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24 Oct 13:16

On the Street…The Strand, London

by The Sartorialist

Attn: RS


20 Oct 01:30

UNIFORM | Block Shop Scarves

by Lizzie

I also like lightweight scarfs. Maybe I have been in LA too long

My biggest retail weakness is no doubt lightweight scarves. I have...a lot of them. I think it's because they're an easy way to make basics unboring, and I love me a jeans and tee ensemble. Or maybe it's that Los Angeles is the lightweight scarf capital of the world? Either way, it's hard for me to pass on a good thin scarf. But Block Shop scarves aren't just good, they're freaking great. And their latest collection, just launched on Friday, is possibly their best yet. Under a jean jacket, over a sweater, draped with a dress, tied up with a Barbour, they work on everything. Check out the latest collection here and look out for more on Block Shop in the inaugural issue of Knit Wit Magazine.

AND. Lily Stockman, one of Block Shop's founders, just wrote the best article I've read all year >>>
Portrait of Marriage in Wartime: Why One Military Couple Left New York and Embraced Desert Life in Joshua Tree.
23 Oct 03:30

Boston could get its first $37.5-million condo

by adamg

not the target market

The Boston Business Journal reports on the possible asking price of the penthouse at the top of the Millennium Tower now rising from the Filene's Hole. No word if it'll be automatically marked down 25% if it doesn't sell after the first 12 days.

12 Oct 17:15

Marriage Is an Abduction - The New Yorker

Marriage Is an Abduction - The New Yorker:
In “Gone Girl,” an independent single woman is taken from New York, her beautiful body is disfigured, and her accomplishments are taken away or negated.
23 Oct 01:38

Rock On! How to Throw a Punk Rock-Inspired Party


Martha Stewart

23 Oct 02:28

Trees dropping like flies

by adamg


UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Tree fell on Northeast Corridor tracks between Canton Junction and 128. Providence bound train just stopped.

Skatefitz snapped the tree that fell clear across L Street in South Boston tonight.

Dougie Fresh shows us his driveway in Everett (where, he adds, his car was not parked):

23 Oct 01:16


Good news. DIA art probably not being auctioned

21 Oct 21:34

Man Arrested For Spray Painting Wall At Jeff Koons Exhibit

Man Arrested For Spray Painting Wall At Jeff Koons Exhibit:
The alleged graffiti artist did not appear to employ any assistants.
21 Oct 20:03


Women's rights expert

20 Oct 05:47

Beast: restaurant review


Don't get me started on Tramshed

Beast: restaurant review:
Beast is a steak and crab joint that’s both deeply silly and ruinously pricey. But the owners are deadly serious, says Jay Rayner
13 Oct 02:00

SCENE | University of Chicago Jiu-Jitsu Class, 1943.

by Lizzie

Photos of women learning Jiu-Jitsu at The University of Chicago in 1943 via the University of Chicago photo archive
09 Oct 16:00

Fall Inspiration: Marin County Mountain Biking in the...

by breathnaigh

First photo is definitely MtS

Fall Inspiration: Marin County Mountain Biking in the 1970s

Maybe denim and flannel is not the freshest take on what to wear in the fall, but I can’t help but absorb the vibe of the original mountain bikers: a group of (primarily) guys who raced a course called Repack in late 70s Marin a County, California. These photos look like a current retro lookbook for a brand like Levi’s Vintage Clothing or Band of Outsiders: medium wash denim, sawtooth pocket western shirts (with a DIY frayed hem), trucker jackets, cords, boots and vintage (well, NOW they’re vintage) Nikes. Next time you’re thinking of canceling a ride because you can’t find your lightweight merino baselayer, throw on a shredded chamois shirt instead. All the better for sliding under locked fire road gates.

Ben Marks interviewed some of the core players in the Repack scene, including Gary Fisher, whose small partnership with frame builder Tom Ritchey evolved into a dominant player in the mountain bike industry. At the time, most riders were flying downhill on heavy steel Schwinns from the 1940s, reinforced with custom bars and brakes. See also the Rolling Dinosaur archive for more photos from Wende Cragg, who shot it all with her Nikon and 35mm slide film.


07 Oct 19:31

This pug, who is bread.

This pug, who is bread.:
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
06 Oct 16:00

A Shoe Museum It’s believed that humans have been wearing...

by derekguypto

A Shoe Museum

It’s believed that humans have been wearing footwear for as long as 40,000 years, which means there’s been a lot of time to invent different styles. Just a small percentage of those is housed at Shoes Or No Shoes — a shoe museum located in Belgium, just outside of Brussels. 

SONS has a few exhibits. There’s one for shoe art, which blurs the line between functional footwear and abstract art (or, as the museum’s name suggests, between shoes and not shoes). There’s also an exhibit for unique footwear by contemporary designers such as Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, and even exhibits for shoe cartoonspoetry, and short stories.

Perhaps the most amazing exhibit of all, however, is their Ethnographic Collection, which consists of over 2,700 pairs of shoes from over 155 countries. The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed it to be the largest collection of tribal and ethnographical shoes in the world.

In that collection are some truly remarkable pieces. There are “Karara” shoes, made from emu feathers and human hair, which were worn by Australian executioners during the Kurdaitcha ritual. There are also many pairs of magnificent bridal shoes from Afghanistan, Syria, and Turkey, and a number of excellent examples of wooden shoes (including “toe-knob sandals,” which were worn by Nepalese women in the mid-20th century). One of my favorites are the spiked shoes you see above, where a leather upper is supported by a wooden sole and long, serrated, iron spikes. Those were apparently worn to help crush chestnuts in early 19th century France (why the spikes had to be that long, I have no idea). 

