People Need To Know What Time It Is: Jesse Thorn lays out his surprisingly diverse watch collection, giving Seiko some well-deserved love. [Put This On]
Flipped: In the wake of what they’re calling Obama’s “mandal scandal,” Gawker counts down the vanishingly small number of situations in which it’s acceptable to wear flip flops. Strangely, this has never come up for us. [Gawker]
The Big Three: Mister Mort details the best vintage shops in New York. They’re pretty awesome. [Gridskipper]
Cut Away, Cut Away: Sart Inc comes down hard in favor of the cutaway collar. We must say, we’re not quite buying it. [Sartorially Inclined]
Over the course of 127 years in the shirt business, you’re bound to pick up a few tricks and a few stories. Houston’s Hamilton Shirt Co. has been one of the best sources for custom shirts since the gilded age, and as of August 25th, they’re letting us in on some of those stories…in the form of some unusually clever monograms.
Exhibit A: this mark comes from a garbled customer order to have “my special brand” sewn into a crop of shirts, only he ended up with this inscription instead of the brand he had in mind. Fortunately he liked it well enough to adopt the phrase as an off-hand signature—and Hamilton liked it enough to revive it for their new fall line. You can also get Hamilton’s own special brand, an underlined H, but our personal favorite is a Mister Mort-inspired inscription reading simply “MINE.”