Happy Birthday Miss Funny Face! We love you ‘lots.
My best tie haul ever. 11 ties for $11 (gave one to a friend). The logo to the right of the Cornell U. is the Beth Israel Hospital. I once worked there for a couple years; pretty neat. A couple of these are BB and JP with others from long forgotten Local outfits.
THAT’S GOD-DAMN FANNY PACK! Don’t try to trick us by calling it a “hip sack”. (it’s not a purse, it’s a European carry-all).
We lost a big one yesterday. Saddened to hear about the passing of Texas’ own blues guitar legend Johnny Winter yesterday in Zurich, Switzerland. RIP. In your prime, there was no one better than you, brother.
"I think about legacy a lot. Hopefully at the end of the day they say I was a good bluesman. That’s all I want." ~Johnny Winter
Bespoke Tie Your Tie for Jake:
Mr. Kenji Kaga from Tie Your Tie will be at our shop in the Pedder Building, Hong Kong this Friday and Saturday (18th and 19th of July) with unique silks taking orders for bespoke ties. Don’t miss out!
Jake wearing everything from The Armoury:
Orazio Luciano for the Armoury jacket
Liverano RTW shirt
A few years from now he’s going to wonder why he ever tied his tie like this.
Scientists Develop a Darker Black
Really dark black is apparently the new black. From The Independent:
A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.
If it was used to make one of Chanel’s little black dresses, the wearer’s head and limbs might appear to float incorporeally around a dress-shaped hole.
Actual applications are more serious, enabling astronomical cameras, telescopes and infrared scanning systems to function more effectively. Then there are the military uses that the material’s maker, Surrey NanoSystems, is not allowed to discuss.
Apparently, black is the new black. It’s the circle of life.
July 11th, 1804 : Hamilton-Burr
Remember the time the Vice President of the United States killed the former Secretary of the Treasury in a “legal” gun duel?
That’s kinda nuts! That would be like Joe Biden gunning down Tim Geithner or Larry Summers.
I’ll skip the details and let you read it from the link. The pistols used are still around and they are on display at the JP Morgan Chase HQ’s in Manhattan.