Readers familiar with avant-garde fashion might also recognize the velvet split-toe slip-ons in the second photo. Known in Japan as tabi, those have been famously replicated by Maison Martin Margiela for their women’s lines. The Rosenrot has a post about them here.

Much of the museum’s exhibits can be seen on their website (in case you can’t make it to Belgium). There’s also this YouTube video, which takes you through The Ethnographic Collection. Certainly worth a look if you’re interested in shoes (and who reading this website isn’t?). 

02 Oct 19:09

storrow drive truck - Twitter Search


Boston supercut

storrow drive truck - Twitter Search:
The latest Tweets on storrow drive truck. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.
26 Sep 01:30

SCENE | Found by National Geographic

by Lizzie
Last year in honor of National Geographic's 125th anniversary, they launched a tumblr called Found, a stream of unpublished and rarely seen photos from the Nat Geo archives. It's updated weekly, so checking in on it today for the first time in a year was like rediscovering a whole new treasure trove. It's so vivid; an easy way to burn an hour of your time without realizing it! Have a great weekend! Keep up with Tomboy Style elsewhere: INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK.
26 Sep 20:00

On the Street…..Place du Trocadéro, Paris

by The Sartorialist

Attn: RS


25 Sep 20:00

On the Street….Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

by The Sartorialist

Tomboy style


25 Sep 13:00

On the Street…..Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

by The Sartorialist



25 Sep 18:30

Surfers Beat Billionaire in Landmark California Beach Case


I shot my first tube today

Surfers Beat Billionaire in Landmark California Beach Case:
The latest ruling in the ongoing battle over a northern California surf spot is a blow to venture capitalist Vinod Khosla
25 Sep 02:20

Pumpkin Spice Four Loko Is Here To Make Your Blackouts Taste Like Autumn


Bros spicing bros

Pumpkin Spice Four Loko Is Here To Make Your Blackouts Taste Like Autumn:
Because fuck it, why not? Right? Every fall, middle class white men between the ages of 25 and 65 rush to the store to pick up a six pack of whatever their favorite pumpkin themed beer might be. At the same time, middle class women across America sprint to Starbucks to guzzle Pumpkin Spice Lattes…
21 Sep 15:32

LVC 1947s, Four (Nearly Five) Years In Since my mom got them for...

by jessethorn

Sick fadez beat

LVC 1947s, Four (Nearly Five) Years In

Since my mom got them for me as a Christmas gift in 2009, these LVCs have been my go-to jeans, worn a few times a week. Once upon a time, they looked like this - raw and unwashed. For the first few years they were washed very rarely. For the last year or two, they go in the wash when they’re smelly, but still on cold with dark-clothes-specific detergent.

You can see in this photo that the crotch as worn thin and been patched, as has the right knee. At one point one of the buttonholes started to give way and had to be sewn back up. A month or so ago, the right thigh gave out, and I decided to throw some old Japanese cotton on top that I’d been saving for pocket squares. I did the same for the pocket, which was on its last legs.

As you can see from the stretching in the waistband, I may or may not have gained ten pounds since I bought them. The natural result of fatherhood, I suppose. Still, reinforced as they’ve been, I think they’ll last another few years.

19 Sep 13:00

On the Street…..Ursina & Dominik, London

by The Sartorialist

oh, Europe


18 Sep 03:36

Mexican Designer Ricardo Seco Puts Out Epic Huichol-Inspired New Balances for NYFW

08 Sep 16:17

If You Care About Women and Still Support the NFL, You Are a Hypocrite


Between this and concussions, I am struggling with this issue. I stopped playing fantasy football, but, honestly, I never really enjoyed it and the moral thing was just a little push

If You Care About Women and Still Support the NFL, You Are a Hypocrite:
It’s been well-established that NFL leadership doesn’t give a shit about women, but with newly-released footage of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face prior to being gently wrist-slapped with a two-game suspension, one has to wonder: do NFL fans give a shit about women?
17 Sep 19:37

A Portrait of the Alt-Bro as a Young Dumbass


Too close to home

A Portrait of the Alt-Bro as a Young Dumbass:
It’s 11AM on the 4th day of Spring Break. He’s reading Steppenwolf at a minimal loft cafe that sells tote bags and leather notebooks and beard lube. He’s dr
17 Sep 15:06

Alison Bechdel just won a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant. She’s already changed the way we talk about film.

Alison Bechdel just won a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant. She’s already changed the way we talk about film.:
With three little questions, Alison Bechdel challenged the way we think about gender in film.
05 Sep 18:30

T.S. Eliot’s Childhood Summer Vacation Home Hits Market for $1.34 Million



T.S. Eliot’s Childhood Summer Vacation Home Hits Market for $1.34 Million:
T.S. Eliot may have lived in London for most of his adult life but as a child, during vacations, he and his family would travel to the city of Gloucester, Mass., to enjoy the summers. And now, you can claim the “Wasteland” poet’s holiday home for $1.34 million.
05 Sep 17:39

The list: Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants - 2014 - Los Angeles Times


I love that he is snarky and pompous and sweet and reasonable

The list: Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants - 2014 - Los Angeles Times:
High-end restaurants construct entrees out of what used to be considered weeds. Uni has replaced foie gras as the go-to luxury. And when you ask a local food-obsessive about her favorite restaurants, she is far more likely to mention a Thai noodle shop or a renegade taquero than she is anything with a Michelin star. Welcome to the Los Angeles restaurant scene, 2014. — Jonathan Gold
20 Aug 20:18

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence

by The Sartorialist

Is that dude a priest? Or has fashion coopted that too?

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence