My Fall Look

ph 001After discovering the collection of glass plate negatives in the Flickr account of Sydney, Australia’s Powerhouse Museum of Science and Design, I’ve been toying with the notion of bringing back the moustache. But unlike the one I grew this winter, I would like to anchor my fall look with a ‘stache like Australia’s early settlers, long, thick, well-kempt. In my experience with facial hair, I allow the thing to grow until it becomes wiry, out-of-control, and then I trim it. I’d like someone’s advice regarding waxes, oils, or other products I might utilize to make mine a walrus.
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F.M. Allen

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Discovered these photos of F.M. Allen’s new Franklin, Tennessee location on photographer Melanie McGaughey’s fantastic blog, The Velvet Trunk. If you’re unfamiliar with F.M. Allen, Miss McGaughey offers the following introduction:
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Factory Visit: Optimo Hats

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This summer, while audiences root for bad guy John Dillinger, famed Chicago bank robber, as he lives larger than life in Michael Mann’s latest blockbuster Public Enemies, I’ll be ogling his hats.

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Chicago Antique Market

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If you’re in Chicago this weekend, stop by the West Loop for the Chicago Antique Market, an indoor air-conditioned and outdoor European-style urban antique market located in the historic and distinctive Randolph Street Market District at the beautiful Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall complex at 1340 W. Washington Street. Continue reading


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Factory Visit: Pendleton Woolen Mills

pendleton 001Magnus Carstensen of Cophenhagen, Denmark stopped by Pendleton Woolen Mills’ factory in Portland, Oregon, and shared these photos with Sweden’s Très Bien Shop. Continue reading


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One Trip Pass x Pop Up Flea

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This weekend, Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy and Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean will be hosting a well-appointed shopping venture they’re calling Pop Up Flea. Continue reading

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WILCO & The Nudie Suit, Part Two

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“Hook me up with a suit. That’s amazing.” – Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, 24 June 2009. Continue reading


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