Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Few Pre-Fall Finds (reshown)

I found this great jacket just the other day and, other than taking in a bit, it should look great come the First Weekend in November!

Like the leather suitcase? I picked it recently for ten dollars. a fresh coat of Angelis brown shoe polish and it  ready to accompany me and my Marley Hodgeson Ghurka bag on my autumnal travels. 
Alright, alright! I give up. I'm now on the skinny repp tie bandwagon (not for me, but in concept). However, these that I 've found recently are the real McCoy. -Vintage 1980's haberdashery from old school prep shops.

This English, handwoven skinny wool repp tie is better than any that you'd find on a 'hillside.'
I saw these beauties in a downtown thrift store and I knew that I had to save them. If you've never seen Doc Maarten dress shoes (which I hadn't), you'll be amazed at the quality. These are benchmade English footwear of the highest quality. -But where will I wear them? They look smashing with blue or gray seersucker... but we're heading into fall....I'll find an occasion!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Trailer Trad Tunes: The Music Videos of David Dean Burkhart

I stumbled upon these great videos from a guy named David Dean Burkhart while looking for a favorite single, "Painted Indian" by the Brooklyn duo Minks.
Burkharts' videos are face-paced montages of 60's and 70's commercials, vacation films, etc. set to the mood and rhythms of the songs and I think that the results are really enjoyable. I picked mostly upbeat songs that are great for a last reminder of summer as it comes to a close. However, the brilliant Future Islands' Like the Moon is gut wrenching with its strange, sad imagery and lead singer Matt Herring's heartfelt vocals. I took out Le Couleur and replaced it with School of Seven Bells because, while "Scavenger" features racing, "Femme" was a little too racy!

Minks "Playboys of the Western World" 
A Sunny Day in Glasgow "Golden Waves"

Future Islands "Like the Moon"

Hibou "Above Us"

The Raveonettes  "Z Boys"
Beach Fossils "Birthday"
School of Seven Bells "Scavenger"

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Of Course I Can Start a Fire...I'm a Scientist! Vintage NOAA Photos (Reshown)

Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Monday, August 4, 2014