in a wintry Pendleton-style plaid, but otherwise, it’s not too shabby. [ Valet] All Hit: Esquire digs up a vintage Ted Williams profile. As long as they’re this good, we’ve got no complaints. [ Esquire]
I Turn My Camera On: Leica’s new Parisian camera shop looks pretty spectacular. [ Hoosta]
Private Eyes: This cannot get on newsstands fast enough. [ GQ] Down Low, Too Slow: NPR surveys a few flu-safe alternatives to the high five. Maybe now, fingerguns will finally have their day. [ NPR] Now, What Will 50 Rap About?: Kanye’s Pastelle line has merged with the infinite. Despite years of “first looks” will never, ever see store shelves. [ High Snobiety]
I Turn My Camera On: Wired’s photoblog goes inside the Leica factory for a series of camera production pics. The entire post may turn out to be an elaborate visual pun. [ Raw File]
We’ve never been much for safaris, but they do tend to put a camera through its paces.
Leica’s latest Safari Edition has its work cut out. The army green should match your pith helmet, while the presumably lion-proof aluminum body strips down the usual point-and-shoot functions to the bare necessities. Sadly, you won’t be able to get your hands on it until August, but hopefully you can find something a bit lighter to tide you over till then.